Norwalk Furniture {Candice Olsen}

I have to begin this post by stating that I know very little about Candice Olsen and though her style feels a bit more traditional than what most of us seem to gravitate towards, I must point you over to her furniture collection at Norwalk because some of the pieces are quite affordable, lovely, and can be used in a range of decors.

Take this Maxine sofa for example, first spotted in Country Living magazine. The girly pleats, tailored welting, and decorative nailheads are great accents that give this piece a very expensive look without the price tag (it's priced at around $1,750). It's available in tons of different fabric choices, but I'm a fan of it in pearlized gray or pure white. The Bette, a double-hump camelback sofa with a tight back and exposed legs is another favorite of mine, I like the apple green velvet because it looks like it would only become prettier over the years with a little wear and tear. I have to highlight Lola, another look I love because it's so sleek and feminine, and this surf blue is fantastic. My favorite sofa, which surprises me because it is so traditional and English, is the Naomi high-back in white. I'd love to order this in a white linen because it has lots in common with the gorgeous Kirin from Oly Studio (saw it in person this past weekend at Hudson) and I'm willing to bet that it's at least half the price (The Oly one is around $5,500 but you can be certain that if I had the cash, I'd go with the Kirin for sure).

Tip: The Norwalk website has lots of tools for playing around so if you have time to burn it's a lot of fun to view these sofas and all of the chairs and ottomans in the Candice Olsen collection in like 2,000 different colors. ;)

(images from norwalk furniture)