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New year, new you, right? We think you’re fab always, however, the new year does bring a sense of renewal and the best way to enjoy it is by taking stock of the year before. Here are some of our highlights…

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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts

Firstly, thank you so much to all of you who’ve submitted requests to be featured in our blog. Today, we introduce you to Jean Roberts. She believes in the power of beautiful design as a foolproof way to lift our mood. When she's not creating inviting spaces, she writes about the inviting spaces she has created. Her inspiration mostly comes from her favourite movies.


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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts

We’ve arrived, once again, to that time of the year that beckons us to shop until we drop. We thought we’d make it a little easier on you with our TLS Gift Guide 2018. Shop our gorgeous edit of home accessories, luxury furniture and much more to suit the most discerning family member.

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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts

From time to time we love to feature writer’s who love interior design as much as we do. Let us introduce you to Emma Joyce, an interior design enthusiast from Sydney and the editor-in-chief of the Smooth Decorator (we love a good Sade reference) blog. Emma says, “I just love spicing up my living space and fining new ways to keep with the latest trends.” Music to our ears!


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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts

 Yes, we know, it’s been a few weeks since the London Design Festival came to an end, but we can’t seem to shake off these design beauties and the stunning sights that we came across during that week. And even though we had an amazing week, with our visits to Focus/18, as well as, Decorex, we’re glad it’s over because that only means the next LDF is closer than we think!

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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts

As part of the team discovered the wonders of Focus/18 the rest of us headed to Syon Park to explore the unparalleled opportunity for interior design professionals, industry tastemakers and design enthusiasts to uncover over 400 international exhibitors. There was much to see and love at Decorex and these are our highlights.

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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts

Finally, the much awaited London Design Festival has arrived, and we started our week with a bang. After careful planning, and thanks to our great team, we were able to attend the main events and we’ve got all the highlights in case you missed them! And if you were there, here’s a trip back to last week’s fantastic events.

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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts

In a time were digital inspiration is literally at the tip of our fingertips (Instagram and Pinterest, we’re looking at you), it’s refreshing to find gorgeous coffee table books that inspire us to give our homes a little (or big) revamp. No matter how digital our life becomes, there is always space to hold and enjoy a beautifully printed interior design book whilst enjoying a glass of wine. 

Here’s a list of the ones that have captured our eyes, and our interior lover hearts.

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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts

It’s that time of the year again, where London becomes the Design capital of the world with one more edition of the London Design Festival 2018 (#LDF18) from 15-23 September, and we’ve got all the design events listed in one place so your don’t miss out on anything!

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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts

We’re always excited when interiors trend reports are released — generally at the beginning of the year — and this year was no different. Eporta, a growing interiors marketplace, and leading trend service WGSN launched their latest interior trend report 2018/19 and we’re giving you all the juicy details.

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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts

Conversations around our environment, sustainability, upcycling, re-using and recycling continue to be as prevalent as ever. At The Longest Stay we aim to create a business model that also respects our environment, from small things like utilising recycled paper to more impactful choices like working with partners with environmentally friendly practices in place.

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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts

Much more than a corridor that leads to other spaces in your home, a well lit, cleverly organised hallway with stunning use of colour is a must in your interior décor. Remember, this is the space you first see when you or your guests enter your humble abode. So make it count.

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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts

On her death in 1954, Frida Kahlo’s belongings were locked away in the bathroom of her former home, The Blue House in Mexico City, as instructed by her husband, muralist Diego Rivera. It was only until 2004 that these intimate artefacts and personal belongings saw the light of day, exclusively in Mexico. Until now.

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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts

Its timeless appeal, one that has been part of our interior and exterior architecture for centuries, and rustic charm make terracotta a keeper in our books. It’s the natural stone of the past so if you want to stay ahead of the curve here are a few ideas on how to incorporate it into your home decor. 


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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts

Let’s continue our journey through the behind the scenes of The Longest Stay’s content creation of our soon to be re-lauched website with a full media hub. We’ve called it “The Spotlight” as we get to shine the light on some of the most beautiful and impressive interiors brands from around the world.

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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts

At The Longest Stay, we strive to be different and stand out not only in our selection of brands but also the way we showcase our partners on our carefully curated digital furniture showroom. Our soon to be re-launched website has a full media hub called “The Spotlight”, which features rich editorial content and shoppable videos.

