It was time for this kitchen on Seattle’s Eastside to shake off the 1980’s. So, the interior designers at Hyde Evans Design worked together to bring about a whole new look. They minimized the soffit that was weighting down the room. They turned a wall of less-functional cabinetry into beautiful and highly functioning storage. They updated the dim lighting to create perfect task and decorative lighting. The client found glass backsplash tile she loved. And they paired it with Basaltina stone countertops, custom white cabinetry, a bank of driftwood stained pullouts, and walnut colored floors. Simple, clean and beautiful.
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Hyde Evans Design would never turn down an opportunity to work on a Mid- Century Modern home, especially for a client with fun taste. The kitchen was redesigned to open up to the dining area and living room. All surfaces were selected and specified by Hyde Evans Design.
Recognizing the potential of this midcentury condo in Palm Springs, Hyde-Evans Design focused on clean, crisp lines and just enough contemporary sensibilities of color and space-age whimsy to create a fresh and light oasis for the client. It's a period piece that's extremely comfortable in the present.
Redesigning the floor plan, Hyde-Evans Design opened the kitchen to the dining area, then complemented it with a visually dramatic floor-to-ceiling room divider to maintain a private living area. The walnut accent wall with built-in bar provides the Living Room with a focal point in lieu of a fireplace. The scale and color of the walnut wall gives visual heft to this modest space, making this common space feel larger than its actual size, more certain and solid.
The color scheme incorporated accents of bold color in each room, reminiscent of mid-century design along with iconic mid-century pieces that bring authenticity and interest to each space.
The custom cabinetry was first directed to the practical, but still designed to meet the customer's appreciation for the modern, the sleek and sophisticated. Approaching the shower or a sink, one feels like they're approaching furniture not cabinets, not fixtures. Color and materials makes the difference, bringing consistency of feeling throughout.
Hyde-Evans Design provided a full-service solution for the client: design, selection of interior finishes and furnishings, and project management including overseeing the construction.
The great bones were already there is this charming Tudor home in Broadmoor, a gated residential community in Seattle. Interior designer, Barbara Hyde Evans, and her staff worked with their clients to furnish the living room, dining room and entry in a style that both husband and wife would love. The entry holds a gracious French Empire period chest with a marble top over which hangs a Louis Philippe Mirror. Muted shades of grey-blue paired with a chocolate brown mohair sofa made for a lush and glamorous living room that was still comfy and cozy enough to hang out in every day. The gilded black desk with leather inlay was found at an estate sale. Silver toned drapery, white silk sheers and pale blue-grey walls tie the living room and dining room together. The vintage lamps on the buffet were also a Hyde Evans Design find. The globe at their base lights up as well to give a stunning glow for a dinner party.
Hyde Evans Design worked with Gelotte Hommas Architects to create this Normandy style guest and pool house in Medina, on Seattle’s Eastside. Normandy style takes the best from both English and French design. The combination makes an elegant country style. Every interior surface and finish was selected and determined by Hyde Evans Design. Fir beams were stained to look aged. Trim and molding styles were derived from historical photos. The lower level floors are flamed basalt that continues out and around the pool. The steps and flooring upstairs are wide plank walnut. The color scheme in the furnishings throughout, were neutrals with bright pops of the client’s favorite colors. Many of the fabrics on the lower level were indoor/outdoor due to the close proximity of the pool. Gelotte Hommas developed the charming idea of a kitchenette tucked under a staircase. Hyde Evans designed the custom made light fixtures, the cabinet style and specified and selected the stone for the counters, the tile for the walls and the stone farm sink.
This project, in the Magnolia area of Seattle, was a major remodel and addition undertaken by interior design firm Hyde Evans Design and George Suyama, of Suyama Peterson Deguchi Architects.
Interior surfaces were carefully selected and specified by Hyde Evans Design.
Hyde Evans designed the master suite with its very spacious dressing room and custom master bath. The master bath was awarded first place for Bath Design by the Northwest Design Awards.
Hyde Evans Design also furnished the home throughout with a mix of traditional and transitional pieces. The clients loved color, which Hyde Evans Design carried throughout the main and lower levels of the home. The third level, the sleeping level, was done in more soothing, relaxing colors but the dramatic personality was carried throughout. Many of the furniture pieces, including the master headboard and the 10’ long wing table were custom designs by Hyde Evans Design.
This home was featured in Renovation Style Magazine.
Hyde Evans Design worked with architect David Clinkston to collaborate on this vacation home in Suncadia, Washington. The home featured four bedrooms, a large great room and a fully outfitted guest suite with second kitchen, all done in a contemporary lodge style. Hyde Evans Design selected wide plank wood floors stained a dark warm brown, and handsome neutral wall colors throughout. They specified mid-black slate slab for the countertops for each bath and the kitchen. A solid piece of Douglas Fir became the raised counter on the kitchen island. The interior design firm had 12 x 12 pieces of the same mid-black slate cut into 2 x 12 tiles for a complementary backsplash. All cabinetry was painted off white to bring light and contrast to each space.
The furnishings selected are all in warm, neutral tones accented with pops of color. Each room was designed to be soothing and comfortable for the homeowner and their guests.
The Northwest Design Awards honored Hyde Evans Design with First Place in Kitchen Design for this home. The home was also featured in The Seattle Times.
Hyde Evans Design’s office in Palm Springs, CA, gives the firm the opportunity to create interiors throughout the Palm Springs area. These clients wanted their home in La Quinta to have a unique and custom look. Hyde Evans Design developed an eclectic Mediterranean style by adding dark beams and stone-look fireplaces. They also designed an over-scaled, built-in media cabinet/bookcase in the Family room and created the kitchen island including the iron plate rack.
HED selected clean-lined furnishings and mixed them with Mediterranean antiques. The banquet seating gave the clients a formal dining space. The chandelier above the table was a Hyde Evans Design find.
This home, in the Capitol Hill area of Seattle, was a multi-layered interior design project for Hyde Evans Design. It began with the entire second floor addition that included a master suite and office, as well as an additional bedroom, bath and laundry room. The architect designed the envelope and Hyde Evans Design took it from there designing the interior spaces, selecting trim, designing all cabinetry, built-ins, walk-in closets and surfaces.
The space was then furnished by Hyde Evans Design in a black and white color scheme, all based on existing lamps that were to be used in the master bedroom.
This project won a Northwest Design Award for Big Impact, Modest Budget. That is a great compliment as toughest thing an interior design can do is to create something fantastic when funds are limited. Interior Designer, Barbara Hyde Evans, and her staff rose to the challenge. The existing family room sofa was slipcovered and existing chairs were reupholstered. The wicker chairs in the living room do double duty by going from inside, to out. Old dining chairs were painted white and the seats were covered in a sturdy indoor/outdoor fabric.
This home will be featured in an upcoming home publication.
The challenge for Hyde Evans Design was to have a one-room space be multifunctional providing spaces for sleeping, dining, entertaining, TV viewing and working from home. A large screen, in a contemporary pink floral, divides the space in two.
It is not often that an interior design firm is asked to decorate in pink. Hyde Evans Design ran with it. To keep the space both sophisticated and bold, the pink was paired with hints of black and plenty of white. Either end of the space became an art gallery for the owner’s extensive art collection. Hyde Evans designed the custom media cabinet in the living/dining area. The floor to ceiling étagère, in the sleeping area, was designed by Hyde Evans and fabricated from plumbing pipes then painted white.