I’m always in creative mode … whether it be painting, gardening, floral design, or a fun DIY project around the house. I love nothing more than collaborating with realtors when staging for sale or homeowners to create an original design element or incorporate a treasured keepsake – making your home a true reflection of you!
“I’d rather die of passion than of boredom”
Vincent Van Gogh
Here are some examples of what I’ve created for my own homes and the houses I design or stage.
Original artwork by Janie Sussenbach can be rented or purchased. Custom commissions that are unique for your special spaces are available. Janie will consult with you on the perfect sized piece that will elevate your interiors and enhance your color scheme. Acrylics are offered with most custom artwork.
Floral design has always been one of my passions. Bringing the beauty of nature inside is essential for balancing the many hard edges inherent to most homes. It also introduces an organic layer of texture and color to freshen and personalize your space. Years ago, I dreamed of owning a floral/home décor shop. Since childhood, I’ve been drawn to miniatures and hidden gardens from books like “Frog and Toad”. My Enchanted Gardens are intricate worlds inside vintage cigar boxes that delight and captivate the imagination. These are examples of some of the custom arrangements and wreaths I’ve made for my clients. From simple to elaborate, my creations contribute beauty to your surroundings and inspire a sense of joy.
Origami Crane Mobiles
These whimsical free spinning mobiles were conceived when one of my clients needed something different to fill the space over a small hip wall that separated her hallway and family room. I gleaned inspiration from a birdcage filled with 1000 origami cranes that a staging client had given me. My husband and I hand folded the origami cranes from a variety of papers selected to compliment her color scheme. The result was so fabulous that I had to make one for myself! Incorporating an art installation that has movement and texture gives another level of interest to a space.
I’ve always had a love for vintage ephemera. One day, I had a creative vision to create a chandelier out of paper images – random things I had collected from childhood, travels – bits and bobs of inspiration. Some images I copied onto vellum so that light would shine through. There is something interesting about things suspended – 3D art! My “wackadoodle chandelier” is a definite conversation piece!