Thursday, November 19, 2009

Divine Design

I’ve always been an Home & Garden Television (HGTV) and Food Network junkie. Some of the shows on those networks entrance me and I can’t break away. One of my favorite designers on HGTV is Candice Olsen from “Divine Design.” I’ve always said that if I ever win the lottery, I’m flying Candice, Chico and the entire crew down from Canada to decorate my house.

Anyhoo, we’re in the process of lining up some painting projects for our house, including our dining room. The dining room features wallpaper from when we purchased the house and while I’ve been able to live with it, it’s time to update. So, I started thinking about potential colors and I kept returning to robin’s egg blue. I love that color and I think combined with a crisp white trim, it could make for a gorgeous room. Then, in looking for inspiration online, I thought, “What would Candice do?” I came across a photo of a dining room make-over she performed and fell in love with it (see image above). The color scheme, the fabrics, the lighting – classic Candice.

So, any other HGTV junkies out there? What’s your favorite program?

9 comments:

AEOT said...

That is a gorgeous dining room! We are doing two other rooms in our new house in light blue (our bedroom and the nursery!!!), so we're thinking navy for the dining room. I'm struggling to find pictures of inspiration rooms in navy, so if you have any saved in your files, I'd love to see them!!

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

Beautiful dining room.Love the color blue. Candice Olsen is one of my favorites.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Me like-ee the Food Network too...and glad to hear you got the wreath up...

I have been staring at a box of Christmas lights all morning....

I'm thinking I might string them in the tree by the door...makes me HAPPY !

More later,
Kary

Katherine said...

she is my absolute favorite! she always uses the most gorgeous fabrics and textures!

and, love that dining room.

Katherine said...

oh and she has a design book! i think i'm asking for it for christmas!

JMW said...

Candice has a design book?! Ohhh, definitely going on my Christmas list!

Tickled Pink Talk said...

I LOVE Candice Olsen! My poor boys even like watching her now! ;) My dining room is in that color scheme! We used Sherwin Williams Sea Salt (mixed in Ben Moore Aura - LOVE that paint!!!) And I just find the color so soothing. Good luck with your redo! I hope you post some pictures....

Elizabeth said...

i remember watching the episode where she did this room. i love her show. she has a line of furniture and fabrics at norwalk.

mkmcclary said...

The room is beautiful. I'm hoping you'll show us your finished masterpiece.