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Style Advice: Parisian Chic

Style Advice: Parisian Chic

22nd August 2017

As international stylists, one of the things we love the most is stepping into homes with a distinct Parisian flair, whether it’s our clients, for press events, or through a magazine. You know the one, effortlessly elegant and a whimsical mix of contemporary pieces alongside classics that results in the unequivocal trés chic Parisian style we’ve come to love and admire.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

Since its inception in 2005, Established & Sons has positioned itself as a British design company that produces statement pieces in partnership with the world’s leading designers, architects and artists. When you visit the Established & Sons showroom in London, you enter a world of individual expression; unique colour combinations, master craftsmanship.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

We are just about halfway through August and we can’t let this spell of UK sunshine pass us by without shouting from the rooftops how excited we are over our range of fabulous products.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

There have been scientific studies that suggest messy people are smarter, however, there is also a slew of information that points to women having increased cortisone (the dreaded stress hormone) production when faced with a disorganised home or space. You know the feeling, right? If that’s you, then you need to know about becoming a minimalist.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

The seaside, the sun and those lazy summer days are always inspirational in more ways than one. Writers and artists escape the city, the Hamptons being a popular destination, the stunning island of Santorini in Greece, or Hermitage Bay in Antigua.  What we love about interior design inspiration is that you can bring the idyllic and serene vibes of these places into your home.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

One of the reasons we love a versatile and stylish chest of drawers is that it can work around your home to suit your needs beyond the bedroom. It’s a great piece of furniture for your hallway or living space to hide away all those bits that seem to have no place and they’re ideal for keeping your home office or study in a pristine condition all-year round.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Brand Focus: Mind The Gap

Brand Focus: Mind The Gap

1st August 2017

We’ve always loved wallpaper here at The Longest Stay, they have the capacity to turn an otherwise bland room, into an oh-my-this-is-a-showstopper kind of a room. When we came across Mind The Gap’s unique and quirky collection, we were smitten.  

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Trend Alert: Think PINK!

Trend Alert: Think PINK!

26th July 2017

Thankfully pink is no longer reserved for Barbie, this year we embrace deep fuchsia, dusty pink and feminine rose hues. Using pink and its myriad of shades in your interior design décor can be a risky affair. Too much and it may look like a child’s bedroom, too little and it will go unnoticed against all other colours in your scheme.  We’ve compiled 6 ways of using pink in your living space to make it look fab!

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

 “What?? Dark colours in the middle of the summer?” Yes, we can hear the outcry in the décor infused part of your brain. But as you know, we love to shake things up. In the interiors world, playing with textures, materials and colours is key to create your home as beautiful as you can imagine. This season, the concrete trend continues to flourish, moving from dotting home accessories around your home to full on concrete designer furniture. Yep, that’s a thing.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

Tic-Toc! Daylight saving time doesn’t end until October 29 but it’s never too early to give your home a little face-lift with simple interior décor ideas from our home accessories collection, like adding or updating your wall art. Strictly speaking, clocks aren’t considered ‘art’, however, they are more than mere timepieces. They are objects able to provide a room with a defined style.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

What is home, if not a sumptuous place to relax and feel totally comfortable in? If, like us, you love to make your home so beautiful you’ll never want to leave it; then our product guide is one to stick on your favourite Pinterest board.

Remember, an inviting and calming space will get your creative juices flowing, brings family and friends together and is the thread that joins your entire interior design scheme. Think sumptuous throws (adequate to the season), mood lighting, gorgeous scents, tactile cushions, rugs and seating that embraces your body from head to toe.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

When you decorate your home, choosing the small things like soft furnishings is the easy bit, but choosing your main pieces of furniture is a more considered purchase. It can define your interior style for a long time to come so you must be 100% satisfied with your choice. In fact, according to Elle Décor, luxury sideboards can last a lifetime and can then be passed on as family heirlooms. Of course, you must choose a quality product and one that fits your design aesthetic. Fear not, we are here to provide a guiding hand.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

You may have noticed we have a thing for Portuguese brands, namely, Boca do Lobo, Ginger & Jagger and Insidherland. They’ve been with us since the early days of The Longest Stay, capturing Sherry’s design eye in Masion & Objet in Paris many moons ago. We keep coming back to Portugal for more; we are wrapped around their passion for design and their unaltered craftsmanship. So, it’s with great pleasure we introduce Mambo Unlimited Ideas.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

July is here! With wedding season well underway, we thought it was about time we helped you with deciding on what gifts to give soon-to-be newlywed couples. You’re likely to have at least one wedding to go to this summer, and finding the perfect gift is not always as easy as it should be. Here at The Longest Stay, we’d like to give you some advice on what makes a memorable wedding gift, from our fabulous home accessories to our tableware and glassware sets! No matter the recipient’s style, we are bound to have something that will make them smile! Take a look through our Gift Guide for a little inspiration.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

Porches are often forgotten about spaces, regardless of whether they are large or small, at the front of your house or at the back. However, they don’t have to stay that way. There are many things you can do to update a porch from a boring, unused area to a place where you’ll look forward to retreating to after a long day. Of course, how you style and furnish your porch will depend on your personal taste and what is around you - for example, if your front porch looks out on to a busy street, you may want to create a bit of privacy, or on the other hand, you may want to create an area that can be used for socialising. Today's blog will give you some inspiration on how you can transform your porch!

