Phoenix House Project Team Wins at the Carbon Leadership Forum of BC Carbon Awards 2024!

We are excited to announce the entire Phoenix House team won the prestigious award for Small Buildings by the Carbon Leadership Forum Of BC 2024 Awards! This award recognizes our dedication to pushing the boundaries in low embodied carbon design and construction in small new developments within British Columbia. ⁠

The Phoenix House is truly a project that stands as a testament to what can be achieved in designing and building an affordable cutting-edge, Step 5, Zero Carbon home with low embodied carbon. ⁠Let this be the first of many!⁠

We extend our deepest gratitude to our incredible partners who collaborate with us on the Phoenix House making this achievement possible: Nick Bray Architecture, Best Builders, AI Tech Designs, Allester Engineering Ltd, Zeidler Architecture, yours truly, Form Collective & more!  ⁠This is truly a collaborative effort! ⁠

Together, we are setting new standards for sustainability and innovation in the construction industry.

Find full list of winners here.

Western Living Feature: A Modern Okanagan Farmhouse by Form Collective

Form Collective has been featured on Western Living for their work on an Okanagan retirement home.

Home Tour: A Modern Okanagan Farmhouse Designed for the Dog

The team at Form Collective combined two aesthetics to create a long-lasting relaxing oasis for the whole family (pets included).

What screams retirement more than moving from the hustle and bustle of Vancouver to 80 acres of land in the northern Okanagan… with impeccable views of mountain landscapes and natural light sunbathing each room? Thanks to Josephina Serra and Lauren Webb, principals at Form Collective,their clients can now check retirement dream home off the list.

“There’s two of them, and their dog—we wanted to build them a home that would last many many years,” explains Serra. But since the homeowners had slightly different styles, Serra and Webb had to combine the two to make it suitable for both. Elevated modern farmhouse was the perfect compromise.  

“The owners were urban dwellers, now moving to 80 acres of land, so they wanted it more on the modern side,” says Webb. With floor-to-ceiling windows in the great room, an outdoor living space perfect for entertaining and hot tub access from the ensuite, they’ve got modern covered.

The farmhouse aesthetic comes through the furniture, including an antique dresser brought from the couple’s home in Vancouver. “We determined the depth of the entryway based on that piece, since we knew they wanted it,” says Webb. The designers turned it into a focal point by “painting the wall behind it black so it really stood out.”

Find the link to the article here.

 

Form Collective Featured on Houzz

Form Collective has been featured on Houzz's "Porch of the Week" for their work on Grizzly Hill - a new build project in British Columbia's Okanagan.

"Porch of the Week: Screened-In Space for Indoor-Outdoor Living" was written by Annie Thornton. All images by Christina Faminoff and Interior Design by Form Collective.

Find the link to the article here.

 

Form Collective Featured in Western Living’s October 2023 Issue – “Well Done”

Form Collective has been featured in Western Living's October 2023 issue for their renovation work on JRG's S&L Restaurant & Bar in South Surrey.

"Well Done" was written by Kaitlyn Funk. All images by Christina Faminoff and Interior Design by Form Collective.

 

Find the link to the full October issue here.

 

Form Collective Selected as Best Design Studio in Vancouver by Industry Oversight

Form Collective has been rated the #1 Design Studio in Vancouver for Industry Oversight's 2023 report.

Industry Oversight

 

Form Collective Selected as a Finalist at the 2023 Western Living Designer of the Year Awards!

We are honoured to announce that Form Collective has been selected as a finalist for the Robert Ledingham Memorial Award for the emerging designer of the year for Western Living Magazine 2023 Designer of the Year Awards!

Winners will be announced on September 14th!

Find the full list of finalists in all categories at Western Living Magazine

 

Form Collective Wins at the 2023 Havan Awards for Housing Excellence!

We are pleased to announce Form Collective has won in the category Best Townhouse/Condominium Renovation Under $500,00 for their Coal Harbour Condo project at the 2023 Havan Awards for Housing Excellence!

Best Townhouse/Condominium Renovation - Under $500,000:

Coal Harbour Condo - Headland Construction Corporation with Form Collective & Sofo Kitchens

Find the full list of winners at Havan

 

Form Collective Is a 2023 Havan Awards for Housing Excellence Finalist!

We are pleased to announce Form Collective has been nominated for 2 projects in the 2023 Havan Awards for Housing Excellence!

Best Townhouse/Condominium Renovation - Under $500,000:

Marinaside Light - Condoworks Design Renovations Ltd. with Form Collective

Coal Harbour Condo - Headland Construction Corporation with Form Collective

Find the full list of finalists at Havan

 

Form Collective Nominated as a Finalist with Condoworks at the Georgie Awards

We are excited to announce Form Collective has been nominated with Condoworks Design Renovations on our 'Marinaside Light' renovation project at the 2023 Georgie Awards.

