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How to Decorate with Pantone’s Color of the Year 2020 – Classic Blue

Photo: Pantone’s Color of the Year 2020. Courtesy of Pantone And here it is! The Pantone Institute has announced its long-awaited color of the year for 2020 – and the choice is somewhat surprising. Not because Classic Blue doesn’t deserve the crown, but because it is a dramatic turn from the daring Living Coral of […]

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How to Design a Mid-century Modern Look in Commercial Interiors

How to design a mid-century modern look in any interior.   The mid-century modern look in both residential and commercial spaces is making a big comeback, and a refresher course in this modern style is always welcome. If you are charmed by this type of interiors and want to bring modern elements into the design of […]

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From Glittering Clouds to Rotating Moons – 2020 Lighting Trends

MESH light fixture by Francisco Gomez Paz, from Luceplan With their great decorative potential, light fixtures are far from being just functional objects. This is even more obvious when imaginative designers create stunning pieces able to single-handedly define a space. 2020 will be another year when such an opportunity will not be wasted. Here are […]

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Frozen Yogurt Kiosk Design by Mindful Design Consulting

If you have been following us for a while, you know that we never pass an opportunity to work on a frozen yogurt kiosk design project or spread some happy colors into the world. We have recently done both when we completed the design of the Yogurt & Yogurt Kiosk in Moreno Valley Mall, Moreno […]

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Six Best Plants for Office Interior

Best Office Plants

It may seem like an impossible task to remember to water your plants every day, whether they’re at home or at work. This is especially true for those who travel for work or lead a busy lifestyle. Fortunately, there are many options when it comes to plants that thrive well indoors with very little maintenance. […]

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Boba Tea Shop Interior Design by Mindful Design Consulting

Kung Fu Boba Tea Cafe, a successful New York business, is expanding into San Diego territory, and we are only too happy to help them achieve their goal. This is how we ended up creating a modern tea shop interior design for their new, high-end location at Carmel Mountain Gateway Plaza Shopping Center (11491 Carmel […]

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Lingerie Store Interior Design by Mindful Design Consulting

A new lingerie store in San Diego is getting ready to open its doors in November, and we helped create the interior design that its owner dreamed of.  Located on 12925 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130, Rumeur Lingerie is part of the 40 commercial spaces that make The Collection at Del Mar Highlands […]

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How to Use Colors in Commercial Interior Design

Can’t Top This Boba Tea and Frozen Yogurt Store interior design by Mindful Design Consulting Few things in interior design are as important in creating moods and triggering emotions as color. The calming effect of cold colors and the stimulating qualities of warm shades are well known, but the effect depends on dosage, tones and […]

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How to Talk to a Designer – A Five-point Guide

Once you decided to hire a designer for your store or restaurant project, it is time to have a serious talk about your vision. However, you may be a little confused when it comes to what such communication entails. You may wonder what is expected of you and how you can help the process. In […]

Halloween Decor that Puts You in the Right Mood for the Season

Photo: hunchoo on Etsy Halloween is approaching fast, so some preparations are in order. If your inner child has been yearning all year to come out, this is the perfect time to do it. And what better way to allow yourself to have some fun than setting up some Halloween decor? Here are a few ideas […]

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Food Containers and Cleaning Products for Eco-friendly Businesses

Eco-friendly Business. TreeVive by EcoChoice palm leaf deli tray, via webstaurantstore.com If you want to market yourself as an eco-friendly business, choosing sustainable materials, finishes and furniture during the interior design process is not enough. Especially when it comes to a restaurant business, using environmentally friendly food containers is not only good for the planet, […]

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Our New Pet Store Interior Redesign is Part of a Big Branding Strategy

Pet Store Interior Redesign by Mindful Design Consulting We have always believed that the interior design is an important part of a restaurant or store’s brand image. With this in mind, we recently recreated the interior of a pet store bought by a new owner who was ready to give it a second life. Completed […]

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Furniture and Accents for Today’s Eco-friendly Interior Design

Naturals Ambary Rug by Jaipur for Burke Decor – 50 percent wool, 50 percent hemp for Eco-friendly interior design In your attempt to remain as environmentally friendly as possible in the process of building your restaurant or store, you may have started with using sustainable materials for your structural work or finishes. Once your space is ready to decorate, […]

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Eco-friendly Materials for Your Restaurant or Store Interior Design

Photo: Vetrazzo Cobalt Sky recycled glass mix countertop Eco-friendly Materials via vetrazzo.com If being environmentally minded is important to you when designing your restaurant, dessert shop or store, you generally have three ways to achieve your goal. You can use sustainable materials and finishes, decorate your interior with eco-friendly furniture and accents, and serve your clientele […]

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Creative Restaurant Design – Taking it From Old to Modern

