Personal decorating style: Eclectic. I love mixing many styles to create a cozy and inviting vibe. I want people to feel welcomed when they walk in.
Prized possessions: Artwork that I've collected while traveling. Every town I visit you'll find me in a local gallery or shop picking artwork- my personal more expensive kind of "souvenir". Most of the time it's pottery, statement pieces.
Designer who inspires her: Elsie De Wolfe. She was wild for her time, in every sense of the word. her attitude, her style, and her designs. She had it all. The best clients,
The best- best- best! but, she hadn't found the love of her LIFE- that could give her- LOVE or in lieu of that detail, the House of her DREAMS! So she did it her damn self!
Color she couldn’t design without: Gray is such a perfect neutral for mixing in any other colors. It takes on a different life every time you pair it with something new.
Design element she loves to incorporate into a space: Cowhide. It’s my signature move in most spaces I design. The texture element will hide just about anything you throw at it, and the pattern is neutral enough that I can easily mix it with different patterns in the room’s other textiles. It can be classy, rustic, eclectic...it just goes with anything!
Cool design trend of the moment: Driftwood and gold. The gray/light-brown wood look that is so hot right now falls right in line with my design tip of buying things that are already the color of dirt and dust.
Favorite rooms to design: My specialty is designing authentic spaces that bring families together. The design and décor of a room will inevitably influence the way a family interacts, so there’s nothing more fulfilling than helping families get the most out of their space so they can spend more time together having fun, but most of all having it reflect them- not some cookie cutter bullshit out of a magazine. Boring!
Author, Candance Toscano
"You can design the life of your dreams and acquire that luxurious, fulfilled and empowered lifestyle you know you have always wanted."