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

Royal Crown Derby is a long established brand that specialises in creating beautiful home accessories perfect for brightening up any style interior. The history of the company dates back to before 1750, when Andrew Planche established the first china works in Derby. Shortly after that he began to collaborate with William Duesbury and together they produced high quality china that has been accessorising homes since. Today, the brand employs 200 craftspeople and manufactures the highest quality English fine bone china in its factory in Derby, England. Their pieces are truly royal and it is no surprise Queen Victoria granted the company permission to include the title ‘Royal’ in its company name in 1890. 

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

Finding the perfect chandelier for your home is not an easy task - there are many different styles to choose from, from classic chandeliers to more modern adaptations, to alternative designer lighting pieces which use unusual materials. Adding a chandelier to your interior can instil a sense of sophistication. The term chandelier originates from the French word ‘chandelle,’ and literally means ‘candle holder.’ The first known chandeliers appeared during the 14th century and boasted simplistic designs. Since then, chandeliers have become synonymous with class and style, with many of our very own brands putting their unique aesthetic on their interpretations. Today’s blog will help you find the right chandelier for your home and style. 

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

Acrylic furniture has been making its way into homes all over the world for quite some time now, however, this year we have seen an increase in its popularity. Searches for acrylic decor increased by 50% on Pinterest recently, with more and more people searching for ways to include this versatile and stylish material in their homes. Luckily, The Longest Stay has an eclectic collection of stunning acrylic designer furniture pieces, from side tables to gorgeous luxury chairs and items perfect to accompany your outdoor furniture. With brands such as Insidherland boasting unique items, as well as brands like Acrila, who have dedicated themselves to creating contemporary acrylic furniture with unique and quirky designs, there is lots to choose from. This blog will help you inject some modern style into your home with acrylic furniture and accessories.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

The Longest Stay has been very busy lately updated our fabulous collection of designer furniture! With new products by Anglepoise, BD Barcelona, Mambo Unlimited Ideas and more, there are lots of products for you to choose from to update your home this summer. Whether you're looking for a bold centrepiece for your living room, contemporary lighting for your interior or something new for your outdoor seating area, we have something for you! Today's blog focuses on all our recent additions!

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Design Feature: Bivain

Design Feature: Bivain

15th June 2017

For a brand that boasts an extremely bold and daring home decor and accessories collection, look no further than Bivain! Founded by Megha Lohia and Rachel Fong in 2016, it is a relatively new brand, but its popularity is increasing all the time! The company is based in London, but their products are influenced by various sources and cultural inspirations from all over the world. The brand’s name derives from the words ‘to be vain.’ As a company, they appreciate pride in unique senses of style - this shows in their stunning collection of products.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

If you are planning on hosting any kind of party this summer, whether it be a drinks night, a barbecue or a more formal outdoor dinner, you’ll want to present a beautiful designer dining table adorned with gorgeous accessories! Al fresco dining is sometimes difficult, but with The Longest Stay’s accessories and tips, you’ll be able to treat your guests to a wonderful time!

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Gift Guide: Father's Day

Gift Guide: Father's Day

8th June 2017

With Father’s Day coming up on the 18th of this month, we thought now would be a great time to give you a little inspiration on what gift to get. The Longest Stay is not only the go-to place for beautiful designer furniture online - we also have a fabulous array of home accessories perfect to give as gifts! Take a look through our guide to find the ideal present for your Dad!

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

Maximal traditionalism takes classically styled rooms to the next level, with an abundance of prints and textures mixed with traditional furniture pieces. This style achieves an overall classic vibe, but as with all interior themes, it is open to personal interpretation, and can be moulded to fit in with your home and taste. When creating a maximal traditional style room, it is important to be cautious of ‘over doing’ decoration - layering patterns and including various materials is a key, but over-styling could result in a space which appears too busy. Today’s blog offers you a few tips on how to achieve this look in your home.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

MisuraEmme is an Italian brand, established in 1902, that has made an enormous contribution to ‘Made in Italy’ values. The brand’s products exude class, style and sophistication, whether in regard to their exquisite collection of designer sofas and luxury chairs, or their beautiful tables and sideboards. The company have well established themselves as leaders in the furniture industry, with their products being enjoyed in homes all over the world.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

Now that the weather has finally started to heat up, you’re going to want to start making the most of your garden! We’ve given lots of advice before on creating the ideal garden space filled with gorgeous outdoor furniture, but in today’s blog we’re going to focus on accessorising garden sheds, summer houses and conservatories. These spaces are perfect for retreating to if you need to take a break from the summer sun. Whether you want to create a comfy seating area, or a stylish dining space, today's blog will inspire you!

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

Clerkenwell Design Week 2017 has come to a close and it’s time for us to round up the best of the week. Our highlights include ingenious installations, emerging designers and, of course, the wonderful displays from our very own brands. 

