11-Francesca-Stone

Francesca Stone shows us how to style up our home

Clashing prints are all the rage on the catwalk, so we asked the style queen behind fallfordiy.com how to get the look in our homes.

About Francesca…

Francesca Stone, the blogger behind fallfordiy.com, is an interiors fiend with a penchant for DIY projects. And if that screams wonky shelves and rickety cupboards, think again.

With a penchant for pops of colour against clean white backdrops, Francesca’s look is chic and modern with a homespun feel. So, if you want to know more about how she combines the right individual touches to create a big style impact, read on…

Dip bowls

Clash hits

“Beyoncé and Katy Perry are among the celebs that love this look, and there’s no reason you can’t recreate it in your home. All you need to do is mix different patterns to create visually interesting combinations that draw the eye. Here we can see the bold monochrome patterns create a fantastic backdrop to the more delicate pad print on the dip bowls.”

Bowls and cast iron pot

The rough with the smooth

“Texture is often overlooked at the table. We assume everything needs to be ceramic or glass-like. But why not try playing around with a variety of textures to give the table some variation? Even the differences between the rough iron pans and smooth falconware pots is striking. And on the paddleboard, traditional wooden meets contemporary marble to create a beautiful mix of tone and texture.”

Flaconware, bowls, recycled glasses and recycled carafe

Bits of brightness

“Use touches of colour like these dipping bowls to help lift the mood away from the monochromes and darker textures to something fun and playful. It’s these bright details that help draw out the individual qualities of each element, bringing them together cohesively.”

4 ways to get a kitchen like Fran’s

Feeling inspired? Check out the pieces Francesca used to create this interiors trend below, all available in selected Sainsbury’s stores now.

Include solid statement pieces: cast iron pan and cast iron pot

1. The LBD: Little Black Dishes

For stylish touches that are also hardwearing, go for real cast iron cookware. This cast iron frying pan, £8 and mini cast iron casserole dish, £10, are great for nibbles and side dishes.

Mix up your colours and texture: wooden paddle board and dip bowls

2. Kitsch in the kitchen

The colours of this Santana Dip Bowl, £2.50, are really on trend. Use them for crisps, dips, olives or individual deserts. This Long Two Toned Paddle Board, £16, instantly creates a cool, contemporary look and is ideal for sharing plates.

Have fun with shapes and sizes: recycled glasses and recycled glass carafe

3. Art of glass

Whether your serving up sparkling water or sipping on Sangria, give your home that Mediterranean feel, opt for a San Miguel Recycled Tumbler, £2.50, and Recycled Carafe, £5.

Be bold with your prints: table runner

4. Prints charming

Table runners are a really easy and effective way of allowing you to dress your table up however the mood takes you. These monochrome napkins, £6 for a pack of 4, are a perfect match with this geometric pattern of the monochrome stripe runner, £12.

For more interiors ideas from Francesca, head to fallfordiy.com now.