Thursday, March 25, 2010

More Candice Olson...

The family room is a hard room to design.  There needs to be enough seating for the family, seating for guests, storage for toys or stuff, and everyone wants a good view of the television.  Let's see how Candice handles a typical family room:

Above:  Before, the family room has limited seating, which is all directed toward the television.  The dark leather sofa has no personality, and the dark television unit is the focal point.  Toys are scattered, the window treatments are boring, and there is a vast sea of wall-to-wall carpeting.  There also appears to be just one source of lighting in the room, a table lamp.
Above:  After the makeover, the room has so much depth and color.  There is plenty of seating for the entire family on the long sectional sofa and it is prime tv viewing.  For guests, Candice added 2 comfortable club chairs that face the sectional, creating a conversation setting.  And end table and round pedestal table surface area, and a pendant lamps hang from the ceiling.  The dark walls look great because the furnishings are kept light.  Burnt copper window panels warm up the space as does a light caramel area rug with a beautiful diamond pattern.  Candice added a fireplace that has become the focal point of the room.


  1. I love her show but it is always way over my budget :-) Great to get ideas though. I love how she did this room...I could live with that easily.

  2. This is one of my favorites. Layers of color and texture, and Candice is a master of lighting too. Lovely!

  3. Hi Erica,
    Yea, she's one of my favorites. I don't think she's ever done a room I didn't LOVE.


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