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Georgina Dunlop

We all know that loft and attic spaces are more often than not used to store unused and even unwanted possessions. If you’re anything like us, when you do rarely visit your loft, you are surprised to find things you thought you threw out years ago. Depending on the size of the space, you may want to convert your attic into another bedroom, an office or living room, or you may just want to create a more organised and aesthetically pleasing storage area. Today’s blog will inspire you to transform your cluttered loft into a place of beauty.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

We know Scandi style is not a new interior concept; in fact, in recent history it has been one of the most popular trends in homes all around the world. This aesthetic is found in the collections of designers everywhere, including some of our very own brands. This style can be interpreted in a variety of ways, but most will agree that its foundation lies in chic minimalism. Scandi interior design mainly mixes modern furniture in light, pastel or warm shades with simplistic home decorations. Wooden and other natural features are also common, and ensuring your room has plenty of light is key. Today’s blog will give you a little inspiration as to how to bring this look into your home.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

Here at The Longest Stay, we’ve been busy updating our collection of fabulous designer furniture and home accessories! With lots of new products from our brands such as Gloster and Lyon Beton, we have a brilliant selection for you to choose from. Also new to our website is a mesmerising collection of Art by Tanja, featuring a variety of stunning abstract creations. If you’re looking for something new to refresh your home this month, look no further than our May must haves!

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

Just two pieces of designer furniture that reflect an aspect of each other’s’ aesthetic can help create a cohesive look in your interior. However, finding pieces that complement each other is sometimes a difficult task, especially since there are so many different styles and colours of furniture to choose from. In today’s blog we’ve put some of our gorgeous products together in pairs, some completely matching in terms of colour and style, while others complement each other in more subtle ways. Take a look below for a little inspiration for your home.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

Delightfull’s mission is to design unique lamps that reflect personality and strong emotion. The brand focuses on combining high quality design and excellent craftsmanship to create their diverse range of lighting products. Their collection merges functionality with bold and incredibly interesting aesthetics enabling them to light spaces flawlessly while injecting style into any interior. Here at The Longest Stay, we’re proud to boast about our exquisite range of designer lighting, and it wouldn’t be complete without products from the incomparable Delightfull. 

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

If you’re looking to renew your home, often enough introducing just one new element to the space can completely alter its look while not breaking the bank. It is important to remember that you don’t always have to change every single detail in an interior in order to update it – it’s better to choose some classic and neutral pieces that can be paired with various different accents. Today’s blog is all about inspiring you to match your current home décor with some futuristic pieces in order to refresh your interiors, giving them a unique look.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

Shabby chic interiors are definitely not a new trend; in fact, the term shabby chic was first introduced in the 1980s, and has more than proved itself to be one of the most popular interior trends of all time. The style, which is also sometimes called vintage chic or country chic, is characterised by its use of a mixture of antique furniture, pastel colours, feminine florals and natural materials such as wood, as well as aged metal. What’s so great about this style, and probably why it’s favoured worldwide, is that it is incredibly easy to implement in any room. Today’s blog will give you a little inspiration on how to bring this look into your home.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

Gloster is one of the most renowned outdoor furniture brands in the world. The company was established in the 1960s in West Africa by a group of creative and passionate entrepreneurs and furniture designers who all shared the aim of creating the world’s finest outdoor furniture collection. Today, Gloster products, which utilise the brand’s signature material, teak wood, in their designs, are sold all over the world. The brand boasts excellent quality furniture which puts brilliant design and exquisite craftsmanship first.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

There are numerous ways that you can modernise your home, several of which we’ve talked about before on The Longest Stay’s blog. One method of adding a contemporary spin to your interior is to introduce contrasting colours. From unusual but beautiful pairings such as natural woods and bold blues to harsh and cold concrete aesthetics matched with warm coloured accents, and more, there is sure to be a contrasting colour pair for you. 

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

Linea Verdace is a family owned company that was first launched in 1969 under the name GEVE. Founders Mr and Ms Verdat changed their brand’s name to Linea Verdace in the 90s, choosing to reflect their family name, and since then have established themselves as a leading company specialising in decorative, technical and architectural designer lighting. Based in Antwerp, the Belgium brand creates gorgeous products that adorn homes all over the world.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

April is National Pet Month; a month in which different events and campaigns are organised to raise awareness of all the responsibilities that come with looking after furry friends. If you have a dog or a cat, you’ll know that keeping your house clean, tidy and safe for them is sometimes a bit of a challenge. Of course, other pets can make their fair share of mess too, but since dogs and cats are usually the only ones that can roam around the house freely and unsupervised, this blog focuses on making your home suitable for them while staying stylish!

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

We’re always introducing new products to our collection of designer furniture, lighting and home accessories, so sometimes it’s difficult to keep up. From stunning chandeliers, to exquisitely crafted rugs, to furniture pieces that ooze modernity while conforming to the latest trends – our range is sure to add a touch of style to your interior! Today’s blog highlights some of the eclectic mix of products that we have added to our website recently.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

A white interior is like a clean canvas – it awaits you to inject your own personality in it. How exactly you do this will depend on your style – some like to create a white space that oozes modern elegance with smooth and clean lines, whereas others will prefer to present a more rustic or shabby chic aesthetic, with chipped paintwork and rugged wooden features. Some fill the room with white furniture, while others incorporate subtle or vibrant colours in modern furniture pieces to add variation. What better time than now to bring this look into your home?

