Unlike restaurants, coffee shops often become part of their customers’ daily routine. Having the opportunity of acquiring such a loyal clientele, cafe owners should take advantage of it by offering their customers more than just good coffee: a great ambiance and a memorable experience. A unique interior design, an Instagram-worthy space or a place that […]

Candy Store Design

Candy store designs are amazing opportunities for creativity and originality. First, the colors of their products provide endless chromatic inspiration. Second, they generally cater to children, giving designers a sense of freedom in being playful. Third, they are meant to give joy and happiness, which makes for a wonderful designing experience.  Below, we put together […]

If ice cream or frozen yogurt stores can entice customers with vibrant colors that evoke their flavors; and if dessert stores can rely on their products’ appetizing colors and smart packaging to bring in clients – one of the challenges of creating effective bakery interior designs is making their products shine. The neutral colors and […]

Ice cream shop design

There is only one thing better than ice-cream: a well-designed ice-cream shop. Good designers know that, when entering a dessert store, clients look not only for refreshing treats, but also for entertainment. Typically small spaces, dessert stores offer endless opportunities to play with colors and materials and be bold on a small scale, thus satisfying […]

Boba Tea Store Design

Bubble tea store design.  An exciting drink with fruity aromas and a bottom layer of chewy tapioca pearls, bubble tea has already become the main attraction in cafes all around the world. It’s only natural that the frothy drink of Taiwanese origin inspires equally exciting tea store designs. Its flavors are the perfect inspiration for […]

Small Store Design Book

After helping 300 businesses to brand and design their interiors during a 12-year very productive stretch, we are in the process of publishing an interior design book that tells some of these stories. We filled its pages with images of the completed projects, including branding materials — and with snapshots of how we got there. […]

My Yogurt frozen yogurt brand vs franchise

When deciding to enter the world of business ownership, you have two ways to go about it: first, buy an established and well-tested franchise; second, create your own brand and start from the ground up. Both are viable options that come with pros and cons. Choosing the path that is best for you depends on […]

Restaurant Interior Branding Design

In today’s business environment, with its abundance of offers and alternatives, commercial success does not depend only on great products, excellent customers service and hard work following a vision. The brand – or the way a business presents itself to the world – often makes the difference in the consumers’ decision to buy (or not) […]

Summer is nearly here and so is the appetite for colorful desserts to be enjoyed when out and about. This is always a good time to redesign your menu and create some special dessert items that will make your customers remember you. A special custom dessert can be just your personal touch to a wonderful […]

If there is one variable that plays a vital role in the success of your business, it is your daily customer number, or how many people you can expect to buy your products or services every day. The size of the crowd that you can rely on daily is the one that drives your operating […]

There are few marketing strategies that work as well as limited time offers in increasing both your sales and your traffic. You don’t have to look further than the Black Friday phenomenon to understand that scarcity and urgency sell – and that you should use them to your benefit. If you own a restaurant, your […]

If you want to stay ahead of the competition or even survive in the fierce restaurant market, gathering as much information as possible from your clients is essential. Creating a customer database helps you have a clear idea on where your business stands, and gives you the information you need to become more proactive in […]

Loyalty Program

Using one-time offers, discounts and coupons may not be enough to convince your customers to come back. Even if they do, the technique is short-lived, unreliable and insufficient. What you want as a business owner is to build a stronger and more dependable connection with your patrons and turn their visits into a thing of […]

We already accept it as a fact that the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic will change things in terms of commercial interior design. Whether it’s improvements meant to help with social distancing even after the end of the quarantine, or simple gadgets that answer problems we never knew we had before – it’s already happening. These are […]

Between dramatic wallpapers that make other wall decor obsolete and ceiling finishes that are worthy of admirations as pieces of art, the 2020 trends in commercial interior design are far from timid. A need for artistic expression has always been the domain of designers, and this year proves it again. After a few weeks of […]

