Two new inspiring design styles for wallpaper in 2012!

If you haven’t looked at wallpaper recently, you are really missing out on some amazing design style!  New interior design takes on the classic stripe and circle that we all love are creating some amazing new styles.  Circles can be much more than something we learned in geometry class.  Here’s an amazing glam design look with a skull (circles).  The paper has a silver metallic background with…flocked black skulls!

Glam skulls rock!

Here’s a good close up.  I can’t wait to use this somewhere!

Flocked wallpaper close-up

The next circle pattern will appeal to the child in you.  See if you can guess what it is!

Can you guess the pattern here?

I think this Mickey Mouse wallpaper is just great.  The interlocking rings are a great way to turn something we easily recognize into an elegant shape.  Stripes never go out of style, but taking them bolder or more organic like these next examples can really pay off in your next design.  The boldness of the horizontal stripes is what makes this so special.  This could easily go into almost any room of the house.

Modern striped wallpaper can sure make a statement!

Taking a stripe and giving it a sinuous curve really adds a soft movement to a space for a big effect.  Look how the soft intertwining creates a relaxing but elegant mood for this space.

Sexy stripes can add soft elegant drama!

Using things you’re very familiar with but taking a fresh take on them will always lead to great design.  Your interior design is your style so be sure to have fun with it and explore things you’ve never tried before!  If there’s something that’s inspired you recently, let us know in the comments below!







DIY Fireplace Update using Fireplace Glass by Scottsdale Interior Decorator

Have you ever looked at your indoor fireplace and it just was blah?  Are your fireplace logs dusty and tired?  Fear not!  I have made our first do-it-yourself video showing how easy it is to update your fireplace with modern fireplace glass chips.  This design process can be used for both indoor fireplaces and your outdoor fireplace or fire pit.  The hardest part is going to be picking out your color and type of glass!
Put questions below and I’ll be sure to reply!   Mark L


Arizona Interior Design Firm featured for its evidence-based design in Phoenix Skilled Nursing Facility.

 Blue Desert Interiors was just featured in AZRE (Arizona Commercial Real Estate) magazine and online for our beautiful Evidence-Based Design in a local Phoenix project.  The article, “The Right Prescription: Evidence-Based Design in Healthcare Facilities” focuses on how our design and material selections positively impacted to the healing environment for Care Meridian’s traumatic injury patients.

We opened this lunchroom to allow for easier wheelchair access plus more inclusive family gatherings.
To learn more about our evidence-based design and to read the article, click below:

To see more images of the facility featured on our website, click below:
CareMeridian featured on Blue Desert Interiors’ website

Bedroom Interior Design by Blue Desert Interiors showcasing Fornasetti wallpaper featured on


A wonderful inviting bedroom is brought to life with Southwest inspired modern design in copper, silver and chocolate colors with highlights of aqua by Arizona interior design firm, Blue Desert Interiors. We used a classic Fornasetti wallpaper design that ties the great southwest sun and color palette with his Italian style of irreverent illustration. At our room was featured in an article about this great artist; Modern Icons: Piero Fornasetti. To see another view of this amazing room on our website, click here.

Designing more than interiors! Z Convention 2012 Media!

I love to get involved in projects as most of you know!  I’m currently working on the Z Convention 2012 Committee helping with marketing.  Part of this entails designing some of the print material.  Being newer to Photoshop, this really let me hone my skills.  I’m really excited because I think these turned out amazing!  The pics below are the postcard give away front and back.  They really show off the cars and yet reflect a very Southwest flavor, since we’re hosting the Z Convention here in Phoenix.  Feel free to share your thoughts on the graphics in the comments!

Blue Desert Interiors, Scottsdale Interior Designer, Zcon, Phoenix, Postcard

ZCON 2012 Postcard Front

Blue Desert Interiors, Scottsdale Interior Decorator, ZCON, Phoenix, Postcard Back

ZCON 2012 Postcard Back

New BDI website is live! Check it out and let us know how we did!
Hello everyone! We are thrilled to announce that our website is now live.  Many hours of hard work have gone into adding additional interior design content and making it easier to navigate.  Any recommendations are appreciated!  Now it’s time for us to celebrate!