Succession of wavy blue vertical translucent panels used as partition

Transparency is a most desired quality that designers aspire to achieve in an interior space. It allows for light to travel, it makes a space look airy and open, and it gives an interior a modern fresh look. Translucent panels are an excellent way to do just this. While they create a solid structure wherever […]

Cork tiles as ceiling and wall treatment in lobby interior

Like everything that is sourced directly from nature, cork combines raw beauty and useful characteristics that are nothing short of amazing when it comes to interior design. Made from the bark tissue of the cork oak that regenerates itself after the harvest, cork is a sustainable material that environmentally conscious designers and business owners can […]

Restaurant with elegant contemporary interior and felt ceilings

When it comes to interior design, ceilings are one area where a project with a low budget tends to cut corners. However, they have tremendous decorative potential and contribute decisively to the final ambiance of a space. Beyond the aesthetic appeal of carefully designed ceilings, they can check some important boxes in the function department. […]

Ceiling chains mimicking the shape of the furniture below

If you have never considered the  idea of ceiling chains in interior design, there is a world of beauty out there that is yours to discover. Ceiling chains are an atypical decorative accent, but one with tremendous visual potential. It is not only the cold look of the metal and the way that it reflects […]

Nature-inspired 3D wall panels with flowers and birds

If you are looking for a wall treatment that can give your space a spectacular look, consider 3D wall panels. Their versatility and good looks are winning  more hearts every day, making them an increasingly popular material in the interior design world. Aside from the undeniable character that they add to your space, using 3D […]

Gray 3D wall tiles with a vertical pattern

If tiles are one of of our favorite wall treatments for the opportunity they afford in creative and elegant designs, 3D wall tiles are in a class of their own. Stepping outside of the two-dimensional world of typical wall materials, they bring in an extra dimension that is hard to match. Like all other tiles, […]

Marble mosaic floor tile in circular pattern

For any creative type with a love for interior design, mosaic wall tiles are as close as it gets to a dream product. They come in a large variety of colors, textures, shapes and designs, are easy to install, and can easily serve as primary inspiration when deciding on the feel and look of a […]

Concrete paver applications in outdoor area design

Despite their humble name, concrete pavers may surprise you with their excellent ability to completely change the look of the outdoor or indoor areas of your business. As an affordable solution that is more sophisticated than poured concrete, they bring in some pattern, a clean look and a maintenance-free solution for all your high-traffic areas, […]

Multicolored ceramic tile backsplash in kitchen

To the untrained eye and the novice in surface materials, porcelain and ceramic tiles look quite similar. To add to the confusion, both belong to what is called the “ceramics tile” class, which simply means they are made of natural baking clay. There are, however, a few major differences between the two that you should […]

Nature-inspired wallpaper for commercial design

One of our go-to solutions for wall treatments with great visual impact is wallpaper with bold designs. This is exactly what Ever Wallpaper, a London-based company that sells online throughout the world, offers business owners and designers who want to create one-of-a-kind spaces. Their huge collection of high-end products bursts with creativity, comes at affordable […]

Used on a large scale in the commercial interiors of the ’70s, neon signs have never lost their popularity. In fact, they are as popular as ever in restaurant, cafe and bar design, and there are good reasons for it.  When it comes to neon signs, it’s all about the cool factor. There is something […]

Rattan lighting with background in soft tones

In the last years, the increased interest in natural and sustainable materials in the interior design world has made rattan lighting become an appealing choice. Made from the vines of a tropical climbing palm that are harvested without sacrificing the entire plant, rattan accents not only make you feel better about your design choices, but […]

Using plants for green walls and dividers in restaurant design

If you are looking for one simple change that could give your restaurant or cafe a fresher look, but you don’t have the budget for major upgrades, consider plants. Whether in residential or commercial interiors, plants bring in something that no other type of decor does: They respond to the instinctive human search for shelter, […]

Bubble tea and ice cream shop design in white and purple

Boba Store Design: Mindful Design Consulting All pictures: Mindful Design Consulting Boba Spot is a small bubble tea and ice cream store in a busy college area, next to the San Diego State University campus. With make-to-order fruit-infused boba tea, handcrafted ice cream, milk tea and smoothies on the menu, the store is a great […]

Gray and yellow counter area in bubble tea store

Boba Bar Design: Mindful Design Consulting All pictures: Mindful Design Consulting A new Leafly Boba Bar franchise is opening in Huntsville, Alabama, and Mindful Design Consulting is behind its interior design and catching wall graphics. Our goal was an airy, fresh space, with a modern look, cool vibes and lots of character. We achieved this […]

