Melissa Makris
Melissa Makris
Melissa Makris


Interior Design
Fine Art Photography


Melissa Makris, infuses interiors with a casual elegance
and a timeless design.

Specializing in waterfront properties, historic preservation, modern classics, 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 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. Melissa brings joie de vivre to her interiors.

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 Makris Interiors in 2006, and Design for Living in 2013.

A featured designer in ALBERT HADLEY’S ROOMS-with-a-VIEW, 2007, Southport, Connecticut, and served as design chair in 2011. 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 Book. Melissa Makris Interiors is recognized as one of 100 leading designers in Connecticut Cottages & Gardens: Little Black Book of Interior Designers.

An enthusiastic photographer, she creates fine art photography for the home. This collection includes botanicals, corals, dunes, seascapes, landscapes and portraiture.

She studied at the University of Connecticut and is a graduate of Parsons School of Design, New York.