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4 Workspace styles and pens to match your personality.

Do you think that the pen you use, or the workspace you sit at, gives an insight into your personality?

When I received a collection of LAMY pens, I thought it would be a fun project to style up a few matching workspaces.

Introducing you first to the LAMYLx Gold Rollerball. The owner of this rollerball is a creative, who loves art and old books. She loves all things quirky and cool, hence, you will probably find her browsing vintage stores for unique pieces, to create her own eclectic style. LAMY pens As a lover of nature, her workspace will probably feature the raw textures of wood, paper and glass. Here’s how her space looks. She is definitely a thinker and dreamer. Here are the LAMY scala Ti fountain pen in an elegant titanium finish, and the black LAMY pico pocket pen. The owner of these pens love precision and order.

His/her workspace has a distinctly Scandinavian, monochrome look There is always an elegant notebook to match the pen.
The black pico pocket pen can be retracted, hence carried around as a smart compact barrel. The table colour palette is black and white with hints of sandy stone, to match the pens. Thoughts are clear here, in a neat and clutter free space. This is my LAMY Al-star in ocean blue. It is light in weight, hence perfect for my ‘on the go’ lifestyle as a doctor, mother and blogger. I can never resist pink. can you?

Introducing you to the LAMY safari in pink, which fits in perfectly with my pastel coloured workspace.  The space is bright and fun with pinks and minty greens. The owner of this space (me) loves all things girly. Here it is again. The LAMY safari pens are a favourite in our household. They were the pens that my children used, when they made the transition from pencil to pen.

Which LAMY pen personality are you? I would love to know.

Hope you have enjoyed the post. I will be back for more. Don’t forget to follow my instagram story this weekend in Paris. See you there.

(All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This is a sponsored collaboration with LAMY pens. All views are my own.)

I was so excited to assemble my new workspace desk from the hairpin leg company last week. hairpin leg It only took a few minutes to attach those pretty mint coloured hairpin legs on.

The hairpin leg company was borne out of the entrepreneurial vision of Adam and Tom, an English design duo who love unique items that marry form with function. Originally invented by Henry P Glass, hairpin legs were created as a minimal, stylish and sturdy solution for furniture.

If you like mid century modern style, then these legs are perfect. You can pick from a variety of finishes, sizes and colours. They screw on easily into any wood surfaces, for you to create your own tables, chairs, benches or even little cabinets on legs. You can purchase the table tops from the hairpin leg company too, such as mine, made of Formica coated birch.

I really love the minty green legs, but you can pick from duck egg blue, yellow, red, orange and even Copper. The legs also come with floor protectors that slip on easily.

I’ve styled my new workspace in pastel shades. I love the combination of light pinks with light greens, and the occasional pop of gold or yellow. Here’s a slightly closer view of what is on my desk. So, what do you think of my new workspace? I will be showing you more of it, styled differently in future posts. Can’t wait to share.

What would you do with your hairpin legs? Which colours would you pick? For more inspiration, do check out the amazing DIYs on the hairpin leg company’s blog. If you fancy seeing my old workspaces, then check out the post here.

I’ll be back real soon with more interiors post and also a look into my trip to Tokyo and Hong Kong, during the Summer holidays.

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

( All photography and styling are by me, Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This post is a sponsored collaboration with the hairpinleg company. All opinions are my own).

Pastel-coffee-ware-from-Dot-com-gift-store-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell It was music to my ears when Pantone announced Rose quartz and Serenity blue as their colours of the year for 2016.

These are two colours that I absolutely love.

So, when Dotcomgiftshop asked me to style up their products for Spring, I decided to style my work space in pink and blue.

Here’s what I selected, a super cute Classic Espresso Coffee pot in pink and this Turquoise espresso cup.  Colourful-workspace-by-Little-Big-Bell There you go. What do you think?

For those of you who visit me often here on the blog, would know that I absolutely adore gold  too.

Not Brass, not Copper, just that shiny yellow of gold.

Here, I have used a gold lamp and gold foiled prints to give a bit of girly glamour to my pink and blue workspace. A-blogger's-colourful-workspace-London-by-Little-Big-Bell-blog I also picked this gorgeous blue Parisian metal chair .

It’s perfect for indoors and outdoor use, and comes in a mint green and Ivory cream too. Would look great if those colours were mixed and matched together around the table don’t you think? Pretty-workspace-by-Little-Big-Bell As you can see, I always have something from Kate Spade New York in my work space.

The colours from my Kate Spade coffee table book with its shades of Turquoise blue and Fuchsia pink were just the perfect accent colours for this photoshoot.

I must admit, the temptation from the shoot became too much. I simply had to pause, sit down on my new blue chair, sip that piping hot Espresso, before it turned cold, and flip through that gorgeous book. Who says work can’t be pleasurable?  Girly-glamour-work-space-by-Geraldine-Tan-of-Little-Big-Bell-blog What I love about this table and chair is that they are both light and portable.

I’m just waiting for Spring and Summer to appear , then when it does, I might well carry them out into the garden.

Doesn’t working outdoors just sound so divine? Fresh air, warmth and sunshine. Pretty-tulips-on-blue-stool-photo-by-Geraldine-Tan Now that I have mentioned those wonderful words Spring and Summer, I simply had to show you some of my brightly coloured Tulips on this fifties inspired stool ,with legs the colour of a wonderful blue Summer sky.

Is it making you in the mood for Spring?

Hope you have enjoyed the post and my styling. Wishing you all a happy weekend ahead. I will be back next week with another interiors post bursting with colour. Can’t wait to show you.

( All styling and photography are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. The products stated above have been gifted to me by Dotcomgiftshop. All opinions are my own. )

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