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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Quote by Steve Jobs

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

A 6×9 Bathroom

White Bathroom done rightA playful mix of white patterned marble retains the hygienic look, makes a small room creative, less cramped  and larger looking.

Go against the grain with marble cut into hexagons.

Synchronize colors to harmonize matching hues.

Light from may angles. To even out illumination custom scones flank the mirror. An antique lumiere hangs overhead.

For the shower stall walls, slab of strongly veined statuary marble, create natures visual energy. Slabs minimize the need for grout: easier cleaning.

For safer footing – marble mosaic equals traction.

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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

A New Pink is Coming

pantonePantone, the color oracle predicts: The “It” color for 2014 is a pinky purple known as radiant orchid. It is vibrant and inviting with warm tones to look good on most skin types. It is a natural for nail polish, lipsticks, fashion and accessories. The color is widely flattering and speaks to a romantic trend. Pinky purple is nuanced and bold which suggest creativity and may appeal to tech savvy individuals. Cars, housewares, packaging, hand bags, garments are already showing up in pinky purple.

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Brass is Back

brass design Brass Ceiling LightThe warm look of brass rekindles the pre-digital era of hand craftsmanship. Nothing authenticates a room more than brass. In a minimalist design scheme brass adds romance. The history of brass gives it a look of classic design.

Brass is an essential part of todays organic modernism of natural materials such as leather, wood an stone

Christmas Greetings

christmaChristmas is not a time or a season, but a state of mind.  To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy is to have the real spirit of Christmas”. Calvin Coolidge.

In the spirit of these wise words we wish you and your loved ones a wonderful  Christmas and a New Year filled with abundance and good health.


Carol and George



Thanksgiving 2013

The blessings of a Happy Thanksgiving Fall dining table- with a festively decorated dinner table just waiting for family and friends to enjoy the feast

Zebra Prints Add Instant Interest To Any Space

zebra-MEDDecorating with prints, particularly with zebra, may be an adventurous move, but monochromatic stripes work well with many different color palettes. Step our of your comfort zone with a bold print like zebra.  It’s not only eye- catching, but is bound to be a conversation starter.


A few days ago we e-mailed to our subscribers a post with a link to our updated Duende website. It is now compatible with mobile devices and features a CBS TV interview and a lively Power Point Presentation.  Regrettably the Duende link in the post was hacked. It opens to a totally unrelated website in Spanish as our loyal subscribers made us aware.

We have now idea how this can happen. It is embarrassing and I apologize.

As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.