Blue Desert Interiors


Blue Desert Interiors is a nationally renowned modern interior design firm

We provide unique modern interior decorating solutions for residential, commercial and healthcare spaces. We serve our interior design clients nationwide including the states of Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan, New York and Nevada. Our diversified interior design style range allows us to bring out the true potential of your project. Each of our clients gets to explore their design sense while we help solve their design challenge and bring their individual vision to life.




Mark LaPalm, Principal Designer:

Breathe a sigh of relief....he's not your mother's interior designer!

Founder of Blue Desert Interiors, Mark LaPalm has been a practicing interior designer for 30 years. His modern classic livable style is his career trademark. The driving force to cementing Mark’s success in the interior design industry though, has been his skill of listening to each client’s needs and ideas and bringing them to life in a refreshingly new perspective.  He is driven by a guiding philosophy of always improving the quality of people’s lives.  You will find Mark participating in local charity events, like IFDA’s “Tableau” that benefits Ryan House.  You may also find him at the Arizona Porsche Club events.  (You can take the man out of the Motor City, but you can’t take the Motor City out of the man!)

With his many years of experience as an interior decorator, some of his special talents that he has refined are inspired color palette creation, innovative light fixtures, audio/video technology & integration and custom window treatments.

Mark LaPalm Interior Designer


Alice Hausman


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



My husband and I really wanted to upgrade our master bath from what the builder installed, cookie cutter style, to the new trends with grey and white color scheme. We have put it off for 3 years afraid of all the choices, the process and just feeling lost trying to get started. We were introduced to Mark at Blue Desert Interiors and knew right away he could ease the questions and pain of trying to decide on style, tiles, and fixtures. Hiring Mark made the design and selection process so much easier on us and I was not stressed trying to decide what goes together or not. After meeting with us, he knew that it was best to give me only a few options of the layout, tiles and fixtures so that we could pick the best options from a smaller selection. It was great because I knew he had already done all the hard work getting those options to look the best for us to select. We were so nervous because it is hard for us to picture the final product but Mark has this wonderful 3D software modelling that was able to show us how it would all look together before we started the project. The final outcome also looked exactly as he had envisioned and is beautiful! We love the bathroom tiles, the design of the shower, the vanity with large mirrors and more. Mark was always available anytime we had questions throughout the whole project and quickly fixed any issues during the remodeling. He is very pleasant to work with and checked to make sure everything was correct throughout the project. We highly recommend Mark at Blue Desert Interiors as an experienced professional on any interior remodel!



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.

Mary Stone


We worked with Mark to from concept through completion of a beautiful renovation of our master bathroom and guest bath. From the beginning to the end of the project, we found Mark an excellent listener who could take our half-formed ideas and translate them into workable, attractive solutions. His knowledge of current techniques and materials is impressive, as is his design skill. He made it easy to select the materials for plumbing, lighting, tile, and cabinetry by narrowing our choices. Mark also served as the project manager, scheduling seasoned professionals for all phases of the job. His follow through was excellent, and he completed our project on time and on budget. We are extremely happy with the results and will call on Mark again if we decide to move forward with more remodeling.



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, pizazz, 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 very 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.



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, pizazz, fun, updating. A friend told us about Mark LaPalm and Blue Desert Interiors. We purchased our condo in May of 2015, and have never used an Interior designer before, but we live 2500 miles away, and couldn't be there to organize and supervise the work. Mark and his staff took all the work out of our remodel. They shopped for, ordered and took delivery of all the items we purchased. Mark's ideas were right on the money; our place went from blah... to Bada Bing!, just the way we wanted it. From the business viewpoint; We received phone calls on any major purchases, and detailed billing for everything. That's how we had told Mark we wanted to do business, and that's exactly how he did it. He was obviously listening. On a side note; we are careful shoppers, and checked many items' prices against Internet pricing. In nearly every case, the prices he charged were as good or better than we were able to find online. We like the idea that we know exactly how much everything cost; there was no built-in markup. We thought the contractors he used were quite reasonable in view of the work they did. Mark was a pleasure to deal with; he was patient with us, took the time we needed on the phone to discuss plans, and treated us as if we were his biggest customers. The job started and completed on time. Our budget was flexible, but limited, and Mark checked with us every step of the way. We would recommend Blue Desert Interiors without reservation.



We hired Mark after interviewing several candidates. He as done a great job for us and would definitely consult with him again. He is a class act and has very good taste.



I have been working with Mark for nearly 20 years, from house to house and project to project. Each and every time, he was able to reflect my personal style, make timeless suggestions that allowed pieces to serve multiple functions and stay within budget. Aside from being a pleasure to work with, his creativity and vision is easy to follow and has true staying power. Unique color combinations and an eclectic way of combining personal artifacts with function, makes my house a great showcase and more importantly, an awesomely comfortable place to live.



I've been using Mark's design services for about 18 years and I have to say that he's definitely one of the most accomplished, creative and professional designers I have ever worked with! I have used him continuously - project by project and have never been disappointed. Mark is a true gem!



I thoroughly enjoy working with Mark. He has great ideas, he's very responsive, and he offers a choice of really professional subcontractors and design resources to complete projects.

Brinton Painting, LLC


Mark does fantastic work! I have had the opportunity to work with Blue Desert Interiors on several occasions and I can say Mark is very detailed and knows how to get things done on time. As a subcontractor I am always provided with detailed instruction on what his goal for the space is. Mark has great vision and can make any space look and feel fantastic!



I can not say enough great things about Mark LaPalm. He is professional, creative, and best of all he listens so well. He made our home look so good, our friends rave about it every time they come over. He stayed within our budget, and came up with creative ideas that made our house look fantastic. Thanks Mark!