About MCK Interiors

Meet Michele

Inspiration, Innovation & Technical Know-How

Owner Michele Cottone Kriticos has a keen eye for what her clients are looking for. Michele delivers unique environments that fit her clients’ needs.

Michele will tackle every aspect of your project down to the finest detail to develop a personal design, one which is fitting to each client’s lifestyle. She possesses an uncanny ability to pull from a deep pool of visual and technical knowledge, built over decades of working in Residential and Commercial Interior Design. Michele’s enthusiasm and diligence are what keep her clients coming back.

When we live in an environment that does not balance, we too are off balance.

Prestigious Recognition

Michele’s designs have been featured in numerous house and garden tours. This includes:

  • The Silas Robbins House Bed & Breakfast of Wethersfield
  • The Woman’s League of Middletown/Cromwell House & Garden Tours
  • Wethersfield Historic House & Garden Tours
  • Black Point Woman’s Club House & Garden Tours.

Features & Awards

MCK Interiors has been featured by many publications and groups.

  • The Boston Globe
  • The New York Times
  • Modern Estate Magazine
  • Yankee Magazine
  • The Hartford Courant
  • Hartford Magazine

  • Wethersfield Life
  • The New Britain Herald
  • Channel 61 interview with Susan Christianson
  • Channel 3 Better Connecticut with Scot Haney
  • Recipient of the CT Floor Covering Association’s Excellence in Design 2002
  • Award-Winning Millennium Doors design for Saint Joseph’s Cathedral of Hartford, CT

From Our Clients

As Ken & I were about to began a new phase in our life by downsizing our living environment,  I was a bit overwhelmed.  I knew I needed to consult an expert interior designer, but had no reference.
So, I began to search and found MCK Interiors on line.  After our first meeting, Michele, I felt your confidence fill the space around us.  I knew we would work well together in achieving the warm & cozy home I envisioned.
With a renovation of this kind, there was so much to decide, so much to organize and so much many people with which to work.  Michele, you helped me to see my vision come to life, your confidence relaxed me and allowed me to realize you had everything under control – and it would work out.  After the first couple of chatting sessions, you seemed to really get me, to understand what I wanted for the new home design.  Through your beautiful window treatments designs, bedding fabric, area rugs, wallpaper suggestions, paint suggestions, you understood where I wanted to go with this new home renovation. You called on your team of experts –  carpenters, tile/carpet installers, cabinets makers, plumbers, painter, window treatments installer, (all of whom love working with you!) as well as our many trips to the design center in search of just the right fabrics and voila!  Almost in a blink, well 4 months really, our home was transferred into a wonderfully cozy contemporary oasis!
We had many good laughs along the way.  Michele, you are always professional, kind and courteous even during the occasional hiccup.  I truly enjoyed working with you over these months.
My thoughts would not be complete without mentioning your wonderful husband, Tom.  His willingness to pickup or drop off items was invaluable.  He is a treasure.
We started as client and interior designer, I am happy to feel we have arrived at a place of friendship.
Michele, thank you, thank you and thank you again for everything.
Kim S

Michele Kriticos of MCK Interiors created a home of our dreams. In addition to helping to select furniture, artwork, window treatments, and paint colors throughout our home, she worked with us tirelessly hand in hand throughout the process of designing a kitchen and family room space that everyone declares should be in a magazine. They are right! The transformation from a 70s galley kitchen to a beautiful, bright, expansive, flowing kitchen that opens to a family room that complements it perfectly is amazing. Our new space is simply stunning! She listened to what we hoped to do, offered suggestions, and gently guided us, combining her expertise and knowledge with her understanding of what we envisioned. She supervised an exceptional team to see to every detail, and she made sure they were always on time and their work was up to her high standards. Michele is a brilliant designer, whose creativity and commitment to her client are beyond words. We couldn’t be more pleased or recommend MCK Interiors more highly.

Jodi H

My husband John and I purchased a 1873 French Second empire Victorian that had been completely destroyed by fire when we purchased it. Being a landmark we wanted to raise it up from the ashes. We knew we had an enormous project ahead of us. Our friend and neighbor had been killed in the World Trade Center during this time. We wanted to help his wife with her fundraising efforts to form a foundation in Richard Keane’s memory. Our thought was to raise money by placing the house on tour. Michele was as passionate about this project as we were. Her know how and creativity were just what the house needed. It was a stress releaser having her by our side. We raised over $100,000 with our 14 day tour. It’s still the talk of the town. I would highly recommend MCK Interiors.

Shireen & John Aforismo (owners), Silas W. Robbins Bed & Breakfast, Wethersfield

Our first experience with MCK Interiors was for my Daughters bedroom….that was (26)……years ago. Since then MCK has taken charge of 5 properties, and 1 executive office.  One total build from the ground up. She is a unique talent.  Her knowledge of construction with all the details are an all in one package with her, custom built in designs, fireplace mantle designs, Chimney stack, paver designs, she tackles what ever she is presented  with determination. Michele’s visions are one of a kind …..I don’t ever ask… I just let her do her thing….we are always thrilled with the outcome. She is trustworthy, diligent, and professional. I highly recommend MCK Interiors for both residential and commercial work.  I look forward to future projects with her. We would not think of using anyone else.

Daniel DelMastro, President/CEO Aero-med

“Michele Kriticos, owner of MCK Interiors provided excellent interior design service for two projects she worked on for me; this is all inclusive from architectural design, furniture, room layout, and color selection, comprehensive and complete from idea to implementation. I have found her work and ideas to be creative as well as beautiful. She is accomplished with color and savvy with it usage in her designs. She strives to satisfy and does so! I am proud to recommend Michele Kriticos for all interior design needs.”

Michael Nobile, CEO Nobile Hinchey Private Wealth Management, LLC