No need to sacrifice style just because you have kids. Candice Olson transforms an uninspiring living/dining space and injects it with urban industrial modern appeal using the principles of indestructible design. Candice shares all the insider secrets of this design approach, which includes using resilient materials and forgiving fabrics to create a stylish, kid-friendly, contemporary space that can endure everything from crayons to muddy paws.
The best bedrooms exude a sense of comfort and intimacy. In this episode, Candice tackles a clumsy master bedroom and applies monochromatic design to turn it into a warm and enchanting haven. Candice's insider tips include adding interest and style to a monochromatic scheme by using multiple patterns and textures.
Black is timeless and elegant, but it can also be quite intimidating as a decorating tool. Candice demonstrates how to bravely use black in a design plan to inject sophistication and style into a bland and boring room. She shows how adding hints of black works to add excitement and a touch of formality to a space while enhancing and clarifying the other colours in the space.
It is not easy to mix modern and traditional design styles. The results are often messy and uncomfortable. Candice follows the design principle of mixing old and new to transform a couple's muddled, over-furnished, discordant space, and unify it into a refreshingly harmonious, timeless room.
Creating a space that evokes a unique and authentic cultural look requires a lot of planning. In this episode, Candice shares the secrets of cultural design to show a family of three lovely South Asian women how to transform their drab family room from dull golfer's den to a space with an exciting modern Masala vibe.
Perfect lighting is an essential part of good bathroom design, but one that is most often overlooked. Harsh overhead lights or too few bulbs can make most of us refuse to look in the mirror. In this episode, a tired master bathroom gets an intense lighting makeover and is transformed into a 21st century deluxe spa retreat.
Even small spaces can be big on style. Candice shares fresh new designer tips on using colour and storage to turn a dark, cramped galley kitchen into a gorgeous, functioning, modern space.
Going with the flow might seem like the path of least resistance ? that is until you bump up against a room that just does not connect with its neighbor. Follow Candice as she tackles a great room that extends from a previously renovated kitchen. The two rooms now clash and the homeowners do not know where to start. Using design that honours a room's function and style, Candice successfully establishes effective traffic patterns and shows how one space can flow into another with harmonious results.
When approaching a makeover for a guest room there are three things to keep in mind ? comfort, convenience and colour. But how do you apply those ideas to a windowless basement room that is currently a catchall for the family's storage needs? Candice shares her unique tips and techniques for turning a neglected space into a luxurious, welcoming oasis.
What was once a lovely condo dining room is now filled with filing boxes, printer wires and all the paraphernalia of a busy office. Unfortunately, this means that when the day is over, poor Phyllis has no space where she can relax, enjoy a lovely meal or entertain her friends. Applying the principle of double duty design, Candice saves the day by space planning for multi-purpose, multi-functional, everyday ergonomics ? in a teeny, tiny space! She creates a beautiful area that serves as a super efficient office by day and then transforms into an inviting, relaxing space by night.
When the element of rhythm is missing from a room, the result is a space that feels awkward and uninviting. Candice injects a warm, eclectic vibe into a couple's master bedroom using rhythm basics like color, shapes and patterns with spectacular results.
Without focus, a room lacks presence. Too much focus and it becomes disorienting. When the focus is wrong, that is all you notice. That is exactly the case for a young couple who turn to Candice to help them with their living/dining space. Overwhelmed by a beautiful new staircase, the space lacks focus. Candice dips into her designer tool bag to take this room from blank slate to bold space.
A young couple's awkward and uncomfortable living room is transformed into a glamorously elegant space when Candice uses basic design principles to restore its sense of balance and symmetry. In the process, Candice shares insider design tips such as how to discover a room's balance lines and traffic patterns as well as how to arrange furniture so every part of the room feels balanced.
All New: Thursday, May 31 at 9|8c