Melinda Orlie-Katsiris is a designer and a creative whose work and career have spanned interior and home design, furniture and fashion design, space planning and home staging. What distinguishes her from other creatives is her “can do,” practical approach to both the design and the completion of her client’s projects. Melinda is dedicated to the client experience and works hard to execute her client’s vision, designing beautiful spaces for every budget.
Melinda has been featured in blogs, events and publications including Small Space Decorating, Better Homes & Gardens, Stroller In The City, Resourceful Home, the NY Kid’s Club and Brick Underground. She is a graduate of the Ryerson University School of Design in Toronto and also completed part of her degree at the Parsons School of Design in New York City.
Melinda truly believes in the practical benefits of good design and that any space can be Rightsized – a term she trademarked. Rightsizing is the process by which any space, no matter the size, can be designed for maximum efficiency, functionality and style. Her design work with many families in the city inspired her to conceptualize, write, create and produce Rightsized Rooms, a video series about design and urban family living highlighting how Melinda transformed not only her client’s home but also their lives and how they live.
Melinda has lived and worked in lower Manhattan for nearly 20 years with her husband and two children. She is an active member in her local community and volunteers with the Girl Scouts of Greater New York, coaches with the Downtown Soccer League, and serves as an elected member on both the PTA Executive Board of her local school and the Board of Managers of her condominium building. As a lifelong equestrian, in her free time, Melinda enjoys horseback riding with her children out east.