Blue Desert Interiors

A dining room with arched doorway, modern lighting, built in cabinet with plates, and wood flooring in a historic home



Linda Redman via Google Reviews


Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness

My husband and I engaged Mark LaPalm at Blue Desert Interiors to help us both the redesign and furnishing of an urban apartment we were moving into. Mark’s help was invaluable to us with the result being an apartment that feels like home and meets all our need as well as being visually striking. We drew on a wide range of talents that Mark has from creating architectural plans for the apartment to assisting in the selection of the furniture as well as its placement. He was very easy to work with and listened carefully to the type of furnishings we liked including within our price range. He made what would have been an overwhelming task for us so much easier. We would highly recommend Blue Desert Interiors.

Services: Room planning, Bathroom design, Living room design, Lighting design, Kitchen design, Home decor selection, Flooring selection, Bedroom design, Interior architectural design, Space planning

Joe French

Executive Director Hospital Operations, Mercy Gilbert Merical Center

"Mark has done multiple interior design projects for us at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, including our Sleep Center and Palliative Care Center, which have been high profile for our staff, our visitors, and our patients.
His understanding and insight are exemplified by the way he transforms a client's vision into an authentic design. Mark's choices of soothing colors, textures and fabrics complemented our healing hospital environment. He is a consummate professional and I have always enjoyed working with Mark, and I look forward to continuing our relationship on future endeavors.

I would definitely recommend Mark LaPalm and Blue Desert for any of your interior design

Judy Chupack

Office Manager, Lipson, Neilson

"I don't know where to begin to thank you...I want to thank you for everything you have done and continue to do to make this office a workplace that we are all very proud of. Your knowledge and expertise showed through in every detail that needed to be addressed. I also appreciate your calmness and tactfulness!...You are wonderful to work with, and I know that your business will continue to grow and prosper in the coming years."

Alice Hausman via Google Review


Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

We have felt very fortunate to find Mark. He helped us fully furnish a Scottsdale 70’s townhome (great taste; kept costs down as we requested) and transform the master bath from a dark hole into a beautiful and beautifully functional bath. In addition, he made suggestions for smaller modifications that really updated the whole unit. Our true appreciation of Mark came when he discovered a huge water disaster in the house (he just decided to check in on the house after a lot of rain….!). As we live on the other side of the country, he took over management of the remediation (which kept snowballing, of course) and worked directly with the insurance adjuster. We felt so grateful for his efforts – we could not have done this ourselves. All of the companies he brought into to work on our house were fantastic and there were no delays. He really connects with his clients and is an excellent communicator. He is our “go to” guy for any project and he always responds to our call. We highly recommend Mark without any hesitation

Services: Bathroom design, Refurbishment, Living room design, Lighting design, Flooring selection, Interior architectural design, Interior decorating

Ann Siegel


"As the sun was setting and the dining room was all aglow, I realized what an important role you played in making my house a home.

I love it here.

There isn't a day that goes by that I don't mentally thank you for helping to make our home beautiful and livable. I think its time to say.....

When I think of Thanksgiving 2009..... You're at the top of my list !!"

Susie Hovsepian via LinkedIn Review


Top qualities:Great Results, Expert, Creative

“Mark has demonstrated tremendous integrity and an outstanding ability to understand his client's needs, goals and objectives. He is able to bring unique creativity, innovation and detailed attention while ensuring the best results to each project. Mark is the finest example of living and working by perfect design.”

Aque Linda via Google Review


We purchased a home with Southwest style, and hired Mark to transform it into cool and contemporary. This is our second home, so we were starting from scratch, and needed it to be ready when we returned in four months. With very little direction from us (other than a list of "don'ts"), Mark cooled down the warm structural elements with complementary clean and sophisticated furnishings. He presented an overall scheme for each room, and several choices for individual pieces. His detailed knowledge of audio and visual media enabled our space to be technologically current and flexible. It was very easy to work together remotely, and Mark had the house substantially complete when we returned, including all the little finishing details. He respected the budget, and was always upbeat and patient with us non-creative types. We love our new space, his choices of colors and textures lend it just the right balance of temperature and visual interest. We highly recommend Mark as an efficient, experienced professional.

Iva Smolens via Google Review


I had the pleasure of meeting Mark over 10 years ago when we lived in Chandler and wanted to do make our home more contemporary. We found Mark and Blue Desert on line and were thrilled with the entire process. Needless to say, when we relocated to our new place in Scottsdale, we enlisted Marks help and from the get go, created a wonderful warm space we called home for a number of years. When I then recently bought my new home, a flip, I again enlisted Marks help and due to some crazy circumstances, I found myself redoing the entire kitchen and master bath. Mark was the guiding light through the entire process. We created a very modern look and to say that I love my house now more than ever is an understatement. We are now embarking on a bit of an expansion on the house, and I of course turned to Mark and his expertise to guide this process and I know it will be amazing. I can say one of the best complements to pay anyone is a sincere recommendation, and I have referred Mark to a few friends and would do so any day of the week. Mark is a fantastic designer, and Im lucky enough to call him a friend as well.

Peggy Herz via Google Review


We met Mark LaPalm when we were living in Gilbert, AZ. We loved our house, but we looked around one day and realized it needed some changes. It needed color, pizzazz, fun, updating. A friend told us about Mark LaPalm and Blue Desert Interiors. And what a great suggestion that was!
Mark made tremendous changes in that house. And then we moved! And there was even more work to be done in the new place. In both houses, he added color, area rugs, draperies, accessories and wallpaper (including beautiful, calming wallpaper on the bedroom ceiling). He took us to places to pick out new art, new granite, new kitchen stools, new faucets, new bathroom fixtures. It was a pleasure to see Mark working with the trades as a team to achieve the designs he came up with. We knew what projects were going to cost, we found Mark's prices to be fair.
Often there was a diversity of people working together throughout the houses. And sometimes problems arose. Mistakes were made. And no matter what happened, Mark was the calming influence. He never showed annoyance or anger. He just got the problems fixed. We liked that very much. He treated us and all his workers with patience and respect.
We heartily recommend Mark LaPalm and Blue Desert Interiors

Mary Stone via Google Review


We worked with Mark to completely renovate our master bathroom and guest bath. He is an excellent designer, who uses the latest in technology and materials to accomplish a beautiful, functional end result. We found him to be a good listener who could take our half-formed ideas and translate them into workable concepts and final designs. He coordinated and scheduled all the subcontractors and kept the project on track for a completion by our desired deadline. I highly recommend Blue Desert Interiors and will use them again if we decide to continue our remodeling.