Designer Profile: Candice Olson

Designer Profile: Candice Olson

Candice Olson is best known for her time as a makeover show host, but she has been working in the interior design industry for over two decades. She used her time on your screen to grow her brand and is now one of the world's most notable designers. Keep reading to find out more about Candice Olson and her commitment to designing <a href="">elegant furniture</a>.




Despite the success she would have in the realm of design, Candice Olson did not envision herself as an interior designer in her youth. She studied medicine at the University of Calgary in Alberta in her native Canada, but it was during this time she discovered her passion for creating and designing furniture. She enrolled in the School of Interior Design at Ryerson University in Toronto and was scouted by a design firm while she was still studying.

Her big break came in 2002. Candice Olson launched her first TV show that would go on to run for eight years. Building on her success, she launched a second program that would delve deeper into her as a designer, her process, and what inspired her designs. The world watched as she became one of the most influential people in the world of interior design. She was labeled as ‘one to watch’ by the New York Times, and as her popularity grew, so did the demand for furniture that embodied her signature look. The Candice Olson Collection was created to meet this demand. It includes furniture that is at once classic and contemporary by imbuing sophisticated pieces with a traditional structure.

Candice Olson is still working in the interior design industry today. She is always designing new pieces of furniture to add to her catalog and coordinating the launches of her new products. She is also making a name for herself as a writer, having written a series of six bestselling interior design books that act as a compilation of all of her design experience to date. Truly Candice Olson is a designer with tremendous talent both creatively and as a businesswoman.



Her designs are at once a reflection of her commitment to creating high-quality pieces of furniture and her knowledge of past interior design trends. The marriage of contrasts within her pieces is telling of her deep respect for this art form. She is able to create minimalist pieces with gorgeous adornments that would elevate the look of any room with ease without tying these pieces to either aesthetic. The pieces in her catalog are timeless, able to feel like they belong in a residential space ornamented by formal pieces as easily as they could in a sleek modern home.

We carry a huge selection of furniture designed by Candice Olson. Whether you are looking for a sturdy lounge chair or a drink cart that blends metal detailing with wooden paneling, visit our furniture store today, and fall in love with a piece from our collection.