Mark LaPalm, IFDA, Principal Interior 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 over 22 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 Desert Z Association events for Nissan Z owners.  (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.



Blue Desert Interiors:

Blue Desert Interiors is a nationally renowned modern interior design firm serving clients in Arizona, California, Nevada and Michigan from our interior design studio in Scottsdale, AZ. At Blue Desert Interiors, we provide unique modern interior decorating solutions for residential, commercial and healthcare spaces. Our diversified interior design range allows us to bring out the true potential in every project we accept. We guide each of our clients to explore their design sense while solving their design challenge and bringing their individual vision to life.




  • Designed Award Winning Care Meridian's 5-Star Best Nursing Homes by U.S. News and World Report
  • Listed State of Michigan–Qualified Interior Designer
  • Lead Designer for 4 of 7 Residences “Home-A-Rama”, Building Industry Association of Southeastern Michigan, 2004
  • First outside Interior Designer to design a permanent vignette for Virginia Tile Company
  • Designed a prototype retail store for Roush Industries/Roush Racing




  • Desert Z Association President, 2015
  • Desert Z Association President, 2014
  • IFDA Arizona "Unsung Hero" Award 2012
  • Desert Z Association Vice-President, 2013
  • IFDA Tableau Committee Member and Designer, Scottsdale, AZ 2012
  • Z Convention Committee Member, Marketing and Media, Phoenix, AZ, 2012
  • Desert Z Association Member, 2011-current
  • Phoenix Art Museum Member, Contemporary Art Forum Member, 2011-current
  • IFDA Member, 2011-current
  • IFDA Tableau Table Designer to benefit Ryan House, Scottsdale, AZ, 2010
  • Celebration of the Arts for Children with Disabilities Sponsor & Volunteer, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 2008
  • Silent Auction Committee Member, Serious Moonlight, Cranbrook 2002, 2005, 2006
  • Silent Auction Co-Chair, Serious Moonlight, Cranbrook, 2004
  • Special Events Chair, International Furnishings and Design Association, 2001
  • "Current Trends in Tile Products & Implementation" Speaker and Participant, DSO Showhouse 2004
  • Showhouse Participant, Detroit Symphony Orchestra 2003
  • Showhouse Participant Fisher Mansion, Detroit Symphony Orchestra 1999