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|Born||October 27, 1964|
|Education||Bachelor's degree of Science and Interior Designs|
|Alma mater||University of Calgary
|Television||Divine Design, Candice Tells All|
Candice Olson (born October 27, 1964) is a Canadian designer. She was the host of the Toronto-based home-makeover shows Divine Design and Candice Tells All, which aired on the W Network in Canada and on HGTV in the United States.
Olson attended the University of Calgary and played for the Canadian National Women’s Volleyball Team at the same time. She then transferred and graduated from the School of Interior Design at Ryerson University in Toronto.
Olson honed her skills for several years in several of Canada’s top interior design firms.
Candice Olson Design
In 1994, she established her own residential and commercial design practice, Candice Olson Design, based in Metro Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
In the fall of 2001, Divine Design debuted on Canada’s W Network and quickly established itself as one of the network’s flagship shows. Two years later, in 2003, the series premiered on HGTV in the United States in more than 90 million homes.
The Candice Olson Collection is made up of products in the home décor market. The lines include an upholstered furniture line for Norwalk (MyCandiceDesign.com), The Furniture Idea; a line of fabric from Kravet Inc.; a lighting line in conjunction with AF Lighting; a line of rugs for Surya (surya.com); a line of broad case good, occasional, and table line with Revco International; and a wallpaper line for York Wallcoverings.
In 2006, Olson wrote her first book; Candice Olson on Design: Inspiration and Ideas for Your Home in which she shares design secrets, smart tips, and practical advice to help readers plan and execute successful room makeovers.
Her second book, Candice Olson: Kitchen & Bathrooms was published on March 22, 2011.
Olson is married to builder Jurij Sennecke. They have two children, Piper and Beckett. Both of her pregnancies were discussed on various episodes of Divine Design during the second and fourth seasons. The family lives in the Toronto Metropolitan area.
- "Designer Candice Olson Reveals Trade Secrets in HGTV's Candice Tells All". The Futon Critic. December 13, 2010. Retrieved December 13, 2010.
- Candice Olson (2006) Candice Olson on Design: Inspiration and Ideas for Your Home, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ Candice Olson on Design in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- "Candice Olson Kitchens and Baths". March 22, 2011. Retrieved December 4, 2011.
- "All About Candice Olson & Her Divine Designs" (May13, 2010) Hooked on Houses