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 […]

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 […]

Wood slat wall bench idea for a contemporary restaurant with natural vibes

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 […]

Wooden slat wall in elegant restaurant interior

When talking about wood as a material for wall treatments, nostalgic images of the 70s’ dark panels may involuntarily come to mind. Despite the fact that the taste for that particular look is long gone, wood wall treatments have never really left the stage. They have always found their way into residential and commercial spaces, […]

Dessert bar design in orange, pink and aquamarine blue

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 […]

Social media content displayed on a phone and laptop screen

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 […]

Modular pendants with minimalist designs.

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 […]

Creative table design with slanted tabletop and stable steel frame

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 […]

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 […]

Peach Fuzz, Pantone Color of the Year 2024

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 […]

Cafes often have a limited amount of outdoor space to work with. As a cafe owner, you have to be savvy about the landscape design styles you select. If you are on the search for unique cafe landscape designs that grab your attention and fit your cafe’s brand identity as well, here are a few […]

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 […]

Stationery items as excellent 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 […]

Fun industrial-style barstools with an oak-and-steel construction

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, […]

Charming pastry shop with delicious treats

If running a dessert shop and spreading happiness with delicious treats is a dream come true for you, you already know that the heart of any great dessert lies in its preparation. However, there comes a point when the delightful aromas and sweet treats require a reliable companion in the kitchen – a commercial kitchen […]

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 […]

Food delivered through self-delivery by restaurant

As the restaurant landscape evolves, many businesses weigh the pros and cons of various operational strategies. One such consideration is whether or not to opt for self-delivery – especially in a world full of delivery apps like Doordash. While it may seem like an added complication, this model has numerous potential benefits. It doesn’t matter […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dog store interior with spectacular circular shelving

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 […]

Front view of a neutral-toned bubble tea shop

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 […]

Documents showing how to create 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 […]

General view of a pickleball club cafe interior design

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 […]

Donut store design with lots of artificial light and different light fixtures

When a final baked product becomes an ingredient in the next-level dessert, you know you’re in for a treat. Sundae Donuts, a dessert store that does just that, offers sweet treat enthusiasts more than one way to enjoy donuts. Their menu includes a variety of donuts, donut-infused ice cream, coffee and cookie dough, making them […]

Wall mural with beautiful landscape and lush vegetation at the entrance of the hair salon for kids.

We have recently completed the design of Elfin Kids Cuts, a hair salon located in San Diego, California. This project allowed us to revisit our love for color and the enchanting fantasies of our childhood. Working on a children’s hair salon presented a unique challenge, as playfulness and visual engagement took precedence over elegance and […]

Giant inflatable octopus tentacle

Scary times are upon us, and they are called Halloween. We are once again approaching one of the most fun-filled holidays of the year, so it’s time to take a break from your busy schedule and carefully consider how you are going to fill your restaurant, store or office with some good old Halloween spirit. […]

Visual merchandising exemplified in a clothing store display

In today’s “seeing is believing” world, visual merchandising follows the same concept. Dedicated to arranging products for sale in a way that makes them irresistibly appealing to customers, it uses the power of visual appeal to convince customers they need your products.  The principles of visual merchandising are akin to those of art. Using visual […]

Running an upscale salon and spa requires immaculate attention to detail and a keen sense of style. It also benefits from cutting-edge technology that can simplify your operations while enhancing customer experience. This is where Point of Sale (POS) kiosks come in: They provide the perfect blend of functionality, elegance and innovation you need to […]

High-end cannabis dispensary

When walking into your favorite store, have you ever considered why certain products catch your eye, or why you are drawn to a particular section? The answer often lies in the store’s layout and design. Shop owners and retailers understand that a well-thought-out layout can have a profound effect on sales. The layout of a […]

Beautiful sample of the result of hiring professional painters

Painting your cafe is more than just updating the colors of your space. It’s about creating the perfect atmosphere for your customers, using the psychology of color to influence their behavior, and reinforcing your brand identity through visual elements. So how can you ensure high-quality, long-lasting results that accomplish all these goals? While the DIY […]