Candice Olson Quotes

  • Clients usually come to me when they want to update the look of an existing room.
  • With every bathroom renovation, there are three areas that I focus on: budget, function and style.
  • I firmly believe that if your environment works for you and your family, it translates into a better life.
  • Great French design is often about unexpected touches.
  • One of the most common reasons people renovate their homes is a change in their lifestyle - an upcoming wedding, a new baby, or grown children moving away.
  • Dining rooms are really all about the table and the chairs.
  • I love doing kitchen renovations where we're opening up the kitchen and creating open-concept main floors. I think that's one renovation that really changes the way people live in their homes.
  • I know it can be difficult for parents, but I really do believe that kids need to play the predominant role in the choices that go into their own space.
  • It's great to design a beautiful, modern, sleek home like you'd see in a magazine. But if it doesn't suit your lifestyle, it's really wasted.
  • The perfect antidote to dark, cold and creepy is light, warm and cozy.
  • Look for inspiration in books, magazines, and even other people's homes - then be brave and take a chance with a room in your home.
  • Why have one chandelier when you can have two?
  • I never want to hold myself up as the poster child of the successful mother-businesswoman. It's a total 'Gong Show.' I won't pretend. When you do so many things, something always suffers. You just can't be great at everything.
  • Today's kitchen is all about a well-planned space that makes cooking a completely interactive experience among family and friends.
  • I've dealt with a lot of couples over the years, and most cite the battle for closet and bathroom space as one of the most frequent causes of marital discord.
  • The type of renovation I do most often is opening a kitchen to the family room.
  • Strip makeup lights just don't give you a fighting chance no matter how good looking you are. Light sconces that flank the mirror illuminate your entire face evenly.
  • I tell people marriage is a compromise, and so are renovations.