Saturday, November 5, 2016






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INTERIOR DESIGNER

Interior designer, Debbie Evans is a Registered Interior Designer, LEED Green Associate, is the owner of Debbie Evans Interior Design and Whistler Interior Design. Through her work, Debbie collaborates with clients to provide spaces of comfort and beauty without sacrificing functionality. During her 29 years in the design business, Debbie’s work has garnered 10 Georgie Awards and 3 National Sam Awards through the Home Builders Association.  She was featured as one of Western Canada’s top Interior Designers in the book, Spectacular Homes of Western Canada, and can also be seen in the book, Perspectives On Design, Western Canada, which was published in 2012. Debbie graduated with her 4-year Advanced Diploma in Interior Design from Algonquin College, Ottawa, Ontario and is a Registered Interior Design with the Interior Designers Institute of BC.

RE/MAX Once Again Named Top Real Estate Franchise

Shared By Debbie Evans - REALTOR® & Award Winning Interior Designer (Luxury Residential) 
RE/MAX Masters Realty - West Vancouver www.DebbieEvans.ca

I wanted to share this as I am so proud to be a part of the 
RE/MAX 
Team!!

Company Ranked in Top 10 for U.S. Franchise Systems
October 05, 2016
DENVER – RE/MAX, LLC, the #1 name in real estate*, was ranked the leading real estate franchise for the eighth consecutive year in the annual Franchise Times Top 200+® listing. Continued growth and a steady increase in the number of locations also pushed the global franchisor of real estate brokerages into the top 10 franchises included in the survey.
 
“RE/MAX continues to be the worldwide leader in real estate and the 2016 Franchise Times Top 200+ listing proves just that,” said Chris Pflueger, Vice President, Business Development, Recruiting and Retention at RE/MAX. “Our exceptional growth in sales, strategic expansion into new countries and territories around the globe, and outstanding market share greatly assists us in attracting new franchises as well as the industry’s most talented agents.”
 
Highlights of this year’s ranking include:
     -RE/MAX ranked the #1 real estate franchise
     -RE/MAX ranked #8 overall, up from #11 in 2015, #12 in 2014 and #14 in 2013
     -Closest competitors were Keller Williams Realty at #22 and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices at #52
     -The growth of RE/MAX sales countered the trend of the 10 largest franchised brands collectively losing system-wide sales for the first time in the history of the Franchise Times Top 200+
     -The top 10 overall standings include #1 McDonald’s, #2 7-11, #3 KFC, #4 Burger King, #5 Subway, #6 Ace Hardware, #7 Pizza Hut, #8 RE/MAX, #9 Wendy’s and #10 Marriott Hotels & Resorts
 
Franchise Times Top 200+ is recognized as the leading franchise ranking list of the 200 largest franchise systems in the U.S. by global sales based on last year’s data. According to the survey, the largest 200 U.S.-based franchise systems posted $596.1 billion in worldwide sales in 2015, up 2.2 percent from the prior year or $12.5 billion. The franchises operated 497,335 units total, a 3.1 percent increase from the year before.

The Franchise Times Top 200+ is the only ranking by system-wide sales and locations of the largest 500 U.S.-based franchise brands. Published in the October issue, the Franchise Times Top 200+ also analyzes 12 industry sectors based on percentage change in sales growth and reports the 10 fastest-growing franchises by four different measures. The rankings and full report are available at franchisetimes.com.
 
Real estate agents affiliated with RE/MAX recently dominated the esteemed 2016 REAL Trends “America’s Best Real Estate Agents“ ranking. RE/MAX agents accounted for 22 percent of those listed in the industry’s largest agent ranking based on homes sold in 2015. RE/MAX affiliates accounted for 2,691 of the more than 12,000 participating agents in the survey, with nearly one-third more agents named than the next highest ranking brand. Coldwell Banker finished second and Keller Williams came in third.
*Source: MMR Strategy Group study of unaided awareness
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About the RE/MAX Network:
RE/MAX was founded in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger, with an innovative, entrepreneurial culture affording its agents and franchisees the flexibility to operate their businesses with great independence. Over 100,000 agents provide RE/MAX a global reach of over 100 countries and territories. Nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX, when measured by residential transaction sides. RE/MAX, LLC, one of the world’s leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of RMCO, LLC, which is controlled and managed by RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RMAX). With a passion for the communities in which its agents live and work, RE/MAX is proud to have raised more than $150 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® and other charities. For more information about RE/MAX, to search home listings or find an agent in your community, please visit www.remax.com. For the latest news about RE/MAX, please visit www.remax.com/newsroom.
Interior Design and Real Estate Newsletter by Debbie Evans 


REALTOR® & Award Winning Interior Designer (Luxury Residential)
RE/MAX Masters Realty
#200 - 1455 Bellevue Avenue, West Vancouver

M: 778-875-4934 Debbie@DebbieEvans.ca

I am a REALTOR® with RE/MAX Masters Realty in West Vancouver. I work in West Vancouver, Vancouver and Squamish. My clients can trust in my expertise and professionalism as I have been in the design and construction industry for 29 years as well as working in resort development, marketing and the luxury residential real estate market. Clients trust me to assist with their buying ,selling and investment needs.

