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Norwalk Furniture Signs Candice Olson

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Candice Olson, television's beloved designer, has signed on as spokesperson for Norwalk Furniture, a well- known manufacturer of custom upholstered furniture. As host of HGTV's number one show, Divine Design, Candice is revered for her fresh approach to decorating that considers each of her clients' individual personalities while creating distinctive designs. Candice, who tapes her show in Toronto, has used pieces from Toronto's Norwalk - The Furniture Idea Store in many of her room designs. Bill Gerken, president of Norwalk  The Furniture Idea, said, "Although this makes our connection with Candice official, this is not a new friendship. After Candice began ordering Norwalk Furniture for the room makeovers on her show, we began talking." "Candice's appeal is phenomenal," Gerken added. "She has captivated people with her style and unique approach to combining unexpected elements to create a look," said Gerken. "But more importantly, Candice and Norwalk have the same belief that everyone has the potential to express their own personal style with the help of a few basic design principles and quality furniture," he explained. Gerken added, "We're looking forward to this being a long-lasting partnership. Candice will use her creative talents to design a line of furniture of her ow for Norwalk, adding to our repertoire of beautifully designed, high quality, custom furniture." Candice Olson's upholstered furniture collection for Norwalk Furniture will be introduced in April 2006. Norwalk Furniture dealers will get a glimpse of her designs in October 2006. As spokesperson, Candice will reach fans, both hers and Norwalk's, by making store appearances and presentations around the country. Candice Olson is one of North America's leading professional interiordesigners. In the United States on HGTV and in Canada on the W network, her show, Divine Design, is one of the most watched decorating shows on television, ranking as the number one prime series on both networks. Candice's syndicated newspaper column is widely distributed through the Scripps Howard news service. Candice is a graduate of the University of Calgary in Canada, a former player for the Canadian National Women's Volleyball Team, and a student of the Ryerson University School of Interior Design. She started her own commercial and residential design practice in 1994. She is married to Jurij and has a daughter, Pyper. For more information on Norwalk Furniture, the leader in custom upholstered seating, go to www.norwalkfurniture.com

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