Carol Adolph C.I.D.

Carol Adolph
Duende Design, Inc.

La Quinta, Indian Wells, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Santa Monica, Malibu, San Diego, Newport Beach, Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, San Clemente

With 25 years East and West coast design experience allow me to share concepts on decorating a new home, redecorating, or staging, from creation to application to completion.

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We had not control over that but, do apologize for the error. Still, the content has merit

Good Vibrations in Your Home

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Vibrations create energy. Welcome positive energy into your space. Clear away any negative vibes. You spend most of your time in your home. It is where you create dreams and beautiful memories. Love your space.

1. Burn smudge sticks made from sage to energetically purify your space. Go through each room with a smoking smudge stick. Wave it in a clockwise motion with positive thoughts of cleansing away negative energy. Move on to another room until the whole house has been smudged.

2. Ask: “do I really need this?”.
We hold on to too much stuff that we do not need and never use. With time, these possession are cramped, overwhelming clutter. It is therapeutic to get rid of stuff that is longer of service. Let go, allow the energy to release……go with it.

3. Pink Himalayan Salt Lamps.
The natural salt rocks give off a glow vibe that makes you feel good just looking at it. The pink/orange hue affects us both physically and mentally. It generates a comforting feeling of safeness. It is a pleasant way of energetically purifying the air. Good vibrations.

4. Diffuse Essential Oils.
The scent of pure, essential oils are a wonderful way to energize you space with a fresh fragrance you like.

5. Plants and Fresh Flowers.
Live plants and flowers in your home make it a livelier place! The oxygen of plants cleanses the air. NASA has conducted extensive tests on the ISS (International Space Station) with a variety of green plants that clean the air naturally in the manmade space craft environment.

6. Burn natural hand rolled incense.

7. Open Windows and Doors
Allow fresh air to fill your home at least 15 minutes every day.

Excerpts rom Kristopher Love,

Be a Little Different

Interior decorating can have, should have a whimsical element, something unusual, perhaps adventurous and always creative for repeated attention, even draw inspiration. Just a single item or accessory  can do that. When I discover such an element, I’ll show it to you. Whether or not you like it is not as important as the visual stimulation itself. That is why the comfortable and ergonomic bamboo chair caught my attention. There will be other examples in future.

P.S. The best compliments are your referrals. Thank youBamboo Chair



Interior Decorating Sense

Interior Decorating is a talented art form. It is creative, visual, calls for balance of spatial proportions, color harmony and knowledge of design trends.

An interior designer with years of hands on experience offers valuable services that on-line shopping can not match; nor do the television shows and websites that portray interior design to look so easy. There is much more to it than pretty pictures.

For example: 
When all the many products have been selected together with the client, the designer acts as the project manager, responsible to coordinate the big picture in all its many details. To name just a few:
Administration of purchase orders with all elements, timely deliveries, inspection, assembly and placement of furniture, installation of window treatments. If it is a renovation or remodel it includes the coordination and supervision of vendors, subcontractors and their work and ongoing communication with the client and much more.
All of the above is done so the client can enjoy the convenience of moving into a new or remodeled house to feel at “home”.
To your happy nesting from Carol!Carol pulling fabrics




Designers Pet Peeve

I could not agree more with Christopher Sharp, co-founder of the highly respected Rug Company when he recently commented in the WSJ

My biggest design pet peeve is: Interior design that fails to reflect the personality of the people who actually live in the space. A truly great interior designer tries to understand his clients’ lives and creates a narrative around them – instead of his or her own personality.

The trend I am finding tired is: The insincere overuse of the word “luxury”. The word has lost its credibility.

This is the way I see it, this is the way I work.



Heart Health – Beyond Interior Design

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the United States comprising more than one death out of three. A heart attack occurs every 34 seconds in the United States. Dying from this cause occurs every one minute and 23 seconds. In spite of this dramatic statistic, major advances have been made with a 60% reduced mortality from cardiovascular diseases since 1960 and 30% reduction in the last 10 years. The reasons for this relates mostly to changes in lifestyle. In California only 12% of men still smoke. People are eating less fat but unfortunately more calories which promotes obesity. More women die of cardiovascular diseases and many women do not realize this. Important decisions can be made on a personal level to reduce risk. These  include cessation of smoking, diagnosis and treatment of hypertension. Most people with high blood pressure do not know it unless their blood pressure is taken. A regular exercise program and elevated cholesterol may also be life saving. – Contributed by Cardiologist Charlie W. Schaeffer, M.D.cardia arrest                                                                              Cardiac Arrest

Health and Nutrition


New research has found that bacteria in our stomach feast on an indigestible part of cocoa, fermenting it into an anti-inflammatory compound, called polyphenols that are good for your heart, the Los Angeles Times reports. When these compounds are absorbed by the body, they lessen the inflammation of cardiovascular tissue, reducing long-term risk of stroke. The amount of cocoa powder needed to produce benefits is about two tablespoons per day.
chocolate rosechocolate squaresChocolate lovers rejoice – but always choose chocolate with at least 72% cocoa content.




Quote by Steve Jobs

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works

Expanded Information

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Up to now we posted to two separate subscriber lists with different content for Interior Design….and the new Health and Wellness Pagoda.

Clients told us about the potential for beneficial synergy of information on Health, Cosmetics, On Line Shopping and Interior Design.

We listened. Now we shall publish posts separated by subject to both client list subscribers.

Your suggestions are valuable. Thank you sincerely.



Radiant Orchid – Pink

Duralee pink 2014DURALEE is among the leading resources in fabrics and trimmings for interior design and fashion.

DURALEE has also announced the PANTONE – Radiant Orchid  Pink – as the official color for 2014