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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 clientsandmdash;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 25-30 of Candice's stunning room makeoversandmdash;described in her approachable and authoritative voiceandmdash;Candice Olson Favorite Design Challenges provides gorgeous sketches and design boards that show you how each design took shape, while more than 200 full-color 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
Redecoratingandmdash;or even just dreaming about decoratingandmdash;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.
Candice Olson Favorite Design Challenges follows the model established by Candice Olson Kitchens and Baths (9780470889374). It features two dozen of Candice's stunning room makeovers, described in Candice's approachable and authoritative voice. Her gorgeous room sketches and design boards show how each design took shape. More than 200 full-color before-and-after photos provide a wealth of visual inspiration, while Candice's tips and insights into what makes each space work give readers practical knowledge for planning their own room redos
Popular TV star Candice Olson shows you how to create your dream family room
Everybody wants their home's main living space to meet the needs of the whole family—and look great doing it. HGTV star Candice Olson is an expert in showing clients how a room can have many functions while still looking pulled-together and polished, and this book showcases a collection of her family room redos that is sure to inspire.
Chock full of tips and ideas, Candice Olson Family Spaces features hundreds of full-color, before-and-after photos of Candice's stunning family room makeovers. Plus, you'll get access to her artful room sketches and design boards and insight into how each design took shape, giving you unprecedented guidance for planning your own family room renovation.
- Explains how good design accommodates all members of the family and their daily activities
- Designs offer functionality, durability, and comfort without sacrificing style
- As a busy mother of two, Candice brings valuable insight to what a family really needs from the spaces they share
Redecorating—or even just dreaming about decorating—can transform one's outlook on life, and Candice Olson Family Spaces is the catalyst to get readers off the couch and down to the upholstery store.
- Candices fresh, honest approach to design shows readers how to create rooms that are beautiful and functional, perfectly geared to what they love and how they live.
- With her trademark humor and sense of fun, Candice shares design secrets, smart tips, and practical advice to help readers plan and execute successful room makeovers.
- 24 dramatic before-and-after room transformations reinvent living rooms, dining rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, basements, and more!
- Quick-read sidebars highlight favorite features and ideas that readers can use in their homes.
Popular TV star Candice Olson shows you how to create your dream kitchen and bathroom
Kitchens and bathrooms are the most commonly renovated rooms--and also the best investment with the highest payback value upon resale. This book is chock full of tips, inspiration, and ideas from popular TV star Candice Olson, whose designs have wowed fans around the world. Brimming with hundreds of full-color, before-and-after photos of Candice's stunning room makeovers, the book gives advice for choosing colors, materials, and furnishings to make any space shine.
Celebrity decorator Candice Olson shows you how to create your dream kitchen and bathroom—the most commonly renovated rooms and also those with the highest payback value upon resale.
Celebrity designer Candice Olson shares design secrets, smart tips, and practical advice to help plan and execute successful room makeovers.
Includes 24 dramatic before-and-after room transformations to reinvent every room in the house.
About the Author
CANDICE OLSON is one of North Americaand#8217;s leading designers. Her television series, Divine Design with Candice Olson, has been seen by millions. Her popular show Candice Tells All airs on HGTV in theandnbsp;United Statesandnbsp;and on W Network in Canada.
Table of Contents
1 Fabulous Family Spaces.
Twos Company, Fives a Crowd.
After a much-needed overhaul, this kitchen is ready for a crowd of teens!
The Heart of the Home.
A warm and friendly kitchen-family room is designed with young kids in mind.
Two Cooks in the Kitchen.
With a little borrowed space, traffic flows smoothly in a reconfigured kitchen.
A roomy, renovated kitchen welcomes a large familys feasts and gatherings.
Fresh modern function nods to the fab fifties in this family-friendly update.
A poor layout makes way for an efficient space that welcomes moms and tots.
Coffee Klatch Kitchen.
This 1960s kitchen goes from Most Dated in the Neighborhood to Best Kitchen in Town!
Losing a wall gains a kitchen-dining room perfect for family and friends.
A Double-Duty Kitchen.
A hardworking, outdated kitchen undergoes a fabulous transformation—and its still hardworking!
2 Designed for Entertaining.
Gorgeous form follows well-planned function in this stunning renovation.
Elegantly Updated for Two.
Chic modern design marries timeless traditional, creating a sophisticated setting for entertaining.
A spectacular remake of an awkward, outdated space wins rave reviews.
Live, Work, Eat!
A beautiful multipurpose space brings loft-style living to a small townhome.
Back in the Big Easy.
Renovation re-creates a couples New Orleans dream kitchen in their new home in the North.
Fashion-Forward Farmhouse Kitchen.
Top-to-bottom renovation transforms a style disaster into a fabulous, functional kitchen.
Just what a loft kitchen should be—open, functional, with a mix of old and new.
City Style in Suburbia.
Urban chic is right at home in a renovated bungalow.
Dressed for Success.
A stylish new-millennium look comes just in time for some big events.
The Cookie Queens Kitchen.
Warm and welcoming, this super-functional kitchen is a bakers dream come true.
A Fresh Kitchen Facelift.
A little paint and creative repurposing transform a kitchen/dining room.
Master Suite Spaces.
A stripped-to-the-studs third-floor space becomes a luxurious haven.
Inspired by a stained-glass window, this renovated bath basks in natural light.
Worth the Climb.
A start-from-scratch re-do transforms a warren of attic rooms into a light-filled bath.
4 Relaxing Retreats.
The most luscious tub imaginable sets the tone for a total bathroom reno.
Chic Boutique Style.
A spare bedroom becomes an elegant, sophisticated bath with a boutique hotel vibe.
Just what the doctor ordered: a stress-relieving master bath with a double dose of style!
Bookshelves, fitness equipment, and a fabulous tub and shower define a truly extraordinary bath.
The Ultimate Wet Room.
No need to go to a resort—this renovated bath offers the perfect spa experience!
Parents Time Out.
An enlarged and renovated bath refreshes and restores a busy couple.
Goodbye blue fixtures, hello clean, contemporary bathroom!