Howlite is a soothing stone. It has a tranquil, yet inspirational energy that allows you to experience an increased sense of calm.
Designing in balance with nature, Renee and her team carefully weave a refreshing collection of color into the five earth elements further reinforcing their unique style by using renewable resources and tapping into the wealth of local artistry.
Joyful Home celebrates all things wellness in home design. From an extensive collection of environmentally safe furnishings and accessories to nature inspired practices for aromatherapy, chromotherapy and Biophilia, Joyful Home celebrates all things natural in home design and wellness for the home.
We search the world for sustainable, fair trade, family owned businesses that share a passion for great design and lifting up those around them. Here you will find not just good things for your home, but good things for your soul. Our offerings are functional, joyful, and serve the community. Each of us has a commitment to giving. Look for the "Raise a Hand" story on each of our products.
Find out where Joy resides, and give it voice far beyond singing. For to miss the Joy is to miss all
Studio Shop owner and Principal Designer
Before starting her own business, Mandeville Canyon Designs, in 2004, Renee Carman worked as a professional actress in both Los Angeles and New York City. She then spent almost two decades traveling the world as a fitness and media consultant for AFAA, Fit Pregnancy, and Shape Magazine. She appeared on such shows as Martha Stewart Living, The View, and the Early Show.
Originally from Palm Springs and Hollywood California, Renee attributes her love of architecture and landscape to the influence of mid-century modern that surrounded her upbringing. She and her husband have purchased several homes to design and restore. Her formal design education is in Decorative Arts from the Boston Architectural College.
As a decorator, Renee has had the opportunity to design throughout the east coast for both residential and commercial clients and also appeared on HGTV’s Decorating Cents. Her work has received numerous awards including the Prism Gold Award from the Builder’s Association of Greater Boston, several Cornerstone Gold and Silver Awards from the Home Builder’s and Remodelers Association of New Hampshire, and most recently two honors awarded from New Hampshire Home’s Design Awards. Renee’s work has been featured in such magazines as Accent, Coastal Home, New Hampshire Magazine and New Hampshire Home as well as internationally for Lush, recognizing her for both her residential and commercial design as well as philanthropic work.
Her favorite design project has been the collaboration of four wonderful children with her husband of over 35 years.
Mandeville Canyon Designs and Joyful Home
73255 El Paseo Palm Desert, CA 92260
Joyful Home Hours
By Appointment Only