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Debbie Evans, CMKBD, RID, is the owner of Debbie Evans Interior Design and the previous owner of
Whistler Interior Design Ltd. During her 22-year career in design, Debbie’s work has
garnered 9 Georgie Awards and 2 National Sam Awards through the Home Builders
Association.She holds various professional memberships including the National
Kitchen & Bath Association and the Interior Designers Association of BC.
Through her work at Debbie Evans Interior Design Debbie collaborates with her clients to provide spaces
of comfort and beauty without sacrificing functionality. Her work can be seen in Canadian Home Trends
Magazine, Whistler Real Estate Magazine, NKBA’s Profiles Magazine, and Best Home
Magazine.Debbie was featured as one of Western Canada’s top Interior Designers in
the design book, Spectacular Homes of Western Canada. She can also be seen in the book,
Perspectives On Design, Western Canada, released in August 2012.
Debbie graduated with her 4-year Advanced Diploma in Interior Design from
Algonquin College, Ottawa, Ontario, and is a Certified Master Kitchen Designer and
Registered Interior Designer. For her volunteer work with the Canadian Home
Builders Association, Debbie received the Herman Rebneris Award in 2010. She is
now focusing her time in Vancouver where she now resides and works in the beautiful Dundarave area of West Vancouver .
Debbie's Ideal Client
My ideal client is established with a busy lifestyle and needs a Design consultant to liaise between the contractor, architect and all people involved with their renovation or new build. I oversee the project and assist in all of the decisions freeing up your time and making the process easier to understand and more enjoyable explaining the process' along the way.
I am very passionate about design, architecture and building process' and have systems in place that assist in how I convey the information to my clients and contractors.
Testimonials For Debbie Evans "Debbie Evans and her team at Whistler Interior Design were a pleasure to work with. The detail drawings derived from on-site measurements were complete, to scale, and could immediately be used to construct; no extra information was required. Debbie gave the client various options tailored to different price ranges, letting the customer choose the value to work towards. All specification sheets were organized and detailed, with layouts and color pictures (where beneficial), removing any guess work by trades and therefore saving time and money. I highly recommend Debbie and her team, and see them as the benchmark for quality and professionalism in their industry. If more information is required, please contact me." Julius Wohlgemuth, Project Manager, Durfeld Constructors, Whistler, BC “The goal was to upgrade our 80’s style townhouse to today’s standards. We also wanted to convert the half bathroom downstairs into a full bathroom. At the end of the project, we had a new kitchen, new full downstairs bathroom, new wood floor, renovated upstairs bathroom, new light fixtures, new upstairs loft window, new window/door trip and new window blinds. The place looks great and we have had many positive comments on the improvements. During construction, the team fixed problems as they saw them, a benefit that has long term value to our property. The workmanship was very good.” -Clients Bob and Barb Cowen “Debbie’s ability to design with a budget allowed us to work to her specifications without changes which greatly assisted us in getting the project completed on schedule. The vision Debbie created could be implemented without compromise to the budget. I would highly recommend Debbie Evans and Whistler Interior Design. Their professionalism and knowledge directly assisted the Athletes Village in Whistler to be completed on time and on budget and resulted in successful sales.” - Client Brian Martin of Whistler 2020 Development Corp. “Whistler Interior Design was held to a tight schedule to complete the improvements. Each unit was available for maintenance for one week only, usually 6-7 units each week. Guest’s were registered to check in at the end of each week. Whistler Interior Designs project management ensured that products, installers and suppliers were coordinated so that the work was done within the time scheduled for each unit. They worked successfully within our budget to ensure that the products offered best value for the dollar and adjusted their scheduling to accommodate changes when required. To say we are very happy with the work would be a total understatement. Not including the carpeting, Whistler Interior Design was responsible for the ordering, shipping and installing some 694 items! Downside? There wasn’t one. The project came in on time and on budget. As the chief co-coordinators on this project, Jon Ward and I are grateful that Whistler Interior Design were our partners on this project. We thank the entire team! I would highly recommend using their services and look forward to working with Whistler Interior Design in the future.” -Client Lynn Cartwright