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

This Saturday is Earth Day; a day held annually on April 22nd to celebrate the planet and encourage people to lead more environmentally friendly lives. The day is marked by all sorts of events in countries all over the world, with people organising Earth Day fairs, group tree planting and recycling activities as well as the cleaning of local community areas and much more. At The Longest Stay, we know that we often use energy we don’t need, especially in our homes, and so in the name of becoming more environmentally conscious, today’s blog is all about styling your home in a way that will help to reduce your carbon footprint!

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Inspiration: Blue Bedrooms

Inspiration: Blue Bedrooms

19th April 2017

There are many ways in which you can incorporate the colour blue into your bedroom, whether in the form of furniture, accessories or your home decorations. However, the tricky part of creating a blue room is deciding on what type of mood you want to strike. Some blues will envelope a playful atmosphere in a room, while others will create a more sullen or calm vibe. We’ve put together a few ideas in today’s blog to give you a little inspiration on creating the perfect blue bedroom. 

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

Transitional style is a tricky interior concept to get right. It refers to a design idea that involves both traditional and modern furniture and style, merging the two aesthetics in one room. The difficult part of this is achieving a cohesive look, and finding the right balance between classic pieces and contemporary ones. In today’s blog, we’ll be giving you a little inspiration on how to introduce this style to your home.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Design Feature: Wewood

Design Feature: Wewood

12th April 2017

Wewood is a Portuguese brand who are well known for creating beautiful and incredibly high quality wooden furniture and home accessories. With a varied collection of designer sideboards, tables, chairs, storage units, desks and more, the brand is constantly discovering new and innovative ways to design and create, all without losing their passion for craftsmanship. The Longest Stay is proud to boast an array of Wewood products that will add a sleek style to any interior.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

The 56th edition of Salone del Mobile took place last week and The Longest Stay was there to soak up inspiration from all of the fabulous exhibitions, including ones from several of our very own brands. From Adrenalina, Ginger & Jagger and Insidherland to Delightfull, Boca do Lobo, Bomma and more – there was an eclectic range of brands to see, all boasting beautiful stands with stunning designer furniture pieces.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

Easter weekend is not far away, and so what better time than now to give you a little inspiration for what to do with your Easter dining table. Whether you’re having a host of people over or just a quiet get together with close family or friends, you’ll want to prepare your home. With food to be cooked, cakes to be baked and eggs to be decorated, the last thing you will want to be worrying about is your table setting, so, at The Longest Stay, we’ve put together some ideas on how to create a beautiful Easter dining table.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

Introducing bold designer furniture into your home will help give your interiors a fresh look, no matter how big or small the items you bring in are. Bold products will alter the focal points of your room with them becoming the eye-catching centrepieces. However, this doesn’t mean that your current furniture will be left in the shadows; the bright colours, patterns or designs of a statement piece can help draw out features in more subdued furniture too. Take a look at the selection below for some inspiration on how to introduce bold furniture and home accessories.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

It’s getting towards that time of year… The days are lasting longer, the sun is beginning to shine through the clouds more and more and it’s just warm enough to pack away those thick winter scarves and coats! Spring is definitely here, and so what better time than now to update your outdoor furniture collection? The Longest Stay has a varied collection of furniture ideal for a variety of different outdoor spaces, no matter if you’re looking to furnish a huge garden or a small patio or balcony.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Design Feature: Waterford

Design Feature: Waterford

31st March 2017

Waterford is a brand well known for their exquisite collections of crystal glassware and other crystal products. The company, which was founded over two centuries ago in the city of Waterford, in Ireland, pride themselves on their unique designs and unrivalled dedication to quality and craftsmanship. The Longest Stay is proud to boast an array of different Waterford products, from glassware perfect for livening up your dining table, to home accessories such as stunning vases equal in beauty to the gorgeous flowers you can place in them.  

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

Designers and brands take inspiration from a range of different sources to create their products. Some take solace in turning to nature, finding inspiration in locations all over the world; on the ground, in the air and under the sea. Others look to science and investigations into space, creating designer furniture pieces that reflect their personal ideas of what is beyond our world. Many dive into history and culture, with designers looking to traditions of the past and present, allowing them to influence their work. The Longest Stay is proud to be home to an eclectic collection of world-inspired homeware that will inject style into your home.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

Architectural Digest’s 2017 Design Show was held at Piers 92 and 94 in New York from March 16th to 19th, and featured an array of the world’s leading brands and designers. The 16th annual show presented furniture stores and stands exhibiting a variety of products from over 400 brands, from classic to contemporary furniture, lighting, home accessories and art, along with kitchen, bath and building projects. The AD Design Show has been a popular affair for many years and has been known to draw over 40,000 design and interior aficionados from all over the world; this year was no different.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