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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts

Last week we had the pleasure of attending a wonderful event. Italian luxury furniture brand Minotti celebrated its 70th anniversary, and this year also marked the 20th anniversary of Minotti London. Also any excuse to go from Chelsea to Mayfair is a great excuse!

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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts

We may be a little later than usual posting this one, but it has been a hectic few weeks here at The  Longest Stay. We’ve had video shoots with some our favourite brands, new website coming-soon-manic-meetings, shows and events to attend and interiors to love. However, like every year, we were there strolling ten magnificent show gardens and sixteen of the smaller gardens. And the gorgeous weather certainly made this year’s show one not to forget.

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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts

“Let’s follow the pink paved floor. Let’s follow the pink paved floor.” A little bit like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz we got our comfy shoes on and started our journey through the largest concentration of creative companies and designers in Europe: Clerkenwell Design Week. It’s a combination of stunning sculptural displays and promotional trade show for the 130 or so furnishing showrooms in EC1. Buzzing with architects, interior designers and design lovers alike, we were there to bring you our take on this wonderful festival, and this is what we loved and enjoyed…

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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts

Summer time is round the corner and we love the sun and the relaxed vibe that the season brings,  but our favourite part is adding in bright, vibrant and citric hues into our homes. Our tip: think of your favourite summer holidays—nature walks, soft aquamarine blue water, sandy tan beaches and soft pastel tones from your favourite ice cream. Yes, they’re all the perfect inspiration for your home.

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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts

In preparation for the warmer weather we’d like to share with you some of our favourite outdoor garden pieces to entertain and dine al fresco in style.

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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts

We’ve arrived to the final post of our three part series of Milan Design Week (here’s part one and part two). The buzzing city of Milan is full of events not only for daytime perusing but also at night. We let our hair down, touch up with a bit of red lipstick and our favourite (still comfortable) heels to visit some of the trendiest places in town.

 

Here’s a round up of our favourites…


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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts

We’re still recovering from the non-stop design-inspired week we had in Milan, and we continue to bring you the most stunning finds, the trends we spotted and later this week we let our hair down and enjoy the city at night.

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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts

It’s been a hectic few days here in Milan and the design scene is truly buzzing. We continue our journey today through the wealth of talented brands, established and emerging designers at Salone del Mobile and Fuorisalone. Each unique and interesting in their own right.

Here’s a round up of micro-trends we’ve spotted through the many halls we’ve visited (so far) at Salone del Mobile 2018 and also throughout the events all around the city (Fuorisalone).


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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts

One of the things we love the most about our interiors journey is discovering new designers with fresh ideas that make us fall in love (even more) with the interiors world. Hend Krichen is a London based Tunisian born designer who graduated with an MA in product and space design from Kingston University. Her ‘Tunisia Made’ collection continues to make waves in the industry with its beautiful mix of grey-and-white vessels, terracotta, copper and patterned earthenware.

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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts

You know I have a soft spot for the Italian way of life. Having lived there for many years only made my infatuation grow deeper and stronger. I love that they embrace a way of life that places family and friends at the heart of it. They take their holidays seriously, their wine and food are divine and don’t even get me started on their sense of style! As someone who loves to cook and host, I thought this would be the perfect time of the year to share with you my secrets on how to throw the perfect outdoor party.


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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts

Homeowners are investing time, energy and resources in creating they dream home. In fact, the UK has seen a 7% increase in monetary spend in home renovation projects. We’ve got that part covered with our full turnkey solutions across construction, architectural planning, interior design, and FF&E. And below, you’ll the key ideas to incorporate in your interior design scheme for this year and beyond.

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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts

“The hours of folly are measured by the clock; but of wisdom, no clock can measure.” – William Blake

We know no home accessory can measure wisdom but you’d be wise to use an accent piece, like a stunning designer clock, to bring style to your home in time for Spring daylight saving. When faced with a blank canvas, opt for any of these functional clocks that double up as as works of art.

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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts

Last week, London became the design capital of the world as interior designers, architects, taste makers and interior enthusiasts from across the globe flocked to the famous glass dome in the Design Centre at Chelsea Harbour. And I was there too. Of course!

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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts

We love home accessories that have an eclectic vibe topped with chic detailing. As we approach Spring (and it seems that way now that the sun has finally come out!) we’ve selected our favourite pieces to make your home stand out this season.