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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Debbie Evans REALTOR® - Award Winning Designer

RE/MAX  Masters, West Vancouver, BC

Building a new home to sell ? If Debbie is hired as the listing agent for the property she will look at offering free Interior Design Consulting for the project.

West Vancouver Real Estate
North Vancouver Real Estate
Squamish Real Estate

Call to find out more details
Debbie's Cell 778-875-4934

Office Address: RE/MAX Masters Realty
#200- 1455 Bellevue Avenue, 
West Vancouver, BC, Canada 
V7T 1C3 
Phone: 604.913.9000 Fax: 604.926.6929

Office Link 
http://www.remax.ca/bc/debbie-evans-121705-ag/

Check out Debbie's You Tube Channel
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Monday, August 8, 2016

Debbie Evans is now West Vancouver's Newest Realtor with Remax West Vancouver 



http://remaxmastersrealty.ca


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Contact Debbie Evans Realtor Remax West Vancouver 778-875-4934 

Here are a few Videos that will assist with your listing 

Please feel free to contact Debbie with Questions 

YOU TUBE LINK - Debbies You Tube Channel 


The RE/MAX Story




History of the RE/MAX Balloon with Dave Liniger




Surveys Agree: RE/MAX Beats the Competition





Tips for Successfully Marketing Your Home





REMAX Fit To Sell - Prepare Your Home For Sale









Friday, March 11, 2016

Georgie Awards

Very Excited to post that Fernie Home Builders - Michael Delich won a Gold Georgie for a project we worked on together. Congratulations!

Snow Creek Cabins


2016 Best Single Family Home over 2,000 Sq Ft. under 750,000 - Production

Primary Company - Fernie Home Builders Inc.

- See more at: http://www.georgieawards.ca/about-awards/winners/24292#sthash.1XFqqu7x.dpuf

Debbie Evans did the Interior Design for the project 




Michael Delich with the Golden Price!! 


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

La Dolce Debbie - Debbie Travis
Debbie Evans

Debbie Evans reflects on her first visit to Italy with Debbie Travis 


I have been following Debbie Travis as she had finally purchased a home in Tuscany and was renovating it to prepare for more woman's retreats.

I attended the first retreat in 2009 with an amazing group of women and it was my first time in Italy. It was an amazing experience and I then returned 4 times to Italy with the Italian Chamber of Commerce with a group of architects and designers to tour Italy and learn more about the craftsmen, artists, trades and people who  supply the most amazing Italian products all over the world. I fell in love with Italy and hope to return again soon.

When I attended Debbie Travis first women\s retreat she was renting a Villa and had hoped to buy a place and continue her dream of inspiring women and giving them a sanctuary to learn, grown, and escape from our hectic schedules.

I keep in touch with some of the woman through facebook and we get email updates from Debbie Travis as she continues on her Journey.

I also found an article from the Cape Breton Post  and the Whistler Question Cape Breton success story I was interviewed by the papers after they found out I had been invites to Italy with Debbie Travis.

Cape Breton success story Sept 12, 2009

There are many success stories about Cape Bretoners doing well off this wonderful island. Earlier this summer, Cape Breton native Debbie Evans, president of Whistler Interior Design in B.C., joined home decorating icon Debbie Travis and 11 other like-minded women for a Tuscan getaway. Travis, a world-renowned interior designer, is the host of the popular television series Debbie Travis' The Painted House, which has aired in more than 80 countries. Evans, born and raised in Ashby, is a graduate of Sydney Academy, the daughter of Paul and Ann Evans, who still reside in Sydney. Evans, who is off to Italy on Sept. 17 with the Italian Chamber of Commerce for a design tour, is a respected designer.


