Strianese + Pew offers full service interior architecture and design for residential and boutique hospitality projects. Our designs balance a modern luxe aesthetic with natural materials, and a commitment to using handmade and local resources.
EXPERIENCE - Our wide range of expertise draws on our combined 43 years of experience in our fields. We are well versed in project management and processes, and our scope of work ranges from new builds to additions, full renovations to interior furnishings.
APPROACH - Our complimentary backgrounds result in a holistic approach to dynamic and bespoke interiors. We aim to create spaces that are beautiful, functional, and also customized to each individual client.
LOCATIONS - Our bicoastal design firm serves the Hudson Valley in New York as well as the greater NY metropolitan area, and the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Contact us to discuss your project.
Interior Designer, Principal
Elizabeth Strianese has more than 20 years of experience designing high end residential and boutique hospitality interiors. While her interiors have been described as elegant and modern, she approaches each project differently. Her work honors the individuality of her clients, as she listens carefully to their needs and desires. In this process, the spaces she creates are not only beautiful and timeless but tailored and unique. An in-depth understanding of the history of design is also integral to her practice, along with an instinct for what is the “right” choice. She has a strong background in construction management, and green building coupled with sustainability are also an important part of her discipline.
During college, where she studied English Lit and Art History, Liz spent a year abroad in London. The architecture and design of Europe inspired her and laid the groundwork for her passion in the field. Her first job was for the NYC darling of early 90’s interior design, Peter Maase. She then worked for the iconoclastic and interior design master, Juan Montoya, where she met Anna. The experiences of working for such renowned firms early in her career, gifted Liz with a skillset and expertise that she has taken into her own personal and professional ethos.
The Hudson Valley region is chockfull of aspiring and accomplished artisans doing beautiful work, and Liz loves going on studio visits to collaborate and create unique elements for her projects. She is also an avid researcher of vintage furniture, lighting, and products. Traveling abroad inspires her most, and it is the everyday objects, like electrical sockets and even food labels, that clutter her phone with imagery and inspiration. Liz is an accomplished gardener and is growing a prairie garden with native species. She lives with her husband, their beautiful daughter, and her handsome and suave dog, Chico.
Annaliese Pew has honed a career in architecture, interior design and operations. She specializes in project management and the architectural design of complete environments for high end residential projects. Her guiding principle is to honor the individuality of each client, to acknowledge the sense of responsibility designers have to create a beautiful, livable, and personal spaces. She is inspired to create interiors where people feel connected to their own language, culture and personal history.
Anna received her Master of Architecture from Columbia University. She then worked with Steven Learner Studio in New York which focused on high-end residential design for artists, gallerists, and art collectors. Afterwards, she worked for the world renowned, AD100, interior design firm of Juan Montoya, where she met Liz. Anna then moved to California and became involved with infrastructure focused non-profit organizations where she designed community centers in sub-Saharan Africa and created a master plan orphanage complex in Tanzania. Recently, she recently joined the Advisory Council of the Global Pediatric Alliance. Her work in this field broadened her communication skills and project management processes which she brings to all S+P projects.
In between the creative hub of new American cuisine and Silicon Valley, with a dose of flower power, Anna loves living in San Francisco. She is inspired by the diversity of the American experience, the community based and earth driven designs, and local handcrafts. The cutting edge sustainable practices and technology of the area have made their way into her designs. She loves bike riding and adventuring around the world with her wife, Tere.