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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts
NEW IN: March Must Haves

NEW IN: March Must Haves

26th February 2018

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! Here are our top six NEW picks for this month…

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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts

Just as accessories add pizzazz to an outfit, lighting fixtures are key in bringing your interior design scheme together. Gold, brass, glass, interesting shapes and sizes are essential in creating a home so beautiful you’ll never want to leave it.

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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts

This Hallmark holiday can bring its fair share of anxiety to many, but for us, it’s a celebration of love in all its forms. It’s about friendship, companionship, lovers and family alike. Yes, if you’re looking for a gift for that special someone, we’ve got you covered with our lush gift list. However, if you’re just looking for an excuse to add a pop of colour, comfy furniture for two (or more) and snuggle up in style to watch your favourite film, then you’re in the right place.

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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts

The super blue moon we experienced a few days ago is set to shake up your life this year. For Valentine’s Day embrace these changes and give the gift of chic. Go beyond red roses and a box of chocolates, think outside the box and make it a memorable one with these gift ideas.

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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts

Over the past 10 years I’ve gathered an abundance of knowledge in the interiors and furniture design industry. I’ve travelled to over 55 countries, lived in many, and I’ve been inspired by a myriad of cultures and experiences. Now, I want to share it all with you. Let’s talk about colour. It’s ingrained in The Longest Stay ethos and here are 6 hues that are set to drive products and interiors in 2018.

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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts

We’re still feeling the Paris vibes here at The Longest Stay, and we thought the best way to bring them to you is with a little display of our love for chic Parisian décor style and how to make it work in your home.

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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts
Brand Focus: Gubi

Brand Focus: Gubi

25th January 2018

If there is one brand out there that epitomises Scandinavian design to the nth degree it’s Gubi. The Danish masters of design revival continue to mesmerize us with their creations. Founded in 1967 by architects Gubi and Lisbeth Olsen, and now headed by their son Jacob, Gubi are renowed ‘treasure hunters’ of luxury interior design. Based in Copenhagen’s docklands, their aim is to uncover overlooked icons from the past, and future icons in the making.

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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts

Once again, The Longest Stay goes back to Paris to conquer the grandeur of the wonderful world of design in 48 hours at Maison & Objet 2018, 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 home accessorieslighting and designer furniture especially selected just for you. Earlier this month, we also headed to IMM Cologne in Germany, a smaller but equally exciting showcase of amazing brands in the interiors world.

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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts
New In: January Must Haves

New In: January Must Haves

18th January 2018

Don’t let the January blues get the best of you. We’ve got the perfect antidote, with our handpicked selection of designer furniture and home accessories. Peruse our latest additions below and make your home so beautiful you’ll never want to leave it.

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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts
5 Home Office Decorating Ideas

5 Home Office Decorating Ideas

16th January 2018

Decorating an area in your home where your ideas come to life is an exciting prospect. And with The Longest Stay’s collection you can indulge in a sleek home office that tells your personal story. Stylish solutions for your working environment come in creative details such as vertical shelving units, ergonomic chairs or potted plants.

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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts
Trend Alert: Silver Linings

Trend Alert: Silver Linings

11th January 2018

For instant cool, nothing makes a room come to life like the glistening shimmer of silver. A timeless metallic, which feels more grown up and established than its rugged brass and romantic rose-gold counter parts. This season we foresee a fresher palate when it comes to metallics, are you ready to feast your eyes on polished nickel and silver finishes? 

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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts
7 Timeless Design Classics

7 Timeless Design Classics

9th January 2018

As much as we’re big believers of statement pieces that will make your home stand out (it’s in our design ethos) we also go weak in the knees for a beautifully designed piece of furniture that stands the test of time.

In a design world that goes full steam ahead with trends, new brands and new designers, we present to you 7 timeless design classics to invest in this new year.

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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts

Furniture expert Richard Forwood and designer Julian Chichester founded Julian Chichester in 1988. In 1987 they went travelling, with the idea of buying furniture in Thailand and Burma, which they would then bring back to their shop in Portobello Road. Already, Chichester’s distinctive point of view included eclectic pieces from four-poster beds to teak sculptures and ikat silks.

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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts
January: The Lust List

January: The Lust List

1st January 2018

Welcome to 2018! We’re excited to introduce our new format for your beloved Lust List – our top ten pick of this month’s must-have pieces for stylish living.

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Comments | Posted in 2018 By Sherry Roberts

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