Meshmatics Chandelier by Moooi via Pinterest When competing with all the beautifully designed commercial spaces out there, the best way for a designer to create an interior that inspires and captures the attention is to incorporate the surprise factor into its work. With their often untapped potential, ceilings are an excellent background for such endeavors. […]

Monochrome Floral Wallpaper from Betapet on Etsy When designing an interior space and trying to create some visual beauty, your walls are your largest canvas and one of the best opportunities to make an impression. Dressing them in color, pattern and texture comes before any other decorative effort you have in mind and is sometimes […]

When working on your restaurant or dessert shop interior design project, you need to carefully consider your seating options. The reasons are simple. First, you need to purchase your chairs or bar stools in large numbers, so this will use a big chunk of your budget. Second, the type of chairs you buy influences your […]

In both commercial and residential interior design projects, there is a significant appetite for unique lighting pieces in 2020. Many designers relish the opportunity to use light to not only emphasize the advantages of the space they work with, but also as an artistic element. Graceful, ingenious and sometimes breathtaking, this year’s lighting fixtures are […]

Spa Design: Shanghai Hip-Pop Design Team All photos: Jing Zhang Via frameweb.com There’s nothing better for escaping our new reality today than allowing ourselves to dream; and nothing more balancing to the worrisome truth out there than a little beauty. A space unlike your typical houses of relaxations, the Jiyu Spa in Shanghai has both. […]

With “non-essential” businesses having to close their doors in order to stop the spread of Coronavirus, restaurant and store owners open their lives to uncertainty and fear. This is not an easy time for anybody, and small business owners are particularly vulnerable. If you are one of them, the quarantine is a time for rethinking […]

If you own a restaurant business and you want to be ahead of the game, a mobile app is the fastest way to bring you there. With the prevalence of phone usage today as a mediator for so many activities, not taking advantage of it is a mistake. The reports are impressive. The vast majority […]

Restaurant Point of Sale

Once your dream of owning a restaurant has taken shape and you are ready to get down to business, there are few important aspects of operating a business that you must carefully weigh. One of them is choosing a POS system for your restaurant. Even you are a very small shop, it is difficult or […]

The Dessert Kitchen, Chengdu, China, by Towodesign. Photo via worldarchitecture.org Combining the appeal of sweet treats with the advantages of a usually small space, dessert stores are excellent opportunities for interior designers to use their creativity and bold ideas. Some dream up and bring to life interiors that turn these stores into veritable places of […]

Whether you are working on a commercial or a residential design project, you will at some point have to answer the question “What is better for my space? A tank storage or a tankless water heater?” For the unsuspecting business owner that already has more than enough to think about, facing yet another problem, and […]

If you need a budget-friendly way to give your restaurant, bar or dessert shop a quick facelift, consider updating your chairs. Simply because of their number, new chairs can completely change the look of your interior. Whatever other decorative tricks you may try, such as great wall colors or a wonderful countertop, they can never […]

Tapas restaurant design

It might be difficult, but impossible to grasp how certain people pay more attention to the restaurant’s décor and ambient than they do to their plates. Let’s talk about small tapas restaurant design ideas to consider.  We’re naturally drawn by beauty, light and colors. The second we enter an unfamiliar place our sight remains fixed […]

Maybe no other element of interior design has the potential to change the mood of your commercial space the way that lighting can. Do it right, and your modest interior can be visually transformed with a turn of a switch. Do it wrong, and your expensive decor falls – literally – in the shadows. As […]

If you are the owner of a small store, you may be inclined to think that business branding is not for you. After all, the brands that you easily recognize are those of large companies with large marketing teams and even larger budgets. As for you, you only want to get your business off the […]

Have you ever had the feeling that your business, while fairly successful, it’s still not where it should be? You work hard, you invest in a wonderful interior design and an excellent branding strategy, you do everything right – yet your customers don’t seem to share your enthusiasm. You cannot put your finger on it. […]