It’s that time of year again; though the weather may not quite reflect it yet, spring is underway and there is one thing that is on everyone’s mind; cleaning. With the nights now beginning to stay lighter for longer that layer of dust on your windowsill, the jumbled kitchen cabinets, and any splashes from muddy puddles on the wall will all be on display for more of the day. What better time than now to remedy this with a deep clean of your home? Though it is not always a chore that people enjoy, it is necessary to keep your home looking fabulous.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

From March 12th to 17th, Chelsea Harbour’s Design Centre held London Design Week 2017 – a well-established event known for being one of the world’s leading destinations for superb design. The centre features an array of different furniture and home decorations stores throughout its North, South and Centre Domes, as well as in Design Centre East; in fact, they are home to 120 showrooms and over 600 of the most prestigious brands in the world. The Longest Stay team visited the centre last week, taking in the fabulous presentations and brands on display.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

With Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday, we thought we’d put together a selection of beautiful gifts that will be perfect for Mums, Grandmothers and any important female figures in your family. Whether you celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday or later in May, it’s never too early to start thinking about what present to give. Take a look below for some fabulous gift ideas sure to make your Mum smile! 

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

Today is World Sleep Day; a day for recognising and celebrating the importance of sleep. Organised by The World Sleep Society, the day focuses on raising awareness on preventing and managing sleep disorders, as well as with issues relating to sleep such as medicine, education, social matters and driving. In today’s blog, we’ll be giving you some top tips on clean sleeping, including how to create the best sleeping environment.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Design Feature: Lladro

Design Feature: Lladro

15th March 2017

The founders of Lladro, brothers Juan, José and Vicente Lladro, began designing and firing their first creations in 1953 in a Moorish kiln built in the back garden of their home, which is just on the outskirts of Valencia, Spain. Today, over 60 years later, the brand is still creating exquisite products including designer lighting and home decorations. Lladro have become a great success, with their pieces featuring in interiors all over the world. 

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

Italy is recognised worldwide as being one of the most influential leaders in design, be it in terms of fashion, architecture or interiors. The country has produced some of the greatest furniture designers. In today’s blog we’ll be taking a look at some of our brilliant Italian brands, such as Moroso, Tonin Casa, Misura Emme and Cappellini, to name just a few. Hopefully you’ll be inspired to introduce a little Italian style into your home.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

New and exciting products are constantly being introduced to The Longest Stay’s website, both from our existing brands and from new ones. So far in March we have added products from Ginger and Jagger, Culinary Concepts, NLXL, Il Pezzo Mancante and Munna, as well as welcoming new brands to our TLS family, including Nanimarquina and Mind The Gap. 

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

International Women’s Day is a global day that celebrates the various social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women around the world. This year’s theme is #BeBoldForChange – an idea that encourages everyone to help form a more inclusive and gender equal world. The Longest Stay, which is proud to have a female CEO and a team which is largely female, want to highlight some of our key female designers today.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

Embracing avant-garde furniture in your home is often a daunting task because products that boast this look purposefully contrast the majority of interior styles. However, that is what makes this style of furniture so fun; you needn’t worry too much about matching these pieces to your current interior as they are meant to juxtapose it. Here at The Longest Stay, we have a range of quirky and eccentric avant-garde products that will have a fantastic impact in your home.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

Technology has been invading our homes for quite some time now. From the days of videos and cassettes, dial up internet connections and telephones with a wire, to now, when there are kettles that can be instructed to boil through a phone app so you don’t have to move from your seat. The current advances in technology are having a vast impact on the way we live our lives and how we dress our interiors.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

There is one up and coming trend that everyone seems to be talking about right now: dark interiors. Forget the all-white and pastel rooms that have reigned for so many seasons; it’s time to let a little darkness in. Everyone from interior design bloggers and enthusiasts, to brands and magazines, to even the editor-in-chief of Elle Decoration, who hailed grey as ‘the new neutral’, have been advocating this trend. We’ve put together a few hints and tips on how to create a sophisticated and modern dark interior look!

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

It doesn’t matter if you work from home all the time, occasionally or just when you’re feeling a little under the weather, creating a home office is a practical idea that is sure to benefit everyone.  Having an area set out where you can get on with your work is incredibly useful, but we know that homes sometimes just don’t have the space for a separate office. Regardless of the size of the space you’ve got available, we’ve got some ideas for you.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Design Feature: BD Barcelona

Design Feature: BD Barcelona

24th February 2017

BD Barcelona was established in 1972 in Spain under the name BD Ediciones de Diseño, and since then has greatly contributed to the design world with its eclectic collection of eccentric and unique furniture. With its founders coming from an architectural background, rather than from a business one, they have focused their production on cultivating beauty, often prioritising this above the function of their products. 