Debbie Evans of Whistler Interior Design will soon join famed home decorator Debbie Travis in a Tuscan villa in Italy for some R&R. Next month the award-winning designer, along with a select group of 12 other women, will be hosted by Travis for a retreat that is sure to be both exciting and relaxing.
Evans says she is thrilled to have been chosen for the trip. The host of three highly successful television series and author eight bestselling books, Travis has organized the trip for professionals who come from various locations across the Canada. All will enjoy the villa that was built around the 11th century clock tower south of Siena and west of Cortona. Travis's guests will also enjoy a tour of Italy including Montepulciano, Montefollonico and Pienza. Various winery tours, spa retreats, yoga and relaxing by the pool will also be on the schedule for the eight-day trip.
It has been a successful time for Whistler Interior Design. Two of the company's projects will be featured in this year's Spectacular Homes of Western Canada, a hard-cover coffee table book that serves as an exclusive showcase of Western Canada's finest designers.
Evans' career will be featured along with these properties that will be highlighted with breathtaking photography. The book is scheduled to hit the shelves on July 1. Also due to hit the shelves is Canadian Home Trends Magazine, a bi-monthly magazine that will showcase some of Whistler Interior Design's work in either its June or July issue. For more information about Whistler Interior Design, visit their website at www.whistlerdesign.com
Debbie Evans has returned from an amazing trip in Tuscany. In July, she spent time at a Tuscan retreat with world-renowned interior designer Debbie Travis, host of the popular television series Debbie Travis' The Painted House (which has aired in more than 80 countries around the world), Debbie Travis' Facelift and From the Ground Up. She is also the author of eight bestselling books and an internationally syndicated newspaper column.
Debbie Evans described the trip as an unforgettable experience and came back relaxed and inspired. Upon her return, Evans was able to enjoy the June/July issue of Canadian Home Trends Magazine, which featured her work. More work from Evans' Whistler Interior Design will be featured in the September/October issue also.
Another highlight of Evans' spring/summer was the release of the new book, Spectacular Homes of Western Canada, which features the work of some of the top designers in Western Canada. The upscale coffee-table book displays two of WID's design projects. Insight Photography has showcased a Whistler property on Blueberry Hill and a rustic log home in the book with fine photographs.
For more information about Whistler Interior Design visit www.whistlerdesign.com

I also wrote about my trip back to Italy and I have included it below - I really enjoyed reading my past posts as all the trips brought back great memories. 

It is important to live your Dreams no matter what they are!!




The photo's are of an aerial Photo of Luca, Walls Walk, and Bologna in the upper right corner
I have included a few photos and a sample of the design tour agenda to share with you the places we will be travelling. I am really looking forward to my return to Italy.
Villa Amista Verona, Italy

The hotel we are staying in is avilla is situated in a magnificent park covering an area of 20,000 square meters where picturesque paths evoke the atmosphere of the past. The astonishing variety of flowers, ancient trees, sculptures and 16th century fountains make a walk in the gardens an unforgettable experience for the guest.


We will also be going to Novara and Viareggio
Novara (Nuara in Western Lombard) is the capital city of the province of Novara in thePiedmont region in northwest Italy, to the west of Milan. With c. 103.602 inhabitants, it is the second most populous city in Piedmont after Turin and it is the second urban area of the Region Piedmont with 190,000 inhabitants.

Viareggio
Viareggio is a city located in northern TuscanyItaly, on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. With a population of over 63,000 it is the main centre of the northern Tuscan Riviera known as Versilia, and the second largest city within the Province of Lucca.

Staying in the Hotel Astor
The Hotel Astor is situated along the famous promenade of Viareggio.
Campolonghi

Bologna

My trip to Italy with the Italian Chamber of Commerce was very different from the Tuscan Trip with Debbie Travis and was even better!! 

I spent two weeks in Northern Italy and Tuscany and stayed in very luxurious hotels travelling with an amazing group of architects and designers. 

When I was on the Debbie Travis trip we stayed in the Villa she rents for 8 days and it was wonderful but I enjoyed travelling to various areas allowing us to truly experience the lifestyle of each place. I also preferred the mix of men and woman because it adds a different flavour to the trip. We had one gentleman that was so funny and entertaining he had us laughing the whole trip. It was so much fun and I havn't laughed like that in years. 

Both trips offered very different experiences and I enjoyed both. I am looking forward to my return to enjoy more of the Italian Lifestyle. 

SEPTEMBER 2009 DESIGN TOUR AGENDA 

Thursday 17th - Departure from Vancouver/Calgary 

Friday 18th - Arrival at Verona - check in at Hotel Villa Amistahttp://www.byblosarthotel.com/ 

Verona was amazing and we were in walking distance to the main downtown area. We had a cocktail party and Romeo and Juliet's home and we stood on the famous balcony. 

