Candice Olson is an interior designer with her own furniture collection, amazing TV show host for Divine Design, and judge on HGTV’s Design Star. I’ve been seeking her out for a Friday Five for a long time now and I’m very excited that this day has come!
…stuff I’m loving right now!
1. The Giacomo chair by Atelier
I love design that references the past but does so in a modern or unexpected way. This chair, with its Neo-Baroque meets Pop Art attitude, strikes the perfect balance of fresh yet familiar.
2. White Pebble chair from Carlos Maluku collection
I love to use rustic natural materials in a controlled refined way to create spaces that are elegant and modern yet comfortable and tactile. The White Pebble chair from Carlos Maluku Collection is pure loungey luxury — think Fred Flintstone meets Fendi!
3. Patina table from the Phillips Collection
From fabrics to wall finishes, I have always loved the interaction of light on metallic surfaces. Right now I’m really into metallic finishes that are combinations of metals like gold and silver which I call “gliver” or metallics with a multi-hued aged patina that seemingly always speak to at least one color in a space. The Patina table from the Phillips Collection is one of my faves!
4. The Arne Tub
I am a tub person. However, fitting my six-foot frame into one that’s comfortable for a relaxing soak is a bit of a challenge. The Arne tub, inspired by Arne Jacobsen’s Egg Chair, is on my Designer Wish List!
I love serious design AND I love to laugh so there is nothing better to me than great design that makes me giggle. Amsterdam based Droog’s gallery/shops are filled with ingenious, thought provoking, quirky concepts that ooze creativity. Whether it’s the Push and Store cabinet, the Crystal Virus-Massive Infection Table, the Tree Trunk Bench or the ultimate interactive design experience, the Do-Hit chair (check out the YouTube video!), Droog never ceases to amaze and amuse me. A visit to their Soho shop is always a must-do when I’m in NYC.