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Living spaces by Candice Olsen

If I had to come back as an interior designer, it would be as Candice Olsen. Not only does she make every single project look so easy - and achievable - but every room she touches has that undeniable 'candice glam' to it. We teamed up some Candice Olsen designs with Plascon Inspired Paint colours.

 

Candice Olson is a leading designer in the US and Canada, receiving accolades and media attention for her distinctive and exceptional work before moving her design career to television. In 2005, Candice launched “The Candice Olson Collection” - a successful brand of home décor products. Her signature style is one she describes as "a fusion of traditional form, scale and proportions, with the clean, crisp, simplistic beauty of modern design."

Two feature walls, one a brilliant fuchsia and the other covered in teal-and-gold paisley wallpaper, create an instant wow factor in this open plan living room. Low-slung furniture in white and peacock blue create a cool, lounge-like vibe, while natural-stained maple flooring and updated shag carpet ground the space.

A metallic floral-patterned wallpaper provides a luxe backdrop in this cosy living room, which features a silvery linen sectional and a classic writer's desk. Soft, gauzy sheers trimmed in gold satin separate the living and dining rooms, as well as diffuse natural light from the large windows at the end of the rooms.

In this urban loft, a colour palette of grey, black and white is paired with shimmery steel and rich wood accents for a cool, contemporary vibe. Modern furnishings, smart track lightings and a dramatic ceiling fan combine for a stylish and functional living space.

 

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Dark wood panelling is painted antique white to brighten up this living room, which features a colour palette of pink, green, cream and chocolate. To mimic the fabric used on the chairs, whimsical vinyl graphics of an agapanthus flower are transferred onto the ceiling, giving it the quality of a hand-painted piece of art.

Create a more functional space by dividing a room into different zones. The bay window is the perfect setting for a home office and features custom built-in shelving, while the area next to the back window is the library lounge, an ideal spot for conversations and reading. The main area of the room is used for TV watching and hanging out. Tie the entire space together by using the same colour palette, like the combination of chocolate, caramel and oatmeal in this living room.

To brighten up this small living space, Candice installs light-toned wood floors, brings in a cream sectional and adds track lighting. A colour palette of greens, blues and tans complement the lighter tones, while paisley fabric and wall decals add a feminine, bohemian quality to the space. A reclaimed wood ceiling with faux beams and painted in white adds architectural interest.

Take inspiration from these Candice Olsen designs and pop into your local Builder's Warehouse for a can or two of Plascon paint and give your home a glam makeover.

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