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

The 1950s and 1960s saw the arrival of some of the most iconic pieces of furniture in modern design. Characterised by their clean, refined lines, softened shapes and minimalist silhouettes, these mid-century creations have proven incredibly popular, and even today remain a staple in interior design due to their versatility and timeless feel. In today’s blog, we will share some advice on how to achieve a mid-century modern look in your home.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

Introducing artwork to your interiors is often a challenging task - you may find pieces of art that you absolutely love, but unfortunately they are not always right for your home.  At The Longest Stay we are proud to boast a stunning artwork collection, ranging from products that ooze modernity with their abstract style to more traditional, realistic pieces that will infuse a timeless look into any room. We’ve put together a collection of artwork to help you find the ideal piece for your home.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

The annual Stockholm Design Week was first held in 2002, and has now become one of the most important weeks for Scandinavian design. This year it took place between February 6th and 12th, attracting everyone from designers and architects, to media representatives and journalists to the city. The week brings people from all over the globe to Stockholm to celebrate design with creative meetings, world premieres and hundreds of fantastic events, including cocktail evenings and dinner parties, perfect for anyone interested in design.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Design Feature: Insidherland

Design Feature: Insidherland

15th February 2017

Insidherland is a Portuguese company that was founded by architect Joana Santos Barbosa in 2012. Joana and her team work together to develop new and innovative ideas using traditional techniques in order to bring their creative projects to life. The brand’s collections are crafted by expert Portuguese craftsmen who ensure an incredibly high standard in their products. Insidherland owns an impressive array of furniture, lighting, upholstery and accessories, all of which are connected to the founder’s personal memories and experiences. 

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

We have an eclectic collection of designer coffee tables at The Longest Stay, from innovatively modern pieces to more traditional products. Finding the right coffee table for your living room can drastically improve its aesthetic, so we’ve put together a few products to give you a little inspiration for your home.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Style Advice: Valentine's Day

Style Advice: Valentine's Day

10th February 2017

Valentine’s Day is just next week, so in today’s blog we thought that we’d give you a little advice on how to introduce a romantic theme to your interiors. Creating a warm atmosphere in your home will help make your day even more special. Don’t worry, we’re not suggesting you completely restyle your home just for February 14th. However, using it as inspiration to add a few small pieces of furniture and a selection of home decorations will help transform your space, creating a look perfect for the other 364 days of the year as well.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Trend Alert: Bohemian Bliss

Trend Alert: Bohemian Bliss

8th February 2017

Bohemian style is a casual, eclectic, quirky and eccentric look that focusses on embracing the world around us, welcoming in different patterns, textures and materials from a wide range of sources and inspirations. It is an adaptable trend that can be brought into the home in various ways, meaning that whatever your current interior style, there is room for a few stylish boho touches.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

Industrial style tends to blur the lines between different looks, somehow managing to be both feminine and masculine, both bold and sophisticated, both organic and engineered. Bringing this look in your home can seem like a challenge, but by simply incorporating materials such as rustic woods, rich leathers, exposed steel and brickwork elements, you can achieve this popular style.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Style Advice: Open Plan Living

Style Advice: Open Plan Living

3rd February 2017

Creating an open plan space is not always as easy as it looks. Combining the styles of what are usually different rooms so that they coherently flow from one to another without looking disjointed is something that takes a little practice. We’ve put together a few tips on how to achieve the perfect open plan home, whatever your style!

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Design Feature: Tonin Casa

Design Feature: Tonin Casa

1st February 2017

Tonin Casa, which was established over 40 years ago by Gianni Tonin, is a brand that embraces creativity, passion and elegance in their designs, producing flawless pieces of furniture that will add a touch of contemporary class to any home. 

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

Creating a monochrome theme in your home is ideal if you’re looking for an aesthetic that is timeless and stylish, yet incredibly versatile. There are a variety of different ways to bring black and white furniture into your home, but before you go out to buy or order any furniture online, you need to decide how far you want to take this trend. Don’t worry if you’re undecided - we’ve put together some products sure to inspire you!

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

For anyone unfamiliar with Maison et Objet, it is an incredible interior design trade show that hosts hundreds of brands, allowing them to showcase their latest collections and products. Over the course of five days, Paris is flooded with people from all over the world who can’t wait to see all of the new trends, brands and furniture pieces!

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

At The Longest Stay we know finding the right accessories for your table is important. Whether you’re having a formal dinner party or a catch up over a bottle of wine with friends, you’ll want your table to impress. We have an eclectic array of stunning tableware pieces for you to choose from on our home accessories page, and in today’s blog we’ll be taking a closer look at just a few to give you some inspiration for your table!

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

We love keeping up with the latest trends at The Longest Stay. Whether it’s how we should be dressing our interiors or the latest health care or even what shoes are in this season! Where better to look for inspiration for the best trends for this year than Pinterest? They recently released their 100 for 2017 which includes everything from delicious food recipes to travel tips to various beauty how tos. Today’s blog takes a look into some of the interior trends set out by Pinterest with our unique take on them. 

