It’s not that I love every room that she (or the others do) – a lot of them are way more modern than my style – but I love watching their design process and they are great TV characters. (Especially Travis who I love for her take-charge-take–no-prisoner approach to her rapid fire makeovers.)
But back to Olsen. Who I had a dream about. So crazy. In my dream Candice and her team show up and start re-doing my house. A tiny, tiny house that in no way resembles the one I live in now (not that my current home is big, but it is not tiny, tiny. At least not to us.)
Anyway, so the team shows up and they start loading in and loading out and I happily tell them to put my 11 year old sofa “ON THE CURB!!!” (Oh it was such a nice part of the dream…)
But then suddenly I realize that Candice is a very expensive designer and I have in no way made arrangements or discussed payment with her. And suddenly my stomach is in my throat and I am in full on panic mode.So I call her over and explain the situation. “I have no money” I say, “I am sorry I forgot to mention that. There is no way I can pay you .” At this point my house (the house that is mine in my dreams) is only half-taken apart and filled with crew-people.
First she gives me this horrified look, and seems completely befuddled as what to do. But then suddenly she says “OK, well we’ll just make this an episode and it will be part of the show budget!”
And that is that. I get a whole new house. Except I don’t think I made it far enough to see the big “reveal.” Instead a child with a nightmare of his own crawled into bed with me about that time and woke me up. Crazy.
If you want to have some Candice Olsen fun of your own you should go to her furniture line site for Norwalk and play around. You can pick your furniture pieces and then pick the fabrics and woods etc. It is quite addictive… See my blue couch and my red couch I played with? On this style sofa you can even choose the welting… Hours and hours of fun I promise.