Maria Caruso - Principal Interior Designer
In 2003 I launched Home Essentials a full service interior design firm to better serve my clients of Sunset Builders. With over 20 years of new home building and design experience it seemed like a natural progression to offer my clients full interior design services to help facilitate a complete package from building to decor all under one roof.
My passion for design started at the very young age. Growing up in New Jersey I was exposed to the NYC design world at an early age. My childhood passion has driven me to keep creating and reinventing new looks year after year.
I like to describe my design style as “classic with a modern twist”. I am passionate about keeping my designs fresh, modern and current with new trends and styles, but always with a classic twist that keeps the look timeless !
I take pride in every detail and insist on being hands on from beginning to end on every project.
In 2018 Home Essentials Launched Our Sister Company ... THE SHADE SHOPPE.
The Shade Shoppe Offers the Very Best in Designer Window Coverings and Motorized Shades, Featuring MADE in the USA HUNTER DOUGLAS PRODUCTS.
Kara Martin is Our Shoppe Manager. Joining Our Team From Ohio 5 Years Ago, Kara Brings an Extensive Knowledge of Window Coverings and Motorized Shades.
Dallas Joined Our Home Essentials Team in 2011. Dallas is Responsible for Our Daily Billing and Manages Our Day to Day Business Side of Home Essentials. Originally From Kansas Dallas Moved to South West Florida in 1990. With a B.S. in Accounting and ISM, She is Invaulable Member of the Home Essentials Team.