HGTV Divine Design with Candice Olson Takes on Modern Bathroom Design


You might recognize Candice Olson from Divine Design, the hit interior design show on HGTV and W Network. In the span of this short half hour show, Candice transforms problematic rooms into dramatically decorated spaces that exude style and artistry.

Olson was born, raised and educated in Canada, where she attended the highly regarded School of Interior Design at Ryerson University, which counts  international award-winning designers such as George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg among its alumni.

Olson begins each show by surveying the room and identifying the issues that need to be addressed. Then she carefully lays out her inspiration and vision in a way that’s both loftily professional and accessible to viewers and the homeowners. The lesson: always have a plan. When composing your bathroom to bring continuity and mood to your home, attention to detail is absolutely imperative – from the wattage in the bathroom lighting to the finish on the bathroom accessories. Take a look at some of these notable Candice Olson bathroom designs to see what we mean.

The lighting in this earthy, yet bright bathroom goes a long ways. The wall sconce fixtures near the bathroom vanity bring out the character in the design and decor and provide ideal lighting for grooming and applying makeup. The rich wood tones are a natural counterpoint to the modern low-profile vessel sink and updated bath tub.

The bathroom accessories really transform this space into the lap of luxury. Notice the towel warmers on the back wall, which keep towels, bath robes and hand towels warm, fresh and toasty. The bathtub caddy with book rack and the cushy bath tub pillow make a compelling case for kicking back and relaxing after a long work week.

This bathroom certainly doesn’t skimp on the decorative flourishes – but it’s by no means cluttered, either. The armoire in the corner is likely where the usual bathroom sundries are stashed – but if you’re interested in retaining the smooth, spacious look of an expansive mirror but don’t have the room for a large bathroom vanity for storage, consider Robern Uplift Mirrored Medicine Cabinet, which provides ample storage with surprising space-efficiency.

Speaking of smaller spaces that still pull of Candice Olson’s distinctive style, check out this cozy bathroom. Dual vessel sinks free up counter space and add a decorative touch while the flowers and soap dispenser add just a touch of color. This bathroom may be tight, but Candice designed the space with enough efficiency to allow a couple to get ready for the day side-by-side. Check out some of our double-basin bathroom vanities if you’ve been looking a way to share the bathroom with your mate without fighting over the sink.

This urban loft also does a deft job of packing tons of style and composure into a small space. In spite of sharing a floor plan, the bathroom distinguishes itself from the master bedroom without making this seem like an efficiency apartment. Again, notice Candice’s attention to perfect bathroom lighting and fondness for wood bathroom vanities. This bathroom sink and vanity are slightly more understated, but they certainly add elegance to this relatively modest bathroom. Notice the curtain that pulls across to add some privacy while showering (thanks to a custom shower rod) while the toilet is tucked away in a separate room down the hall.

This distinctly modern bathroom has clean lines and plenty of metallic finishes for a clean, brilliant look. The bathroom sink is low profile and functional, with the towel bars integrated right into its design for easy access (no more wet hands dripping on the floor as you shuffle over towards the towel rack) and the bath tub is located in the sanctuary-like annex.


You can also purchase her design video Divine Design with Candice Olson or her book Inspiration and Ideas for Your Home on Hopefully, Candice Olson’s bathroom designs will provide some inspiration for your own bathroom renovations. Take some time to view our bathroom accessories and soaker tubs and find the luxury bathroom fixtures that will artfully compose your own vision infused with your personality.


23 thoughts on “HGTV Divine Design with Candice Olson Takes on Modern Bathroom Design”

  1. I know you hear this all of the time, but, I love YOU SHOW! So many sparkly things and just over all good design. YOu make magic happen with color, texture and charm….. Thanks again.

    I do have a problem. I am attempting the imposible by painting my faux wood cabinets. Any tips??

    Thanks soo much,

    A real fan

  2. Dear Candice Olson, I love your show Divine Design. The tile you used In the Relaxing Master Bathroom is what I have been looking for in my master bathroom. Could you tell me where you found it?

  3. Candice, you are truly an inspiration to everything I do. I watch your show every opportunity I get and have been able to develop my creative abilities by watching and listening to your methods when it comes to creating very beautiful and functional spaces.

    Thank you for being such an inspiration to me!

  4. Love Candice’s work. Many of my clients can’t afford her styles but I get asked about them all the time and we both just dream for a few moments. ha! She is truly a talent at creating a unique space you want to spend the best moments of your day in.

  5. Wow. Her bathroom designs are just spectacular! I just love extremely wide white sink in her ultra modern redux. We renovated our bathroom several years ago and used the small tiles which we love, but I wish we would have used a different sink. We may have to re-look at that!

    1. That’s a water bowl for my cat and while my bathroom was inspired by Candice Olson, she did not design it.

  6. When I showed this website to my wife, she immediately told me… “Let us build a bathroom like that…” She was very fond of this design. The bathroom is very beautiful and neat, well-lit lighting… I really love it.

  7. I am looking for glass tile for my kitchen back splash and love all your choices. I want white or mostly white small tile. Where do you find it?
    Also, the ball and chain curtains, I can’t find them anywhere. Help please. Thanks Lisa

  8. I just Luv Candice Designs – At the age of 71, I did not ever think I would like working with a designer as mazines show very ornate or extremely modern projects. Her work is just beautiful & practical. As she’s located in Canada is there a way we might access her services for floor plan & design dieas for a fee.

  9. Just superb! the top most picture of the bathroom has stopped me to scroll down more. Really awesome. I read your article which is good also but the design of bathroom you have attached here is excellent.

  10. Hey! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be ok. I’m definitely
    enjoying your blog and look forward to new updates.

    1. Hi, yes we are on twitter our twitter handle is @TheQualityBath. Looking forward to seeing you there!

  11. When or where are your shows now? I’ve checked my guide. I can’t find any listings. When are your shows. Or when will you be back on HGTV? Thanks Love your show.Kevin

  12. All these bathroom designs are perfect and better bathroom remodeling work. I like every design in this post. Colors and interior designs are also good.

  13. If Candace is going to have a new show in 2014, what is the name and when will it start? Her shows are so fun to watch I love all the bling in her rooms.

  14. Hi I love your books and show I have bought a complete bedroom set,I’m completely gutting a whole house and I am looking for the complete bathroom in your book Kitchen & Baths on page 184 Relaxation Therapy Bathroom it is right up my alley can you tell me where to buy everything Thank you,Jill

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