Eric Cross Named General Manager of Home Resource

SARASOTA, FLORIDA – Eric Cross has been named General Manager of Home Resource, the Florida Gulf Coast’s leading retailer of modern and contemporary home furnishings.

Cross has 29 years of experience in luxury fashion retail, creating interior and window merchandising visuals for Saks Fifth Avenue and Marshall Field’s. He last served as Visual Manager for Saks Fifth Avenue in Sarasota and Naples, Florida, and worked as a team member for new store openings and renovations in Dubai, Chicago, Las Vegas, Atlanta, La Jolla, and major markets in Florida. His movie credits include the set styling in the Beverly Hills store for the Steve Martin film “Shopgirl.”

Prior to Saks, Cross did visual merchandizing for Marshall Field’s in Chicago, where he worked on special events for designers Givenchy, Karl Lagerfeld, Valentino, Gianni Versace, Mary McFadden, Zandra Rhodes, Oscar de la Rental, Bill Blass, Perry Elliss, Clavin Klein, Paloma Picasso and Emmanuel Ungaro.

He is a graduate of the Ringling College of Art & Design, with a focus on graphic design and illustration. The son of a military family, he lived in France, Italy and South Korea before moving to the Sarasota area. He has served on numerous community committees and co-chaired the Ungala 2004 fundraiser for the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.

“Home Resource is fortunate to have someone of Eric’s caliber joining our team,” said owner Michael Bush. “I have known Eric for many years and have always admired his talent, design sense and tireless enthusiasm. His high-fashion background translates well into helping our clients select furnishings as design elements for their home.”

 “The level of products at Home Resource is exciting,” said Cross. “I feel privileged to be working with Home Resource and its clients.”

Home Resource serves Sarasota, Manatee, Pinellas and Hillsborough counties and surrounding areas.  Established in 1995, the store has been owned by Kathy and Michael Bush since 2003. Showcasing the latest designs from around the world, the design team of Home Resource creates the sophistication and contemporary flair that reflects its clients’ lifestyles. Home Resource is recognized for its unwavering commitment to client satisfaction, stellar client reviews and ability to present interior design as a state of mind, not just objects in a room. The showroom is located at 741 Central Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34236. For more information, please visit

Eric Cross, GM Home Resource
Eric Cross, Home Resource


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For more information about Home Resource, or to schedule an interview with Eric Cross or Michael Bush, please contact Sheila Longo at (941) 355-3006 or