Testimonials for Jostar Interiors


Jostar Interiors is proud to have served many satisfied clients!
Here you’ll find just a snapshot of the positive feedback we’ve received from our clients.

Have you had a great experience with Jostar Interiors? Your testimonials are always welcome, and we invite you to email us directly with your feedback. You can also submit a review via HomeStars, as well as view more testimonials from our satisfied clients. Thank you for your support!


Sylvia B.

Read My Mind and Brought My Vision to Life

"Thank you for the fabulous bathroom reno! You were able to nail down my vision for my new bathroom. It’s like you were able to read my mind. It makes it easier to get up in the mornings. It motivated me to re-organize other parts of the house and to start planning future projects with you.

The experience made me feel more confident in embarking on such a massive undertaking. If I had to plan the renovation myself, I would have felt overwhelmed. Thank you Taylor & Jostar. I look forward to working with you in the near future."



Expert Advice & Excellent Service – Love My Bedroom!

"If you want top notch service; quality materials and work, go with Jostar. It has been said time and time again, “you get what you pay for.” It will likely cost you more than “ready-made drapes and cushions.” What you can expect is getting what you like through the expert advice of people that have been in business for many years. I needed blackout drapes for my bedroom. A friend recommended this firm to me because she had excellent service from them. I made an appointment and was met by Joanna.

I was more than pleased by the large array of materials from which I could choose exactly the right color and right material. Joanna came to my home and gave me some suggestions for cushions. Leona even called me to ask me to check on the materials when they came in to make sure they were the right color. Now that is service! When the drapes were hung and cushions on my bed, I was ecstatic! Later I realized that I would like to have the extra material. No problem: they gave it to me. I was able to purchase a chair and use the extra material to drape over the back and arms. I absolutely enjoy my bedroom now."



Beautifully Designed Showroom & Friendly, Knowledgeable Staff

"I visited Jostar Interiors today and was welcomed by very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff. Their showroom is also beautifully designed and setup. Would recommend Jostar to any of my clients and friends. Very professional."

Bob & Lois

Translated Our Ideas into a Viable, Pleasing Design

"During the summer of 2014, we engaged Jostar Interiors Ltd. (Joanna Starko) to help us with a major renovation of our home. It included replacing our main floor flooring and renovating our kitchen, main bathroom and master bathroom. Jostar was engaged to project manage the work and translate our thoughts into a viable design.

We were very pleased with the results. Jostar made excellent suggestions in the fine tuning of our vision, arranged for and supervised competent subcontractors who accomplished the work in a timely manner while assuring that the work was performed to a high standard. Jostar was knowledgeable about a wide range of available products and investigated products we were aware of, sourcing same as required.

With these results, we are pleased to recommend Jostar should you be looking for an interior design service to bring your renovation vision to fruition."


S & C, Calgary

Jostar’s Design Totally Reflected Our Style

"This is the third time we have requested assistance from JOSTAR INTERIORS LTD., to help us update our home. This is one of the best decisions we have ever made. In the past, Joanna has assisted us to redo our living room, dining room and bedrooms. This included new carpet, wallpaper, reupholstering living room / dining room furniture, valance and drapery, bedspread. The second time we used her services, Joanna did a complete kitchen renovation, which included flooring, cabinetry and cabinet hardware, light fixtures, Corion countertops, supply and installation of a bay window, design and installation of a cut glass cupboard front and drapery. We are presently working with her regarding reupholstering of an antique love seat and matching chair to complete our master bedroom.

In each instance, Joanna has provided very professional assistance. She is very well organized, listens carefully and has always provided top quality work. The new design for our kitchen was amazing and even years later we were still receiving compliments on it. In addition, her suggestions resulted in a feeling of space and openness. In re-doing our living room, dining room, hallway and bedrooms, the furniture, patterns and colours were so well chosen, they totally reflected our style. Joanna and her team had the knowledge and expertise to look after all these projects and made the process so easy for us. The design and workmanship JOSTAR INTERIORS LTD. offers is outstanding. We trust their design skills and advice. Even after moving to Calgary, we continue to work with JOSTAR INTERIORS LTD. Due to our total satisfaction, we would definitely recommend JOSTAR INTERIORS LTD. to everyone. We would rate JOSTAR INTERIORS LTD. as a 10 out of 10!!"



Made Our Dream Kitchen into a Reality

"I wanted to say thank you to both you and Joanna for leaving us with a kitchen that is a dream come true. First you took my wish list and came up with a conceptual design of 3 possibilities, which allowed me to pick the design I preferred.

