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The latest from Sophie & her team in the Lincolnshire countryside. Peek behind the scenes, find exclusive competitions and inspiration for you and your home.

Behind The Scenes On Our Cheetah & Elephant Photoshoot

Our recent launch of the Animals of the Savannah Collection has been unpredictably coupled with a prolonged heat wave here in the UK – so much so that we’ve got more in the spirit of the savannah than we ever could have anticipated! Fortunately, we were able to seek some...

Animals Of The Savannah Designs Support ZSL

Sophie Allport has joined forces with international wildlife charity ZSL (the Zoological Society of London) to create a beautiful new collection inspired by the animals of the African savannah and ZSL’s work to protect them. Many of you may know ZSL through it’s wonderful zoos in London and Whipsnade. But...

Quickfire Q&A; Featuring Natalie Woods

First up in the hot seat is the delightful, Nat Woods, creator of Laid Back Farmhouse and lover of French flea markets. Fortunately, we stumbled upon her Instagram account @laid_back_farmhouse and ever since we've spent most our days scrolling her feed, envying admiring her life in the Hampshire countryside, alongside Muggy the cat and Mrs...

4 Delicious Recipes for Coffee Lovers

Did you know over 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed in the world every day? Here at Sophie Allport, we can't resist a good old cup of Joe and we've teamed up with our friends at Dualit to share our top 4 irresistible recipes for coffee lovers. Here are...

What a Bee-autiful Day! A visit to the Sophie Allport Beehive

On a glorious Friday afternoon, a few of our team jumped into a convertible (armed with sunglasses and ice lollies) to head to the Sophie Allport Beehive – located deep in the idyllic Lincolnshire countryside. After plenty of Pheasant dodging and a couple of U-turns we rolled up at Bees...

Sophie Allport Stamford Shop Celebrates One Year!

The 5th of May 2018 marks the one-year anniversary of our Stamford shop on the picturesque pedestrian high street. Hurray! Since then, a lot has changed in all aspects of the company. Many new smiling faces and new headquarters, along with team fundraising and plenty of parties. To mark the...

The BBC Films Our Prince Harry Wedding Mugs

The Sophie Allport Royal Wedding mugs for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have gone into production in Stoke on Trent. Amongst the excitement, the BBC came to film the first mugs being decorated and interviewed Sophie on her inspiration behind the design. Step behind the scenes with us to see...

An Interview With Best Selling Author Lucy Dillon

As a fellow animal lover and devoted Sophie Allport fan, we asked author Lucy Dillon some quick fire questions about her inspiration, why dogs play such a big part in her stories and why she picked a dachshund as a key character in her new book. 'Where The Light Gets...

2018 & The Royal Family: Weddings, Babies and Royal Memorabilia

Royal events tend to hold a special place in our hearts,don’t they? Everyone can remember what they were doing when Kate and Wills tied the knot, and the sight of a beautiful new babe in arms on the steps of the Lindo wing at St Mary’s brings waves of undiluted...

15 of Sophie Allport’s Favourite Interior Influencers  

Whether it’s a peek through a living room window or a scroll through someone’s Instagram feed, we all enjoy seeing how other people decorate their homes. In fact, social media is a great place for drawing inspiration: be it a bathroom renovation you’ve spotted on Pinterest or a photo of...

10 Dachshund Facts You Didn't Know

It’s no secret that we adore dogs here at Sophie Allport. We’ve lost count of the number of paws that make our homes (and office!) a lovely place to be, and there’s nothing we love more than hearing the thud of wagging tails against the floor. So if you fancy...

Behind The Scenes On Our Dog Photoshoot

We were feeling remarkably optimistic arriving at Sophie’s house one sunny Autumnal morning for our dog photoshoot – eight tireless dogs trapped inside one home, what could possibly go wrong? The line up consisted of five Labradors, one Dachshund and two Pugs! Crufts would have been proud of the calibre...

Spring Decorating: Ideas for Your Home

With hardy little daffodils hinting that spring isn’t too far away, and the occasional afternoon warmed by the late-winter sun, it’s soon becoming the right time of year to blow out the cobwebs and embrace a bit of spring decorating in your home. We’re looking forward to seeing big blue...

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