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March 2016

 

Hello Everybody!

Businesses must periodically update themselves to keep up with the market and changes in customers’ expectations.  Today we will share a few new trends that you will see showing up this year in retail and the restaurant industry. There are ideas for every type of business here, from combining different functions into one space, adding new materials to the interior or adding unique products to your inventory. I hope this will help you to get some fresh ideas on how to spice up your business!

Mindful Design Consulting brand had a complete makeover last year.  The new logo and colors represent the bright and cheerful work we usually do for our clients.  See our new website HERE.

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Truly yours, EKATERINA KOHLWES principal / designer

If you missed it, read our January newsletter talking about the Good and the Bad of rebranding.

Providing What Your Customers Want

Winn Dixie's New-Concept Store Emphasizes Excellent Customer Service

Winn Dixie's New-Concept Store Emphasizes Excellent Customer Service

Via grocerants.blogspot.com All photos (c)Steven Johnson via grocerants.blogspot.com and linkedin.com To keep up with the times and changes in customers’ tastes and expectations, businesses must periodically reinvent themselves. This is what Winn Dixie tries to do by opening its first new-concept store in Baymeadows (Jacksonville, Florida), with 50 more stores to follow with a similar remodel all across the country. Winn Dixie has been …

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Combining Functions

Multifunctional Interior Design - Learning and Eating at the Science Café Library

Multifunctional Interior Design - Learning and Eating at the Science Café Library

Via knstrct.com Designer: Anna Wigandt All photos courtesy of Anna Wigandt Satisfying its patrons’ appetite for science and that for delicious treats at the same time, the Science Café Library from Chișinău, Moldova, seems to prove that multifunctional public spaces are the way of the future. Located within a science and engineering museum, the café was designed by Anna Wigandt …

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Stimulating Senses by Interior Design

Unconventional Shapes in Marine-Themed Restaurant Interior Design

Unconventional Shapes in Marine-Themed Restaurant Interior Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Design Spirits Photos: Toshide Kajiwara via retaildesignblog.net Designing restaurant interiors is not only about building functional spaces with a decent amount of visual appeal. Today, designers often take it to the level of a veritable art. This is the case of the Nautilus Project restaurant, located in the ION shopping center of Singapore. Created by the Japanese firm …

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New Exciting Materials

2016 Finish Trends - From Landscape Rugs to Tear-off Wallpaper

2016 Finish Trends - From Landscape Rugs to Tear-off Wallpaper

(Wallcovering photo: worldarchitecturenews.com) While a fresh coat of paint is often the easiest way to bring a space to life, modern tastes do not always go for easy. There is a large variety of finishes that can give a space not only color, but also character, so the choice goes beyond picking a paint color. Here are only a few finishes …

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Adding Color of 2016

2016 Color of the Year and How to Use It in Interior Design

2016 Color of the Year and How to Use It in Interior Design

While in the past few years, Pantone crowned a single color as the color of the year, two of them share the honor in 2016. The most credible authority in matters of color, Pantone has announced its chromatic choice for next year: Rose Quartz and Serenity. A somewhat unexpected pair of pastel colors, one warm and one cold, the combination of Rose Quartz …

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Using Furniture With Character That Lasts

2016 Furniture Trends – Chair Designs Go for Simplicity, Durability and Character

2016 Furniture Trends – Chair Designs Go for Simplicity, Durability and Character

Today’s trends in furniture seem to go towards simplicity. Maybe it is the minimalist tendencies of the times and the attempt of homeowners to declutter their houses and their lives. But this simplicity does not mean that function, durability or beauty are sacrificed. Here a few examples of trendy seating options that are not only comfortable and attractive, but functional …

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Creating an Experience with Lighting

2016 Lighting Trends - Geometry, Drama and a Bit of Nostalgia

2016 Lighting Trends - Geometry, Drama and a Bit of Nostalgia

Light pieces have a double role in interior design: they create a certain ambiance and add their own shape, color and character to a space. In an attempt to be more than a second-hand presence within the decor of a space, light pieces in 2016 take a new turn, they bring in a new element, or offer the eye something …

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Bringing Nature Inside

2016 Interior Design Trends - How to Bring Plants Into Interior Spaces

2016 Interior Design Trends - How to Bring Plants Into Interior Spaces

Fabric planter photo: worldarchitecturenews.com Plants instantly change a space and make it warm and welcoming. While the traditional ceramic pot is always an option, there are many other ways to incorporate plants into interior spaces and, at the same time, turn planters into elements of decor. Here are a few ingenious ways to bring in the green in 2016. Created by …

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Introducing Unexpected Products

Trendy Desserts that Bring Customers to Your Door

Trendy Desserts that Bring Customers to Your Door

Chocolate kiwi popsicle photo source: ShowFood Chef The world of desserts is no exception when it comes to the need to change with the times. While in the eyes of some sweet-toothed customers everything filled with sugar qualifies as a major attraction, dessert shops need to be inventive in order to attract new clients. As dessert lovers ourselves, we enjoyed …

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If you are thinking to open up a new business or in a process of rebranding and remodeling your existing business, contact us to get a free consultation from Mindful Design Consulting. Click HERE to price your project design.

Also, take a look at “Branding By Interior” e-book, the only book written on this subject at this time. It brings insight on how you can turn your business into a market-dominating competitor by using human cognitive responses.

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