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 […]

Artist's model visualizing finished cosmetics store

Every commercial interior design project, from retail stores and restaurants to dessert and froyo shops, involves many steps and the ability to work across multiple disciplines. Among these steps, 3D visualization of the future interior space is what helps our clients understand our vision and see the final result before it comes to life. So, […]

Wall graphics with characters and bold colors

One of the services we offer our clients is a Graphic Design Package consistent with each business brand we create. This package is a well-crafted collection of branding and marketing items that translates our clients’ business vision into visual elements. Whether it is logos, business cards, graphics to be included in the interior designs, custom […]

Lighted Christmas present boxes as holiday business decor

With the holidays fast approaching, it’s not too soon to start thinking about how to prepare your business for the joyful winter celebrations. Using this time of the year to create a warm, festive ambiance is a smart way to give your place an inexpensive upgrade with just a few accents, ornaments and decorative tricks. […]

Unique counter with fun dripping counter pattern

Teaching kids to appreciate good food is best done in a beautiful environment where all senses are engaged. At least this is what Yummy, a kids restaurant in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, seems to convey. Brought to life by the Ukraine-based VYMIR Design Studio, Yummy is a place for both children and adults to enjoy the good […]

Gold accents have always been used in interior design to suggest luxury and sophistication. A bakery in Melbourne proves that such touches are not necessarily restricted to traditional designs. A frount counter entirely lined with laminate aluminum sheets in brushed light brass tones finds a natural home in an interior that mixes modern touches with […]

Unconventional cafe interior ispired by greenhouse concept

Drivers on one of the busiest highway in Guatemala City are teased by the solid-red facade of a building that raises above the others, and by the “flying” cars seemingly colliding with the imposing structure. While this may be in itself a sight to behold, those curious enough to stop and enter are soon to […]