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  • A Story of Home Kensington & Chelsea Area Guide
    Area Guide

    A Story of Home Kensington & Chelsea Area Guide

    Making a home in a city involves forging personal relationships with the hidden enclaves and quiet spots that allow you to reflect, refresh, empty your mind or fill it with ideas. These places feel like your own secret discoveries, and not only do they transform your local area into a neighbourhood that feels like home, […]

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  • Award-winning designer, Abigail Edwards, talks to Story of Home
    Lifestyle

    Award-winning designer, Abigail Edwards, talks to Story of Home

    Story of Home recently had the pleasure of spending time with the multi award-winning wallpaper designer Abigail Edwards, whose aesthetic and ethos feel very close to our own steadfast belief that creating a new home is a deeply personal experience. With her hand-drawn pattern designs, informed by nature and fairy-tales, adorning the walls of homes […]

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  • What Makes a House a Home?
    Lifestyle

    What Makes a House a Home?

    “For our house is our corner of the world… It is our first universe, a real cosmos in every sense of the word.” Gaston Bachelard, philosopher Now, here at Story of Home, we like our philosophy, and that Gaston Bachelard knew his stuff, but at first glance his words seem to offer little guidance in […]

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  • A Story of Home interview on International Women’s Day
    Interview

    A Story of Home interview on International Women’s Day

    Emilie Chabenes followed her instincts to rise through the ranks of the company she had always wanted to work for, and followed her dream to one day live in the city she had fallen in love with as a teenager. On International Women’s Day, she talks to us about her love of work, London and […]

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  • Matthew Flowers talks to us about his Hackney
    Art & Culture

    Matthew Flowers talks to us about his Hackney

    Flowers Gallery represents more than 50 international artists and artists’ estates. Over the past five decades the gallery has presented over 900 exhibitions across its global locations. Matthew Flowers, its Managing Director since 1989, talks to us about his Hackney, and why one of the world’s leading contemporary art galleries, with bases at various times […]

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  • A Story of Home Hackney Area Guide
    Area Guide

    A Story of Home Hackney Area Guide

    The City Within a City. Parallels are often drawn between Hackney and downtown Manhattan, based on a shared experience of warehouse conversion-led gentrification. But we think that comparison misses the point. Did you know that if you were to classify the five New York City boroughs as individual cities, Brooklyn would be the third-most populous city in America, after […]

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  • A Story of Home Dalston Area Guide
    Area Guide

    A Story of Home Dalston Area Guide

    Just a short time ago Hackney was the poorest borough in the UK, and Dalston was the poorest neighbourhood in Hackney. Fast forward just 30 years and Dalston is one of London’s coolest neighbourhoods and has been for a decade. Stylish cocktail bars have popped up to replace scruffy nightclubs, but that’s no reason not […]

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