Find full list of Finalists here.

Form Collective Wins an AWMAC Award

We are pleased to announce Form Collective won an AWMAC Award of Excellence with Towne Millwork for our project on Orion Construction's  Head Office Project!

The 9 Best Interior Designers in Vancouver (2022)

“Modern, classy, and a hint of chic,” these all perfectly describe the remarkable talent of Lauren and Josephina from Form Collective. This brilliant team is known for being one of the best of the best Vancouver interior designers. They truly make it possible to build gorgeous spaces that no one would ever want to leave. Making a difference is a part of the charm of the Form Collective.

Find the full article here

Form Collective is Nominated as a Finalist for the Havan 2022 Housing Excellence Awards!

We are a 2022 Havan Awards Finalist for Best New Small-Scale Home: $750k and Over with Quinton Construction for ‘A Greener Angle’.

Find the full list of Havan finalists here.

Western Living: One Material, Two Directions

The oversized island in this Vancouver kitchen needed a large light fixture to match, so a grand chandelier was custom fabricated by Karice Lighting from the same material as the minimalist hood vent. “Using a matching finish allowed the fixture to be a statement on its own, while still being complementary,” says Josephina Serra of Form Collective, who designed the space alongside colleague Lauren Webb. But while the lighting design is a true statement piece, the matching hood is actually intended to play a supporting role. “Though they’re both the same powder-coated metal, the idea was the hood fan would be understated in order for it to not compete with the stone backsplash,” Serra says. And what a backsplash it is: lime-green onyx from Aeon Stone and Tile, a playful, modern take on the marble trend—definitely no wallflower. “We were lucky to have a client who wasn’t afraid of colour.”

SFU’S The Study Is Already Burnaby’s Coolest Pub – And It Hasn’t Even Opened

When I first moved back to North Burnaby a few years ago, I was heartbroken to hear that the Mountain Shadow had been closed down.

I don’t drink, but I do love a good pub menu and a place to watch sports and have a few laughs. The Mountain Shadow met all of those requirements and it was located right in the ‘hood I grew up in.

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Design 101: How To Achieve The Perfect Feng Shui Interior

Does summer have you feeling relaxed? Why not extend those chill vibes into your home. Let us help you with some basic feng shui you can do right now.

Feng shui is based on the simple principle that your living space reflects your life. It is all about balance. The three main energy centres of a good feng shui house are the bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom because they are so deeply connected to your health.

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SFU Pub To Open In The Next Few Weeks

The Study Public House, SFU’s new on-campus pub, is set to open within the next few weeks.

Unlike the Highland Pub, which closed in 2017, The Study Public House will be run by a private corporation, the Joseph Richards Group, which is a B.C.-based hospitality company that was selected by SFU to run the space.

The Peak sat down for an interview with The Study’s general manager, Samantha Baker.

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5 Simple Steps To De-Clutter Your Home Like A Pro

Now that you’ve had time to accept the fact that 2018 is truly here and cannot be stopped, why not embrace a fresh start by finally getting rid of some of the items cluttering your space?

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Condo Life 101: Soundproofing

As our cities get busier, we keep moving closer together. And condo life has us packing a lot more life into every square foot. This means that we are living closer to our (often loud) neighbours.

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Design Spaces In Under 200 Sg. Feet: Your Own Zen Sanctuary

The hustle and bustle of everyday life can be exhausting and sometimes seem like a never-ending cycle. While juggling work, sleep, social time, and life on a daily basis, it is easy to get caught up in it all and rarely allow for some much needed alone time. Something as simple as a space to relax, read a book, meditate, or just enjoy some peace of mind can be vital to your daily happiness and overall self-care.

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Condo 101: How To Create That Summer Patio Feel (With Or Without A Patio)

Summer is just around the corner, which means it is time to embrace and fully take advantage of patio weather! However, not everyone has the luxury of being able to enjoy it from their own personal patio oasis, but that shouldn’t stop you. Here are some tips and tricks for creating a dreamy summer space, indoors or out.

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This Floating All-Inclusive Hotel Is Currently On It’s Way From Vancouver To Haida Gwaii

An incredible vacation property that’s been recently renovated is currently being hauled all the way from Vancouver Harbour to Haida Gwaii. It will take between 7 to 18 days to get there, depending on tides in the rugged Northwest Coast of BC.

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5 Things You Can Do Right Now To Have The Bedroom Of Your Dreams

Your bedroom is one of the easiest spaces to totally make your own. With a few easy additions and adjustments, your bedroom could soon become a sanctuary that you won’t want to leave. All it takes is some organization and commitment to make sure your bedroom is allowing for Insta opportunities every direction you look.

