If you have followed Steven and Chris you know their approach to design is more about helping you find your personal style and less about imposing their personal taste. The Steven and Chris brand is all about providing design insights that help people in pursuit of beautiful living spaces.
Steven and Chris, both born in Canada, joined forces in 1992 to form the design company – The Sabados Group. They soon branched out to combine entertainment and design through do-it-yourself appearances on a variety of home decorating shows including HGTV’s Designer Guys.
The pair soon became household names, even catching the attention of Oprah Winfrey, who featured their work on her show. The duo has taken the world by storm, with their programs airing internationally in more than 80 countries. They wrote a best-selling how-to book: Designer Guys: Finding Your Personal Style (2003), that encouraged people to build on their sense of self in order to create a home that reflects individual decor.
Spring 2007 marked the launch of the ‘Steven’s and Chris’ line of furniture, textiles, decorative accessories and area rugs. Beautifully crafted, the products launched to rave reviews across Canada and the United States. Product highlights and retailer information can be found on the web site www.stevenandchris.com The Steven and Chris licensed home décor product line will continue to grow and is frequently featured in design magazines across Canada and the US.
In 2008, they launched a unique Canadian talk show Steven and Chris, on CBC which has held the #1 daytime slot since 2014. They entertain Canadian audiences with tips and trends on home décor, health and beauty, food and entertaining, and much more. The show has been a smash hit and was recently syndicated in the US market.
“With shattered hearts, family and friends are mourning the loss of Christopher Hyndman.
With his lifelong partner Steven Sabados, Christopher shared an extraordinary 27 year adventure of laughter, fun, professional success but above all else, a magical unbending love.
In Christopher’s world, beauty could be found everywhere. In the perfume of ocean air, in the cut of a suit, the construction of a high Louboutin heel, the harmonious design of a room or a simple meal prepared from scratch by Steven.
Christopher’s charisma, his curiosity, wicked wit and that dazzling smile — lit up rooms, elevated heavy hearts and because he and Steven understood, together, they had a profound influence and impact on so many, Christopher was always seeking to understand better, the complexities of our human existence. Nothing gave him greater pleasure than knowing he had, in some way, shifted someone’s life for the better, changed a rigid point of view, or showed a struggling teenager in some remote town somewhere in Canada, that being LGBTQ was cause for celebration and pride.
For all of us who knew and loved him dearly, Christopher is with us in heart and spirit; now and forever.
Christopher is also survived by his mother Glenda Hyndman, his father Ted Purnell and a large extended family of relatives and friends.
A public celebration of life will take place at a future date. If you should wish, donations to The Red Door or The Tommy Sexton Shelter would be deeply appreciated.