Retiring to a comfortable dwelling is a luxury almost all of us want to enjoy when we quit the work force and enter our twilight years. For this 88-year old Vancouver resident, her retirement consists of treating herself to a professionally designed space and start afresh. Aside from the owner’s wish to start from a […]

Read More... Real Living – “A Little Piece of Heaven”

George Verdolaga is a Vancouver-based who has worked in New York and Milan before establishing Flowform design Group Ltd. in 2002 to provide interior design consulting and project management services to clients. His designs have been featured in SPECTACULAR HOMES OF WESTERN CANADA, which is a showcase of Western Canada’s top designers and the homes […]

Read More... Living Today – “Urban Design”

If you’re like most people who’ve attempted to renovate or redecorate on their own, you’ll probably have gone through a familiar exercise – spending entire weekends visiting countless stores and examining various pieces of furniture, lighting & accessories. You may have even brought a partner along to help you decide, only to discover that this […]

Read More... My Home – “Mid-Century Pizzaz”

This West Side Vancouver residence is occupied by a couple and their two young kids. When we first visited their house several months ago, we found their living room empty. In the adjacent dining room was a 1960s-era Scandinavian dining set over which hung a cheap gold-plated chandelier. Prior to working with our design team, […]

Read More... The Vancouver View – “Updating a Traditional Home In Shaughnessy”

This 950 sqft. two-bedroom condo is located in Collingwood and owned by Annie G, who works in the corporate services department of the City of Vancouver and her husband Benny R, a sernior analyst at HSBC. Annie is also a writer and an avid reader. She is currently studying part-time at Regent College to obtain […]

Read More... Metro Home & Entertaining – “Downsizing in Style”

It’s not every day that a designer receives a commission from a resident of a seniors’ home. Lily Palacio, 88, resides in an assisted-living suite in the new Honoria Conway residence on the grounds of the former St. Vincent’s Hospital on Heather Street in Vancouver. She had one request of George Verdolaga of Flowform Design […]

Read More... The Vancouver Sun – “Assisted living gets new meaning when designer helps resident, 88”

Interior designer George Verdolaga goes far afield in seeking out furniture and artwork for his clients, often supplementing his international finds with inexpensive pieces picked up close to his Vancouver home. When it comes to implementing his high-and-low design ideas, he turns to the 825-square-foot condo he shares with wife, using it as a lab […]

Read More... THE GLOBE AND MAIL – “This interior designer’s living room also doubles as his showroom”

George Verdolaga is part of a new breed of designers who have an international resume of experience, are multi-lingual and travel constantly to keep abreast of trends. Born and raised in thePhilippines, George got his interior design degree inManila. Upon graduating, he felt a big urge to leave the comfort zone of his family and […]

Read More... Spectacular Homes of Western Canada Book – Flowform Design Group feature

Fabulous Interiors & Clothing from The Great Gatsby Movie (2013)

"The Great Gatsby" is a book by F. Scott Fitzgerland set in the midst of the roaring 20s. It's the story about the rise and fall of James Gatz, who is born a poor Midwesterner and falls in love with a woman who marries someone else while he is in Europe during the war.  Determined to reinvent


Design Lessons From the Most Expensive House in the U.S.

The most expensive house in the U.S. is currently the Crespi/Hicks estate on #5555 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, Texas. Currently valued at $ 135 million USD,  it’s a 29,000 square foot home built on a 25-acre lot owned by Tom and Cinda Hicks. This couple spent almost a decade and nearly $ 100


Prepare For Your First Meeting

So you’ve finally taken the first step and called an Interior Designer to discuss your needs and wants. Here’s what you should do to get ready for that first meeting: (1) Gather images of what you’d like your home to look like – An interior designer is not a mind reader and will not