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Things You Need to Know for Choosing the Perfect Color Palette

https://youtu.be/s1r1qIoAFx8 Picking a color palette is never easy. The whole process, from gathering inspiration to actually selecting colors, can be challenging. It’s also a critical part of home design as certain colors can make you feel a certain way. Fret not....

Top 6 Tips on Designing a Kid-Friendly Home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h30KAJWIQfY Everyone loves a stylish home but when you have playful children who dominate your space, sometimes it can be a bit tricky to stay true to your home design. It can be challenging, yes, but it only takes a little planning to...

How to Introduce Fun and Lively Patterns into Your Home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7D3hnbVMrk Bringing pattern into your home may not be for everyone especially if you’re a fan of solid colors, but adding prints and patterns can instantly make any space have that lived-in feel that’s definitely cozier and more...

Top 6 Tips on How to Have a Perfect Outdoor Lighting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfNHReiwxuQ Having a wow-worthy outdoor lighting design may not be on top of your home improvement plans but this is definitely something you should consider. It’s not only good aesthetic-wise but a well-lit home can make you and your...

Here’s How to Have a Beautiful Outdoor Dining Area

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oa90aDdkPjQ When you have an outdoor dining area, you don’t only have a place where you can share good food and conversation aside from your dining room, but also a relaxing place where you can chill with family and friends. A creative...

Top 6 Ways to Create Dark and Moody Interiors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4u1b7DoJow There are people who love the idea of an all-white interior with bright and cheery vibe, but there are also those who like it stylishly dark and cozy. If you’re more drawn to the latter, then it means that you like its...

Different Ways to Style the End of Your Bed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXn4ZhTvF7E The bed has always been the main event in the bedroom. But to bring out the best in bedroom style, you shouldn’t forget about what’s at the foot of your bed. Whether you go for a minimal design or a more layered and lived-in...

Things to Consider Before Converting your Attic into a Useable Room

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-hw8NR1Ta4 Homeowners usually consider a garage or basement renovation when they’re planning to add extra space. However, attics have a lot of potential as a unique extra room, too. It can be an additional room where you can hang out...

What are the Best Colors to Paint Your Kitchen?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7PuHrb_Emk As with every part of your home, it’s important that your kitchen area reflects your unique taste and personality—especially because it’s the heart of your household. With the right color, it can even affect how you feel...

Style Secrets for Traditional Design

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDuJNE78FmM There’s a reason why this style has thrived for so long. Taking its inspiration from the past, the traditional style is all about having each element properly placed. It’s more than just having refined furnishings, though,...

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Things You Need to Know for Choosing the Perfect Color Palette

https://youtu.be/s1r1qIoAFx8 Picking a color palette is never easy. The whole process, from gathering inspiration to actually selecting colors, can be challenging. It’s also a critical part of home design as certain colors can make you feel a certain way. Fret not....

Top 6 Tips on Designing a Kid-Friendly Home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h30KAJWIQfY Everyone loves a stylish home but when you have playful children who dominate your space, sometimes it can be a bit tricky to stay true to your home design. It can be challenging, yes, but it only takes a little planning to...

How to Introduce Fun and Lively Patterns into Your Home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7D3hnbVMrk Bringing pattern into your home may not be for everyone especially if you’re a fan of solid colors, but adding prints and patterns can instantly make any space have that lived-in feel that’s definitely cozier and more...

Top 6 Tips on How to Have a Perfect Outdoor Lighting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfNHReiwxuQ Having a wow-worthy outdoor lighting design may not be on top of your home improvement plans but this is definitely something you should consider. It’s not only good aesthetic-wise but a well-lit home can make you and your...

Here’s How to Have a Beautiful Outdoor Dining Area

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oa90aDdkPjQ When you have an outdoor dining area, you don’t only have a place where you can share good food and conversation aside from your dining room, but also a relaxing place where you can chill with family and friends. A creative...

Top 6 Ways to Create Dark and Moody Interiors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4u1b7DoJow There are people who love the idea of an all-white interior with bright and cheery vibe, but there are also those who like it stylishly dark and cozy. If you’re more drawn to the latter, then it means that you like its...

Different Ways to Style the End of Your Bed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXn4ZhTvF7E The bed has always been the main event in the bedroom. But to bring out the best in bedroom style, you shouldn’t forget about what’s at the foot of your bed. Whether you go for a minimal design or a more layered and lived-in...

