Gift Guide: For The Chef

December 5, 2018

The gift guide for the foodie in your life. Whether they’re a professional chef or a passionate home cook, they’re sure to be impressed by anything on this list. These picks all simplify cooking and prep, and look great doing it. We’d love to see any of these items in our own kitchens after the holidays! 

Gift Guide: For The Hostess

December 4, 2018

Between all the holiday parties and events this season, it can be overwhelming to find creative and useful hostess gifts. Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. The best hostess gifts are items that feel elevated and special (something more than convenience store flowers), but aren’t too precious to actually enjoy (nothing too over the top). Our Gift Guide for the Hostess lists some personal favourites that any host would love to be gifted this holiday season – no re-gifting guaranteed!

Get To Know Us

November 28, 2018

We’re Alana Firestone & Jordy Fagan – the designers behind Collective Studio. We had the idea for Collective Studio long before we created it. Previously, we each owned our own design companies, but we began collaborating on projects when Alana was pregnant and on maternity leave.

When we began planning for the Project Melrose kids bathroom, we were tied to the existing layout because of permanent elements like a plumbing stack, a diagonal wall and a fairly substantial window. Luckily, the layout was functional and with a few tweaks and some added details we knew it could be a great kids bathroom with tons of room for our client’s growing family.We chose to play off of the weird diagonal wall in the bathroom by choosing a tile that was laid chevron and followed the same direction. While it was intentionally laid straight from all major elements in the space (vanity, toilet and tub), you can see in the photo above that it runs at the same angle as the diagonal wall, making the otherwise dated architectural feature seem intentional.