LookOut: Stella & Dot

As a team of style-minded women working to make an innovative vision come alive, we at LookNook are always on the LookOut for like-minded organizations. We are not alone in our admiration for Stella and Dot’s adorable accessories. Countless celebrities are wearing their versatile and affordable pieces. Fans include: Oprah, Katie Couric, Kelly Ripa, Sheryl Crow, Selena Gomez, Katy Perry and Jennifer Aniston, to name a few. But, behind the sparkle is real substance. We admire their business model which empowers women and is wildly successful, and we LOVE their commitment to supporting women and children in the Stella & Dot Foundation.

We are super inspired by the Stella & Dot story. And let’s face it, who doesn’t love a bit of the bling? We decided to bring some of the Stella and Dot flair to our LookNook world. Our designers poured over the Stella and Dot website (as we do from time to time) and decided to choose a favorite piece as inspiration for a room. Much debate ensued, and in the end, we couldn’t choose just one, so we chose two pieces. Our favorite pieces are not designed to go together, but they complement each other, and we would totally pair them to get that look-at-me-I’ve-got-it-going-on-in-that-non-matchy-matchy-super-pulled-together-way.

When designing a-non-matchy-matchy-but-totally-pulled-together-ensemble, much like a room, one seeks balance, for example, chandelier earrings and a bare neck is akin to bold curtains behind a neutral couch–perfection. Unless one is going for a full on, over the top explosion of wowzie, one might choose a statement necklace with simple stud earrings or chunky earrings and an armful of bangles ala Wonder Woman’s magic cuffs. The Kahlo Bib Necklace and the Ivie Bangle call out to us. They are not a matched set but the gold tones and clear crystals speak to one another in the way that an amazing pair of black boots and a cobalt bag can take an outfit from “nice” to “holy-mother-of-ninjas-she-looks-fierce!” We think the Kahlo and the Ivie make a great, somewhat unexpected, and totally pulled together pairing.

So, once the in-studio debating ended, we got down to business, creating two rooms, not necessarily matchy-matchy, but which absolutely go together (much like this amazing necklace and bracelet we speak of, and your favorite Little Black Dress). Speaking of your favorite LBD, the fact of the matter is, it’s a lot like an amazing antique bed frame, or a classic sectional couch–the aesthetic is categorically yummy, but the spice is in the accessories. So there it is, People, look to Stella & Dot.

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Inspired by its gorgeous namesake, San Francisco based Stella & Dot’s Kahlo Bib Necklace, this jewel of a bedroom evokes a feminine flare and endless hours of beauty rest. The gray bed provides a rich neutral background upon which to create a tableau of luxurious bounty with the teal linens and accessories in splashes of garnet. Enjoy your beauty rest in style!

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This room is a lot like you–cheerful, but deep, warm and cozy, but polished and pulled together. Inspired by San Francisco-based accessories company Stella & Dot, this room is a testament to style and details. This room features and gold accents on the light fixture and unique coffee table, and the color is echoed in the organic rug design and chair. The deep teal of the curtains is echoed in pillows and other jewel-like accoutrements of this gorgeously appointed room.

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