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Sofa specialist Alice Watson from Colorado tells us how to choose the right living room furniture and why quality matters…

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Comments | Posted in 2013 2014 By Natalie Bollu

It's the season to be jolly, fa-la-la-la-la....

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Comments | Posted in 2013 By Natalie Bollu

We continue with our 'Meet the Makers' series, where we introduce to you the talented people behind The Longest Stay. Carolina our Head of Creative & Editorial, an artist at heart, she tells us about her passion for colour, pattern and the sweet things in life...

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Comments | Posted in 2013 By Carolina Gomez-Aubert

The ever increasing cost of maintaining historic homes has long meant the trusts or families that run the spaces have had to look for alternative forms of funding. The latest approach has been to hire out these unique venues for weddings and events, opening them up further to an ever appreciative public. To give you the inside story we asked Reuben from Hire Space the London venue finding website to give 5 venues from the past that inspire him. Over to Reuben.

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Comments | Posted in 2013 By Carolina Gomez-Aubert

Meet the Makers: Natalie Bollu

28th November 2013

We continue with our 'Meet the Makers' series, where we introduce to you the talented people behind The Longest Stay. Natalie is our creative assistant and today she tells us more about how graffiti has changed the definition of art...

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Comments | Posted in 2013 By Natalie Bollu

It is with real excitement that we welcome the wonderful words of Kate Watson-Smyth from Mad About the House. Kate is an award-winning journalist whose blog is "for people who care where they live, how they live and what they live with" and today we go behind the scenes to discover how she makes her house a home...

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Comments | Posted in 2013 By Carolina Gomez-Aubert

Meet the Makers: Nick Eary

14th November 2013

We continue with our 'Meet the Makers' series, where we introduce to you the talented people behind The Longest Stay. Nick is our Head of eCommerce, focused and with a charming competitive streak, he tells us about his recent discovery...

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Comments | Posted in 2013 By Carolina Gomez-Aubert

We are proud to share with you our first guest blog post from Rhiannon, a designer living in Los Angeles and a passionate blogger. Rhiannon describes her blog as, “a way of sharing the elements of design that I think are exciting and inspiring.” We all yearn for a place that reflects our own personality and Rhiannon tells us exactly how to achieve this in a quirky and slightly unusual way...

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Comments | Posted in 2013 By Natalie Bollu

Meet the Makers: Ian Drayner

1st November 2013

We are a small team of six, (well, seven) if you count Bella Do – Sherry’s adorable posh pooch. Over the coming months we will introduce the team to you, so you can discover who are the faces and talent behind The Longest Stay.

Ian has recently joined as an Online Marketing Executive, casually relaxed, smart and witty (even in Mandarin), he tell us about his fruitful experience so far…

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Comments | Posted in 2013 By Carolina Gomez-Aubert

We are delighted to introduce our first guest blogger in The Longest Stay blogging corner: Elias from Social Nesting. Elias describes Social Nesting as a place for his "personal creative journeys, noteworthy things and the original stuff that others are doing" that turn his head. Are you currently mourning summer? We are too, find out why Elias is incandescent with the joys of longer nights, staying indoors and basking in the soft illumination of candlelight…

 

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Comments | Posted in 2013 By Natalie Bollu

Fashionable Furniture

16th October 2013

The creative minds behind the fashion catwalks, interior exhibitions and interior showrooms are engaging with each other to change the way that we decorate - to bring us creative, lavish and sometimes extraordinary statement pieces. Sherry (our founder) says, “your home is an extension of who you are, your personal style unwittingly seeps into your interior décor.”                                   

With that in mind we’ve chosen products from our curated collection to share with you some fashionable furniture ideas...

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Comments | Posted in 2013 By Natalie Bollu

We close our ‘September Design Diaries’ series with a round up of the top 11 products, places, people and brands we discovered at this year’s London Design Festival 2013. We visited the shows from east to west – Tent & Super Brands, Design Junction, 100% Design, Top Drawer, Decorex, Forum and another gold nugget in between – hands down, London is truly the design capital of the world! 

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Comments | Posted in 2013 By Carolina Gomez-Aubert

Maison & Objet : Part II

25th September 2013

To trend or not to trend?

Designing your home is an exciting, joyful and a little stressful at times, but The Longest Stay team and our interiors magazine are here to help so give us a ring or drop us a line, we do love a good design chat.

Here are some ideas, products and 4 micro-trends we spotted at Maison & Objet this year…

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Comments | Posted in 2013 By Carolina Gomez-Aubert

Maison & Objet : Part I

17th September 2013

The good, the pretty and the stunning

Ready to conquer the grandeur of the wonderful world of design in 48 hours at Maison & Objet 2013, we set out in our favourite (and most comfy) flats to scour 8 halls – the size of a football pitch each – only to find the best accessories, lighting and designer furniture especially selected just for you.

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Comments | Posted in 2013 By Carolina Gomez-Aubert

September Design Diaries

8th September 2013

Paris Design Week

We launch our blog with a bang!

Check back in a few days to read our report on the seasons most awaited trade event, Paris Design Week. Held just a week before London host their action packed affair, September's event in Paris allows buyers, trend forecasters, interior designers & architects to view the most recent collections of designer furniture, lighting and home accessories on the market. We’ll bring back the best edit of new designs from our featured brands such as Ginger & Jagger and Boca do Lobo, as well as a new-curated collection for you to purchase online at The Longest Stay. 

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