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About Us

About Us

You can reach us at : info@wowgreatplace.com

Joanne Padvaiskas
Joanne Padvaiskas
Award Winning Designer
Founder of Wow Great Place Inc.
Joanne began her design career in the early nineties in Montreal, which is her home base. She expanded WGP to include Ottawa in 2002. She travels regularly between the two cities, serving clients and overseeing projects in both metropolitan areas.
In her 20 years in the design biz, Joanne has helped over two thousand homeowners with everything from basic paint colour selection, and window treatments, to "tear out the walls" major renovations. 

Joanne has earned FOUR design awards at the DDA Canada annual design competition, in 2012, 2015 and again in 2016. Joanne took home GOLD for "Best Kitchen under $50k" for her project "Pink Fridge Kitchen," took home GOLD for "Best Bathroom Renovation Over $25k," for "Bathroom with stairs IN the bathroom," and BRONZE in the "Commercial" category for her Molson Boardroom project. Her most recent win was for "Lily's Ensuite Bathroom", which was also featured on Houzz! 

Her work has earned her every "Best of Houzz" award for FIVE straight in years, in both design AND customer satisfaction, and her work has been featured regularly on Houzz.

"Je Decore", a Quebec based home decor magazine, has featured 7 of her kitchen projects in two of their annual "Les plus belles cuisines du Quebec" issues (Best Kitchens in Quebec)

She is available for lectures on the topic of design and decorating, and has been a guest speaker at Algonquin College, the Canada Revenue Agency (ya, seriously, she did!), and WITNC workshops (Women in the New Century.) Her informative yet humorous seminars at WITNC were among the most popular workshops offered at the annual conference.
She also donated her time and talents on the Bruce House Designer Showcase, a total redo of an Ottawa hospice for people living with AIDS, which was transformed by several of Ottawa's best design firms.

Her work has been featured in several magazines (Je Decore, Tendances Deco, Chez Soi, Ottawa at Home, Ottawa Magazine, Ottawa Interiors,) newspapers, (Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen, The Suburban) and in various on-line media, including Houzz, and she is interviewed regularly by the media on various topics of decorating and design.
To reach Joanne, e-mail: info@wowgreatplace.com

Kelly Mounce
Kelly Mounce
Design Consultant
Kelly is based in Ottawa, and has been creating fabulous spaces for happy WGP clients for over 10 years.

She has terrific design sense, and can handle every aspect of your project with flair.

Her easy-going approach and wry sense of humour has earned her a great reputation with her clients, as well as with the trades.

She has a love of textiles, an eye for colour and an appreciation for fine art.

Kelly has designed kitchens, bathrooms, built-ins and has decorated numerous complete homes, but can also help if all you need are a few paint colours! 

Kelly is highly involved in the Ottawa community, most notably the Charles King Scholarship Foundation, which awards scholarships to deserving young adults. She is also currently working with the Children's Wish Foundation, decorating a space to fulfill a child's wish!

Fair warning: if you are a hockey fan, Kelly is a diehard Habs fan, despite living in Ottawa! Makes for some fun (controversial?!) consultations during hockey season!

Give Kelly a shout, she will be happy to help you with your project, and you'll be happy to have found her!

To reach Kelly, e-mail: kelly@wowgreatplace.com

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Karen Brown
Design Assistant, Stylist

Karen is an invaluable member of the WGP team, doing a lot of the research and sourcing items for the many design projects we work on simultaneously.

Karen has renovated several homes over the years, and is not one to shy away from a swinging a hammer! She has great design savvy, and a keen eye for detail. She is our power shopper, and has a knack for finding the perfect finishing touches for many of our clients. 

Her background includes event planning and restaurant management, having organized and designed many major events at some of Montreal's landmark hotels and restaurants, including the W Hotel and Buonanotte. 

She has an infectious charm and easy going demeanour, which makes her a pleasure to work with! 

To reach Karen, e-mail: karen@wowgreatplace.com 

What Customers are Saying!

"Renovations are hard work! Our saving grace for our first major project was Kelly and Wow Great Place Design. Not only did Kelly completely redesign our kitchen, but she guided us in the right direction for all of the major decisions...."
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