Candice Olson Favorite Design Challenges

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Wiley, Apr 2, 2013 - House & Home - 224 pages
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Popular TV star Candice Olson shares her favorite design challenges

Candice Olson Favorite Design Challenges focuses on the tricky situations that Candice expertly handles for her clients—the same challenges that many homeowners face. From working around architectural limitations like sloped ceilings or a lack of wall space, merging styles to ensure that a room's decor pleases all of a home's occupants, to accommodating the changes that come about when a family grows or shrinks, this book highlights those ingenious solutions that make Candice's designs both beautiful and functional.

Featuring 24 of Candice's stunning room makeovers—described in her approachable and authoritative voice—Candice Olson Favorite Design Challenges provides gorgeous sketches and design boards that show you how each design took shape, while more than 200 before-and-after photos offer a wealth of visual inspiration.

  • Includes Candice's tips and insight into what makes each space work
  • Candice shares how she overcame the predominant challenge in each case
  • Provides invaluable guidance on planning your own room redos

Redecorating—or even just dreaming about decorating—can transform one's outlook on life, and Candice Olson Favorite Design Challenges is just what you need to dream, plan, and execute up a redo in your own home.

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Candice Olson is one of the top interior designers in North America. Her signature style incorporates creativity, practicality, and timelessness to create sophisticated yet accessible designs. On "Divine Design, Candice invites viewers into the lives of homeowners undertaking a dramatic space renovation for an upcoming event. She confidently guides them through the complicated process -- including knocking down walls and building rooms from scratch while sharing her incomparable knowledge of the latest trends in domestic style. Candice's expertise is firmly grounded in hands-on experience: Candice's personal redesign and renovation of a derelict urban house won "Canadian House and "Home magazine's annual design contest in 1994. Multitalented and energetic, Candice toured the world as a member of the Canadian national volleyball team while also earning her undergraduate degree from the University of Calgary. She then moved to Toronto to attend the School of Design at Ryerson University. After graduation she was a much-sought talent. She honed her skills working for several of Canada's top design firms before launching her own residential and commercial design firm, Candice Olson Design, in 1994. Today, "Divine Design is shot in Toronto, Canada. She confidently balances professional activities with family and home life, making her a personality who easily relates to the millions of busy homeowners who embrace her exciting, but practical, style ideas.

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