Melissa Makris, infuses interiors with a casual elegance
and a timeless design. Specializing in waterfront properties, historic preservation, modern classics, small spaces such as pool houses and guest cottages.

Melissa’s interior design vision is woven with architecture, history and location. With her client’s lifestyle in mind, Melissa creates reflective design solutions -- a true spotlight of individual DNA style. She has a natural ease integrating the simple lines of vintage pieces with classic modern. Seeing beyond limitations, Melissa is best known for custom and very creative solutions bringing joie de vivre to her ‘homes’.

After a successful career working as Creative Director for Bankers Trust, specializing in branding and identity development, with Art Direction for TIME Magazine, New York Magazine, and Connoisseur, she launched Melissa Design for Living LLC and holds an active Real Estate License.

A featured designer in ALBERT HADLEY’S ROOMS-with-a-VIEW, Southport, Connecticut, and served as design chair. Melissa’s interior design work is featured in Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, HOME Magazine, Country Home, Better Homes and Gardens, Westport Magazine, and Clarkson Potter's The New Apartment BookMelissa Makris Interiors is recognized as one of 100 leading designers in Connecticut Cottages & Gardens: Little Black Book of Interior Designers.