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Best Professionally Designed Bedroom: Hyde Evans Design


Best Professionally Designed Bedroom: Hyde Evans Design

August 20, 2014

The winner of the Remodelista Considered Design Awards Best Professionally Designed Bedroom Space is Hyde Evans Design of Seattle.

The firm’s project was chosen as a finalist by Remodelista editor in chief Julie Carlson, who said, “This aerie corner retreat overlooking the sea manages to channel a nautical vibe without veering into twee territory; I like the mix of humble grain sack pillows, rag rug, and stool bedside table.”

Take a look at the project below and read what firm principal Barbara Hyde Evans has to say about her favorite features of the remodel and her best design sources. 

N.B.: This is one of a series of posts spotlighting the winners of the Remodelista Considered Design Awards. We’ll be featuring a winning project each weekday for the next week. Go to the 2014 Considered Design Awards to see all the entries, finalists, and winners. And have a look at the winners of the Gardenista Considered Design Awards too.

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Hyde Evans Design’s Design Statement: This beachfront house was built in 1935. Metal platform twin beds for guests hold a casual assembly of linen and cotton stripes. Boards with hooks line the room and utilitarian metal wall sconces hang next to each bed. A painted-wood chest and stool from nearby antiques shops serve as bedside tables.

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Q: What are your favorite features of the project? 
A: What we love most about the room is the mix of textures: the pick-stitch quilt, the various heavy linens, the metal platform beds, etc. 

Q: What solutions did you find to your design problems?
A: The room doesn’t have a closet, so the hooks aren’t just for looks. Even the large linen bag was needed to store guest towels.

Q: Where did you cut corners? 
A: Nothing was custom except the window treatments; everything else came from retail shops. We ordered the grain sacks on Etsy, along with the fabric used to make the bag hanging on a hook. 

Q: Who worked on the winning project?
A: Barbara Hyde Evans, Amy Lassila, and Benni Adams of Hyde Evans Design all collaborated to complete the project.

Q: Where do you get your design inspiration?
A: From everywhere–but if we had to name one thing: travel. The first time I saw a grain sack pillow was in Oia, Greece.

Q: What does your firm specialize in? 
A: Hyde Evans Design is an interior design and interior architecture firm based in Seattle with an office in Palm Springs, California. We specialize in residential and commercial design and have experience on many scales, ranging from new construction projects to fully designed remodels to redecoration of existing spaces. So, basically, we do everything.

Q: What is your best secret design source? 
A: Haystack Antiques in Bellevue and Kirkland, Washington. We purchased several items for this home from them, including the bedside trunk.

Q: What is your favorite local shop?
A: Schoolhouse Electric in Portland, Oregon. The light fixtures next to the beds came from Schoolhouse. 

Q: Who is your dream client?
A: We love a client who is really excited about the project. That leads to some fun collaboration and a better outcome.

Q: What’s next? 
A: We’re just starting work on a midcentury modern house in Palm Springs that over the years has been “updated.” We’ve been given the opportunity to take it back to its original character.

Congratulations to Hyde Evans Design! See all winners of the 2014 Remodelista Considered Design Awards here:

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