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Hello, I'm Michael Macaluso. As a young man raised in New York, I studied photography and fine art, leading me to develop an interest in Interior Design. After I received my bachelor’s degree in 1980, I spent several years in training alongside the talented Herb Blauert and John Zecheil, as well as other notable designers. I was involved in numerous residential and commercial design projects in New York City, the New Jersey suburbs, metropolitan Washington, D.C., the Virginia country side, and the Florida coast. In 1985, I was drawn to the California lifestyle, and design disciplines that are quite eclectic and free flowing. I relocated to Los Angeles and immediately started working in the home building industry, designing show homes. After six years, I opened my own firm, Macaluso Interiors, that today is Macaluso Designs.


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"Great ideas…can do it all…reasonable pricing structures."—Tom B., Palm Desert, CA

"Very professional...made the whole process fun for us."—Pam F., Newport Beach, CA

"Showed us things we never would have thought of and addressed potential problems before they arose."
Jim H., Las Vegas, NV

"Michael started as our designer and became a close friend; he has our complete confidence."
Dr. Steve C., Seal Beach, CA


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I have received numerous nominations and awards for design excellence from my peers and industry associations:

Excellence In Interior Design - New York City Chamber of Commerce

Palm Award - Best Interior Merchandising- Masters @ PGA, Palm Beach

MAME - Best Interior Design - Club Collection, Coto De Caza
MAME XVII - Best Interior Design - Hillstone, San Jose
MAME - Best Interior Design - Balboa @ One Ford Road, Newport Beach

Homer Awards - Best Interior Design - Palisades, Las Vegas
Homer Awards – Best interior Design - Vineyards, Las Vegas

National Sales and Marketing - Best Interior -
Terravita, Scottsdale


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