Urban Ranch General Store
Currently, the store is going online, but you can personally shop by appointment with Durette.
Durette Candito Design
Durette studied architectural design in New Mexico, working as an interior designer for both a high end interior design studio and an architectural firm specializing in custom homes before creating her own architectural/interior design consultation business in Santa Fe, New Mexico. After moving to Las Vegas, she re-opened her architectural design business in 2001. Her projects include custom residences in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Taos, New Mexico, homes in Texas, Las Vegas, Laguna Beach, Costa Mesa and Beverly Hills, California, as well as health food stores and spas in Texas, New Mexico, and Nevada.
Durette’s Story – growing up in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Durette Candito grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she was heavily influenced by the world-class art galleries and museums. Her studies in architecture and design were furthered by her incredible surroundings of European architecture with Spanish and Moorish details, as well as modern Pueblo desert construction styles and techniques. Durette works toward a goal of “simple elegance” in her design work, always striving to incorporate sustainability in products and installations. She says, “If we can all work towards less waste and more recycling, we can decrease our footprint on the Earth. Shopping with a conscience is a great way to start. I like to know the source of the products that I’m buying for the store – and, ultimately, my clients. Feeling good about your purchase is a bonus!”
Durette was raised in a family that was always involved in volunteering in one form or another, so giving back is second nature to her. She has worked with many non-profits both in Santa Fe and Las Vegas – serving on the board of the Santa Fe Rape Crisis Center, as past president of NEWH (the hospitality industry non-profit) and on the boards of both ALS of Nevada and Forgotten Song Foundation. She was actively involved as past vice-chair with the Nevada Commission for Women where she was a Commissioner; the Interior Design Society (IDS) and the Architectural & Decorative Arts Society (ADAS), a nonprofit professional organization committed to creative and business development and community. She currently is a board member of the Soroptimists International Pahrump Valley Club. She also sits on the Pahrump Valley Business Development Committee of the Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce.
In the News
Check out the latest article about Durette in Chic Compass.
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Urban Ranch General Store
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