The story of a space is just as important as the narrative and the objects that go into it – it all plays into the experience.
Artist's Country House
Hudson Passive Project
Interior designer Elaine Santos always sees opportunities to connect people to places when she walks into a room -- the unique chance to define the space's purpose, to showcase its special character, to make it emotionally engaging as well as visually striking, and to transform it into a singular statement that complements and shines alongside the homeowner's individual personality.
She leads the interior design department at BarlisWedlick Architects LLC, an award-winning firm based in NYC and Hudson, NY, providing a range of services in architecture, master planning, interior design, and landscape design. With a reputation for architecturally innovative and expressive, sustainable, high-performance places to live and work, BarlisWedlick believes that design should address a variety of issues: aesthetic, environmental, and social, and the firm's latest book is Classic & Modern: Signature Styles (ORO Editions, 2013).
BarlisWedlick's work has been featured in a variety of print and online publications, including Interior Design magazine and The New York Times. In 2011, BarlisWedlick won Interior Design magazine's Best of Year award in the green category for its Hudson Passive Project, the first certified passive house in NY state, meeting rigorous standards for energy efficiency in which it is primarily heated by the sun and the people living in it. In 2012, it was an honoree for Interior Design magazine's Best of Year award in the pool house/outdoor residence category for its Tribeca Rooftop Garden project.
Elaine is a graduate of Parsons The New School for Design and began her professional design career at Glenn Gissler Design and Nathan Egan Interiors.