651 South Collier Blvd 2A ~ Marco Island ~ 34145

(239) 642-1999

Interiors by .. Home Essentials

Full Service Interior Design Services

Maria Caruso - Principal Interior Designer 

Our Team

Owner - Principal 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 Home Essentials Has Grown into Marco Islands Premiere Design Firm.

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.

Kara Martin - Shoppe Manager

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 O'Hearn - Billing Department

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.



"If you're looking for people with friendly attitudes and a great work ethic, look no further than HOME ESSENTIALS!


Save Time and Money and Let Home Essentials Shop For You.  Buying a Second Home Usually Means You Have Limited Time To Spend at The Home.  Let Home Essentials Help Get You Settled Faster with Our SHOP FOR YOU PROGRAM.  We Offer Complete Set Up Of  Your NEW Home or Condo.

The Shade Shoppe

Home Essentials Sister Company THE SHADE SHOPPE Offers The Very Best in Designer Window Coverings and Automated Window Shades.  We Feature Made in the USA HUNTER DOUGLAS PRODUCTS with a Lifetime Warranty.

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Interiors by .. Home Essentials

651 South Collier Blvd 2A ~ Marco Island ~ Florida 34145

(239) 642-1999


Design Consultations Available by Appointment.