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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.

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...

WIN A Luxury 5* Hotel Spa Break At Seaham Hall

For Mother's day this year we wanted to do something extra special. Our friends at the 5 star hotel and spa, Seaham Hall, have kindly offered us a relaxing night away to give to one of our wonderful customers. Treat your mum to a pampering night away, or take a night...

Behind The Scenes Of Our Valentine Photoshoot

We had great fun on our Valentine photoshoot last Autumn. The star of the day was our LOVE-ly hearts collection. The custom date of infatuation is on the horizon! Whether you’ll spend the day starry-eyed or disregard it for just another day in a busy week; we thought it would...

10 Amazing Dinosaur Facts to Wow Your Kids With

Whether you’re a curious kid (or just a big kid at heart), dinosaurs are endlessly fascinating. Their enormous size, ferocious attitudes and lizard-like appearance make them prehistoric marvels that we love to learn about, so it’s no surprise that Sophie Allport’s new Dinosaur collection is inspired by her three boys’...

6 Romantic Date Ideas to Consider for Valentine’s Day

Do you like to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Some show their love by exchanging cards and presents, and it can be a lovely excuse to make a special effort for your partner. So, we’ve put together a list of our favourite romantic date ideas to consider this year if you fancy...

5 Things You Might Not Know About Pugs

With their snuffly noses, adorable faces and quirky little tails, it’s easy to see why we’re all crazy for the lovable, loyal pug. There’s nothing a pug loves more than being the centre of attention - in fact, this breed is said to be a clown in a dog’s body...

Here's What You Can Do to Help Birds During Winter

Swooping, twittering and hopping from branch to branch: is there anything more restful than quietly observing local birds from your kitchen window on a Sunday morning? Well, at this frosty time of year, it’s more important than ever to help our feathered friends. In honour of our marvellous new Garden...

Clever Ways of Using Leftover Wrapping Paper

So, you’ve wrapped mountains of presents and your little ones have torn through what appears to be forests of paper... what should you do with it all now? Well, you could carry it to the recycling bin in armfuls, but it might be fun to try some arts and crafts...

Behind The Scenes; Christmas Photo Shoot

Fancy a little peek behind the scenes of our Christmas 2017 photo shoot? You've come to the right place... On a sunny day in June, prep for the photo shoot starts early the day before, and where better to start than the festive food? The cupboards were raided for things...

Christmas Decoration Ideas: Everything You Need for a Festive Home

Christmas - it really is the most wonderful time of the year! Shimmer, sparkle and shine, and plenty of quality time with the people we love the most. But there are a few other things we really love about Christmas (and no… not just Christmas dinner, as delicious as it...

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