After meeting at Strictly Come Dancing, Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton took the plunge and bought a stunning London home together

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After living in apartments for years, Stacey Dooley was thrilled when she and her boyfriend Kevin Clifton were able to buy a proper house with a garden in London last year

The stunning property offers a dazzling display of the original features – from ornate cornices to tiled fireplaces to a stripped oak floor

Stacey, 33, who fell in love with Kevin when they partnered on Strictly Come Dancing in 2018, immediately launched ‘Project Reno’ and regularly keeps fans updated on the renovations There were more than 20 in each picture000 likes collected

“Feel so happy and excited. I’ve never had my own front door or garden as an adult!” she raved on social media

So far, she has redesigned the dining area, outfitting it with a huge marble table and oversized floor mirror next to French doors that open onto her lovely garden

“I call him Kev Titchmarsh,” she recently joked on the Fane event site. “He loves the garden

“When the lockdown started, we were in this tiny apartment and I thought, ‘We need a house “

“So we bought the house and a garden – and Kev is never out

“I think if I had been single [during the lockdown] I would have been so lonely. It breaks my heart, the idea that people had to go through this on their own”

Though she admitted being frustrated with one of her boyfriend’s bad habits when it comes to that marble table

The couple are currently saving to fit new radiators, but Stacey opts for a cream plush rug with minimalist white linens, sheepskin rugs, and another giant mirror

To complete the look, she opted for textured paint, but admitted the idea did nothing but confuse Kevin, who couldn’t care less about what the inside of the house looked like

“I’m like a dog with a bone,” she told The One Show about her search for the perfect living space

“I’m so happy to have a house because I’ve never had a real house They were always apartments”

“So, I make sure everything is spotless – yes, I put all the heads in – but it looks beautiful”

“I said to Kev, ‘Oh, we’re going to have this lacquer texture and it really is going to look like this’

“Anyway, he looked at it and said,” We paid more money and it looks like we have mold’”

Stacey Dooley

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