Who We Are


Janus Design Group is a boutique interior design firm that “respects the past, but embraces the future”, improving clients’ lives by integrating their personal visions with creative, cutting edge solutions in transformative design. At Janus Design we understand that what makes or breaks any design project is the crucial relationship between designer and client.  “We initiate every project by getting to know each client individually,” says Janus. “Truly listening to client needs and paying attention to details are the foundation we build on.” Once initial rapport is established, collaboration grows as we follow through with each project, adding value, expanding knowledge, and partnering with artisans and trade members who share our high standards and commitment to excellence.

“The world we live in is shaped by the spaces we live in. Design matters because people matter. You can’t separate one from the other.”

– Janus Augusta Lazaris, founder and principal of Janus Design Group

Meet Janus

With a trained eye in fine art and an intrinsic understanding of the best principles and practices of interior design, Janus brings a uniquely people-centered perspective to her work. Her award-winning designs have garnered her a loyal residential and commercial clientele, who appreciate her ability to bring their visions to life with authenticity and passion.

For more than 20 years, Janus’s design projects have been featured in local, national, and international media outlets. Janus has served as the Professional Development Director of the American Society of Interior Designers Texas/Gulf Coast Chapter, and holds memberships in numerous professional organizations including The Greater Houston Builders Association, The Greater Houston Partnership, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Guild. A committed philanthropist, Janus regularly donates a portion of the firm’s proceeds, and participates in volunteer work on behalf of Habitat For Humanity and the Furniture Bank of Houston.

When not engaged in the passionate pursuit of superior design, Janus enjoys travel, painting, sailing, and spending quality time with her two grown sons, and her husband and ballroom dance partner of more than 25 years.


"The details are not the details. They make the design."

Charles Eames