Candice Olson employed a monochromatic color palette to redesign this bedroom and take it from stark to soothing.
Candice can be seen as the host and designer of HGTV’s Candice Tells All, Divine Design and as a judge on HGTV Design Star.
While the color palette was subtle, Candice used contrasting textures and materials to add visual interest and glamour to this redesigned bedroom.
Not sure which white is right for your project? To approximate the look of this room, try "Grant Beige" and "Soft Chamois" paint shades from Benjamin Moore.
More on Candice
Today, Candice can be seen as the host and designer of HGTV’s Candice Tells All and Divine Design as well as a judge on HGTV Design Star. She has been featured on the Today show, Live! With Regis and Kelly, The View and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Candice’s foray into TV began when a Canadian station profiled one of her award-winning design projects. Her unique approach to residential design and engaging personality led to a weekly stint as a design contributor to the show. Candice also writes a syndicated biweekly newspaper column that runs in more than 400 U.S. newspapers.
Candice Olson Creates a Calming, Monochromatic Bedroom
A stunning makeover that transforms a cold, cavernous bedroom into a restful retreat.
- by Trisha McBride Ferguson
When it comes to creating a dreamy bedroom, no one does it better than Candice Olson. Designer, TV personality and best-selling author, Olson is host of HGTV's Candice Tells All and Divine Design. Her designs combine comfort and style while creating a sense of intimacy.
Here's a 'before' and 'after' look at a bedroom she transformed from a stark, uninviting space to a restful haven.
While most of us dream of a big bedroom, it can be a challenge to make an over-sized space feel cozy. Without a cohesive design plan, this room lacked warmth, had no clear focal point, and the furniture just floated in the space.
Olson solved these issues by employing a monochromatic design. She chose varying shades of grays, whites and silver to create a calming visual space. In addition to being functional and organized, the room now has an ethereal quality that promotes rest and relaxation. And everything in the room feels like it belongs.
The Perfect Palette
The soft, light palette of monochromatic shades Olson selected for this makeover brings a sense of visual and physical comfort to the space. While the shades of colors are subtle, she injected contrast with layers of textures and materials. Unexpected combinations of plush materials, satiny textures and reflective elements are blended to create visual interest—all while staying true to a single color palette.
Not only is this newly designed bedroom a luxurious and enchanting haven, it is more functional and organized as well. Built-in shelving offers both open and hidden storage and room for displaying favorite things. While a television may not come to mind in the picture of the perfect bedroom retreat, this one is worked into the design unobtrusively and balances the presence of the fireplace below. The underlying theme that ties together the various parts of the room is the use of soothing monochromatic tones.