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We don’t subscribe to a “new year, new you” mantra, but we do believe in the power of reflection. Taking 2018 as an opportunity to set new goals for your personal life, career, health and home, too. Let’s look at some of the trends that are set to shake the world of interiors in the New Year.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Inspiration: Party Time

Inspiration: Party Time

27th December 2017

We hope you’ve recovered swiftly from your Christmas celebrations, and you’re ready for the final hurrah this New Year’s eve. Whether you’re hosting an intimate gathering or a raucous party, it’s time to welcome 2018 with dazzling décor.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
How To: Christmas Dining

How To: Christmas Dining

21st December 2017

Today we’d like to focus in one particular area of your home. It’s the place were we bond, connect, laugh and sometimes cry in, arguably the space where the fondest memories are made. The dining room. Read on to discover how to create a beautiful, inviting space that will inspire your guests to linger…

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Trend Alert: Opulent Interiors

Trend Alert: Opulent Interiors

18th December 2017

When we talk about opulent interiors, one could easily think about Versailles in France, Louis XV furniture, overly ornate and carved wood pieces, and lots of gold leafing. That’s not quite what we’re talking about. It’s a renaissance. It's more about an expression of artistic taste rather than an overt display of wealth. Just like minimalism, if not done artfully and correctly, it will just look like a big mess. Here’s how to get it right…

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Brand Focus: Kiasmo

Brand Focus: Kiasmo

14th December 2017

If you’re looking for luxury gifts that make an impact, then look no further than Italian brand Kiasmo. Established in 2011 by Vincenzo d’Alba (designer), Francesco Maggiore (creative director) and Mauro Melissano (CEO) their fruitful allegiance has given birth to an exciting collection of products in four specific areas: architecture, art, design, fashion. The firm’s strategic location in Ruffano, Province of Lecce in Italy – the most southern tip of the boot – means Mediterranean vibes heavily influence their pieces.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
New In: December Must Haves

New In: December Must Haves

12th December 2017

It’s that time of the month where we get very excited, as we’ve just added some sensational pieces to our collection and we get to share them with you! Welcome to our online furniture store heaven, and here are our top eight picks for this season…

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

If you’ve got an eye for style (of course you do!), you’ve probably seen a fair share of this luscious material featured about. Aside from a very chic look, we love sheepskin and sheepskin-like upholstery fabric because it can instantly transform your abode. But it’s not all about this fluffy textile, wool adds comfort and warmth to an interior like no other material does. Wool is naturally hard-wearing, sustainable, insulating and can be easily cleaned. Utility aside, wool can be exquisite when used in the right setting with a touch of lux.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Brand Focus: NLXL

Brand Focus: NLXL

5th December 2017

As an online furniture store, we strive to bring you the best-curated collection of designer furniture and home decoration pieces. And as you may have already guessed, we love brilliantly designed wallpaper. It has the capacity to transform a room, be it a wall or ceiling, in a very budget-friendly way. One of our all-time favourite brands is NLXL; their designs are not always what they seem. One really has to touch it to feel the difference with the real thing. For instance, the Scrapwood wallpaper, brainchild of designer Piet Hein Eek and NLXL founders Rick & Esther Vintage, demonstrates that products can be made with limited means, uncommon materials and look imperfect yet still beautiful.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Inspiration: Candles & Lanterns

Inspiration: Candles & Lanterns

28th November 2017

As the nights draw in, there is no better way than getting cosy and ready for a winter’s evening than with ambient lighting. In an ideal world, we’d change our lighting scheme seasonally but in reality there is a much more cost-effective and practical way of achieving the perfect mood. Candles and lanterns are the ideal home accessory to shop for in our home decoration store to achieve a subdued atmosphere.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Brand Focus: Innermost

Brand Focus: Innermost

27th November 2017

When Innermost became part of our curated collection of designer lighting we were ecstatic. Co-founders Steve Jones and Russell Cameron “look for something that’s unusual” and so do we when it comes to interior décor. Innermost celebrate designers and ideas from all corners of the globe that share their passion for anarchy. Over the years, they’ve collaborated with the likes of Jake Phipps, James Bartlett, and Tom Kirk to name a few. And each time this amalgamation of diverse designers has worked brilliantly in delivering stunning creations.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

The world of interiors is an exciting and ever-changing environment. The days of matchy-matchy wood furniture sets had their moment. And for better or for worse it has passed. Mixing different kinds of wood in your home makes the space inviting an unexpected. Generally, you don’t buy all your designer furniture in one fell swoop, so you’re probably already mixing wood furniture hues without knowing your bang on trend. Now, you just need to make sure you’re doing it right.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
How To: Festive Party Season

How To: Festive Party Season

21st November 2017

With the festive season upon us, and because we know how busy you are, we’ve rounded up the trendiest festive party decorating ideas so you can choose your favourites. Are you ready to receive the New Year in style?

