Restaurant countertop

When it comes to creating the perfect ambiance for a small restaurant, every detail counts. From the lighting to the furniture, each element plays a vital role in shaping the overall dining experience. Among these, the choice of countertop materials has a big impact. In a petite eatery where space is at a premium, the […]

Marketing collateral with custom printing.

Running a business involves facing a slew of decisions. Among the most critical ones is selecting the right printing company for your custom logo uniforms or other branded printing materials. But with so many options available, how do you choose? While price is certainly a factor, it’s essential to consider many other aspects as well. […]

Restaurant Design Flooring Options

Dessert shops are bustling and lively hubs of activity, where every element of the decor must be considered from a durability point of view. This includes the often-overlooked flooring that not only contributes to the overall aesthetic but also needs to withstand heavy foot traffic, spills and the wear and tear that comes with daily […]

Woman enjoying dinner in restaurant with sensory design.

A powerful approach that has gained traction in recent years in commercial spaces is sensory design. The strategic use of sensorial stimuli to evoke emotional responses and enhance the overall environment, sensory design offers your customers an experience that is harder to forget. From the scent of freshly baked goods to the sound of soft […]

Sweet Life Candy Shop and Arcade Interior Design and Branding

In the world of business and commercial spaces, success isn’t just about the products on the shelves or the services offered—it’s about the experience. One of  the crucial elements at the heart of this experience is customer flow, which is the path that guides visitors through your store ensuring that each of them encounters effortlessly […]

Small restaurant layout

You may dream of opening a quaint little restaurant that offers something different from the cookie-cutter interiors and services of the big chains. However, the small square footage of such a restaurant may come with challenges. How can you use your limited space in a way that makes your interior functional, efficient, and easy to […]

Elegant restaurant in neutral tones

The safety and security of your restaurant, its staff and guests are paramount. It is crucial not only to actively protect your property and inventory but also to ensure the safety of your employees and customers. With a myriad of security camera options available on the market, selecting the right one can feel like a […]

Mango Bliss Store Design by Mindful Design Consulting

Restaurant interior trends come and go, and businesses that want to retain their customers should always pay attention to these changes. What diners enjoyed yesterday may not be what they’re looking for today, so being able to change and accommodate these evolving tastes is essential for the success of a business. Here are a few […]

Choosing exterior lighting for a restaurant

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 […]

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

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 […]

Vape Shop Design by Mindful Design Consulting

In a world filled with large retailers that tend to lose the personal connection with their customers, small stores hold a special appeal. The intimate ambiance, the handpicked and carefully curated products, the personal touches, the ready and helpful staff are a just a few reasons why many people find these places pleasant and relaxing. […]

Customer taking a picture of an appetizing dessert

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 […]

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 […]