Wow Great Place

(514) 799-8189
wowgreatplace.com

Services Provided
Kitchen and bath design, custom window coverings, Hunter Douglas dealer, fabric and paint colour selection, upholstery services, lighting, art selection and framing, accessories selection, furniture layouts, millwork design.

Areas Served
Montreal (QC)
Beaconsfield, Kirkland, Baie d'Urfe, DDO, Pierrefonds, Dorval, Pointe-Claire, Lachine, Lasalle, Verdun, St. Henri, Laval, St. Laurent, Cote St Luc, Westmount, NDG, Vaudreuil, Hudson, St. Lazare, Pincourt, Dorion, Outremont, Griffintown, Brossard, TMR, Senneville, Ste Anne de Bellevue

Business Description
DOUBLE Best of Houzz award winner, 2013 AND 2014, for Design AND Satisfaction! We are an award winning design and decorating firm with nearly 20 years experience. We tackle everything from small projects to large scale renos. Just need some design advice? Or perhaps need more involved help for a more complex project? We can help you through it all!

In addition to our own drapery and upholstery workrooms, we are also a "Dealer Select" for Hunter Douglas blinds. We carry thousands of fabrics for your drapery or upholstery needs, and we offer installation services.

The trades we deal with will make your project a reality, from custom cabinetmakers to contractors, painters to plumbers, electricians to tile layers, our trades will make it happen.

We specialize in residential projects, and we serve clients in Montreal, QC and Ottawa, ON.

Certification and Awards
FOUR kitchens featured in "Je Decore" magazine "Best Kitchens in Quebec" on newstands May 2014!
DOUBLE Best of Houzz award winner, 2 years in a row! For Design AND Satisfaction
Recipient of CDECA Gold award best bathroom renovation, 2012
Recipient of Bronze award best commercial project, 2012
Location:
Pointe-Claire, Montreal, QC CA 
Contact:
Joanne Padvaiskas 
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Joanne Padvaiskas
Pointe-Claire, Montreal, Quebec H9R 2K8
Canada 
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Hi eallen20,
This vanity was bought in Montreal at a store called Destination Design.
I believe they ship all over Canada?
The company is also known as Ove, and sells some vanities through places like Costco.
Not sure if they still have this model on their web site.....
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Hi dawnmarieg,
I had tagged some of the photos in this project with that kind of information (green tags)
The wall colour in this kitchen is Benjamin Moore's Collingwood (OC--28)
Hope that helps you!
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LOL! I love that term! Actually, we purposely did not line up the cooktop and sink, so that this could be a two-butt kitchen, especially when entertaining.
This couple has had many an island-party, with guests squeezed in on all sides!
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Hi dashmeyer,
The pendants are tagged. Just click on those green tags to find info!
They came from Hudson Valley Lighting, and the model is called Haverhill.
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napalmfireflies
Hi, great remodel! Do you remember the dimensions of this room? The before photos look A LOT like my kitchen (just without the peninsula) and I've been struggling with a way to reconfigure the space!
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It looks like those tiles are raised. How did you attach them to the hardwood? Or what exactly did you do?
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There had been wall to wall carpet over the hardwood before, so the subfloor under the entry tile was actually slightly higher than the hardwood. (Which made the carpeted floor more level with the old tiled floor)
It was decided to keep the different heights, in this instance, rather than remove subfloor under the old tile to level things up.
The tile was not installed over hardwood.
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11 Reasons to Paint Your Interior Doors Black

Brush on some ebony paint and turn a dull doorway into a model of drop-dead sophistication Full Story
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Even though I re-did my house b/c I had so much black and tired of the look, I LOVE the black doors. You're right how it gives the room elegance. My only question is when painting the interior door(s) black, do you use semi-gloss, flat, etc on the finish?
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Nancy Boucher
If I paint my front doors and all the doors seen from my foyer, do I need to paint all my other interior doors black?
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Decorating Is Going to the Dogs

Proclaim your affection for your furry best friend with dog-themed decorating gestures, grand or small Full Story
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I did this beauty for a client in Wisconsin!
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charliebeth
Here are a couple of pictures to update our post. One is of the Black Cosmos granite for the kitchen counters, and we will be pairing those with off-white kitchen cabinets. The other is a pic to show the exposed support trusses which we intend to wrap with cypress, and the other is a picture of the Australian Cypress floors being installed today. Hoping it all comes together nicely. Fingers crossed.
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I think it MAY be an option to go with a darker floor stain...I know that was not in your plans, you wanted a natural floor, but it may be a solution here that makes the red oak/white oak difference a little less noticeable.
Would a darker floor stain work with your new cabinets??
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therachelthompson
DIY poster girl, huh? I'm not sure if that's good or not... But thank you for your honest advice.
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@therachelthompson...
The "DIY Poster girl" was stated without malice or ridicule...
In actuality, others and myself obviously put time & effort into TRYING to help folks like you out, after they realize that they've become "boxed in" on a facet of their home improvement project that seemed easy & sounded like a good idea at the time...
I'm guilty of making the same rash judgments... I spent the better part of my Friday changing the thermostat in my truck... I mean, after all, I have almost every tool known to man, and forklifts to raise vehicles, compressors, plenty of warehouse space, etc., etc.. should be a 30 minute job... right?
AND I spent years as a mechanic before becoming a self proclaimed hardwood floor "guru"... (haha)
Why wouldn't I change something as simple as a thermostat?
The guy who usually does our work couldn't get to it immediately plus wanted 300 bucks to install a $ 25 part...