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Trend Alert: Luscious Velvet

Trend Alert: Luscious Velvet

16th November 2017

We adore velvet. It’s one of those materials that are soft, sophisticated and instantly adds a touch of glamour to any room. It’s perfect for winter because it’s always deep and saturated – even in lighter colours. Designer sofas in velvet immediately draw you in, softening your living space, providing a cosy and pretty centrepiece. Fear not, you don’t need to swap your sofa to get this trend right. Smaller pieces like armchairs, ottomans and home accessories can also do the trick. Read below to get tips from the pros on how to incorporate velvet into your home.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

It seems like yesterday we were talking about the best garden furniture to enjoy the summer in comfort and style. As much as we love a bit of golden sunshine, we really adore the festive season. It is a joyous occasion, were family and friends come together to celebrate the year gone and create new hopes and dreams for the year ahead. Find below our selection of hand-picked luxury gifts and home decoration ideas to suit the most discerning shopper.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Brand Focus: Mineheart

Brand Focus: Mineheart

9th November 2017

We scour the world of interiors to find brands that align with our design philosophy and ethos. We come across many that touch upon these values but only handfuls perfectly align. Mineaheart is one of those brands. They believe, "the objects we surround ourselves with everyday should be more than just functional, they should be made of stories, love, art and poetry in order to meaningfully exist…" 

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Style Advice: New Romanticism

Style Advice: New Romanticism

7th November 2017

A classic romantic interior décor style would be one that we’d steer clear off here at The Longest Stay. Yet, there is a fresh wave of design that breathes new life into romantic interiors that would otherwise feel antiquated and out of date. It’s about mixing the old with the new. For instance, pairing a classic Baroque piece alongside modern furniture, or giving it a twist by choosing an unexpected colour palette.
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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Trend Alert: Bold Red

Trend Alert: Bold Red

2nd November 2017

What comes to mind when you think of bold, deep red interiors? Yes, sensual, romantic, passionate and energy-inducing vibes. Studies have shown that red increases brain activity, drives stamina and according to psychology, the colour red makes you hungry! Nevertheless, we love the sense of warmth and sophistication created when used seamlessly in your interior décor.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Brand Focus: Nitin Goyal

Brand Focus: Nitin Goyal

31st October 2017

As a team of international stylists, we have a soft spot for designers or brands whose philosophy gathers inspiration from around the world. Nitin Goyal is one of these brands. An award-winning British home accessories designer with Indian roots, Goyal has amalgamated a wealth of experience in the industry over the past 15 years and is constantly bringing together cultural influences from his childhood into his work. He says, “I have been greatly influenced by all the unique artisan crafts and skills and the lush rich colours!”

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

Is it that time of the year already? Yes, dear readers, we are almost there. The festive season is upon us and whether you love it or dread it, a little bit of planning can go a long way. If you’re not ready to immerse yourself fully then starting with your guest room is the perfect way to begin. It’s not too complicated and it will give you a sense of achievement. Let’s get ready to receive your guests and the season in comfort and style.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

Oh, the joys of colour! We are huge fans of this style of decorating, in fact, we did a photo shoot inspired by this technique a while back and it remains as prominent as ever. It originated from the fashion catwalks (as most interior trends tend to begin), the most prevalent example being Yves Saint Laurent’s 1968 Mondrian Collection. The 6 cocktail dresses comprised graphic black lines and blocks of white and primary colours. The idea of colour blocking is to use solid blocks of colour as opposed to stripes, textures or patterns, hence the name.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

When we are planning to decorate our homes with designer furniture we often think about essential pieces like sofas, chairs, dining tables, coffee tables and bedroom furniture. Other pieces like ottomans, pouffes and chaise longues are often overlooked and come as an afterthought. And, sometimes, not even as a thought at all! Today, we want to shine a spotlight on these pieces because when done right they can really make or break a room.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
How To: A Cosy Night In

