"We retained FORMA to design a modern interior for our new construction home overlooking woods. Andreas and Larry focused on how we as a family would use our new space and applied those insights to material selection, furniture layout, etc.. As a unifying design element, they covered one interior wall in stone-look tile, rising through all four levels and wrapping around both sides of the wall. Ceiling bulkheads combined with LED strip lighting and extensive use of recessed MR16s created a dramatic effect in our main living areas. They took advantage of a wall of windows lining the stairwell by designing an open-tread stairwell with thick oak treads and glass railings. Guidance on furniture and trim selection resulted in a sleek modern space that somehow also feels warm. At our “ thank you" party for neighbors, we received many, many compliments on their work."
I worked with FORMA to create the bachelor pad of my dreams. As a first-time homeowner, Andreas helped me navigate through the design process-- the result is a space that is uniquely mine. I come home everyday and am still in awe of the end result. FORMA's expertise and creative vision is unparalleled.
We've done two projects now with Andreas, Larry, and Juan and have been very happy with the work. We originally did a full renovation of the house minus the basement and then completed the basement once the kids got older. We had bought a colonial and wanted a much more contemporary interior. The team took the time to understand what we wanted and how we live our lives, iterated the design with us to our liking, and has the patience to put up with changes of heart and mind that invariably happens. We love the outcome (and how we live in our house). If you’re looking for great design (in contemporary style), we would strongly recommend FORMA.
I've engaged Andreas and FORMA Design for two separate endeavors, each one as gratifying as the next. The first project involved a grand, custom piece of artwork which remains to this day, the jaw dropping centerpiece of my home in DC. Andreas was by my side from the initial "chin scratching" of how to address my unique design challenge, through the dramatic installation, and subsequent celebration of a magnificent job, well done. On this confidence, my small renovation company later enlisted FORMA Design for the comprehensive interior design of a multi-unit, multi-million dollar condo project. Again, a spectacular outcome. They delivered top quality, stunning results...on time, with consummate professionalism. The accolades for the finished product just kept coming. For my next project, whenever that may be, I know exactly where to go!
Relocating and re-branding my practice has been a tremendous success. FORMA helped me define my goals and get the most out of the new office space I had purchased. They captured my desire to create an environment that was functional for the doctors and staff while creating a look and feel that I always wanted in my office- a soothing environment that helps alleviate patients’ stress and avoids a clinical look. I hoped that patients would feel more like they were visiting a friend’s home rather than visiting the Doctor. Our patient rolls are full and the office is working and wearing well after 15 years. People are as impressed by the office today as they were the day we opened. Thanks Forma.
"I first read about FORMA Design's work in the American Dental Association's Office Design Handbook. I immediately scheduled a meeting with its principal, Andreas Charalambous. My main goal was to build a unique office to accommodate my young patients and their parents; during our first meeting, Andreas demonstrated a totally different approach and philosophy in office design, and had me sold. He created a very efficient layout in a very tight space, and paid special attention to finishes, furniture and lighting, moves that made each visit by patients and their parents both comfortable and memorable. As the project was being completed, I sought Andreas' expertise in creating a corporate identity for my practice and promoting my new office. He incorporated the architectural design concepts with the specifics of my pediatric practice and created a unique branding package for my business. With Andreas' leadership, we soon launched the marketing campaign for the business; the response from my colleagues was beyond my expectations. The open house was full of local dentists that were intrigued by the invitation, but after seeing the set-up for my practice, they eventually became great referral sources. I consider Andreas a great friend and one of the best business consultants I have met. FORMA Design is not just another architectural firm; it's a new way of Business Advancement."
I am a two-time client. I love the work they do. Clean, modern and so timeless. My last project with them was almost 10 years ago and the place looks as if it could have been renovated yesterday. They are seasoned professionals and they will take care of you. I was living overseas when my last project was done. This required great communication skills and adaptability and they have those plenty. It worked like a charm. Kudos guys!
We were already building a new house in Bethesda with a builder but needed someone to help us through the project to coordinate because we were living overseas. We also wanted more modern look which Forma design helped us to achieve from a few key design changes to the hardware selections. Larry -- our key contact - has always been accessible, professional and most respectable of our budget & taste. The project is now completed with Andrea taking over to provide the finishing touches/furniture selection. Highly recommend Forma. I love their minimalist approach to the designs. It was invaluable that they had extensive experience dealing overseas clients for such a daunting project of building a custom home. The follow up has always been impeccable. Even after 5 years, Forma has been most responsive to any questions that I have had. - name of the products, lost invoices, etc -
"I hired FORMA to remodel my 2-BR loft-style condo in the Logan Circle area of Washington, DC. In short, I'm very pleased with the result and I'd definitely hire them again. I was happy with the ways in which they pushed me in directions I wouldn't have considered, and in cases where they recommended against ideas that I floated, I almost uniformly realized a bit down the road that they were entirely correct. The aesthetic -- modern and airy while also being warm and welcoming -- is impeccable. I also was extremely pleased by their response time; it was rare that emails or phone calls wouldn’t be answered within a few hours, and often it was quicker."