Inspired woodwork

Inspired woodwork

inspired woodwork · Since 2004


 

Paul Janus Building Arts — inspired woodwork

Championing architectural millwork in fine interiors


Designing artistic interiors through the employ of artisan millwork — 

·  Coffered — Tray — Patterned ceilings
·  Custom Casework
·  Wainscot Paneling
·  Room Entries
·  Mantelpieces
·  Patterned Hardwood Floors

It’s a pleasure to share an appreciation for beautiful, livable interiors with you.  Thank you for visiting!

 


 

Paul Janus Building Artsinspired woodwork

Based in New York’s Hudson Valley

 

inspired woodwork · Since 2004


 

Paul Janus Building Artsinspired woodwork

Artisanry’s charm in every interior


The studio got it’s start in a recess from interior product design when Paul transformed his brownstone offices in NYC into a live/work pied-a-terre. A historic property renovation set looking over the Hudson River followed. These ambitious works focused on architectural millwork’s role and crystallized its purpose in splendid interiors. Laid was the groundwork for an interiors millwork that would earn positon in the Architectural Digest Design Show industry showcase. 

Paul received The Joseph Carriero Memorial Award in Industrial Design, earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of the Arts.  He trained artisanship in glassblowing, bookbinding, and surface design.  The latter would serve as a career launch point when Paul pioneered a design consultancy two years out of design school.

For over a decade, Simon-Janus, Inc, drew clients from all over the globe delivering award-winning products for world-class brands such as F. Schumacher, Mikasa, Martex, Armstrong, Nevamar, Knoll, USG Interiors, and Hunter-Douglas.  His product design and colorwork are part of The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s permanent collection.

Today, this imaginative experience creates stunning work in style and function.

 

 

 


 

Paul Janus Building Arts —  inspired woodwork

Based in New York’s Hudson Valley

 

inspired woodwork · Since 2004


 

Paul Janus Building Artsinspired woodwork

Beautiful homes provide terrific satisfaction, and enabling the client’s journey is the finest reward


 
Client Referrals

 


“Oh my God, Paul, it’s gorgeous! Wow!  Really beautiful, congratulations, incredible!”

— Barbara B Corwin, Architect LEED AP, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY


“Dear Paul, I look at the rooms now, and honestly, every day, Rich and I love them so much.  We were on the deck yesterday, and I asked him if he was sad we didn’t go on a big vacation instead.  He said no because living here is like being on vacation every day.  You are so talented and creative.  You found a way to make all the angles and lines blend and work together.  You know how happy we are with your finished product, but it is always nice to hear again!

p.s. I just wanted to let you know the Building Inspector came this week:  we passed, and your work is the nicest he has seen in Mahwah!”

— Nancy and Rich Ruffino, Mahwah NJ


“Paul is a master carpenter & craftsman and has a keen eye for design.  His vision and attention to detail are amazing.  If you have a custom woodwork project in mind – hire Paul.  You will not be disappointed!  His work transformed our rooms, bringing sophistication and style to the previously bland finishes.  We plan to use him on our next project.”

— Kim and Dan Duran, Chester NY


“Mr. Janus carefully examined several options and discussed the pros and cons of each.  He never pushed us into a plan that we were uncomfortable with, and we are delighted with the results and ultimate design.  My husband and I are grateful to Mr. Janus for his commitment to the completed project’s quality and his concern for budget issues, quality of materials, and labor.  We sincerely hope Mr. Janus is available for future projects and would confidently recommend his work to our family and friends.”

— Susan and Marc Kutzin, Scarsdale, NY


“Beautiful, thank you for everything!!!”

— T. Simpson, Highland, NY


“I was so enthused by Paul’s imaginative approach that I casually asked him what he could do to my otherwise perfect dining room.  He suggested a ‘tray’ ceiling to surround my chandelier as well as an updated color treatment that enhanced my dining room and furnishings, which pleased me to no end.  The enhancements add immeasurably to the value of my residence.  I could have never imagined all the ideas Paul brought to the table, and I am so pleased with the quality of work and improvement he put into my home.”

— Sandra J. Klein, Irvington NY


“Paul is an artist who happens to do carpentry, someone who combines technical skill, creative vision, and diligence.  First and foremost, he is a superb craftsman. Beyond this, however, he sees a project in its entire context, conceptualizing a small renovation as part of a broader whole.  In planning, he offers various design options and dynamic, out-of-the-box thinking.  He literally will see through and around walls, which he will convince you to take down or put up should he believe doing so would improve your home.  And he will not hesitate to improve your pre-existing designs!  While it took us time to be converted to his ideas, the end product was well beyond our expectations.  He earns what you pay him. You will find Paul impressively perseverant, and it’s precisely this tenaciousness, clarity of purpose, and commitment to aesthetics and quality that make his work art.”

