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Candice Olson to Present Design Seminar at the January 2007 Las Vegas Market

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Candice Olson, one of North America’s leading professional interior designers, popular TV host, columnist, and product designer, has announced plans to present a seminar at the Winter 2007 Las Vegas Market, taking place January 29 – February 2, 2007. The seminar, entitled “Candice Olson on Design,” will take place on Tuesday, January 30 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at Cashman Center Theater. At the Las Vegas Market, Candice Olson product can be found at AF Lighting, showroom A406; Norwalk Furniture, showroom A-225; and Hellenic Rug Imports, Pavilion One, space 1400. Other licensing agreements include: Fabrics, Kravet Portfolio Collection; and home textiles, JLA Home. The charming, witty and popular television host of Divine Design, Candice Olson, believes you can have a room that’s both beautiful and practical when you begin with being honest with yourself. Candice, the consummately professional interior designer, will offer attendees dramatic before-and-after room makeovers and share smart tips, practical advice and insights into the essentials of great interior design. Olson’s seminar will be followed by a book signing and opportunity to meet her personally. Her signature style incorporates creativity, practicality and timelessness to create sophisticated yet accessible designs. Her work reflects her personality – intelligent, warm and inviting with a touch of irreverence. Dana Pretner, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for World Market Center, said it is an exciting opportunity to have Candice Olson on this market’s seminar roster. “Candice Olson is such a well-known and respected interior designer, both to the consumer market because of her hugely successful television program, but also to the home furnishings industry because of her numerous licensing agreements. We are truly excited to have her speaking at the January Las Vegas Market, and her presentation will be a not-to-be-missed event.” Candice attended the University of Calgary in Canada where she simultaneously received her Bachelor of Science degree while traveling the globe playing on the Canadian National Woman’s Volleyball Team. She continued her academic studies at the School of Interior Design at Ryerson University. Upon graduating, she immediately was recruited by some of North America’s top interior design firms. After honing her skills, Candice established her own residential and commercial design practice in 1994. In 2002 after numerous guest expert appearances on several different television shows, Candice decided to try her hand at television, hosting a new series called Divine Design. Divine Design with Candice Olson debuted simultaneously in the U.S. on HGTV and in Canada on the W Network, immediately establishing itself as the No. 1 rated prime series on both networks. In the U.S., Divine Design is broadcast as many as 17 times per week reaching an average weekly audience of over 85 million. With outstanding ratings, critical acclaim and an ever expanding audience, Candice continues to make her mark as one of North America’s most trusted and gifted professionals in the interior design and media fields. In her book, Candice Olson on Design (Meredith Books, January 2006, $19.95), she shares dozens of smart tips, practical advice and insights into the essentials of great interior design. With 24 dramatic before-and-after room makeovers Candice takes readers through her exciting and practical step-by-step, honest approach to design, offering advice on lighting, cabinets, countertops, window treatments, color and more. She also authors a weekly newspaper column to more than 400 newspapers through United Feature Syndicate. Candice lives in Toronto with her husband, two children and a menagerie of pets. World Market Center is an integrated home and hospitality contract furnishings showroom and convention complex in Las Vegas. When fully built, at 12 million square feet in 8 buildings, World Market Center will be the largest trade show complex in the World. The 12 million square foot campus will be complete by 2013 and will showcase furniture, decorative accessories, lighting, area rugs, home textile and related segments, as well as a Design Center (LVDC) open year-round to the trade. The second building at World Market Center will open in January 2007; officials are now leasing the third building to a broad cross-section of the home furnishings industry. For more information on Las Vegas Market, and to find out about leasing or exhibiting opportunities, visit the website or call 888-WMC-SHOW (962-7469).

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