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Little-Big-Bell-work-space-1-photo-and-styling-by-Geraldine-Tan I’ve been wanting to show you my second work space for quite some time now. This weekend was the first in a long while that I wasn’t working at the hospital.

It was also lucky that the sun decided to peek through those thick Winter clouds, allowing me to shoot with my DSLR camera.

This post consists of two areas of the study. There will be a part 2 and 3 of the study to come in subsequent posts.

So here it is!  A pastel palette of pinks, peach and yellows, complimented by accents of copper and gold.

Hay-denmark-Little-Big-Bell These storage boxes are from Hay of Denmark. I really like how the copper cookie cutter draws the eye to the peachy tones.

Scout-Editions-bird-postcards-featured-on-Little-Big-Bell These beautiful bird postcards were given to me by my Instagram friend Pui of Scout Editions. Aren’t they adorable?

Little-Big-Bell-workspace-photo-and-styling-by-Geraldine-Tan I absolutely adore all things Kate Spade and there will be more to come in my next workspace post. This paper tray with its gold tinted mirror has been one of my most treasured finds. I love how it reflects and shows off the pretty patterns from my stationery.

Little-Big-Bell's-workspace-photo-and-styling-3-by-Geraldine-Tan Talking about stationery, have you checked out Studio Sarah’s new collection? I’m loving that grey grid card with gold corners that she sent me.

Kate-Spade-paper-tray-photo-and-styling-by-Geraldine-Tan-Little-Big-Bell More reflection play against the tray mirror. Been practising Calligraphy with my new pen.

Stationery-Little-Big-Bell A palette of pinks and grey blues here before a slight change in colour tone, as I show you the recessed shelf area nearby.

Rise-art-M-L-James-Little-Big-Bell's-study Here it is! Brighter pops of colours with the metal accents as before.

The print above is by Lisa James from Rise Art, an online art platform that sells original and limited edition prints. They even have a ‘try before you buy’ service.

Mid century modern home decor with bright colours are very much in fashion at the moment, this print perfectly embodies that trend.

Kate-Spade-polka-dots-photo-and-styling-by-Geraldine-Tan-Little-Big-Bell The trays from Hay provide endless fun as the inserts can be moved around to form different permutations of colour.

Kate-Spade-candle-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Love the polka dots, gold and inspirational saying on my Kate Spade candle. These are such perfect Christmas gifts for friends.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this post. There will be more of this study to come in the new year.

My next post will be a Christmas theme.

Have a great start to your weeks.

( All photos and styling by Geraldine Tan of Little Big Bell)

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Yesterday was the start of the London Design Festival. As I wasn’t working, I took the opportunity to explore some of event sites. After navigating the corridors of the Victoria and Albert museum to see their main festival attractions, I headed towards St James’ park in Westminster. I had pre-arranged a lunch meeting at the former St. Stephen’s Club, now a pop up restaurant by Wrong For Hay and the Peckham Refreshment rooms.

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Wrong For Hay is a new design collaboration that will be based in London. It will build on the founding principles of the Danish design brand Hay but under the creative direction of Sebastian Wrong, the design director of British brand Established & Sons.

Wrong For Hay exhibited at the restaurant and a listed period house a few doors down. London Design festival was the launch of the new collection.

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This familiar Hay Lup copper candle holder greeted me as I sat down for lunch. What a great idea to slide a postcard in as decoration.

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Many of the tables at the restaurant overlooked the beautiful St. James’ park. The menu was simple but delicious. I had the charcuterie of fennel salami and tapenade followed by an orange and rosemary polenta cake.

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A few doors down from the restaurant was where the main collection was housed, on three vast floors.

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Indoors, the floor to ceiling windows overlooking the park was just so beautiful

At the far end,  is ‘ The Wooden shelf ‘ made of oak, designed by Lucien Gumy for Wrong For Hay.

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These Stanley Stools are designed by Faudet Harrison and are made from bent steel tube frames with cork seats.

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Solid ash ‘Elephant tables’ designed by Anderssen & Voll blended in well with the marble columns displayed in a corner. The ‘Pion light’ by Bertjan Pot emitted a lunar glow.

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This canary yellow ‘Hockney’ sofa was just the perfect antidote to the cold weather outdoors. Not only was it comfortable but also practical with a foldable frame allowing for easy manoeuvring.

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The new furniture collection, such as the Curve chair in the pale fabric, fitted in well with period pieces evident in the room.

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Here the Stanley stool has been used as a table. The far coffee table with the flickering candles is called Serve. It features a circular steam bent beech tabletop rim.

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This Rope trick light is now on my want list. I love its simplicity yet elegance. Just perfect as a reading light as the days get shorter. It is designed by Stefan Diez and uses LED technology on a simple rope mechanism.

