Joanne Jakab is an award-winning full service interior decorator professional with 15 years experience creating unique interiors for homeowners in Burlington, Oakville and the GTA. She is featured in the esteemed Key Interior Designers directory.
Joanne is the area’s only interior decorator whose work has been featured in print and broadcast media around the world. She provides complete residential design and remodeling services for prominent professionals and their families. She employs a residential design perspective when creating the interiors of commercial projects such as executive offices and lobbies.
“Today’s luxury is all about the feelings and experiences we create in our homes”
– Joanne (Watson) Jakab ”The Approachable Expert”
Joanne interprets the unique experiences of her clients and weaves them into each design to reflect their tastes and desires. Her design philosophy is to infuse a local viewpoint with a global perspective to create inspired one of a kind homes – one room at a time, a complete remodel or a new custom build.
Joanne is the area’s only interior decorator whose work has been featured in print and broadcast media around the world. She provides complete residential design and remodeling services for prominent professionals and their families. She employees a residential design perspective when creating the interiors of commercial projects such as executive offices and lobbies.
Among the services she offers are space planning, project management, colour consultations, and selection of everything from furniture to flooring. Jakab has significant experience custom designing cabinetry, furnishings and other design elements including carpeting.
Finely Honed Skills
Joanne is known for developing one-of-a kind, warm interior environments. Her business has grown to include the interiors of clients’ second homes in Muskoka, Collingwood and the Southern U.S. with many of her projects being designed for the friends and relatives of her original clients. Her primary design market is in Southern Ontario: Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga, and the Greater Toronto Area.
Jakab is backed by a team of some of the area’s foremost contractors, builders, painters, custom cabinet makers, window treatment professionals, trades people and flooring specialists. She has the experience to source the finest furnishings from suppliers around the world.
She has won international awards for kitchen, bathroom, dining and family room remodels, as well as a commercial café renovation.
Local Decorator, International Press
Her work has been published in three decorating/design books: Creating Great Guest Rooms, Decorating for the First Time, and The Complete Photo Guide to Window Treatments. In addition, her projects have been featured in such magazines as Canadian Living, West of the City, Canadian House & Home, Draperies and Window Treatments, Window Fashions, Small Room Decorating, Arabella Design and Better Homes & Gardens. Her work has been showcased on HGTV’s “This Small Space,” and she has shared her residential design expertise on CHCH TV’s “Breakfast Morning Show.” She shares the resources in her interior design media portfolio.
Jakab is involved in several community and professional organizations, and she has raised thousands of dollars through her philanthropic activities locally and worldwide.
Since 1999, she has been participating in fundraising events for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton, Zonta Club of Oakville and the Hamilton Burlington Junior League Home Tour Fundraiser.
Joanne is an Accredited Member of the Canadian Decorators Association of Canada – CDECA . She is currently serving as the President of CDECA.