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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.

Photo: Hooked On Houses

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.

Design Your Dream Room On Your Computer

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Recently a friend sent us a link to a game called “Design Your Dream Room” on and we have not been able to stop playing!  This game allows you to design a room from scratch, you get to choose everything from the wall color, rugs, furniture, and all the way down to the smallest accessory.  It’s kinda like shopping at Ambassador Floor and our sister store For the Home.  Try it out and see if you don’t become obsessed with this game too.  Good luck!