A full kitchen renovation is a little like major surgery, and you continually answered our questions, brought forward selections, and coordinated all of the different tradesmen to come and go in a timely and efficient manner. You were able to take in the personalities of the 2 of us and deal with us in a positive manner. With your excellent sense of humour shining through, you kept our fears and worries of renovating at bay. 

The project moved along according to your original timeline set out at the very beginning, which to me was amazing when watching the eclectic groups needed to complete a renovation of this size. And when there were a couple of very small concerns, you immediately contacted the people involved, they were out very quickly, and each situation was rectified.

We are loving our kitchen and have been planning it in our heads for about 5 years. We are so happy we took the steps to contact Jostar, which I would define as a first class company who employ first class professionals.

 Thank you very much for all your time and effort."


Offered Excellent Décor Recommendations

"Dear Joanna & Designers,

Just a note to let you know how pleased I am with both purchases I have made from Jostar. My first drapes and bedspread I got from you, Joanna, and I was thoroughly pleased. Now with my second purchase of another spread and drapes, your designer helped me figure out what would work and was excellent. I must say I'm thoroughly pleased with the service I received. I'm glad and proud to be able to recommend Jostar to all my relatives and friends."


You Bring Creative Designs & Project Management Together

"Dear Joanna & Jostar Designers, 

I do appreciate the wonderful help you have been. Beginning with you, Joanna, for plans, colours, ideas—floor to ceiling—for the kitchen, hall and living room.

Then, your designer. Coming so often, organizing the tradesmen and the shopping (with the leg work) and then hanging the right pictures in the right places. And coming up with the good ideas you always had! You were so pleasant and patient through it all.

 I couldn't have done it all without you.

 I want to do the bedroom and den later in the next months. May I ask you to help again?"

Terry & Jack

Your Success is Well Deserved

"Dear Joanna,

We wanted to convey hearty congratulations to you and your staff on 35 years in business. This is our second renovation and we've come to appreciate your kindness, promptness, diligence and excellence in all you do.

Thank you."

Scott (Installer)

Jostar is a Design Firm with the Skills Necessary to Ensure & Excel

"I have had the opportunity to watch and observe Jostar evolve over the years. I have seen designers come and go, but I have to say, this current team encompasses a plethora of incredible talent and polish. Each and everyone have honed their skills and offerings to be an integral part of a very successful and enduring company. With Joanna at the helm, making the right choices and decisions over time (but especially now in these uncertain economic times), is what has given the company its staying power.

Jostar has come a long way, With its diversity of designers and strong leadership and effective administration, clearly the path has been paved for years of continued success and prosperity. The strengths that have made Jostar a mainstay in this business for all these years will carry over for many more.

Take that much deserved bow, and just keep doing what you're doing . . . because it's working!!!"

President & CEO, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce

Longstanding & Valued Chamber of Commerce Member

"As a valued member of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, I would like to acknowledge and congratulate you for an outstanding 10 years of continuous membership in our organization. Your long-term standing with us is a privilege and we sincerely appreciate your continued support.

We thank you and, again, congratulations on this milestone."

Ed Stelmach

Premiere of Alberta

A Company that Demonstrates Excellence Consistently

"On behalf of the Alberta Government of Alberta, I am pleased to welcome you to the 22nd Annual Consumers’ Choice Awards. 

Alberta is home to smart, innovative businesses that value their customers. These awards, chosen by consumers, are a testament to that fact. In a changing and increasingly competitive global market, earning and keeping the trust of consumers is more important than ever.

Tonight’s award recipients have demonstrated excellence in meeting the needs of their customers and clients and are a credit to Alberta’s dynamic business community.

I extend my thanks and congratulations to all of you, and my sincere best wishes for your continued success."


Your guidance and professionalism made the whole process much easier.

"Just wanted to take the time to express my sincere thank-you to all of you at Jostar.

I feel very, very fortunate to have had access to your knowledge and experience in the world of home renovations. The completed work speaks for itself. Every time now, when coming home, it finally feels like I'm walking into my space and I love it !

Thank-you for being excellent teachers of what goes into a home renovation. It was a tremendous learning experience and for this I'm grateful. 

The wheels are all ready in motion to replace the siding and get the deck built for the front of the house.  When the time comes, hopefully sooner than later, I will be calling on your expertise once more.”