Interior Designers
Kriste Michelini

Apr 03, 2011
Interior Designers

Owner – Kriste Michelini Interiors

Areas of  Specialty
Residential Interior Design, Residential Custom Homes, Furniture Design, Color Consultant, and Retail Design.


Designer Q&A with Kriste
What is your design philosophy? 
Listen to my clients and insure their home reflects their personality and exceeds their expectations every step of the way. I do not have a signature style, it is important that the end result is a home that they LOVE and is "them."

What led you to this career? 
In my previous life I was in commercial real estate sales and then in sales and business development for a software company. I have always been passionate about design, photography, art, etc. It started off with helping my friends and family and has just evolved and continued to grow throughout the years. It truly makes me happy.

What has been your favorite project and why?

Working with a young family on their modern home in Orinda, California. They were as passionate about the design process and all the little details that make their home amazing.

What is your design process? 
1. Meeting with my clients in their home.
2. I ask a lot of questions when I interview them, to make sure that I “get” them. 
3. Space plan, spec furniture, develop fabric palette, etc. 
4. Execute and install.

Contact Information
Kriste Michelini Interiors
104 Irongate Court
Alamo, CA 94507


This dining room is a combination of rustic meets modern. A simple plan that is striking yet comfortable for the client.