Visit to Abitare il tempo in the late afternoon. VIP Party hosted at Villa Morellato (Original Palladian Villa) 

Our first night was magical. We attended the VIP party at Villa Morellato and dined outside with wood burning fire pits burning all around us, a live orchestra, amazing food and wines, and a disco under tents on the estate. We ate, drank, and danced all night. 
Sat 19th - Visit to Abitare il Tempo (VIP Delegation Pass) – debriefing with Fair Organizers Gala Dinner with local authorities 

Sun 20th - Visit to Abitare il Tempo – B2B Meetings with exhibitors 

Monday 21st – Visit to Abitare il Tempo – B2B Meetings with exhibitors 

Tuesday 22nd – Leaving Verona in the morning and transfer to Novara. 
In the afternoon: Presentation with Novara Chamber of Commerce and visit to 2 local companies. 

Wednesday 23rd - B2B meetings in Piemonte and Novara Area 

Thursday 24th - In the morning transfer to Viareggio (Lucca Area) and check in at Hotel Astor. 
Lunch with the delegation 
B2B meetings arranged by Lucca Promos 

Viareggio is so beautiful and we stayed across the street from the beach. The sunsets were breath taking and we walked the beaches every evening before bed. 

We went to the marble quarries on the very tip of the mountain and we were able to overlook the town and see the Italian coast line. It was sunny and warm and we were able to tour the marble quarries with the owner who shared his experiences working in the quarry. 
My room had a living room, kitchenette, hallway, bathroom adn a bedroom. It was like having my own apartment. My balcony over looked the court yard.
Friday 25th – Visit to Campolonghi quarries in the morning 
B2B workshop meetings in the afternoon. 
Guided tour of Lucca, Antique labs and dinner with the delegation in the City 

We had a great time in Lucca and enjoyed roaming around taking in the sites. The architecture is stunning and we climbed a tower that allowed us to overlook the entire city. The hotel was new and was tastefully decorated. My room had a four poster bed and was very comfortable and welcoming. 
Saturday 26th - A day in the countryside of Tuscany. 

Sunday 27th – Transfer to Bologna and check in at Hotel I Portici (http://www.iporticihotel.com/

Monday 28th – B2B meetings in Emilia Romagna and Bologna Area 

Bologna was so much fun. The hotel was in the heart of the city and our rooms were huge. Two of the rooms had balconies over looking the downtown and we had a few after hour gatherings where we drank wine and laughed until we cried. I had so much fun here and I have never laughed so hard. It was Great. 

0;">We had the pleasure of meeting one of the architects friends who lived just down from our hotel. her Villa was in the family for 500 years and the original art on the walls looked familiar as I had seen a few pieces in art history books. She shared stories of her past and a donation to a local museum that included original letters from Galileo Her daughter is now married to a Count and another daughter is living on the west coast. She was fascinating and charming and we enjoyed our visit with her. 
Tuesday 29th – Meetings organized in Bologna

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Structural Log Posts 

In this kitchen design I had to deal with another huge log post but this one needed to be highlighted and respected! I wanted to show this off as a feature of the kitchen. 

I designed the cabinets so it left a space at the base so you could see it as you walked up to the kitchen but the reclaimed wood top was fit tight around it. 





Structural Log Posts 

What were they thinking ??


I did a design for a renovation a few years ago and there was a log post in front of the cabinets in the middle of the kitchen. See photo below.

You have to wonder what were the people thinking when they designed and built this kitchen. And the yellow and blue just set it off perfectly.

I pulled the kitchen forward and buried the post in a wall and added an island making a very functional updated kitchen. We also decided it might be time to paint the kitchen as well.




Completed Kitchen with Island below 




Saturday, February 20, 2016

I have added a few before and after photos of projects I have completed. If you have a project that you have questions on please contact me to discuss. debbie@debbieevans.ca


The photo below is of a kitchen we updated and modernized. I was fortunate to have enough room to add an island. The client did not want an island you could sit at and wanted a large wrk surface and more room for storage an a wine fridge. By the time we were finished it looked like we had somehow increased the size of the space. This project is in Whistler, BC 


The photos below are of a Master bedroom that was very generous in size but had no focal point. I created a fireplace wall divider and walk in closet by using an electric fireplace with wave tile surround. The bed is on the opposite wall and is centered on the fireplace now creating a balnced room. 



The Master Bathroom was updated with a large shower with trough rain and Italian Marble porcelain tile, wall hung toilet, and dual his and her vanities. 







This was a rustic kitchen with a tight entry that was opened up, lightened up and I added a small table at the end for eating. 


The photo below is of a dining room and kitchen that was renovated and now the entire space is more spacious and inviting. 



The master Bedroom below was open to the adjoining bath and had a large vaulted ceiling and did not seem balanced or comfortable. I mirrored the wood ceiling design to close the bedroom off from the bathroom and white washed the ceiling changing the whole feeling of the bedroom. I also updated the fireplace and custom designed the furniture and bedding.



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