Sofie Hepworth from South Woodford in East London is celebrating after being named a winner in Anglian Home Improvements’ search for the nation’s best amateur interior designers.

Sofie has scooped a £500 prize after being selected as the Styled By Me winner for Anglian’s London North and East Anglia division, by guest judge and interior stylist Sophie Robinson. Sophie has previously featured on BBC One’s DIY SOS, BBC Two’s Great Interior Design Challenge, ITV’s 60 Minute Makeover, and Channel 5’s Cowboy Builders.

Sofie’s Styled By Me entry was a photograph of her bathroom – posted on her Instagram account @threeboysandapinkbath – which features a pink roll top bath, blue woodwork, geometric print floor tiles and brass accents.

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Describing the scheme and the reasons why it wowed her, Sophie Robinson said: “There were a lot of fabulous bath entries this year and they were all incredible. But this room has even had an Instagram handle named after it - so must be a worthy winner! I love that the pink roll top bath is centre stage and the cool blue walls really make it pop. The jungle print window blind and flamingo framed print give this room a feeling of whimsy and escape. That, I imagine, is of high importance when you live with three boys!”

Commenting on her win, Sofie said: “I was thrilled when I found out I had been picked as the winner in the London North and East Anglia division for Anglian’s Styled By Me competition. We have been renovating our home in East London for nearly five years and I couldn’t be more proud of how it has turned out. I have been sharing our interiors journey on Instagram for the last 18 months and my pink bath has been a big hit, I’m delighted that Sophie Robinson loves it!

“We are about to move home, so I will be using the prize money to recreate our pink bath in our new, rather beige, bathroom.”

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Anglian’s Styled By Me competition, which is now in its third year, celebrates the nation’s passion for on-trend interiors by inviting style-conscious homeowners to share their interior design successes.

The competition was open to everyone, from dedicated amateurs, to perfectionists who are committed to sourcing must-have items for their schemes – and even those who design on impulse and simply love to see the difference a few finishing touches can make. To enter, all people had to do was share a photograph of an area of their home or a complete room on Instagram.

Sofie is one of four divisional winners who each win £500.

Liam Kingswell, Digital Marketing Manager for Anglian Home Improvements, said: “We were inundated with entries for Styled By Me, which proves just how much pride and satisfaction people take from spending time styling their homes and sharing photographs of their stunning interiors. The standard was exceptionally high.

“Our congratulations go to Sofie for this fabulous photograph of her bathroom, which was styled in such a highly creative and individual way. She is certainly a very worthy winner.”

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