New shopping center design with landscape

Shopping Center Design: Mindful Design Consulting All photos: Mindful Design Consulting A centrally located retail, office and medical space in San Marcos, California, Park Place was in need of an update to get ready for new occupancy. Located on 904-920 West San Marcos Blvd., this three-building complex was ready to enter a new stage as […]

Front counter in small gelateria store

Cafe and gelateria shop design: Mindful Design Consulting All photos: Mindful Design Consulting The soon-to-open 10-22 Cafe and Gelateria in Oceanside, CA, offered us an excellent opportunity to recreate the cozy look of an European gelateria coffee shop. The relatively small space, with a long narrow hallway in the back, lent itself beautifully to this […]

Blue and neutral boba tea cafe design

One of our most recent projects is a boba tea cafe design that we completed for Urban Bubble in San Diego, California. Urban Bubble is a new boba tea brand created in response to the popularity of the trendy Taiwanese beverage. The cafe owners added an existing hotdog franchise to the store to turn it […]

If you own a dessert store, offering a generous product selection is essential to attract today’s sophisticated customers. Even more, reinventing yourself and introducing new desserts based on new trends keeps it all fresh and ensures constant interest in your business. In order to do this, some new dessert shop equipment is in order, so […]

Colorful cartoon wall graphics in dessert store interior

There is nothing like an exciting colorful dessert shop interior to open one’s appetite for sweet treats. When dessert flavors are mirrored in the colors of the store, the look alone may sell the products. Even when they are not taking this route, colorful dessert shops appeal to a clientele that wants to be visually […]

Kung Fu Tea Dessert Store Franchise Seating Area

If you are dreaming of owning a dessert store, but building the business from the ground up seems overwhelming, buying into an existing franchise may be an option. We have discussed before the pro and cons of both alternatives in our franchise versus new brand article. If your decision leans toward getting the help that […]

Bubble waffles in fun paper cones

We have seen lately a sad trend among frozen yogurt shops. Many of them are closing, and not just because of Covid and its many implications. Like every fashionable movement, the frozen yogurt trend (one of our favorite fun desserts) is unfortunately dying out.  The good news is that something else will take its place, […]

Black textured floral wall paper

Walls, floors and ceilings are the background against which you build your entire commercial space. Dressing them up in quality materials is a must if you want to project professionalism and class. We found a few unique commercial interior finishes that can make your interior look different and fresh, while bringing in some extra function. […]

Dessert window display with appetizing cupcakes

Making delicious desserts is the first step to running a successful dessert shop. The second major step is letting people know that you make them and encouraging them to try your products. Assuming you’re mainly interested in baking and having other people eat your treats, trying to promote your dessert shop may seem like a […]

Acoustic LED light system trends in office design

One of the simplest ways to update a commercial space and make an impact without a large budget is upgrading your light fixtures. This is why we always keep an eye on what is new on the market, what contemporary tastes demand, and what light fixture trends emerge in commercial design. It is no surprise […]

Upholstered traditional chairs in restaurant setting

In the last years, a return to the simplicity of mid-century design and the warm look of rustic interiors has reached the commercial interior design world. Many bars, coffee shops and restaurants breathed new life into old ideas and offered their clients the best of both worlds. The latest restaurant furniture trends prove it: Old […]

For the first time in the history of the program, a new color has been created in order to be crowned the 2022 Pantone Color of the Year. It is maybe a sign that, after two years of challenges, we emerge with renewed confidence that we can recreate ourselves and our world.  Very Peri comes from […]

Colorful pipe system

Behind every beautiful picture of a completed design project, there is a lot that cannot be seen. It’s not just the work that went into it, but also the background on which all these elements of designs are built. We are talking about what goes on behind the walls, floors and ceiling of each building, […]

Colorful mid-century ice-cream parlor by Mindful Design Consulting

Those who have ever glanced through the colorful Mindful Design Consulting portfolio can only imagine that, behind all the beautiful pictures and designs, there must be a creative force equally full of color.  The assumption is correct. Katerina Kohlwes, the founder and designer of the successful San Diego design firm, is as cosmopolitan a figure […]

Close-up of light wood floors

You might think that restaurants do not need hardwood flooring. After all, they are sometimes short-lived businesses, and the floors could get dirty or scratched up quite easily. However, if you have ever visited an upscale restaurant in your area, chances are you noticed its beautiful hardwood floors. This is because wood is an excellent […]