About Essense Interior Design

Essense Interior Design provides sustainable interior home design services which extend beyond the surface.  Our designs are holistic.  Aesthetics alone don't necessarily make for a happy home.  Good design needs to work for you and your family beyond today - especially as you grow and advance in life.


Our services start with an exploration as we move towards discovery of a distinctive design that is personally yours.  No one design is ever the same nor should it be...because each client is unique. 

About Carole

I love helping people.  I love thinking “outside the box”, especially the box called “today”.  Interior design is a long-term investment.  Styles change.  Colors change.  Trends change.  But for most, REAL home design needs to cut across multiple facets of your life both for today and, as importantly, for the future.  What will your home needs be in 10 years?  20 years?  Longer? I like to explore those needs with you so that the designs we implement can grow with you and your family.

My past experience in the health care industry allows me to create a unique business model that integrates beautiful design with my clients' personal home and long-term health needs in mind.

Ultimately, I love being able to bring ALL of my skills as an interior designer and knowledge in my “toolkit” to each and every client.  It’s gratifying beyond words!


Certified Living in Place Professional (CLIPP™)


Master Home Environmentalist© (MHE©)


Residential Designer

Interior Designers Seattle

"Carole created a kitchen and dining room space that enhanced the living room area of my home. She suggested colors for my walls that embraced the diversity of my artwork. She encouraged me to not only think about what I wanted in those spaces but how it would make me feel when I entered those spaces during the morning, afternoon or evenings. I benefited from her spirit, heart and commitment to creating spaces where great dinners happened, celebrations occurred and warm memories were created."

- W. Nelson-Shimabukuro (Seattle, WA)

We apply current interior design principles for those who want to

live-in-place, be Earth-conscious, and create a safe and healthy home.

let’s begin your project – (206) 721-5366

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