— David S. Frey, New Windsor, NY — Professor, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY


“I want to express our thanks and appreciation for your creative ability to transform the look of our home.  You have taken a boring 60’s ranch and designed it to fit its natural surroundings.  It is one thing to be a competent builder — it is truly unique to have a creative eye and execute perfection. Having worked in the mortgage industry for 22 years, I have worked with many builders and contractors.  You demonstrate quality, ability, and an instinctive creative design approach.  I recommend you to serious homeowners who are only willing to work with a true craftsman.”

— Peter H. Malone, Cornwall–on-Hudson — Development Director at Orange County Business Accelerator


“Paul carefully surveyed the space and presented what to do, how long it would take, and what it would cost.  He transformed the space’s functional and visual appeal with his vision, and the change was spectacular!  We encourage you to consider Paul Janus for your work projects, as we feel confident in his work ethic and abilities.”

— Allison and James Skoog, Highland Mills, NY


“Paul has a passion for what he does that shows in his dedication to his work.  He took time to research period-appropriate designs from which he then derived his creation.  The finished work completed and transformed the room, giving our old house back the wonderful character it had lost through time. It was well worth the money invested.  Prospective clients should not hesitate to use him for their project!”

— Sheila Blais, Harriman, NY — Manager, LAM Lighting & Design, Goshen, NY


“When my children could no longer share a bedroom in our tiny home, we asked Paul if there was anything we could do to add a room (that wouldn’t turn it into a claustrophobic rabbit warren.)  My ideas seemed to waste space or leave out some essential bit – like a second bathroom.  Paul’s solution was so elegant that it seemed like sorcery. Of course, it is clear from the result that he’d made a tremendous effort to develop the plans for my renovation and follow through with construction.  But Paul has a way of making it seem effortless.”

— Blake Sloan, Los Angeles, CA


“Paul was given a 17th Century fragment of hand-carved paneling and was asked to somehow make this very damaged item into a working mantel for our fireplace.  The results of his efforts were nothing short of spectacular. He retained all of the original fragment, hand-carved pieces to match those missing, and even copied the beetle damage into new portions of the mantel.  It is a work of art but is also solid engineering.  We are sure to enjoy it for many years to come and can recommend his work without reservation.”

— Toya Dubin, Mountainville, NY


“Thank you so much for making my living room complete and making Toya happy.  Your passion and skill is a wondrous thing.”

— Andrew Dubin, Mountainville, NY — SVP Victorinox Swiss Army


“Paul Janus has provided outstanding building design/remodeling services for me.  His sense of design and creativity are truly outstanding.”

— William Schuster, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY — Executive Director, Black Rock Forest Consortium


“Paul was a pleasure to work with.  His custom woodwork created a comfortable, updated, classic dining room and foyer.  We are very pleased with the outcome of the project.”

— Stephen Spataro, Tomkins Cove, NY — CPA Fund Controller at Wexford Capital


“Paul Janus is a brilliant designer, who brings impeccable craft to his woodwork.  Paul is an out-of-the-box thinker who uses his experience as a designer and analytical thinker to create solutions that went beyond my expectations on hiring him.  When I bought my home, I brought Paul to create a decorative floor and design a beautiful paneled staircase and foyer. The new work feels like it has always been there, and its tight construction gives the 65-year-old house a fresh, young feeling.”

— Adam Behar, New York, NY — President, Wireframe Solutions


“Dear Paul, your work is exquisite — we’re delighted!  Thank you, again!”

— Lynnette and John Langton, Cold Spring, NY


“I hired Paul when the original contractor abandoned a difficult project before completion. In addition, much of the original contractor’s work needed fixing.  Paul finished the custom cabinetry and a myriad of other tasks. He was responsive, professional, and a real craftsman.  Moreover, he has a first-rate design sensibility and improved the final design.  If I take on another renovation project, there is no doubt that I would call Paul.”

— Brian Murphy, New York, NY — Partner, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein + Selz


“Paul, we get countless compliments on our great room. We often hear the words ‘craftsmanship, artwork, and beautifully finished.’  We are very proud of the room and how it turned out and wish you much success in the future.  Please keep in touch, and if you need references, ours will be one of your best.”

— Margie and Ed Horton, Milton, NY

 


Paul Janus Building Artsinspired woodwork

Based in New York’s Hudson Valley​

 

inspired woodwork · Since 2004


 

Paul Janus Building Arts  —  inspired woodwork

Design that puts the Building Arts back into interior décor


Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York

(845) 344-7439

janusbuildingarts.com

paul@janusbuildingarts.com

 


 

Paul Janus Building Arts —  inspired woodwork

Based in New York’s Hudson Valley

 

inspired woodwork · Since 2004


 

Paul Janus Building Arts  —  inspired woodwork

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Paul Janus Building Artsinspired woodwork

Based in New York’s Hudson Valley

 

inspired woodwork · Since 2004

 

 

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