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

Just as many predicted, we are continuing to see an amalgamation of brass, bronze and copper products being injected into our interiors this year. Energetic bursts of these warm metals can be found in tables, chairs, sideboards and cabinets as well as in smaller items such as in lighting, vases and candle holders. Whatever accent piece you decide upon, its bold metal features will help renew your space. We’ve put together a selection of products that will fill your home with style while complementing your existing interiors.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

The smallest of details can often have a great impact on interiors. Whether introducing a splash of much needed colour or injecting a little pattern into your room, smaller items such as a candle, a cushion or a photo frame can help transform your space while showing off your individual style. For this week’s Monday Inspiration blog we have put together a selection of our home accessories for you to look through!

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Design Feature: Mineheart

Design Feature: Mineheart

13th January 2017

Mineheart was launched in 2010 by designers Brendan Young and Vanessa Battaglia with the same aim they hold today: to create designer furniture that is more than just functional. The brand are well known for designing unique and quirky products that have the ability to completely trandform interiors. Their name, which is inspired by the Shakespearian quote ‘Mine eye and heart…’ mirrors their dual passion for love of tradition and eye for contemporary design. 

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

You may have heard of hygge – the Danish concept of living simply, in part, by implementing calm colour schemes in your home, using natural materials and light sources and creating cosy spaces. Hygge was a huge trend in 2016, and it seems lagom, the Swedish concept which roughly translates as ‘not too much, not too little, just right,’ will also be having an impact on interiors this year. 

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

Changing the look of a room in your home can sometimes feel like a daunting task. There is lots of conflicting advice on how exactly to do this, often detailing very extravagant ways to alter your home – from completely redecorating and drastically changing colour schemes to even buying a whole new range of designer furniture. At The Longest Stay, we know that even the smallest of changes can rejuvenate a space. Using wallpaper is an ideal way to renew your home, whether you decide to wallpaper the entire room or create a feature wall. Take a look at some of our fantastic wallpaper products!

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Designer Lighting Ideas

Designer Lighting Ideas

6th January 2017

Lighting is key for making the most out of your home. What good is collecting stunning designer furniture if it’s hidden away in the shadows your current lighting can’t reach? Finding the perfect lighting for your rooms can sometimes be a little difficult, and though you could walk up and down the aisles of home decoration stores trying to find something for you, it might be easier to have a look at some of The Longest Stay’s gorgeous lighting pieces. We’ve selected a range of lighting products from our eclectic collection for you browse through, all from the comfort of your own warm home!

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Design Feature: Boca do Lobo

Design Feature: Boca do Lobo

5th January 2017

Boca do Lobo is a brand renowned for creating elegant yet modern furniture that exudes class and individuality. Established in 2005, the Portuguese brand has well developed their unique style, producing passionately inspired and flawlessly handcrafted products that have proven popular all over the world. 

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

New Year, new furniture! We’re sure that’s the saying. Here at The Longest Stay, we know things can seem a little gloomy after the festive season ends. It’s cold and miserable outside, you might have already broken your new year’s resolution and your January diet probably didn’t get off to a great start. What’s worse is that when you take the Christmas tree and all the decorations down, your home will inevitably look bare. However, this will give you the chance to brighten up your 2017 interiors by injecting some colour into your home!

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Trends For 2017

Trends For 2017

30th December 2016

We’re not far away from saying goodbye to 2016 now, so we thought it was time to look ahead to the designer furniture trends sure to be ‘in’ in 2017. Of course, no one has a crystal ball, and if our research has told us anything, it’s that lots of people have very different ideas about what’s in store for 2017. However, there are some clear trends that everyone seems to agree on, and though we will see a continuation of some of the trends of 2016, 2017 has lots of new ideas for us!

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Comments | Posted in 2016 By Sherry Roberts
Inspiration: Patterned Pieces

Inspiration: Patterned Pieces

22nd December 2016

At The Longest Stay, we know introducing patterned furniture into your home can sometimes be a little daunting. It’s difficult to find the perfect piece that will contrast your current furniture without looking ridiculously out of place. However stressful it may be finding the right product, adding just one or two patterned pieces into a room filled with more minimalist items will have a dramatic effect, giving your room a fresh look for the New Year. Have a look below at a few of our patterned products for some inspiration!

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Comments | Posted in 2016 By Sherry Roberts
Luxe Looks For This Season

Luxe Looks For This Season

20th December 2016

Often enough, less is more and it’s true to say that minimalist looks have been very popular these past few years. However, at The Longest Stay we love glamour, and at this dark and gloomy time of the year luxury interiors are essential to welcome us in from the cold. Just a few statement pieces will transform your home by bringing a little glamour in. From pieces of furniture that ooze a classic style of glamour, to more contemporary takes on luxury interiors, our selection is sure to give you a little inspiration for this season!

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Comments | Posted in 2016 By Sherry Roberts

Christmas is nearly here! While most of us are frantically buying and wrapping gifts, organising the Christmas lunch menu and decorating the house from top to bottom, it’s easy to forget about what’s underneath all of the tinsel and glitter. If you’re having guests over this holiday season, then you’ll need your home to be immaculately furnished. At The Longest Stay, we would like to give you some inspiration, showing you how a few pieces of furniture and some simple home decorations can refresh your hallway while utilising its space, just in time for Christmas!

