The title may seem to suggest titillation, but host Candice Olson ("Divine Design") assures viewers her new HGTV series "Candice Tells All" -- which premieres on New Year's Day -- isn't all that racy.
"Oh, yes, we do love our provocative and salacious title," Olson says, laughing. "Homeowners get a little scared when we meet them now, because they think it's going to be a 'Jersey Shore'-style tell-all about the inner workings of their family life. But when we were coming up with a new concept for this show, we really wanted to focus on design principles, the 'why' behind the choices and the selections -- why I do what I do, which hearkens back to the basics of design. So every week we take a principle, whether it's skill or proportion or balance or harmonious color scheme, and we delve into the deeper inner meaning of that principle.
"Our previous show, 'Divine Design,' was on the air for a long time, and people seemed to like it, but the question I kept getting from those episodes was 'Why?' It really goes back to design school and all these design principles. Obviously, you're going to have more than one thing going on in any makeover, but there really is one overriding design principle in each episode."
Fans who are fascinated by the Canadian-based Olson's justifiably celebrated makeovers, which reflect a clean, contemporary, pared-down aesthetic, also will get new insight into where she finds her inspiration.
"For some reason, people want to get inside my head and I say, 'Trust me, that's not a place you want to go,' but they say to me, 'But you don't think like other people,' " Olson explains. "So we try to show the inspiration that really is everywhere and how that translates into what becomes the makeover. So we really are 'telling all' about the choices, the process, the meat and potatoes that are involved with the whole design process."
'Candice Tells All' about her design process for HGTV
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