Things to Consider Before Converting your Attic into a Useable Room

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-hw8NR1Ta4 Homeowners usually consider a garage or basement renovation when they’re planning to add extra space. However, attics have a lot of potential as a unique extra room, too. It can be an additional room where you can hang out...

What are the Best Colors to Paint Your Kitchen?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7PuHrb_Emk As with every part of your home, it’s important that your kitchen area reflects your unique taste and personality—especially because it’s the heart of your household. With the right color, it can even affect how you feel...

Style Secrets for Traditional Design

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDuJNE78FmM There’s a reason why this style has thrived for so long. Taking its inspiration from the past, the traditional style is all about having each element properly placed. It’s more than just having refined furnishings, though,...

Meet Carol Adolph

Carol Adolph

Interior Designer

Home and Office

Interior Designer

Story Begins

It’s just before noon on a sizzling desert day in July.  Interior designer Carol Adolph is inspecting the progress on a home she is decorating at the Hideaway, an exclusive golf community in La Quinta, Ca.  The hundred degree plus heat doesn’t seem to bother her.  She’s in the driveway chatting and laughing away on her cell phone with the homeowners in Chicago.  She is giving them a detailed progress report on their vacation home in the sunny desert and assisting the client in making key design decisions.  She is coordinating deliveries and the work of subcontractors.  It is all in a day’s work of this hands-on, award-winning designer.

The snapshot portrays the essence of what Carol Adolph of Duende Designs is about.  The word Duende refers to a unique magnetism, charm and charisma.  And that is exactly the energy and spirit Carol brings to her work. Years of design expertise, coupled with her inherent sense of humor and practical sensibilities, produce results for satisfied clients.

After years in the corporate world she yearned to express her creativity. Over 3 years ago she decided to strike out on her own, establishing a successful interior design firm that served clients in the greater Boston area.  She brought with her, from her corporate career, two valuable assets: attention to detail and impeccable follow through.

Her firm garnered the Best of Show award at the prestigious New England Home Show several years in a row.  And, she was selected for many years in the coveted “Designer On-Call” program in the Boston Design Center.

Seeking more year-round sunshine and golf, she and her husband relocated to the Desert of Southern California in 2000.

Her talent, experience and refreshingly attitude-free approach to interior design quickly won her a West Coast following including projects at Big Horn Golf Club, The Citrus, The Hideaway, Desert Horizons, Andalusia Country Club, Indian Ridge Country Club, Rancho La Quinta, and more.

Carol’s clients on both coasts agree, working with Carol is “just plain fun.” Simply put, she makes the entire experience of decorating a home, or an executive office, a weekend getaway, or a makeover to attract buyers – easy, economical and enjoyable. “As yet, I have not decorated a private jet, but I am ready for it,” emphasizes Carol.

“My business is built on my flexibility to translate my client’s taste and style within a given budget,” she explains.

Her passion is to create a haven to capture your spirit, bringing to life a home that is unmistakably you.

Why Choose Duende Design

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La Quinta, Indian Wells, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Santa Monica, Malibu, San Diego, Newport Beach, Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, San Clemente, So Cal., and any place on the planet.

FEE STRUCTURE THAT DELIVERS VALUE

My objective is to present you with a simple fee arrangement, upfront and straightforward – compensation for my TIME & EXPERTISE has stood the test of time with my clients.

A design fee (Invoiced over a period of time) and a percentage on products purchased at designer cost. Fee is determined after reviewing the scope of the project.

All details are spelled out in a Letter of Agreement.

YOU CAN BE AS INVOLVED AS YOU CARE TO BE.

Some clients want to be involved in every design decision, right down to the pillow tassels – and that’s okay.

Others prefer to hand off the details once the big picture has been agreed upon if their desert home isn’t their full-time residence.

I welcome your involvement at your comfort level. You can also hand me the keys, leave for the hot summer months and return to find your home ready for the season.

While you are away, we’ll talk on the phone, I’ll send you photos and we communicate through email, texting or FaceTime to document what is happening.

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“You can design, create, and build the most beautiful place. But it takes people to make the dream come true.”

– Walt Disney

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Address: P.O. Box 927

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