Melissa Makris brings her special design talent to the Mar Jennings Lifestyle Homes team of Lifestyle Realtors. Known for her ‘Design DNA’ approach, Melissa is recognized for creating custom solutions for her clients while exceeding their expectations. She made her mark with interior design and space planning for luxury waterfront properties, historic preservation, modern classics, pool houses and guest cottages.
Melissa’s extensive design background—ranging from high profile magazine work to Fortune 500 corporate brand development—brings a dynamic element to her clients and a heightened focus on pure individual style. She has a broad bandwidth of design abilities, which she uses to create one-of-a-kind custom signature designs. ‘Design DNA’ is inspired by her clients’ lifestyle, personality, architecture and location. Melissa is involved in all phases of the sales and staging process: from initial input session, to concept, to identifying project management, creating timelines and budgets. Whenever possible, green efforts are incorporated. She brings this passion and creativity to her work with homeowners, too, whether they are buying or selling.
A featured designer in Albert Hadley’s Rooms-with-a-View design showcase in Southport, Connecticut, she has also 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 Book. Melissa Makris Interiors is recognized as one of 100 leading designers in Connecticut Cottages & Gardens: Little Black Book of Interior Designers, and is the recipient of many awards.
Melissa is a Realtor® whose experience as a top tier designer makes her uniquely competitive thanks to her ability to sell, stage & design.