3 Best Stationery Brands
Alongside skincare, the other S in my life is stationery and I'm obsessed. Whether it's notebooks, dairies, desk planners, pens or desk accessories, I love to pick out new stationery, shop different online stores, visit shops to get inspiration and pick up new pieces to refresh my desk. Just like updating my skincare routine, I love to update my stationery collection - there is something so satisfying about starting a new notebook with a special pen. In addition to my simple bullet journal, I also use the more aesthetically pleasing side of stationery that is photographable and covered in modern designs to help keep my motivated. To inspire and share some stationery love, here are my favourites brands to shop from and the current bits I'm loving...
1. Katie Leamon
British and beautiful, Katie Leamon is the perfect brand to keep your desk chic and make your stationery stand out. The array of journals/notebooks coming in incredible pastel greens, millennial pinks and more vibrant shades, all in marble effects are the perfect desk, hand-bag and bedside essentials whereas the luxury brass scissors and pencil sharpeners continue to give me constant at home office inspiration. Katie's selection of hand printed unique cards, gold foil prints and premium wrapping sets are what really set her products aside from others to me and make gifting that little bit more special. Katie Leamon is the home to luxury stationery and stepping into a store to see it on the shelf in Harrods, Anthropologie and Selfridges is complete heaven however browsing online is just an enjoyable and will make you want to start your stationery collection from scratch. You can even take your notes and gifting to the next level through the POST subscription service, giving you a surprise monthly supply of luxury stationery and cards.
If on trend designs, lots of gold, personalised notebooks, inspiring quotes and luxury note holders are your thing, then Kate Spade is the one for you. When in Liberty's, I always gaze at the Kate Spade section for her amazing A4 and A5 diaries and notebooks that are covered in colourful blooms, polkadots or stripes. For me, this 'So Well Composed' lined A4 notebook has been ideal - the luxe gold and black design makes me feel like I've got my life together whilst taking dissertation notes and it's tote bag friendly. I think I'm going to expand my Kate Spade collection with a smaller dairy/notebook for day to day and 2019 could be the year of the Kate Spade dairy for me...
Yet another stationery store dream. Hay is one of my favourite shops to visit in Bath for it's beautiful interior decor, stone staircase, hanging lights and incredible chairs giving me endless future home inspiration. Another thing HAY do really well is stationery - minimal and contemporary pieces with pops of colour. Starting with note books, I love the HAY Edge A5 Notebooks as they are super light and travel friendly, making note-taking on the go a breeze. Onto pens, I could spend hours going through their different colours, styles and finishes, it really is pen heaven but my favourites have to be these fine liners in peacock green and lavender that I picked up over Christmas. Moving onto desk accessories that come in a huge array of colours, the Split Trays are ideal for storing pens, rubbers and other office bits and the Kaleido Trays not only look great, are again a perfect desk storage option (or perfumes and makeup).
Where are your favourite place to shop for stationery?