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Whether it's small details or entire walls, infuse your home with vibrant hues.

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Get caught up with video highlights from the third season of Candice Tells All.

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Clean the Kitchen and Other Rooms Where Guests Gather

When preparing for your outdoor entertaining, don't overlook spaces inside the house where guests may congregate, particularly the entryway, kitchen and bathrooms.

Blue Family Room With Slipcovered Furniture

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.

Brown Contemporary Living Room With Rustic Coffee Table

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.

Contemporary Living Room With Collage Wall Art

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.

High-Tech Gray Contemporary Bath With Remote Control Toilet

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.

Spice Up the Guest Room

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.

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Refined Contemporary

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.

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Modern Design, Spa-Like Conveniences

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.

White Kitchen With Gray and Orange Floor

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 "Divine Design"

Candice Olson, known for her luxurious designs, is host of HGTV's "Divine Design" and "Candice Tells All."

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About the Host

Candice Olson

Known for her timeless style and eye-catching designs, Candice is a leading designer in the United States and Canada.
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About the Show

Designer Candice Olson delivers the awe-inspiring transformations we have come to expect, but this time she pulls back the curtain to get down to the basics of design. In Candice Tells All, she shares the underlying design principles that can be applied to any space, revealing a home's true potential. This is Candice unplugged, as she deconstructs the design process and teaches us her rules in a fun, irreverent way.
Season 2, Episode 11

Perfect Modern Bathroom Fundamentals

Modern style is often described as sleek and clean-lined, focusing first and foremost on function and avoiding excessive frills. That's what Kim and Rob dream of in place of their two drab and dated rooms. Candice uses all her modern design skills in a design makeover that gives viewers the inside scoop on how to create the perfect, luxurious, modern bathroom.

Monday
Mar 16
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 4, Episode 2

URBAN DESIGN, SUBURBAN LIVING

When an urban-centric couple regrets their recent move to the suburbs, they hire Candice to inject some downtown sophistication into their bland suburban home. Faced with a 1980s kitschy, comfy family room complete with stucco ceilings and bad stenciling, Candice gets to work creating a contemporary chic lounge like setting. But will it be enough to convince this couple to stay in the 'burbs, or will they hightail it back to the Big City?

Monday
Apr 6
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 5, Episode 4

Grown up master Bedroom

Genny and Steve's master bedroom has remained untouched for twelve years, and they're wedded to their out-dated waterbed, which completely dominates the space. Candice's must bring this 1970's throwback into the 21st century - but as work begins, things become challenging when record-breaking temperatures take their toll on the team, and they're stuck with air conditioning that only works intermittently.

Monday
Apr 13
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 3, Episode 10

Family Focused Basement Space

A growing family's basement has become a veritable dumping ground for junk, storage and hand-me-down furniture. Candice tackles this disaster zone and replaces it with a gorgeous family room that's not only stylish, but kid-friendly and will always meets this family's changing needs.

Monday
Apr 20
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 6, Episode 4

Kitchen Overhaul

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.

Monday
May 25
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 6, Episode 5

Down to Work

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?

Monday
Jun 15
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 5, Episode 10

Out of the Woods

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.

Monday
Jun 22
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 6, Episode 6

Fresh Start Family Room

Candice throws her heart and soul into a basement family room makeover for recently widowed Rebecca and her three children. With the kids now approaching their teens, Rebecca wants a space where the family can retreat to but also where her kids will want to hang out with their friends. Candice designs a fluid and comfortable space and Roger adds a unique touch when he enlists Andrew's help and does something special for the family.

Monday
Jul 6
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 6, Episode 8

Travelers Life

Mary Grace and Manesh's living room is literally a blank slate: since moving into their new home a year and a half ago, they have left it completely empty. Candice's challenge will be to create a room that meets Mary Grace's desire for sparkle yet remains masculine enough that Manesh will feel comfortable basking in front of his big screen TV. And with Candice's birthday coming up, Roger and Andrew have fun planning a surprise for her.

Monday
Jul 20
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 6, Episode 10

Conceptual Living

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.

Monday
Jul 27
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 5, Episode 8

Room for Two

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.

Monday
Aug 17
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 6, Episode 7

Open Kitchen

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.

Monday
Aug 24
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 3, Episode 7

Flexible Living

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.

Monday
Aug 31
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 6, Episode 12

Bare Bones Bedroom

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?

Monday
Dec 12
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 5, Episode 3

Blockbuster Basement

With its fluorescent lighting and dropped ceiling, Tania and Vinicius' large basement feels more like a commercial space than a residential one. Candice and her team go to work turning this cold, featureless room into a cozy, nature-inspired retreat that will allow this couple and their two young children to play, relax, work, and even sleep. But Roger's desire to shoot a behind-the-scenes video for his folks threatens to derail the project when his directorial debut interferes with construction.

Monday
Dec 19
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 5, Episode 7

Fabulous Family Room

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.

Monday
Dec 26
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 6, Episode 2

Mastering the Bedroom

With two infant children, Sue and Shouvik need their large bedroom to be a relaxing retreat – a prospect which thrills Candice because she loves nothing more than luxury. The bedroom gets a hotel makeover, complete with creating an open concept walk -in closet and dressing room. Will Candice get more than she bargained for when Rocco the clown shows up on site?

Monday
Dec 26
7am | 6c
Season 6, Episode 7

Open Kitchen

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.

Monday
Dec 26
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 5, Episode 5

Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen

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.

Monday
Jan 9
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 6, Episode 10

Conceptual Living

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.

Monday
Jan 9
7am | 6c
Season 6, Episode 11

Ensuite Dreams

Long time team member master painter Bernie enlists Candice's help in overhauling his outdated and seldom used master ensuite. Candice's excitement about redoing the bathroom grows and she persuades the team to surprise Bernie by also redoing his master bedroom. But the team's ability to keep this secret is at risk when Bernie's father-in-law Brian stumbles onto the surprise. Candice keeps her fingers crossed that he won't inadvertently give anything away!

Monday
Jan 9
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 6, Episode 1

Getting Married Makeover

First time homeowners Ansely and Ryan ask Candice to transform their bland, unfurnished, tiny living and dining room into a glamorous space, where they can entertain guests for their upcoming wedding. Can Candice survive the reno when her right hand man is called home for an emergency?

Monday
Jan 16
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 6, Episode 5

Down to Work

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?

Monday
Jan 23
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 5, Episode 6

High Tech Ensuite

Tech gurus, Paula and Philip, want Candice to gut their ordinary, old bathroom and redesign it, complete with state of the art technology. Candice scours the city looking for impressive products, fixtures and items that will satisfy their techy appetite for the newest and coolest. During the project, the team begins to suspect that Candice may need reading glasses, and struggle to find a way to tactfully let her know. But with Candice in complete denial, booking an eye exam is easier said than done.

Monday
Jan 23
7am | 6c
Season 6, Episode 13

Basement Bonanza

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?

Monday
Jan 23
7:30am | 6:30c

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