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We all love Candice Olson. If you needed proof of this, the TV design guru is riding high in 2011 with her new show, Candice Tells All, and with the new collection of Candice Olson lighting, including a number chandeliers and wall sconces.
Interviewed by Canada.com (she's based in Toronto), Candice and had this to say about lighting, "I love using lighting tricks to bring up highlights. When I started [as a designer], I had to take a $30 blouse and with proper lighting make it look like a $300 blouse. I use that in residential design. Take drapes -- with the proper lighting, they can look more expensive."
And what does Candice see as the new trend? "People are looking for modern contemporary with natural materials. That element of craft brings softness and warmth to contemporary design."
That mix of the modern with natural materials is clearly seen in her new collecion of lighting. The Candice Olson Sahara Table Lamp (above) melds hand-applied seashell tile with clean, contemporary forms.
Then there's the Cecil Chandelier (seen above), which uses glass panels with hand-made, compass star etchings. A beautiful mix of the old and the modern!
Top photo courtesy of Christine Liber, Postmedia News, and Canada.com.
Candice is the very best. Please come over the bluewater bridge to Port Huron, Mi. across from Sarnia Ont. I'll meet you I only live 5 minutes from the bridge I need your wonderful ideas on my master bed and bathrooms. Please Candice, I so need you!!!!!!!
Thanks for the comment, Carolyn. If you liked this post, you might like some of our other Candice Olson blog posts. You can read them all here; www.lampsplus.com/.../default.aspx