This bright and airy master bathroom is a true retreat away from it all. A glass enclosed shower and two floating vanities allow the eye to flow through the space. The wow factor is a curtain of crystal-like beads used to create a waterfall accent wall around the window. Design by Candice Olson.
Candice Olson, host of HGTV's "Divine Design," uses neutral slipcovers to create cozy, kid-friendly seating in this playful basement. A durable wood coffee table is the perfect spot for playing family board games or creating beautiful artwork. Muted green carpet throughout keeps this space light while still providing camouflage for inevitable spills.
Use feng shui design to improve communication in your home. "Never put all your furniture against the walls," says Karen Rauch Carter, feng shui consultant and author of Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life. "Furniture should be arranged to support communication, so forget where the walls are. Put at least the front legs of all furniture on the rug — not just around it — and people will sit there and talk."
If cooler fall weather also means hosting weekend guests, swap out lightweight summer bedding for heavier linens in rich fall shades, like pumpkin, russet or gold, as design diva Candice Olsen did here. Changing just a few key pieces is an easy way to refresh a bedroom's look, plus your guests will appreciate bunking in such a well-appointed and cozy room.
Known for her super luxe, traditional spaces, design diva Candice Olson focused on function as well as form when designing this long galley-style kitchen for a busy family of four. She chose white wall cabinets to keep the space bright but decided on a dark stain for the island to break things up. Gray, gold and black linoleum floor tiles add a playful touch and echo the colors found in the glass tile backsplash.
Candice Olson, host of HGTV's "Candice Tells All," created this living room that blends style and function. She says, "It's important to know what makes the most sense for your lifestyle and home, so don't choose colors, fabrics or even materials that won't work for your family, children or pets." This living room's rustic wood coffee table, dark upholstered armchair and patterned area rug ensure a family-friendly space.
Candice Olson, host of HGTV's "Divine Design" and "Candice Tells All," explains how to design with the latest trends in mind. While keeping larger pieces the same, such as sofas and tables, Olson suggests adding trendy colors and styles in small pieces, like pillows, blankets and lampshades. This room adds pops of color in accent pillows and chair cushions, while the main pieces remain neutral.
For this stunning bathroom, designer Candice Olson of Candice Tells All pulls out all the technology stops, including heated flooring, a steam shower and a remote-controlled toilet that features a nightlight, bidet and even a self-cleaning function. Large square tiles form the wall behind the freestanding tub adding glamorous sparkle. Candice brings character to the room by repurposing the homeowner's dresser as the vanity.
Designer Candice Olson of Candice Tells All fills this glitzy bathroom with spa-like amenities, including heated flooring, a deep soaking tub and a two-person rain shower head. For a wow factor, Candice hangs faceted chains behind the tub for a bit of sparkle to contrast the antique wood dresser.
Everyone knows that the party always migrates to the kitchen, no matter how small or ill designed that kitchen might be. That's why when it comes to a very special client -Candice's mom - she pulls out all the stops to create a space that is both wonderfully functional as well as skillfully social - a great place for friends and family to congregate. Follow Candice as she faces the challenges of turning an outdated, dysfunctional space into her mom's ultimate party kitchen.
Candice helps a family update a 1970s kitchen with modern appointments. The dated kitchen is dramtically transformed into a modern space that the whole family can enjoy.
Candice tackles a basement home office for Roslyn and her husband David whose attempt at a DIY reno has been, well, less than stellar. Candice plans to remake the space into a sleek office area for David and a comfortable, relaxing TV lounge area for the couple and their friends. But will Roslyn's mouth-watering home cooking distract the team and derail the project?
Candice is called in to rework Anita and Jeff's family room that features natural oak and lots of it: everything from built-in bookcases to wainscoting to window shutters. Candice gently persuades the couple to keep the wood, but paint it. Once it's been painted though, there is no going back. While Candice is challenged with trying to deliver the perfect space, Roger's new passion for karate has led him away from the renovation and into the gym.
When Candice takes on Nadia and Daniel's open concept living room and dining room transforming it into an elegant space with generous seating for entertaining and relaxing, she agrees to meet their tight deadline. But, at the last minute, the homeowners tell Candice that they need the room ready a week earlier, putting extra pressure on the team. Roger's decision to take up cycling threatens to derail the project.
Candice comes to Michele's rescue when, after many delays and budget issues in the renovation of her newly purchased historic home, she takes her master bedroom from a blank canvas to a boho boudoir. Using Michele's Paris flea market style as inspiration, Candice draws upon the heritage details of the century home and adds some classic modern updates. Terry pitches in for his interior design class by interning with Candice. But will his inexperience plus his naiveté lead to problems?
Caryl and Jeff are young parents of a two year-old and a newborn, who need to create a pretty girlie room that the kids will share as they grow up. Working within the constraints of an ultralow budget, Candice challenges the members of her team to a competition to make all the elements in the room. The winner will be crowned MVP, earning a day off, plus bragging rights! Tension heats up as Roger, Rudy, Andrew and Katelyn try to snatch victory from each other's hands.
Candice gets ambitious when she hears of Zita and Aras' desire to update their kitchen. She decides to remove two walls to take full advantage of a large window that looks out onto their backyard and the ravine beyond. But once the walls come down, Candice realizes that the dining room won't measure up to the look of the newly designed kitchen. And Candice goes on the charm offensive when construction disrupts the neighbourhood.
When a couple moves from a starter home, to their substantially larger dream home, they realize they sorely lack any clearly defined style. The new home is filled with mismatched furniture and is not a comfortable place to host family and friends. With a lot of ground to cover, Candice helps them stretch their design budget, and creates a living room that's flexible enough to work for large family events, but which still feels warm and intimate for two.
Miranda is closing down her popular neighborhood roti shop and moving production into her home kitchen. Her husband Herman wants his wife to have only the best, especially since she is plagued by constant back pain from standing on her feet all day. But money is tight when Candice updates their outdated 'country style' kitchen, bringing in more storage, better surfaces and state of art appliances to accommodate both home cooking and a home based business. The finished kitchen is a wonder of ingenuity and color, a place where Miranda and Herman's West Indian friends can kick back and relax, and where Miranda can grow her home based business.
Sonya and Peter love everything about their house, except the family room that's dominated by a large off-centre fireplace. They want it gone, but Candice sells them on her vision of making the room work with a design that will accommodate all of their wishes. As the project ramps up, Candice's National Volleyball Team past catches up with her when Sonya's daughter asks for coaching help for her playoffs at school.
New Dad, Brixton, wants to keep an eye on his young son while he cooks, so Candice plans to create an open concept main floor for this heritage townhouse. This complex and expensive project rapidly becomes more stressful when Aldo finds substantial structural problems in the walls, and deadlines are jeopardized when Brixton's domineering mom intervenes in the design process.
Candice takes on Sandy and Sean's mammoth basement, redesigning the space from floor to ceiling. Andrew and Roger debate whose job is the most challenging which prompts Candice to have them walk a mile in each other's shoes. As the room gets transformed, will they learn to appreciate each other or will their competitive natures take over?
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