Saturday, May 28, 2011

Candice Olson Quite Near Perfection...

Candice Olson (born October 27, 1964) is a Canadian interior designer. She is the host of the Toronto-based home-makeover shows Divine Design and Candice Tells All, which air on the W Network in Canada and on HGTV in the United States.

* 1 Education
* 2 Career
o 2.1 Television
o 2.2 Collection
o 2.3 Books
* 3 Personal life
* 4 References
* 5 External links



Olson attended the University of Calgary and played for the Canadian National Women’s Volleyball Team at the same time. She later attended the school of Interior Design at Ryerson University in Toronto. Scouted upon graduation, Olson honed her skills for several years in many of Canada’s top interior design firms before establishing her own residential and commercial design practice, Candice Olson Design, in 1994.


In the fall of 2001, Divine Design debuted on Canada’s W Network and quickly established itself as one of the network’s flagship shows. Two years later, in 2003, the series premiered on HGTV in the United States in more than 90 million homes.

On January 1, 2011, Olson's new series, Candice Tells All, premiered on HGTV. It debuted on the W Network in Canada on January 6, 2011


The Candice Olson Collection is made up of products in the home d├ęcor market. The lines include an upholstered furniture line for Norwalk (MyCandiceDesign.com), The Furniture Idea; a line of fabric from Kravet Inc.; a lighting line in conjunction with AF Lighting; a line of carpets for Surya Rugs; a line of broad case good, occasional, and table line with Revco International; and a wallpaper line for York Wallcoverings.


In 2006, Olson wrote her first book; Candice Olson on Design: Inspiration and Ideas for Your Home in which she shares design secrets, smart tips, and practical advice to help readers plan and execute successful room makeovers.

Her second book, Candice Olson: Kitchen & Bathrooms is due to be released in March 2011.[dated info]


Olson is married to builder Jurij Sennecke. They have two young children, Piper and Beckett. Both of her pregnancies were openly discussed on Divine Design during the second and fourth seasons.
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