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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, officially launching "Wow Great Place" in 2003. In her 20+ years in the design biz, Joanne has helped literally thousands of homeowners with everything from paint colour selection 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 and became the most popular bathroom project on HOuzz for 2017! 

Her work has earned her every "Best of Houzz" award for SIX 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 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

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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 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!

"I hired Joanne for a renovation project based on a recommendation I received from a friend who had worked with her on another successful project. I will start by saying that YOU HAVE TO work with Joanne. She is always on time, meets..."
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