About Kriste Michelini Interiors

Marrying tried-and-true elements of traditional design with the best of modern simplicity, Kriste Michelini Interiors specializes in classic, contemporary interiors. As alluring and welcoming as they are utilitarian, our spaces are well-edited and thoughtfully designed—beautiful, functional, and oh-so right.

About Kriste

In 2002, after 10 years in the software industry and three years in commercial real estate, Kriste Michelini turned her long-time passion for creating cool, calm spaces into a thriving professional interior design career. Combining her eye for classic, modern interiors with her corporate-world know-how, she delivers beautiful results with a smooth, streamlined process—a rarity in the world of creatives.

Since launching Kriste Michelini Interiors, Michelini has earned numerous accolades from the press and the design community, including recently being named one of Traditional Home 2014 New Trads, a group of emerging designers redefining the traditional landscape. Her work has also been featured by CA Home + Design, Lonny, Rue, Remodelista, and more.

Budgets are her best friends; getting organized is her R&R; and deadlines are smooth sailing. Residential or commercial, large or small, whatever that scope of the project, she’s found that listening to her clients’ needs is always the foundation for a successful design and a long-lasting relationship. And as a wife and mother of three, she knows all too well that form is never without function. Kriste is a UCLA graduate and lives in Alamo, California.

Kriste Michelini

Meet the Design Team


Emmaleen Olofson


What inspires you?

I can always find inspiration in nature. I love studying the colors and textures that occur organically.

Favorite paint color?

I love grey! It goes with everything and there are so many shades to choose from.

Best design tip/trick?

Grouping styling items in uneven quantities

What I’m loving!

Geo Rail Print Stand from Artifact Uprising

Loving this…emma-fall-fav-2016Geo Rail Print Stand


Claire Ross

Project Manager / Expediter

I can’t live without…

Coastal elements like coral or sea shells.

What is your signature?

A tunic top.

Best piece of advice you have ever been given?

Do it with passion or not at all.

What I’m loving!

Hexagon Chandelier from One Kings Lane

Loving this…claire-fall-fave-2016Hexagon Chandelier


Marcie Schade

Social Media Manager

Favorite fashion designer?
There are too many to choose just one!  I love Rag & Bone, Joie, and Vince!

What is your ideal Saturday look like?

My ideal Saturday would be a long hike in the morning with Philip, my husband. A trip to the downtown Farmer’s Market, stopping for a coffee at Sideboard along the way! And then a lazy afternoon at home hanging with my boys.

Favorite coffee table book?

My favorite coffee table book is Domino, The Book of Decorating.

What I’m loving!

Faux Fur Throw from Nordstrom

Loving this…marcie-fall-fav-2016Faux Fur Throw