How To: A Cosy Night In

17th October 2017

The seasons have truly changed now and peering out of your window will look very different than it did a few months ago. The deep reds, burnt oranges and mustard yellows warm up the environment alongside a new, colder breeze. It’s time to cosy up in your loveliest throw, prepare yourself a cocktail or two, have some seasonal fruits and delicious spices, and brighten up those indoor spaces.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Brand Focus: Oyuna

Brand Focus: Oyuna

12th October 2017

It is a rare and wonderful thing when we come across a brand that we feel absolutely connected with. Oyuna is one of those brands. We couldn’t quite put our finger on it at first but once we understood the company’s ethos and brand philosophy we comprehended why. Its creative director and founder Oyuna Tsenrendorj has made it fundamental to her mission that the cashmere she uses for her throws comes from her native Mongolia and that it fulfils what she calls,  “the soulful cashmere” cycle. Keep reading to find out what this is…

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

Do you think that reinvigorating your living space means an entire redecoration or perusing thousands of home decorations stores? Think again. One of the easiest and often overlooked ways of giving your abode a fresh look is by simply adding or updating an area rug.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

This week we were lucky enough to attend Frieze London, art event of the year, located in the majestic Regent's Park. There was no shortage of inspiration from the 160 galleries that exhibited, representing a diverse 31 countries from around the world.  As Frieze week heads into its final couple of days, let us reflect on some highlights of the striking, contemporary art on display.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Trend Alert: Deep Green

Trend Alert: Deep Green

5th October 2017

There’s nothing new about our love of green for your interiors, from the zingy foliage green that Pantone called its “colour of the year” to deeper, jewel-like tones that are sumptuous and perfect for the change of season. Our focus turns to the latter, so think emerald green, olive green and forest green shades that provide the perfect backdrop for brass, copper or nickel accessories. Let’s take a look at our collection for the best pieces to capture this season’s hot new trend, and you can rest assured that with a few updates, it will continue to look relevant for years to come.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Brand Focus: Creative Mary

Brand Focus: Creative Mary

3rd October 2017

As winter slowly approaches, the need for atmospheric designer lighting becomes inevitable. Natural light is less readily available, which means it can leave us lacking in energy. However, it’s the perfect excuse to invest in some new lighting that brightens your home. One of our absolute favourites is Creative Mary, a Portuguese lighting brand under the umbrella of Emotional Brands whose craftsmanship for combining glass and metal gives life to the most stunning collections.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Inspiration: The Perfect Soirée

Inspiration: The Perfect Soirée

29th September 2017

When it comes to throwing a party, a theme can help bring the entire evening together and add a playful element for your guests. We recommend you stick to one, it could be Parisian Cafe, Mexican Fiesta, 1920s Speakeasy Lounge, 1960s Mad Men or Masquerade Ball, to name but a few. However, don’t get bogged down if you are struggling to find one that fits in with your designer furniture and interior décor.  Work with your current design by adding key pieces that enhance your theme of choice.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

Once again, London was awash with fabulous events for the annual design festival and, as always, there was plenty to see and discover.  From installations and the latest product launches to trade fairs and trends talks, it was hard not to be inspired.  Read all about our highlights of the week below…

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Brand Focus: Ango Lighting

Brand Focus: Ango Lighting

25th September 2017

The creative eye behind designer lighting company Ango is London-born designer Angus Hutcheson. When he moved to Thailand in 2003, after he’d decided to shift his focus from architecture to lighting design, he created his first pieces and showcased them in local shops. He soon found it was almost impossible to find any established companies that could carry out fabrication for Ango. This led him to create and train his own team of skilled craftspeople to produce the pieces. From then on, Ango developed a distinct style of modern appeal juxtaposed with natural materials, organic forms and a masterful use of silk cocoons.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

We all love a good mirror, and one that is ideally placed in our bedroom, bathroom or hallway to take a quick glance at our day’s outfit, make up and hair. You may be like us and even use window reflections to check these vital things. A designer mirror is a decorator’s secret weapon. When used correctly, they are ideal for bouncing light in a room, creating textural and spatial illusions, making darker corners brighter and highlighting specific areas in your home.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Style Advice: Autumn Outdoors

Style Advice: Autumn Outdoors

19th September 2017

It’s here. A familiar, warm, burnt orange and deep red sight that can only mean one thing: autumn has arrived. Tons of leaves are falling, the trees begin to look a little bare, and being outside is still a joy. Curling up with your favourite book is a must, and doing it in the comfort of your patio or terrace is by far our favourite way to enjoy this new season.  Peruse our luxury garden furniture to refresh your exterior and relax knowing that our pieces are durable and weather resistant so you can exhibit them all year round.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

