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January 2015


Hello everybody! In today's newsletter I would like to share the latest emerging and continuing trends in commercial interior design of 2015. Are you thinking about remodeling your space or opening a new business this year?  Then this newsletter is for you. You can always follow us on Facebook or see interior design news on our Blog.

In our Green News below learn about recycled glass counter tops and floors — one of the most beautiful echo-friendly choices.

Truly yours, EKATERINA KOHLWES principal / designer

If you missed it, read our December newsletter showcasing some of our design projects from last year.  You may also see your store images here if you are our client!

1. Designing With Color of 2015

One of the most noticeable interior design trends you will see is a new 2015 colors of the year by Pantone Institute - Marsala.  See if you can use this colors to spice up your business interior or your home by clicking on the link below.

Color of 2015 year

Designer's Color of The Year 2015 Marsala – Commercial Interior Design News

Photo via Pantone website By now everyone knows that the new color of the year 2015 is: MARSALA PANTONE 18-1438 Here is what the Executive Director of Pantone Color Institute Leatrice Eiseman said about the new selected color: "Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in …

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2. Combining Co-working With a Cafe And a Store

This new convenient trend started emerging with a new way of looking at our work spaces.  You don't have to be in your own office alone now.  You can rent a room or just a desk in a larger office with other entrepreneurs and share a few benefits.  How about adding a cafe to your co-working space or having a store with yours or someone's product?  See below how similar project was done by Base Camp company.

Cafe Interior Design

Phone Shop, Cafe and Co-working in One – Commercial Interior Design News

BASE Camp Phone Shop, Cafe and Co-working space in one room! Designed by NEST ONE, via http://retaildesignblog.net Located in the heart of Berlin, BASE Camp is a combination of a mobile phone shop, a café, a co-working space, and a venue for workshops and events. To achieve this, the space utilizes mobile and flexible furniture in a very large space. …

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3. Mixing History with Modern

Preserving history of a city or a place is always an important challenge of any interior designer or an architect.  It will always be a trend in years to come but especially in 2015 trend for commercial interior design. See below a hotel in Greece successfully combining old and new architecture in one beautiful solution.

hotel interior design

Historical Hotel Interior Design in Greece – Commercial Interior Design News

KRITI Hotel Interior Design in Greece - history and modern elements in one. Photography: Haris Mavrogenis Design by Architectural Office RKITEKTS, Epaminondas Daskalakis & Associates The beach-front Kriti Hotel is located in the Koum Kapi district within the city of Chania at Crete. This four-story hotel was built in 1971 and was recently renovated to maximize functionality while updating the …

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4. Replacing Finishes with Graphics

What if you are on a small budget when designing your new business?  It's not a problem with a good interior designer on your side.  Colorful, well designed graphics can turn your new store or a salon into a piece of art and an amazing place to visit!  See such creative interior design of a hair salon in Slovenia below. 

Hair Salon Interior Design

Styling Hair Salon Or a Paper Doll House? – Commercial Interior Design News

Mič Styling Hair Salon Looks Like a Paper Doll House Project: Hairstyle Salon Mič Styling  Designed by Kitsch-Nitsch Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia Mič Styling Salon, one of the most popular hair care options in Slovenia, has recently turned to design team Kitsch-Nitsch to create a fresh new look to draw in the next generation. The new Young Mič Styling brand boasts wild textures and …

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5. Using Androids

Do you sometimes feel intimidated by sales people when you come into a clothing store?  Not in this store!  You will be greeted by a friendly android.  It can react to you as you wish but that's about it.  Using androids as an interactive display in stores is a new emerging trend for commercial interior design this year.  Learn more about it below.

Interactive Display in Japan

Android as an Interactive Display in a Modern Store – Commercial Interior Design News

Android Interacts With Consumers, New Twist on Interactive Display in a Modern Store Design in Japan. Tokyo department store Takashimaya, in collaboration with Dr Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University, have taken advertising to a new level in a stunning demonstration of the visual merchandising opportunities and technology that have become available in 2014.  Robots have always been a symbol associated …

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7. Pop-Up Displays

Your store's display make a big difference in your store's success!  If you have not captured passing by people they may never go back.  A good interior designer can always find a creative solution and attract more customers to your windows.  Creative displays using very affordable solutions, like the one below, will be another interior design trend this year.

store creative design

Retro Futuristic Trend in Store Design - Pop Up Stores – Commercial Interior Design News

Futuristic Pop Up Store in Paris - New Creative Pop Up Display Design by studio Bonsoir Paris The trendy look of the Bright Young Things London concept store in the departments of Selfridges in Paris, France, has got it noticed by shoppers. The idea for a pop up space along with flashy window displays was invented by the French design …

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8. Branding Company's Value

A continuous trend for old established companies and a new trend for new up and coming companies is creating an interior brand that follows its value. The office interior of the Whole Foods for example utilizes natural materials to reflect the organic values of the company. See more images of their new office design below.

office design

Whole Foods Market Office in California – Commercial Interior Design News

Designed by Wirt Design Group. The Whole Foods Market office is located on the top two floors of the LEED Gold office building in Glendale, California. The Wirt Design Group was challenged to create an office design with an open ambiance that would encourage the spirit of collaboration and creativity reflective of the Whole Foods Company's organic style and close-knit …

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9. Using Metallic Paints

Metallic paints have become a new interior design trend this year.  Not only these metallic paints have low VOC, they also come in 14 colors and can substitute any type of metal, even copper and bronze.  See some example of the metallic paints application on different projects at the link below.

Metallic Paints Use Ideas

Metallic Paints As a Low VOC Alternative – Commercial Interior Design News

Modern Masters Metallic Paints Can Make a Visual Statement as Well As Sustainable. Modern Masters Metallic Paints not only come in 14 different colors, but they are made with real metal particles, pearlescent pigments and traditional color pigments, and are easy to clean up as needed. Above photos is courtesy of modernmasterscafe.com The best part is that it is made …

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10. Creating Interactive Interior

Another example of an interactive display is this unique over-sized purse for customers to experience a live of their IPhone or other things a woman keeps in her purse. Interactive interior is a continuous trend in commercial interior design.  What can you do in your business to make it more fun for your customers?

Interactive Store Display

Interactive Store Display Design Or Inside of a Hermes Bag – Commercial Interior Design News

Interactive Store Display Design Allows to Get Inside of a Hermes Bag. Nothing says luxury like the opportunity to experience the rich inner world, so to speak, or an elegant Hermes handbag. If you've ever wondered what it's like to be a pair of sunglasses or bedazzled cell phone cradled in the sumptuous interior of Hermes new Kelly line, visit …

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On of my favorite green material for any interior is these beautiful recycled glass panels. These panels are created from readily-available recycled glass and porcelain that would otherwise end up in a landfill.  They are durable, stain-resistant, and eco-friendly.  Click on the link below to see more.

recycled glass in interior design

Recycled Glass Countertops and Floors – Commercial Interior Design News

Recycled Glass Countertops and Floors — the Most Beautiful Echo-friendly Choice! Recycled glass collection from Glass Recycled Surfaces (http://glassrecycled.com/) are an elegant element of green design that easily blends with virtually any business’s aesthetic and design plan. Crafted from sustainable material, such as readily-available recycled glass and porcelain that would otherwise end up in a landfill, are durable, stain-resistant, and …

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