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.
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…
“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.”
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.”
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.
1. The LBD: Little Black Dishes
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.
3. Art of glass
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.