Cynthia and Luis are a couple based in Asia who travel back and forth to Vancouver to visit son Carlos and his family twice a year. We were asked to renovate this 2,700 square foot townhouse in Yaletown to accommodate the couple and their extended family who would come and visit during the Christmas and Summer months. We replaced all their laminate floors with hardwood and remodelled their kitchen, bathrooms, and bedroom closets. We also chose low-slung European furniture, modern art, and a neutral colour palette to give the house a decidedly West Coast flavour.
We updated the West Side home for Mark and Pam, an older couple downsizing from their single-detached home on Vancouver’s West Side to this condo in Oakridge. They wanted an open concept kitchen with clean and simple lines. Part of their requirements was for our design team to replace the bathtub – which they hardly ever used – with a shower. Their preferred decor style was mid-century modern to echo the look and feel of their previous 1960s style home, which had a strong Danish influence.
This 3-bed/2-bath condo in Olympic Village was designed for Leo, a high-flying creative professional and his equally busy wife Maria, an I.T. professional. Both needed a calm and peaceful space to unwind after running their separate businesses after a long and tiring day. The client requested that our design team create an contemporary and low-maintenance interior to suit their cosmopolitan lifestyle. We helped them acquire new artwork to complement their existing collection of Modern paintings and sculptures.
Izumi and Reid both work in the financial services industry. When we were called in to help, the couple wanted their home to have a big ‘wow’ factor to offset the chopped-up interior (the townhouse is spread over three floors). We brought in some art-deco influenced furniture, wallpaper, and accessories to create a show-stopping space that never fails to impress visitors to this Coal Harbour residence. The owners say that coming through the front door makes them feel like they’re going home to a luxurious hotel every day of the week.
Before working with Cynthia and Luis, we had worked on their son Carlos and wife Theresa’s townhouse in Yaletown a few years earlier. Theresa had just moved from Manila and wanted us to create an interior that would help her get settled into her new life in Vancouver quickly. We mixed some fun contemporary pieces with some reliable mid-century classics, which made the house comfortable and pretty at the same time. The result is a home that looks and feels fresh and instantly makes you want to put up your shoes and relax.
Prior to working with our team, entrepreneurial couple Jason and Larisa had never worked with an interior designer. They had never even owned their own home and had been renters for many years. It was their first-ever house purchase in Vancouver, so they wanted it to be special. They also wanted a clean and modern aesthetic with a twist. The result is a visually arresting blend of mid-century furnishings, calm and soothing colours and shaker-style kitchen and bathrooms.
This 2,000 sqft two-level penthouse condo in Richmond underwent a total renovation after Manila-based property developer Luis and Bing sold their large single-detached family home on Marine Drive in Vancouver’s West Side. They purchased a penthouse condo in Richmond that would serve as their local base whenever they were in town. The couple added a new bedroom and bathroom to accommodate this 4-person family. We were asked to create a contemporary and timeless look that would be easy to maintain given their busy and peripatetic lifestyle.
We’d been contacted again by this high flying business owner of a chain of restaurants, supermarkets, hotels and student dormitories 10 years after we’d first worked together to do her Richmond penthouse for her family. This time her kids had grown up and left the coop and she was flying solo. She needed a place in Vancouver to decamp 6 months of the year when the weather would get too hot in Manila. And this time she’d picked the penthouse with double-height ceilings and breath-taking views of the mountains just outside of Vancouver at a new condo development in Brentwood, which was next to a skytrain station, shopping and dining amenities. We’d worked for a year to install new flooring, walls, lighting fixtures, kitchen, bathrooms and indoor/outdoor furniture. And the results are nothing short of dramatic.
We had previously worked with Leo and Maria’s condo on their Olympic Village apartment, where they lived for a short time. After buying this 100-year old Craftsman Style home, the couple asked us to create a space that melded the house’s early 20th century aesthetic with their modern lifestyle. We decided to use Art Deco (with a bit of urban country thrown in) as this design style tends to work well with older homes and is suited to people who like a contemporary interior whilst having a traditional-style exterior. We used brand new Le Corbusier LC7 swivel chairs designed initially in 1928 (and recently used in one of the episodes of “Emily in Paris”). We suggested the couple keep their year 2000-made Michael Vanderbyl-designed couch (which is now a classic) instead of buying a new one. We did design their new dining table furniture from scratch. We created a beautiful patio setting where they can cook and entertain during the warm weather season. Finally, we needed to showcase their art collection – which had grown significantly – since we last worked together throughout the house.
For this particular space, my design team and I were inspired by Yves St. Laurent’s stylish home in Marrakesh. We decided to incorporate some the city’s Moorish influences with my client’s own mid-century aesthetic. One of the most distinctive features of North African design is the employment of interesting patterns on various surfaces. We used geometric designs on the cushions and area rug and highlighted our client’s Pakistani heritage by incorporating some images from his hometown of Lahore into the living room and bedroom wall art. This client also had a fondness for gold finishes which which we used extensively in the space to add some glam and sparkle to the space. This home is an excellent study of how to integrate different periods, decorating styles and shapes to create an elegant interior that stands the test of time.
George did a wonderful job on the interior design of our new house. My wife and I are both extremely busy people and they way George was able to present his ideas, made the decisions on our end that much easier. He was able to present to us several different options in an easy to read and understand format. He always immediately responded to any questions or feedback from us.
George Verdolaga was able to save us both a lot of time and money and was certainly worth the cost of his professional services.
My husband and I have worked together with Flowform over several years, designing our condos and houses as my husband and I moved from each. We were always impressed on how Flowform transforms an ordinary place into something beautiful to live in. I like their depth of knowledge of interior design and their creativity. We presently live in a one-bedroom condo and they designed it in such a way to make it appear bigger than its size and so beautifully that we enjoy coming home every time. Our friends like the design, too, and we feel proud and happy when we get compliments.
Flowform’s design has added value to our property, making it easier to go fast in the market when we were selling.
George and his team at Flowform Design are such an incredible resource for anyone who’s looking to renovate or update their home. He has an amazing gift for transforming your home from ordinary to outstanding! From design to execution he makes it fun and even exhilarating. George works to create a plan of action with different options and varying budgets and his intensive network of supplies and trades, sets him apart from other designers.
As a real estate professional who’s been in the industry for 10+ years in the Lower Mainland, highly recommend George and his team at Flowform Design for your interior design project.
This was my first time working with a designer and George was wonderful. He was friendly, efficient, highly professional, and organized. He was able to accommodate our budget and give us good alternatives that still worked with our style. George was always polite which made working with him a joy. He also generously shared his network of good tradespeople, something very helpful for those of us who have no contacts.
Overall, Flowform Design helped make our renovations and move as painless as possible and I would definitely recommend them.
We engaged George Verdolaga to design and execute interior work on four different small condos in Vancouver … two of them were brand new units to move into, a third was one we had occupied for some time that we were vacating to make way for a family member, and a fourth was a rental unit that we were preparing for sale. In all cases, we found that George struck the right balance between pushing his own ideas while adjusting readily to our own thoughts and preferences. His good taste and his excellent contacts with suppliers and trades were invaluable assets in producing homes which we have found over the course of the past year to be highly livable
George has a great sense of what designs are both in style, but will stand the test of time (so you aren’t left with a home 10 years down the road with a bathroom which was contemporary 10 years ago, but is now out of style and is going to be a tough sell). His use/knowledge of lighting and traditional materials allows any space feel so open and vibrant.
Can’t say enough about George. From start to finish, his team is professional that sees every small detail and it always three steps ahead of you. I always feel that George has my back and see the vision through from beginning to end.