During lockdown Stacey Dooley has give fans a glimpse into the chic home she shares with boyfriend Kevin Clifton. The pair who met on the sixteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing having been staying together during the pandemic.
Despite facing the same challenges of the rest of the population such as working from home and date nights in, the documentary filmmaker has kept her home looking fresh and cosy.
Why don’t we take a look around and see what lessons we can take from the presenters stylish bijou home.
1. Add a pop of colour with flowers
Stacey Dooley might have stuck to neutral colour pallet in her kitchen, but her orange blooms give the room a little lift. Flowers are the perfect non-permanent way to add a pop of colour to your home that you can change all year round.
Why not copy Stacey and invest in a quirky vase that matches the counter top for a truly striking look.
2. Display mementos and photographs on alcove shelves
Built in shelves are a smart way to display your prized possessions without cluttering up surfaces in a small living space. Stacey’s shelves are filled with family photographs, a stylish diffuser and is that her glitter ball trophy we spy in the corner?
3. Zone out a working area with candles and a trinket dish
Like most smaller flats, Stacey doesn’t have space for her own home office. Instead, she has zoned out a small working from home space on her kitchen counter by framing her laptop with candles and a trinket dish.
Stacey has indulged in candles from Diptyque and Le Labo to add a little luxury to her working from home station. However, we’re just as happy indulging in the latest scent from the Aldi Hotel Collection.
4. Fit a full length mirror into an alcove
If you have an awkward alcove in your living room it could be the perfect spot for a full-length mirror. Fitting a mirror in a small living room is perfect for making the space feel lighter and bigger. It will help bounce the light around every corner of the room. Plus it is the perfect spot to check your outfit before leaving the house.
5. Style a fireplace with dried pampas grass
You you have an old fireplace in your home that is no longer in use transform it into a centre piece in the room. Stacey has styled hers with a huge vase full of dried pampas grass to match her monochrome colour scheme. Alternatively, stacking old magazines or books in a fireplace can look particularly striking, as well as sneaking in a little extra storage.
6. Keep your curtains long
Just a couple of flourishes such as draping curtains on the floor can be all it takes to elevate your home from ordinary to fit for a photo shoot. This look is particularly effective when paired with a pair wooden floor, as it will help to soften the room.
If you do choose to drape your curtains, pick a relatively heavy fabric that will drape well, and remember to keep your floors clean.
7. Fill your home with trinket dishes
Stacey Dooley is almost as famous for her statement chunky jewellery as she is for her documentaries. She keeps here need neatly organised on trinket dishes scattered throughout her home. Placing a dish, or two in Stacey’s case, is not only striking, but means you’ll never loose an earring on the bedside table again.
It might mean you’re magazines and books are relegated to the floor, but it’s all about priorities.
What is your favourite part of Stacey Dooley’s chic home?
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