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These desktop ‘Lens’  storage boxes are so eye catching. The natural materials used such as glass, maple, ash and cork seem to contrast and compliment well.

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Now I predict these Ori salt and pepper mills will become best sellers. They are designed by Anderssen & Voll. How could one resist those colourful pentagonal columns? Which colour combinations will you choose?

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Draped on a chair in a corner is this Smileys quilt designed by Bernhard Willhelm.  Love how the colours are accentuated by the beautiful Oriental wallpaper behind.

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This Curve sofa in such a bold and bright fabric is one of Wrong’s creations. This actual sofa was at the restaurant’s main entrance but I thought I’d show it here next to the Curve chair below.

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The patterned fabrics on the sofa and chair are designed by Nathalie Du Pasquier. What would you choose? A bold pattern or a muted plain tone?

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Double doors opened into the formal dining room upstairs. I love that sense of grandeur created by the painting contrasted against the Utilitarian feel of that ‘Frame’ table and bench.

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Downstairs was the ‘Trion’ dining table, designed by Shane Schneck. Love the scatter of the colourful stools against that graphite grey. On the back wall are coat hangers called ‘Hook’ made from a steamed ash strip designed by Line Depping.

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I used these Tela glassware at the restaurant. Up close they have the look and feel of the outer surface of a stitched textile. They are designed by Silo Studio.

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You may have seen in some of the photos above, particularly in the restaurant, the furniture were  set against a range of eclectic carpets. They are mostly from the brand Emily’s house.

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The company was named after the Belgian owner Katrien Vermeeran’s daughter. Her shop is permanently based at the basement of this beautiful period property.

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All the carpets are one of a kind, made by craftsmen of skilled handed down generations. The carpet styles are based on tribal weaving, giving them that primitive, rustic appearance and unique charm.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post. I left that house brimming with ideas and inspiration. I can’t wait for the collection to hit the shops soon. Happy week ahead. x

Royal-Smushi-cafe-Copenhagen I thought I’d give you the final tour of some of the other places I visited in Copenhagen. First up, the renowned Royal Smushi cafe, a pre-requisite stopover for lunch or tea.

Smorrebrod-open-faced-sandwich-Royal-smushi-cafe-Copenhagen-photo-by-Littlebigbell.com The word Smushi has been derived from ‘Smorrebrod’ (the traditional Danish open faced sandwich) and ‘Sushi’.

Royal-Smushi-cafe-Copenhagen-open-sandwiches-on-littlebigbell.com Served on Royal Copenhagen platters, they looked stunning and were bite-sized delicious.

Royal-Copenhagen-cups Next door to the cafe was the Royal Copenhagen store. Three floors of porcelain heaven! On display were this season’s Blue fluted cups with their delicate floral prints.

Royal-Copenhagen-plates-photo-by-littlebigbell.com These lace plates are so dainty and beautiful. If you want to learn how to paint these beauties, they do run ceramic painting courses in store.

Royal-Copenhagen-beakers-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Brightly coloured silicone provided a contemporary twist to these porcelain beakers.

Hay-house-Copenhagen A short stroll down was Hay House with its two large floors of furniture and accessories.

Pink-tablecloth-Hay-Denmark This pale pink ‘Dot” table cloth caught my eye. It is so beautifully contrasted against the copper candlestick holder and fresh yellow-green foliage, an ideal display for brightening up this so evident end to our Summer.

Hay-shop-Copenhagen-on-littlebigbell.com This modular sofa provided that much desired curl up comfort but with style.

Hay-store-Copenhagen-on-Little-Big-Bell Boxes perfect for my office space, for storing all those decorative accessories I own. I’m sure those who follow me on Instagram know what I mean.

Ceramic-pots-at-Hay-Denmark-photo-by-Geraldine-of-littlebigbell.com The speckled and marble effect on these pencil pots are so cute. They look great grouped together.

Ronan-&-Erwan-Bouroullec-drawings-Little-Big-Bell I didn’t leave Hay house empty handed. I bought Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec’s book after being inspired by their prints displayed against this blue wall.

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There was even a children’s section in Hay house. Those cat hangers are so sweet and I have a similar elephant in green. They are by Andreas Linzner, all unique in vintage fabric.

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This geometric pattern is from the wall of Stilleben. Another must visit store. I was particularly drawn to the colours, the Autumn/Winter tones that I’m currently favouring.

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If I had more luggage room, I would have bought these alphabet prints by Leise Dich Abrahamsen.  My favourites are the lilac and orange.

Hope you have enjoyed this post. I’m now gearing up for the London design festival. Have a wonderful weekend x

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