I just discovered this show a few weeks ago. I think Candice is terrific, I love her plans and the way she uses color - her rooms always look so comfortable and like real homes where you can plop down and kick your shoes off. There was an older show on last week where she redid a 15-yr. old boy's room with this leopard carpet. I'm redoing my son's room, and while I'm not doing a leopard carpet, there were a handful of other ideas that I'm going to use.
Her budget has to be pretty large - I doubt that I've ever seen a room that would cost less than $3,000, especially since she does flooring and extensive lighting/electrical work. She looks like she uses high quality furniture, fabrics and accessories, no plywood furniture or thrift store finds.
Chico's great, I always crack up a little when Candice grills him about how many holes he's going to make.