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Home Renovation Tips From Candice Olson

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Our favorite Divine Designer Candice Olson shares her own tips and tricks for renovating your home.

Before you hire a designer, find out what you like.
It’s not uncommon for folks to be unable to articulate what their style is, says Candice Olson. Create a scrapbook or binder full of magazine clippings, fabrics and photos of design that catches your eye. A homeowner who has done their homework really helps a designer, says Olson: “When I look through 20 different pages that a homeowner has collected, it gives an outsider a good idea of what the person likes.”

Create a sample board.
After Olson meets with her clients, she pulls together a sample board — a collection of fabric scraps, paint chips, finish samples, flooring bits, photos of furnishings that tells the room’s design story. Make your own when you’re dreaming up a room makeover. It’ll help you match up fabrics and wallpapers
before they get installed. Plus, it helps you stick to your vision once you’ve started.

Be open to a room swap.
Swapping rooms or areas in a room is a trick that Olson uses frequently on
Divine Design. A dining room and living room will trade places or a kitchen floor plan gets reversed. Of course, unless you’re gutting your entire home you can’t swap the kitchen with a bedroom, Olson says, but by taking a fresh look at how a space works, you may find a better way to use your square footage.

Look in commercial buildings for inspiration.
When shopping for kitchen flooring you may find products that are stylish and extra-durable. Want to make your kitchen look bigger? “Laying the kitchen floor pattern on a diagonal lets you visually expand the space — good to know if you have a tight squeeze,” Olson says.

You can find Candice Olson’s home decor at Ambassador Floor and For the Home Showrooms.

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How To Work With An Interior Designer

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On of our favorite designers, Candice Olson offers her advice for how to work with an interior designer and still keep your own style.

You can find Candice Olson’s home decor at Ambassador Floor and For the Home Showrooms.

Candice Olson’s Kitchen Design Inspirations

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Do you love Candice Olsen’s HGTV show, “Divine Design”, as much as we do?  We are hooked on Candice’s fresh and contemporary design style.  Check out these amazing kitchens designs from Candice’s show.

Durable Solutions
Design your dream kitchen for durability. Three kinds of porcelain tile and carefully planned cabinet storage make this kitchen a stylish workhorse.

Open Up Your Space
Knock out a wall to add space to your kitchen. This kitchen seamlessly integrates with the dining area, using a buffet island to separate the two.

Unique Flooring
Make a statement with your kitchen flooring. Stripes of light and dark concrete-like material add an unexpected touch to this contemporary kitchen.

Mix It Up
Two-toned kitchens are more interesting than one-toned. A marble island, different cabinet finishes and Art Deco tile make this Candice’s favorite Divine Design kitchen makeover.

Now that you have seen Candice Olson’s designs, check out Candice’s Home Collection at Ambassador Floor and For the Home.