Creative Restaurant Design – Taking it From Old to Modern…  Like all design enthusiasts, we love a good before-and-after shot that proves the power of creative interior design. Mindful Design Consulting became again the protagonists of such a project when we recently took the existing old Greek restaurant space in Carmel Mountain Shopping Center, San […]

How to Price Contractors, Architects and Designers

How to Price Contractors, Architects and Designers? When trying to design and open a store or restaurant, the best ideas are worth nothing if they are not implemented right. Similarly, the best implementation may end up in disaster if it drains your financial resources and leaves you in a precarious spot before you even start […]

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How To Make a Store or Restaurant Design Process Flow Smoothly

How To Make a Store or Restaurant Design Process Flow Smoothly? When working your way through all the stages of opening a store or restaurant, pay close attention to the design stage. The restaurant design process is an involved one that can easily stall or deviate unpredictably if your choice of a design company is […]

Step by Step Instructions – How to Replace Your Recessed Light with a Chandelier

Recessed light into Chandelier converter

How do you Replace Your Recessed Light with a Chandelier? Chandelier’s look cool in any home, but we generally associate them with more upmarket properties. Perhaps that is why many people think that a chandelier couldn’t possibly work in their house. However, with TheCanConverter.com recessed light conversion kit, it’s easy to replace a recessed light […]

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How Long Does It Take to Design and Get Permits for Your Restaurant or Store?

How Long Does It Take to Design and Get Permits for Your Restaurant or Store?  If you are planning to open a restaurant or store and you wonder what it takes to turn your dream into reality, reality is exactly what you should always keep in mind. Becoming a restaurant owner is an adventure that […]

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How Much Does a Store or Restaurant Construction Cost?

How Much Does a Store or Restaurant Construction Cost? One of the first questions you’ll want to answer when planning to open a store or a restaurant business is “How much will the construction of my space cost?” The answer depends on your particular space – its current state and where you want to take […]

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Eyeglasses Store Interior Gets the Mindful Design Consulting Color Treatment

Designer: Mindful Design Consulting If you think eyeglasses stores are fated to be boring and uninspiring, think again. An optometry store in San Francisco is determined to prove that, if you’re coming in to get your glasses, you should also have something worth seeing. Eyewear Envy started with the typical design of this type of […]

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Road Map to Opening a New Restaurant

If you have been dreaming of opening a new restaurant and are finally ready to put your plans into motion, congratulations! You are about to embark on a great adventure that will most likely bring you lots of satisfaction. However, there is a lot to do before opening your doors to the public. The list […]

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How to Choose a Restaurant Style

Have you ever noticed how some slick and modern restaurant sometimes opens in a historical area of your city, just to close within a few months because of a lack of customers? What causes a restaurant with beautiful interior design, great customer service and an excellent menu to fail so fast? The answer is simple. […]

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Why You Need Branding for Your Store or Restaurant

To the budget-minded owner of a new store or restaurant, it may seem that putting money and effort into branding is not a high priority. At most, branding is the cherry on the top – it makes for a good impression, but is of secondary importance. After all, a quality product is all you need. […]

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How to Feng Shui Your Office

If there is one room where it’s essential to use some feng shui wisdom, it’s your office. Since this is where you spend most of your waking hours, your office is a space that has a great effect on your well-being, balance and inner peace. It’s also the place where most of your life is […]

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How to Use Feng Shui Cures in Your Home or Office

So you defined the bagua of your house or office by using a traditional or Western map. What’s next? Once you know what area of your house channels a certain type of energy, you can improve on the latter by changing your environment. Or, in feng shui jargon, by using feng shui cures. It is […]

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Bagua Map Basics the Easy Way

So you want to use the feng shui principles in your space, and make your interior the home of a healthy, good energy flow. How do you do it? As you might expect from a philosophy that has been fine tuned for thousands of years, there is a science to it. In short, you have […]

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LiteZilla Partners with Macy’s to create the largest light wall in the company’s history

LiteZilla lights installation

LiteZilla, LLC has recently installed their largest-ever interactive light board at Macy’s flagship store in Manhattan.  The 16-foot long x 7-foot tall LiteZilla was installed in connection with Macy’s purchase of startup Story, the LiteZilla was unveiled as part of Story’s first curated theme called Color. Inspired by the popular children’s toy Lite-Brite, LiteZilla is […]

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Basic Feng Shui Principles – Understanding Feng Shui Philosophy

The feng shui philosophy and art has its deep roots in the ancient Chinese attempt to observe nature and achieve well-being by living in harmony with it. Beyond the minutiae of designing a kitchen, bathroom or an entryway according to detailed feng shui rules, there are some ancient basic feng shui principles from which all […]

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Easing into Feng Shui Interior Design – 7 Tips to Spark Your Interest

If you have ever made some research when attempting to design or decorate your home or business, you have most likely come across the concept of feng shui. The subject may have sparked your interest, or you may have dismissed it as unimportant – a passing trend, a whim, an imported philosophy. In the Western […]