Entries by M T

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How to Create the Perfect Open Ceiling Interior Design

Photo of  the open ceiling design via retaildesignblog.net The open ceiling space concept in interior design responds to people’s natural need for space and freedom. When this concept is also extended on a vertical plane, the effect is greatly amplified. In fact, high ceilings are on the wish list of many house hunters and store […]

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Embracing Concrete Walls and Furniture in Interior Design

Concrete walls and furniture may not be your idea of elegant decor, but embracing them comes with definite advantages. They are durable, fireproof, resistant to moisture, and make for excellent heat and sound insulators. But how about their aesthetic appeal? If you are stuck with concrete block walls or are considering concrete wall finishes, here […]

2018 Light Fixture Trends in Interior Design

When it comes to light fixtures, 2018 starts on a very interesting footing. Whether working on contemporary, industrial, mid-century or organic-inspired interiors, designers seem to prefer pieces with unique shapes, that work as artistic as well as functional design elements. Here are a few light fixture trends that are representative for what we should expect […]

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Ice Cream Store Interior Translates the Beauty of the Ocean into Elements of Design

Scoop La Jolla Ice Cream Store Interior Design and Branding.  La Jolla Shores in San Diego is a sought-after community and a favorite beach for kayakers, swimmers and snorkelers. With the ocean on one side and a neighborhood with ocean-view villas, charming cottages and a shopping district with a small town vibe on the other, […]

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The New Olala Crepes Restaurant in San Diego Boasts a Hipster-Style Design with a French Vibe

Interior Designer: Mindful Design Consulting, LLC When designing a new space for Olala Crepes in San Diego, we had the chance to develop even further the concept of a crafty hipster-style dessert store infused with Parisian flair. Mindful Design Consulting has already worked on the Olala Crepes kiosk located in the heart of the Liberty […]

Restaurant Interior Design Mixes Light and Wood Panels for a Serene Atmosphere

Via contemporist.com Restaurant Interior Design: Studio Hekla Photos: Julien Fernandez via contemporist.com When one element of design is repeated throughout an entire interior space, it brings a relaxing feel of unity and cohesiveness. This is exactly what the design of the Indonesian restaurant djawa in Paris achieves by using CNC cut panels to line up […]

Curved Wood Structures Create a Feeling of Intimacy in Restaurant Interior Design

Via contemporist.com Designer: Sameep Padora & Associates (sP+a) All photos: Kunal Bhatia via contemporist.com Asking to be seated in a booth when patronizing a typical restaurant does not usually lead to an artistic experience. This is not the case when it comes to the Craft restaurant located in the Phoenix Market City shopping center in Mumbai, […]

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From Rough Materials to Beautiful Light Fixtures – Creating Unique Interior Designs

(Photo above: MoonStoneFox on Etsy.com) There are few things as fascinating in interior decorating as watching rough materials such as wood, metal and concrete being used in creating graceful design elements. The transition from coarse to exquisite is the best metaphor for the imaginative power that can transform the most unlikely materials into gorgeous functional or decorative […]

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Wool, Hemp and Recyclable Materials – Green Carpet Options for Interior Design

Green Carpet Options.  Living a green life can mean different things to different people. When it comes to your carpet, “going green” may mean choosing natural materials that do not release toxins into the air, opting for carpets made of recycled or recyclable materials, or going for products that are the results of an energy-efficient […]

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From Recycled Milk Jugs to Woven Cotton – Eco-Friendly Furniture for Your Interior Design

Today’s opportunities to create an interior using sustainable, renewable or recycled materials are abundant. From choosing eco-friendly furniture made of reclaimed wood or logs already discarded by nature to taking a completely different path and opting for man-made materials in order to save a few trees, the alternatives are embraced by gifted designers who combine […]

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Eco-Friendly Materials for Green Interior Design

Photo above: Bretagne Blue Vetrazzo slab as Eco-Friendly Materials via vetrazzo.com Aside from adopting certain lifestyle changes in order to help the environment, there is another field in which you can exercise your environmentally-minded attitude on an equally large scale: in the interior design of your home or business. Today, the options in eco-friendly materials […]

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Ordinary Objects Turn into Extraordinary Elements of Interior Design

Photo above via gizmodo.com The best things in interior (or exterior) design happen when creative minds turn the ordinary into extraordinary by reinventing an everyday object or element of design. Other times, a certain material is used in unexpected ways or a piece of furniture takes surprising (and sometimes amusing) shapes. Here are just a […]

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Floors With Character for Unique Interior Designs

(Photo: materials-inc.com) Even though floors have a big impact on the overall look of an interior space, they are often restricted to typical neutral materials with little personality and no special visual appeal. While neutral materials are the tried-and-true solution for creating versatile spaces, more daring solutions can take an interior from shy to spectacular. […]

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What Makes Great Interior Design – Walls with Personality

Photo above: Mantzalin via contemporist.com Far from being only a background for other elements of decor, sometimes walls become the story. Reinventing the concept by using unexpected materials, shapes or details, designers can turn walls into more than just functional architectural components.  Here are, for instance, the walls designed by Presledek, a Ljubljana-based Slovenian architecture and […]

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New McDonald’s Restaurant Interior Design Is Part of a Smart Rebranding Strategy

McDonald’s Restaurant Interior Via dezeen.com and businessinsider.com Designer: Landini Associates All photos: Ross Honeysett via dezeen.com McDonald’s Restaurant Interior. In the last decade and a half, McDonald’s faced a lot of scrutiny about the effect of its products on its customers’ health. However, the American icon fast food chain has proved that it can reinvent itself and survive […]

Company Rebranding Campaigns that Worked

A good, well-designed company rebranding strategy can change a way a business is perceived and save it from disaster or mediocrity. There are companies that have reinvented themselves and received a new breath of life due to a smart marketing campaign. Here are only three examples that used, among others, the power of well-chosen slogans, […]