Inspired woodwork

Inspired woodwork

 

inspired woodwork · Since 2004


 

Paul Janus Building Arts — inspired woodwork

Boutique designer-builder, champion of architectural millwork in fine interiors


 

Thank you for visiting Paul Janus Building Arts, it’s a pleasure to share an appreciation for beautiful, livable interiors with you!

Fitted millwork for interiors — custom designed and built:

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


 

 

 

 

 

Paul Janus Building Artsinspired woodwork

Based in New York’s Hudson Valley — Building throughout the Tri-State area

Fully Licensed and Insured

 

inspired woodwork · Since 2004


 

Paul Janus Building Artsinspired woodwork

A perspective shared in design and artisanry inspires the difference in every interior


Circa Collection™ — Simon-Janus for Wolf-Gordon Wallcovering

 

Paul Janus Building Arts —  The studio owes an auspicious beginning to a career hiatus from interiors product design, when in 1999, Paul embarked on converting his Manhattan brownstone offices into chic office and pied-à-terre apartment, and the project’s success led to a second renovation on a historic property Upstate looking over the Hudson. Two sweeping projects would lay groundwork for one of select few architectural millwork firms to earn a place in NYC’s  Architectural Digest Design Show and crystallize the firm’s mission for millwork in splendid interiors.

Holding a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from the University of the Arts — formerly the Philadelphia College of Art, Paul graduated with honors in 1984 receiving The Joseph Carriero Memorial Award in Industrial Design.  He studied artisanship’s fundamentals outside his design major to satisfy a fascination with material, process and layout practicing bookbinding, glassblowing, architectural model-making and surface design.

New York’s hotbed design scene became focus when in 1987 Paul cofounded Manhattan-based consultant and surface design pioneer Simon-Janus, Inc. where he designed award-winning interiors products for nearly two decades across an arena of world-class brands including Schumacher, Mikasa, Martex, Armstrong, Nevamar, Knoll, USG Interiors, Hunter-Douglas, and internationally many others. His color and pattern work has been represented in New York’s D&D Building and is in the permanent collection of The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Today, these decades of creative experience enable Paul Janus Building Arts to meet client expectations in building solutions that incorporate inspiration, style and functionality.

 

 


 

 

 

 

Paul Janus Building Arts —  inspired woodwork

Based in New York’s Hudson Valley — Building throughout the Tri-State area

Fully Licensed and Insured

 

inspired woodwork · Since 2004


 

Paul Janus Building Artsinspired woodwork

Creating for clients who love their homes is a source of great satisfaction!

(..but the surprise reward is quite often the journey shared with the client themselves )

 


 
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, everyday, 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. I know you know how happy we are with your finished product but it is always nice to hear again!

p.s. Just wanted to let you know the Building Inspector came this week… We passed and he said 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 is 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 extremely happy with the results and ultimate design.  My husband and I are grateful to Mr. Janus for his commitment to the quality of the completed project and for the high level of concern he gave to 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 very happy 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 is capable of seeing a project in its entire context.  In other words, he will conceptualize a small renovation as part of a broader whole.  In the planning stages, he will offer a variety of design options, including very 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 tell you when he feels your pre-existing designs could be improved! 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 is precisely this tenaciousness, this clarity of purpose and refusal to compromise on design, 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 for your creative ability to transform the look of our home.  You have taken what was once a boring 1960’s ranch and designed in a look that makes our home fit in with its natural surroundings.  You approached our home by figuring out what needed to be changed in order to make the whole re-design work. It is one thing to be a competent builder, it is truly unique to have someone who has a creative eye but also the ability to execute to perfection.   Having been in involved in the Residential Mortgage Industry for over 22 years, I have worked with numerous builders and contractors.  This has given me the opportunity to walk through and view the quality of their work and their ability to get it done on time. You have demonstrated that you not only have these attributes of quality and ability but also an instinctive creative design approach as well.  I recommend you to serious homeowners who only willing to work with true craftsmen.”

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


“Paul carefully surveyed the space, and he was very articulate in his presentation of what would be done, how to go about it, how long it would take, and how much it would cost.  He was able to use his vision to transform the space into one that was functional and had visual appeal; the transformation 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 which shows in his dedication to his work.  He took time to research and find period appropriate designs from which he then derived his own creation.  The finished work was what I expected. It 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.  I hope a prospective client will not hesitate to use him for their project; you will not be disappointed.”

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


“When my children could no longer share a bedroom in our tiny house, I asked Paul if he thought there was anything I could do to add a room that wouldn’t turn it into a claustrophobic rabbit warren.  All of my ideas seemed to waste space or leave out some essential bit – like a second bathroom.  Paul’s solution was so elegant it seemed like sorcery. Of course, it is clear from the result that he’d made a tremendous effort in developing the plans for my renovation and following 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 managed to retain all of the original fragment, hand-carved pieces to match where missing, and even copied the beetle damage in the new portions of the mantel.  It is a work of art but is also completely 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. He helped us to create a comfortable, updated and classic dining room and foyer with his custom woodwork.  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 in Paul to create a decorative floor, and design a beautiful paneled staircase and foyer.  The new work feels like it was always there, and its tight construction gives the 65 year old house a fresh, new feeling.”

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


“Dear Paul, your work is exquisite — we’re very happy! Again, thank you.”

— Lynnette and John Langton, Cold Spring, NY


“I hired Paul when the original contractor abandoned the project before it was completed.  In addition, much of the original contractor’s work needed to be fixed. Paul came in and helped finish (and fix) the custom cabinetry, as well as a myriad of other tasks.  He was responsive, professional, and a real craftsman.  Moreover, he has a first rate design sensibility and was able to actually make improvements in the design, even though he came after much of the work was done.  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 have gotten so many 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 — Building throughout the Tri-State area

Fully Licensed and Insured

 

inspired woodwork · Since 2004


 

Paul Janus Building Arts  —  inspired woodwork

Design and artisanship: the building arts in 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 — Building throughout the Tri-State area

Fully Licensed and Insured

 

inspired woodwork · Since 2004


 

Paul Janus Building Arts  —  inspired woodwork

All work presented is original to Paul Janus Building Arts;  credit for collaborative work wherever applicable is noted


 

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Paul Janus Building Artsinspired woodwork

Based in New York’s Hudson Valley, building throughout the Tri-State area

Fully Licensed and Insured

 

inspired woodwork · Since 2004

 

 

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