Thursday, November 15, 2012

"Gotta know the rules to break them"

Candice Olson at Surya showroom
You would have to live under a rock not to know this iconic designer!
As soon as I arrived at Market this fall, I made a beeline for the Surya showroom to see
She gave a fabulous presentation on how she approaches her design work.
Using her trademark look of mixing traditional with modern, she artfully balances the two
in unexpected ways.
But she is quick to point out that it's not easy to pull off
and that all of her work is built on a firm foundation of the basic principles of design.

Here are three of my favorite new rugs from her collection for Surya Rugs

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Great mix of color.  Look at the depth you get with this combination of gold and gray
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When asked where she gets inspiration, she said,
"Nature - a nature inspired palette brings comfort"
Beautiful shade of green in this rug - so calm...
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I couldn't resist this one.  Animal print reinvented!


So glad I had the chance to meet Candice.
She's a great designer for a reason.

"EMBRACE THE JOYS OF GOOD DESIGN!"

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