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Clean Your Life Up This Spring (With The Help Of Life Hacks)

Now is the perfect time of year to clear out the clutter and start fresh. While it’s easier said than done, getting rid of a few things and organizing your home can allow for a clear headspace and research shows people with cleaner homes actually live healthier lives.

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Unbarricaded Bliss

Six hundred square feet is not much to work with, but for designer and homeowner, Lauren Webb, this small space condo renovation was more of a trial than a tribulation. The unit, located on the second floor of a three-story walk-up, was built in 1993 and was in its original condition when the family of four, including two dogs, first moved in. From a design standpoint, the space had good bones – a fact that jived well with Lauren’s forethought for the home. “I purchased the condo with the intention of renovating,” says Lauren, “so we wanted to consider resale value and make sure to not over-personalize.”

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5 Things You Can Do Right Now To Have An Instagram-Worthy Workspace

2018 is here, so isn’t it time to transform your home office into a place where you would actually be proud to conduct some business? Whether you’re in need of a total revamp or a few minor adjustments, we are here to help make your home office a place to start the new year off right!

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Design Trends For 2018

Nothing says home design quite like accents, tones and textures—and all are expected to be a part of 2018’s top design trends in 2018, across Canada.

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Home Tour: A Kitsilano Cottage Gets An Elegant Makeover

After decades of living in her coastal cottage near Kitsilano, a gracious host in her 70s decided it was about time her home put on its party shoes. She is the original owner of the 1976 abode, which after so many years was in need of an update. So she called on interior designer Lauren Webb to create a bright, open space conducive to festive or relaxing gatherings with friends.

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How To Design A Cozy Netflix Nook You’ll Never Want To Leave (And That’s Ok)

So the holidays are over and if you are anything like us you’re ready for some serious down time.

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Choosing Colour Of The Year

In 2016 it was Rose Quartz and Serenity, in 2017 it was Greenery and Shadow—so what shade or colour will make it to the top of the lists in 2018? And how is this monumental decision for choosing the colour of the year?

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Home Design Tips To Create A Space That’s Perfect For Entertaining On The Fly

With the holiday season in full swing, being able to entertain on the fly is more important than ever. We believe in having well thought-out spaces that offer support in creating the perfect setting for your next dinner party or soiree. And with spaces getting smaller, every square foot of space is prime real estate so make sure to take advantage of every inch.

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5 Things You Can Do Right Now To Have An Instagram-Worthy Living Room

Is your living room giving you winter blues and in need of some love?

As interior designers, we work with a variety of clients to help them revamp the spaces that are so integral to a good quality of life. In time for this winter season, we’ve compiled five interior design tips to help you make your living room your own cozy sanctuary.

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5 Christmas Tree Alternatives For Smaller Spaces

Is your small space bringing out your inner Grinch this holiday season? Does your creativity end at a miniature tree from Costco? We’ve searched the web and selected our five favourite solutions.

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Trending Now: The Top 10 New Bathrooms On Houzz

The pairing of white and wood, a popular combination in many rooms, is also sought after in the bathroom. Here are the 10 most popular bathroom photos uploaded from July through September, as measured by the number of people who saved them to their Houzz ideabooks, starting with No. 10.

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Ideas To Borrow From The Most Popular New Deck Photos On Houzz

t’s clear from their favorite photos that Houzzers are looking for ways to connect to the outdoors. In the most popular new deck photos added to Houzz in the last three months, users were drawn to spaces that provide strong connections between indoors and out, as well as those that offer indoor comforts out in the fresh air and sunlight. Here are seven ideas from the most popular recently added photos, as measured by the number of people who added them to their ideabooks.

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10 Terrific Kitchen Design Tips From This Week’s Stories

Find out how to hide a drying rack, choose tile finishes and more

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Plan Your Kitchen Island Seating For Your Family’s Needs

I recently heard a story about a homeowner who had a major design regret. During a previous renovation, she elected to put all four counter stools on the same side of her kitchen island, a frequent spot for her family meals. This left her with a beautiful look but turned out to be an unfortunate mistake from a functional perspective. That’s because she now has to choose between having everyone in her family face in one direction like strangers in a diner and having to pull around a stool to sit on the wrong side of the island, with her knees bumping up against cabinets for the sake of family bonding.

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Creating The Perfect Baby Room

As you have likely discovered, if you are parent, soon to be parent, or like us designing for people with babies, designing a room that both looks good and functions well can be tricky.

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Interior Design Show Vancouver: What’s Your Home Decor Style?

Form Collective Interior Design creates a room suited for the elegantly understated woman. You enjoy simplicity, but still want to make your presence known with tasteful touches of glamour.

New This Week: 4 Subtle Design Ideas With Big Impact For Your Kitchen

You’ve got the cabinets, countertops and appliances in order. Now look for something to make your space truly stand out

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