A Divine Design Master Bedroom

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Candice Olson Bedroom Design

Designer Candice Olson tackles a bland master bedroom in this Minneapolis Star Tribune article.

The room is in a renovated 1926 home. For the wall color, Candice went with a creamy white and a darker blue grey, colors that play well with the dark hardwood flooring.

A subtle world-traveler theme prevails, with a zebra-striped rug on the floor an exotic tropical ceiling fan overhead, and other tropical home decor accents.

Zebra Stripe Rug

Above is a close match for the zebra rug from our rug collection.

Tropical Rattan Ceiling Fan

The ceiling fan is pretty blurry! After squinting at it for a bit, I think this fan model is a good match for it: the Casa Vieja Rattan Ceiling Fan.

I also love the typographical lettering on the wall over the bed. For more typographic decor, see my recent post.

Photo thanks to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Post Update 1-5-11: For more designer starpower, check out our series of designer interviews, where we chat with everyone from David Bromstead to Sandra Espinet!


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  • This is the best collection of overpriced and just plain butt- ugly lighting fixtures yet! Congratulations!  

  • Not too long ago people thought it was impossible to decorate their homes and left it to the pros, but you'll soon find that it's not as hard as it may seem. Starting with a fresh canvas is always the easiest. Empty your room of everything that's in it and start by replacing only the things that need replacing. Then add back only the home decor items you want or need for your design ideas. Knowing how much money you will need to finish your project is a great way to avoid a half finished job.

  • Betty B., thanks for the comment. I like the idea of emptying the room and then putting back in only what is essential. The room above certainly shows the end result of this approach. Everything has a place and there is a nice balance between all the room accessories and different elements.

  • Your master bedroom looks very cool. The zebra rug reminds me of houses in the woods wherein the walls of the house have heads of different animals.

  • That's a good interior design. Though the room has a lot of furniture, it still looks has a big space and the color chose is perfect anyone could use it.

  • What is the paint color on the walls??

  • Hi Roxanne - Thanks for your comment! There's no info listed on Candice's site about the wall color. But...we put our heads together here and offer this educated guess: Benjamin Moore 1438 lavender blue. That's only a guess, so use it as a starting point. Hope that helps!

  • I found where the paint colors are listed on Candice's site, as well as most of the items purchased for the room.  The walls are Benjamin Moore Thundercloud Gray (2124-40) and Deep Silver (2124-30).  Trim is BM Cloud White (OC-130) and ceiling is BM White Sand (OC-10).

  • Hi Dawn - thanks for the info! Do you have the link location? We'd love to be able to bookmark it. Thanks again!

  • Hi John, sorry for the delay, I just now saw your request.  I can't grab a link, but maybe you can. I found the paint details by going to the episode, #1605 Nuala and David's Master Bedroom. Hover your mouse over View Episode and click on Where Does Candice Shop?.  The paint colors are listed about 3/4ths the way down the list.

  • Hi Dawn - thanks for the info! Here's the link to a video of the project: www.hgtv.com/.../index.html

    And here's a synopsis of the episode: www.hgtv.com/.../index.html

A Divine Design Master Bedroom