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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Candice loves designing kitchens, but with Vicky and Joey's project she gets more than she bargained for when Joey's 85 year-old mother comes to stay. A charming octogenarian, Alice proves to be a bit of a distraction for the team, getting them into all kinds of trouble. Will Candice be able to rein in the rambunctious Alice so she can get the kitchen finished on time and on budget?
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?
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?
Maria and Karl's 9 and 10 year old daughters have always shared a bedroom but as they approach their teen years, it's time to give each of them their own space. Its doubletrouble for Candice when she has to make both rooms attractive and welcoming for these competitive sisters but one room is smaller and has little natural light. After much searching for the perfect design, Candice comes up with a novel and beautiful solution to keep both daughters happy.
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.
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!
Candice and the team are starting from scratch as they transform Kelly and Jim's completely unfinished basement into a multi-purpose living space for this musical family. When finished, the basement will feature a music zone full of instruments, a lounge/games area and even a gym. But Candice and her team face numerous obstacles. Luckily someone unexpected comes to the team's rescue more than once.
Candice is thrilled to redesign Kim and Peter's master bedroom, the only untouched room in a stunning ranch house that is a sought-after location for film and commercial shoots. As Candice and the team begin to transform a boring beige room into a tranquil and luxurious space, they learn that the homeowners have received a lucrative offer from a movie location scout. Will Candice and company get the job done faster than anticipated so the owners can rent their house out and take advantage of this great opportunity?
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 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.
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?
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.
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