Regardless of the scale or scope of the project, I try to bring a thoughtful voice to the design process by listening to effectively identify the goals and objectives of my client.  Utilizing proven elements of classic architecture adapted to modern design, I strive to find the perfect balance and harmony in all aspects of a project.  Careful planning and attention to detail every step of the way ensures client satisfaction with the final outcome.

My education is multi-disciplinary with a degree in interior design from  the New York School of Interior Design and a degree in psychology from the New York School for Social Research.  In addition, my aesthetic sensibility has been profoundly influenced by a life long love for nature as well as a belief that the environments in which we live and work have a profound effect on our health and well being.  

Depending on the needs of the project and client, I will use traditional hand drawings and presentation boards or computer generated solutions to effectively help my client participate in the design process.  Whether working on a small redecorating project in New York City, new construction in Florida, homes in cities as varied as Boston and Los Angeles, restaurants, offices, or “green” alternate health and fitness facilities my ultimate goal is to create cost effective solutions for my client’s needs. 

Melissa W. Cooper

Interior and Architectural Design in Connecticut and New York