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10 Tips for Choosing Exterior Lighting for Your Business

Exterior lighting can significantly enhance the attractiveness and success of your business, especially during evening hours. It provides visibility, visual appeal, and offers a first opportunity to make a statement. Additionally, it’s important to ensure that your entrance and pathways are well-lit, allowing your customers to navigate to your entrance doors with ease. So, how […]

On the Horizon – 7 New Design Trends for Commercial Interiors

With the ever-evolving restaurant design landscape, staying ahead of the curve is essential to creating memorable dining experiences that keep customers coming back for more. Design trends in commercial interiors are constantly changing, with the goal of creating spaces that appeal to today’s clientele while being visually stunning and functional. Photo above: IRT cafe table […]

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Crafting a Visual Feast — The Art of Designing Instagrammable Dessert Shops or Restaurants

In the competitive world of culinary delights, the visual appeal of a dessert store is often just as crucial as its flavors. Designing Instagrammable dessert shops goes beyond traditional interior design. It has to do with crafting a space that not only delights the taste buds but also tempts patrons to capture and share every […]

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10 Fun Menu Board Ideas for Dessert Shops and Cafes

There’s no denying your menu board is the centerpiece of your store’s interior design. While all the other elements of design contribute to the overall atmosphere, it’s the menu board that truly steals the show. Carefully watched, read, and analyzed, this is where the attention of all your customers is concentrated for a considerable amount […]

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Sweet Signs of Success – How to Design Outdoor Signage for Dessert Shops

Before your customers can indulge in your sweet treats, they need to find their way to your door. That is why designing great outdoor signage for dessert shops plays a crucial role in the store’s business success by catching their eye and setting the tone for what’s inside. Your dessert shop’s exterior signage is not […]

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7 Gorgeous Wall Bench Ideas for Restaurants or Cafes

Wall benches are essential furniture items for restaurants or cafes aiming to maximize their use of space. By taking advantage of every inch next to a wall, window or other vertical structures, they allow you to accommodate a large number of people in a relatively small area. Wall benches are more comfortable and sturdier than […]

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Fun Dessert Bar Design Wows with Neon Signs and Vibrant Colors

In May 2024, residents of Prescott, Arizona, will have a sweet reason to celebrate: Mango Bliss Dessert Bar will open its doors to all lovers of ice cream, yogurt and gelato with refined tastes and eager appetites. The name is fitting: The shop promises “bliss in every bite,” while its menu suggests a large variety […]

How to Create Social Media Content for Restaurants and Dessert Shops

Social media offers significant benefits for food entrepreneurs in the United States, primarily as a marketing and brand-building tool. Platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter are ideal for showcasing food products, sharing menu updates, and engaging with customers. High-quality images and videos play a crucial role in attracting attention and defining a brand. These platforms […]

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Quirky and Fun Light Fixtures that Won’t Go Unnoticed

Light fixtures are an excellent way of infusing your commercial interior with personality and charm. Towering over your space and visible from all angles, they are an opportunity to make a statement on a relatively small budget. Considering the abundant selection of fun light fixtures out there that use unconventional designs, shapes or materials, choosing […]

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Creative Table Designs for Your Restaurant or Coffee Shop

Floor space is a valuable commodity in restaurant design, especially where the small square footage poses a challenge. Accommodating a large enough number of tables can become a problem when you try to navigate a delicate dance between aesthetics, client comfort and business requirements. That is where minimalism and creative table designs come into play […]

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Fun Seating You Should Consider for Your Commercial Space

The seating options you choose for your restaurant, bar, cafe or dessert shop are not only functional considerations. Since chairs, benches, stools and barstools are the most prevalent pieces of furniture in your commercial space, they play an immense role in the final look of your interior. Their aesthetics are at least as important as […]

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Pantone Color of the Year 2024 Is a Friendly Choice for Interiors

It’s easy to love the Pantone Color of the Year 2024: Peach Fuzz is fresh, approachable, charming, soft, hopeful and even playful. Giving it this most coveted crown, Pantone speaks about the warmth of this gentle shade with its youthful and radiant presence that is, however, pleasing and non-threatening. Photo above: Peach Fuzz, Pantone Color […]

Fun Holiday Desserts to Add to Your Menu This Year

If you’re anything like us, the one thing you love about the holidays is that you feel less guilty when it comes to enjoying your desserts. Office holiday parties turn into a collective excuse to dive into cakes and cookies out of solidarity, gratitude, and an all-around sense of celebration. Family gatherings end up turning […]

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Unforgettable Business Gifts – The Ultimate Guide to Branded Corporate Presents

Are you seeking effective ways to strengthen your business relationships, boost your branding, and deliver appreciative gestures all at once? Branded corporate presents are a powerful marketing tool that can do exactly that. However, you need the right gifts to make an impression and have an impact. Here are a few hints to help you […]

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Fun Furniture Ideas for Your Commercial Interior Design Project

One of the best parts of an interior design project is perusing furniture options for your restaurant, store or office. The possibilities are endless and may spark your imagination about what the interior of your business could look like. Below, there are a few fun furniture ideas that allow you to imagine an unconventional space, […]

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Mindful Design Consulting Unveils Another Trendy Camino Farms Market Design

A second Camino Farms location, this time situated on the University of California San Diego campus, underwent the Mindful Design Consulting approach to branding through design. We preserved the essential elements from the first Camino Farms market design we completed in Mission Valley, including style, materials, and chromatic palette. However, we tailored the interior to […]

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Gourmet Market Design and Restaurant Interior by Mindful Design Consulting

Camino Farms Market is a gourmet grocery retailer with organic food offerings and an attached restaurant for hungry shoppers. We designed two locations for this chain, the first of which opened this fall in Mission Valley, San Diego. Mixing a contemporary design with green accents and wooden structures for an appropriate mise-en-scène for its quality […]

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Access Panels Unveiled – Your Gateway to Easy Maintenance and Enhanced Building Protection

Maintenance and repair are crucial in ensuring your building is safe and functional. Neglecting issues such as exposed HVAC units or unprotected controlled systems jeopardizes your property’s safety and diminishes its value, potentially resulting in costly service visits. Access doors and panels help minimize these problems by securely protecting the building’s vital components from unauthorized […]

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Dog Store Interior Offers “Extravagant Experience” to Dog Owners and Their Pets

Aspen’s Dog House in La Jolla, California, is the world’s first dog-exclusive pet store, catering to high-end dog lovers. Named after Aspen, a now-thriving three-legged rescue dog who has achieved celebrity status in La Jolla, the store promises an “extravagant experience” for those who want to pamper their pets with the very best. To fulfill […]

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Charming Accents in Bubble Tea Store Interior by Mindful Design Consulting

Since 2007, Ding Tea has had the declared mission of bringing the Taiwanese tea culture to other parts of the world – and has successfully done so. We helped the franchise come even closer to its goals by creating the interior of their Chula Vista location in California and adopting a design that translates the […]

The Impact of Creating a Winning Business Plan

In the entrepreneurial world, a well-crafted business plan can mean the difference between success and failure. A business plan isn’t just a document; it’s a roadmap that guides your business toward its goals. This document will come in handy when you start looking for different types of funding available. Whether you’re trying to persuade your […]

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Club Cafe Interior Design Echoes the Natural Beauty of the Region

Pickleball enthusiasts in and around Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, now have another reason to enjoy their club activities: We have just completed the cafe at the Hayden Pickleball Club, where we created an interior inspired by the natural beauty of Lake City and its surroundings. Easy to navigate, inviting and rich in detail, this club cafe […]