of Whistler Vacation club “After looking at a few different design companies we selected Whistler Interior Design. Why, because we were impressed with their knowledge, their design ideas, their customer service and attention to detail. I had a picture in my mind of what each room should look like. The outcome was a thousand times nice. We were over the moon with the transformation! We were overwhelmed by the quality of workmanship, the attention to detail and the overall finished look. It surpassed all of our expectations in the overall look and quality. We had to pinch ourselves to know it was really our place! Whistler Interior Design is truly a professional organization that makes renovations easy even if you are first time renovators. They stick to your budget, produce quality work; they meet your timelines and along the way provide great suggestions and ideas that continue to enhance the overall look. We loved the face decisions were able to be made by email with photos to select from etc. We felt we could be as active in the process as we wished or be totally hands off, whatever we decided. It was a pleasure to work with Debbie Evans as a designer. She is a professional who offered us multiple designs to select from, she is creative, listens well to every need identified, pays attention to the design and reworked things until we all agreed everything was optimum. I have to say we are both thrilled with the work that Whistler Interior Design has done in transforming our nice but outdated home into a jaw droppingly beautiful mountain chalet. If you need to renovate in Whistler, or anywhere in BC for that matter, don’t even think about using anyone else. Whistler Interior Design makes it painless, delivers on time, on budget and you will be impressed with the outcome. It was worth every penny!!!! Not only do we get to enjoy the beauty of these changes every single day now but we have also enhanced the overall value of the home by more than double what we spend on the renovations.” - Ecstatic clients Gaye and Brian Bell “We really appreciate all your hard work and excellent design ideas to help us turn our house into a home. Many thanks to you and everyone involved.” –Clients Bob and Lynda Malpass “The Whistler Interior Design team helped to conquer the myriad challenges of fitting a large, multi-practitioner medical clinic into a somewhat awkwardly-shaped commercial space, and overcame stringent budget limitations and a somewhat challenging labour environment to help me create a clinic which truly sets a new high standard for both design and quality. Debbie Evans’ keen eye for color, space, and form helped to transform my own vision of a Medical Clinic from something merely functional into what has ended up an undeniably beautiful and healing environment. I would recommend serious consideration towards hiring the team at Whistler Interior Design for any design and construction projects which you may be considering.” – Client Lawrence Klein of Elaho Medical Clinic I came across Debbie and Whistler Interior Design purely by chance when I was looking for someone to renovate my house in Whistler while I was living and working in Hong Kong. I was admittedly a little skeptical whether as an absentee client I would get what I wanted in a quality I expected. However, what struck me from our very first meeting was that Debbie was able to understand not merely what was in my mind but how she could interpret and enhance what I wanted in ways she as a designer would know but I would not, and which would ultimately amaze me. In my case that meant incorporating my collection of art and antiques from Europe and Asia into a Whistler house, and making it at the same time a warm and welcoming home. It also meant softening what was for me the oppressive log effect which she achieved by applying a wash to the logs and wooden ceilings, a simple device which was both bold and ingenious and has since been followed by others who have marveled at the results. As for the master bathroom Debbie created symmetry of taste and utility which turned a very ordinary bathroom into a stunning showpiece. Because she is someone who exudes confidence in any scheme or plan, knows exactly where she is going and what the client’s tastes and budget are, I quickly came to trust her judgment and allow her discretion to develop a design and turn the house into something which I knew I would like. When one is doing any project or business long distance, that measure of trust is essential. My faith was not misplaced. During the entirety of the project I was furnished with every necessary drawing and involved in all decisions on the fabric schemes she put together. In terms of design and layout, texture and color, joinery and lighting, quality and finish, I would change nothing. Even the smallest detail did not escape her touch. It gives me the greatest pleasure to arrive from Hong Kong, turn the key and enter a home which has been so beautifully and sensitively put together. - The Hon. Mr Justice Andrew Macrae (Hong Kong)
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