Maison et Objet’s biannual exhibition in Paris took place last week and we were lucky enough to visit and seem some fabulous displays from many of our stylish brands and some exciting, new talents.  The overall theme of this show was “Comfort Zone”, which inspired relaxed silhouettes, soft textures and pastel hues. We’ve compiled a list of our top 6, so take a look below…

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Brand Focus: Dare Studio

Brand Focus: Dare Studio

15th September 2017

As much as we love bringing you the most renowned brands in furniture design, we also relish the opportunity to introduce smaller, independent brands that create unique furniture. Especially when that brand is made in Britain. Based in Brighton, Dare Studio is an award-winning family run company that produces contemporary furniture and lighting for both commercial and residential properties. Founded by Sean Dare in 2009, they’ve worked on collaborations with the likes of Herman Miller and Aston Martin, which speaks to their bold architectural style as much as it does about the care and craftsmanship that goes into every piece.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

Nowadays, the choices for modern chairs at our disposal are endless. From designs that have been given a new lease of life by the likes of American brand Emeco or Danish brand Gubi to new designs by up-and-coming brands like Rue Monsieur Paris and more established brands like the Italian godfathers of design Moroso, Cappellini, and Poltrona Frau. We like to shake things up a bit around here, so grab a glass of vino and get ready to be mesmerized…with 10 modern chairs that work as either part of a contemporary décor or mixed with vintage pieces.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Trend Alert: Cobalt Blue

Trend Alert: Cobalt Blue

7th September 2017

The electric saturation of cobalt blue has made its way into fashion; think S/S17 Hermes, Valentino and Emporio Armani. It’s only natural that slowly but surely it would make its way into our homes. Coincidently, it’s also the Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee this year so we should use this opportunity to celebrate her Majesty, as well as, helping you to create a living space fit for royalty.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Style Advice: Eclectic

Style Advice: Eclectic

5th September 2017

This is The Longest Stay’s signature look. It encapsulates a décor that comprises diverse elements – a mixture of textures, time periods, styles, trends and colours. However, there is a fine line between an eclectic room that works harmoniously and one that feels disorganised, chaotic and has no clear theme or motif. And so, we’ve compiled a list of things you can do and those you want to stay clear of to achieve this look.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

A common mistake we tend to make when decorating our home is that we often think of lighting as something we need rather than as something that will enhance our home décor. This is why many home decoration stores will have a separate section for designer lighting because it is as important as your furniture when creating a functional and beautiful space. Done right, it can enhance even the smallest or dullest of areas in your living space and by choosing a piece with a bit of character and quirk it can easily become a feature in your home.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

Futurism is creeping into our home and the possibilities opened up by our increasingly interconnected world are most starkly demonstrated by the rise of smart devices and home hubs. We can now control our lighting, set kettles to boil, and monitor home security systems from anywhere using our smartphones. Until now, these innovations have only had a minimal impact on how our furniture is designed and marketed, but this too looks set to change. Now that an increasing number of smartphones support wireless charging technology, there is now furniture available, such as bedside lamps and drawers, with a wireless charging pad built in. Malleable electronics that can be woven into fabrics are also available and as screens themselves become flexible, there are various designs for futuristic furniture, some in the conceptual stage, some as prototypes, and others still finally hitting the consumer market.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
Brand Focus: Cassina

Brand Focus: Cassina

29th August 2017

Italian luxury furniture brand Cassina needs no introduction. This year, Cassina is celebrating its 90th anniversary and with nearly a century in business, it is no surprise this design house continues to be at the forefront of innovative fusion that closely links technological skill with traditional craftsmanship. During Milan Design week, Cassina erected an ambitious and stunning installation ‘Cassina 9.0’ – shown at Herzog & de Meuron’s Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli – that showcased pieces from the company’s archive and explored what the future might hold for domestic life.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts

There is still plenty of debate surrounding office productivity versus home office productivity. A recent Harvard study suggests that people that work from home get more done per day than their office environment counterparts. There is no denying that at home, you can control how your space is designed and you can really make it feel your own. This, in turn, may inspire you to get things done in a timely manner.

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Comments | Posted in 2017 By Sherry Roberts
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

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