Let me tell ya... next time they get the 300 bucks!
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Nice work, Rebecca! Hey, where did you find that great light fixture? Was it through Revive? I love it!
July 7, 2014 at 6:36pm      Thanked by Rebecca Mitchell Interiors & Boutique
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Tres cool, Bella!
July 7, 2014 at 6:43pm      Thanked by Rebecca Mitchell Interiors & Boutique
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Maria Sable
omg..can you come to my house! lol
July 15, 2014 at 2:30pm        Thanked by Rebecca Mitchell Interiors & Boutique
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@Maria - sure! where you do you live though?!
July 15, 2014 at 2:44pm   
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I agree with JudyG. Dark charcoal or black will almost make the fence disappear, and the plants will pop more against the dark background.
July 6, 2014 at 8:12am     
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marieanneamell
I was originally think black,but the yard is very small and I thought it would feel to hot?
July 6, 2014 at 11:59am   
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marieanneamell
my hesitation is I don't want to do it twice,it's a big job :-)
July 6, 2014 at 12:00pm   
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anne dee
You could paint out the molding to the same colour as the walls
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Jamie Grenoble
Ok I'll go with the same color. The people before us had two colors so I wasn't sure if we should too. Thanks!
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Add a piece of art, and that can be the pop you may want. Colour does not always have to come in the form of paint on the walls!
July 4, 2014 at 6:34am   
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niyati18
Thanks everyone for the suggestions. You guys are awesome! I will most likely go with corbels and a bar stool.
July 3, 2014 at 6:57pm     
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Listen to Fred. I do the same when I plan where recessed lighting will go.
July 3, 2014 at 5:19pm     
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Here are pics from a project I did that illustrates what Fred is advising.
All recessed lights were 24" off the wall (12" off the upper cabinets) wherever there were uppers, and we centered each recessed light on a pair of doors.
Over the wall oven, we came out 12" off the cabinets, but since this was a deeper cabinet, we went more than 24" off the wall.
Over the island, I added a run of recessed lights between each pendant so the homeowner could choose whether she needed to augment her lighting.
In the traffic path on the barstool side of the island, pots were centered in the walkway (which ended up at a perfect distance off the chalkboard wall)
All lighting was on dimmers, and I planned for one switch for all pots, one for all undercabinet lights, and one for the pendants.
Westmount kitchen 1
Westmount kitchen 2
Westmount kitchen 3
July 3, 2014 at 6:13pm     
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I usually specify 4" MR16s, and I use the gimbled ones so I can tilt them to highlight the cabinetry or wall.
MR16s can also be more easily modified to LEDs if desired, though I like warm LEDs, not cool ones, as long as they can be dimmed.
I avoid GU10s and Par20's ( your electrician will know what all this means, and I am sure Fred will have an opinion as well!)
Make sure you get the right kind of dimmer based on the recessed light you select, you can't put just any kind of dimmer on any light fixture.
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Fred S
Most of the house building companies are too big down there for the inspectors to get anywhere with. I think they let some things slide until it becomes the homeowner's problem when they sell or remodel. My uncle was in charge of the public works safety inspections (or something like that for Arapahoe) and I recall a story about flexible gas pipe that the builders kept putting in because it was faster. They couldn't get them to stop putting it in, so they would just go back to the subdivisions after they had been finished for a few years and replace this dangerous stuff. The customers had to end up paying for it one way or another.
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doctornancy
Thank you, everyone! I've redesigned the layout for the kitchen cabinets, repositioned the cans, and I'm very happy with everything.
July 13, 2014 at 10:39pm     
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I just love when Groveraxle answers dilemmas! Could you come work for me? :)
July 3, 2014 at 6:30pm        Thanked by bkazzz
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mveasey
Well done! Groveraxle and libra designeye - you should go into business together - you are terrific!
July 4, 2014 at 10:36am   
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beachlily
Have you looked at costa esmerelda granite? Goes great with your color cabs and has that grey green color you like. With white subway tile backsplash it would be beautiful !
July 4, 2014 at 10:54am   
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I think the colour combination could look quite lovely!
Can you bring home a fabric sample to verify if you like how the lavender feels beside the rug?
The rug looks like it has many colours in it, so even if it has just a wee bit of lavender, it could work nicely.
Gorgeous rug, by the way!
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Carol Spong Interior Design
Sounds like it might be wonderful. What are the colors in the draperies? And lavender in the art work?
July 3, 2014 at 4:54pm   
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isabellmckinney
Thank you all! I'm only re upholstering because the fabrics have faded and are over 25 years old. But their quality, is quite good.Will try bringing a pillow and look more closely at rug to see if there is lavender ( I think not -maybe small amount of pink) curtains are cream, with silver and gold/copper. Have no art in lavender. My colors have always been coral, cream, Tiffany blue . Probably shouldn't go there with lavender.....it is just a color that have always loved but not used. Can't say enough about covering windows with UV film particularly if you live in Texas
July 3, 2014 at 5:24pm   
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triciabc21
The map was a great idea and I found this for $189 @ world market. His Company is 'Logical Position', so I found the "LP" at Hobby Lobby for $15/each! ($30 w/50% off)

ThNk you everyone!!
July 2, 2014 at 10:42am     
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