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Comments | Posted in 2016 By Sherry Roberts
Design Feature: Cappellini

Design Feature: Cappellini

14th December 2016

Cappellini are a well-established and highly successful Italian brand that was founded in 1946. With a wealth of experience in producing creatively innovative products and an array of incredibly talented designers and architects, many of whom are leaders in the interiors and furniture industry, Cappellini have cemented their reputation for forward thinking design and extremely high quality production.

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Comments | Posted in 2016 By Sherry Roberts
Stylish Storage Ideas

Stylish Storage Ideas

9th December 2016

At The Longest Stay, we know homes can get cluttered, especially around this time of year when you’re attempting to find hiding places away from prying eyes for soon to be wrapped gifts. What better way to deal with a little bit of clutter than with some stylish storage? From sleek sideboards, to elegant cabinets and chest of drawers that catch the eye to shelving units that exude a chic modernity - we have various options ready for you to pick from. Who needs to go out to furniture stores when you have The Longest Stay? Here are just a few storage pieces to give you some ideas for your home.

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Comments | Posted in 2016 By Sherry Roberts

2016 is coming to an end and so it’s that time of year again when we reminisce about some of the most unstoppable trends of the year. From peaceful and calming pastels to elegant marble accents, to perhaps the biggest trend of this season; bringing nature in, it’s been a year filled with style. Let’s have a look through some of the interior trends that helped shape 2016.

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Comments | Posted in 2016 By Sherry Roberts
Mesmerizing Mirrors

Mesmerizing Mirrors

28th November 2016

Mirrors can help transform your home in a variety of ways – from bringing in a little light to creating the illusion that your room is bigger than it actually is. They can have a dramatic impact on any space, be it the living room, bedroom, bathroom or hallway. With The Longest Stay’s eclectic collection of mirrors to choose from, you’ll be sure to find one that suits your home and personal style. Here are a few we’ve picked out to give you some inspiration.

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Comments | Posted in 2016 By Sherry Roberts
Design Feature: Artemide

Design Feature: Artemide

24th November 2016

Artemide was founded in the 1960s by Ernest Gismondi and Dergio Mazza and has had a huge impact on international design. From their first lamp, Alfa, in 1959, to the recent IN-EI Collection by Issey Miyake, Artemide are always looking forward with their designs, creating innovative and high quality products that will add a stylish sophistication to your home.

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Comments | Posted in 2016 By Sherry Roberts
Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

21st November 2016

At The Longest Stay, we know what Thanksgiving is all about: spending time with your family, giving thanks for all your blessings, football games, parades and, most importantly, food. Whether you’re going to be spending the day watching all the floats go by in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade or cheering on your favourite team, you’re all sure to be happy when the delicious stuffed turkey comes out. From preparing the meal, to eating as much as you can, to not being able to move afterwards, the food is central – and if the food is central so is the dining table. We’ve put together a small collection of items sure to help make an impressive dining table this Thanksgiving.

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Comments | Posted in 2016 By Sherry Roberts
Christmas Gifts For Everyone

Christmas Gifts For Everyone

18th November 2016

Gift buying season is upon us! With friends and family to buy for this Christmas, we want to give you a little help in finding the perfect gift for everyone. We’ve picked an array of gifts to choose from, for him and for her, so take a peek and see what we’ve found for you.

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Comments | Posted in 2016 By Sherry Roberts
Stylish Sofas

Stylish Sofas

16th November 2016

Your sofa is one of the most important pieces of furniture in your living room, if not the most important – sorry, coffee table. When choosing a new sofa there are lot of things to consider: comfort, style, colour and material just to start with. You want a sofa that suits your room, your style and personally. You need a sofa that’s durable, practical, yet fashionable. At The Longest Stay, we know choosing furniture online can be stressful – there are so many options! You’re spoilt for choice! So we’ve put together a selection to give you some inspiration.

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Comments | Posted in 2016 By Sherry Roberts
Warmth For Winter

Warmth For Winter

14th November 2016

The mornings are cold, grey and gloomy, the nights are getting darker earlier and earlier each evening and thick coats have made a reappearance along with fluffy socks and hot chocolate. It’s that time of year again. When it’s freezing outside, there’s nothing better than coming home to a warm and inviting home. Here are our tips on keeping the cold out and bringing the warm into your home this winter.

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Comments | Posted in 2016 By Sherry Roberts
Dining Ideas for Christmas

Dining Ideas for Christmas

10th November 2016

It’s only November, but it is never too early to start planning for Christmas. With gifts to buy, family gatherings to organise, work parties to attend and houses to decorate, we know it all gets a bit hectic. Let us guide you in creating the perfect dining table, whatever your style, so you have one less thing to worry about. Let’s start by deciding on a theme.

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Comments | Posted in 2016 By Sherry Roberts

The Longest Stay have teamed up with  to give you the most up to date decorating tips for this season. When it comes to decorating your apartment, you can keep it looking fresh and stylish all year round by adding just a few choice accessories to each room. Investing in a selection of timeless statement pieces – whether vases and ornaments, lamps, or wall-hangings – can bring luxury accents to your home.

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Comments | Posted in 2016 By Sherry Roberts

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