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Trees and Houses – Unique Ways to Create a Theme Coffee Shop Design

Via contemporist.com Designer:YAMO Design Studio All photos via contemporist.com While bringing the outdoors inside is nothing new when it comes to interior design, the ways to do it are endless and sometimes surprising. The charming Kale Cafe in Hangzhou, China, dreamed up by the Shanghai-based YAMO Design Studio, uses made-up trees and ingenious space dividers […]

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Minimalist Coffee Shop Design Is Built Around Stylized Trees

Via contemporist.com Designer: id inc All photos: Yamauchi Norito via contemporist.com Minimalist design is not only used in creating residential spaces for those who choose to live a simple life. We have also seen it in practice in other areas such as modern office design. It is less common, however, when it comes to restaurants, […]

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Using Cork in Commercial Design

Via dezeen.com Designer: Gundry & Ducker Graphics and branding: Ico Design All photos: Hufton & Crow via dezeen.com  Designed by London-based studio Gundry & Ducker, the interior of the Biju Bubble Tea Rooms in Soho is an ingenious example of using cork in commercial design. Cork comes with definite advantages as an environmentally-friendly, fire-resistant material […]

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Integrating OLED Technology in Commercial Spaces

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This article is sponsored by: www.procore.com Integrating OLED Technology in Commercial Spaces.  Television has come a long way from its invention in 1927. The first television was small, chunky, and was solely in black and white. Less than 100 years after the first TV was invented, it has seen a rapid evolution. We’ve seen 4K […]

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From Acoustic Wood Systems to Brandy Bottles – New Ceiling Design Trends

Photo: Slatted Wood Ceiling Design Trends via Woodfit Acoustics In interior design, ceilings are not always treated with the respect they deserve. It is not surprising. After all, the eye rarely travels upwards, and other elements of design seem more likely to capture one’s attention. However, this is exactly why a well-thought ceiling treatment is […]

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Commercial Interior Wall Finishes Trends in 2019

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What are the biggest wall finishes trends can we expect to see in 2019?  Wall finishes are one of the most important design elements in any commercial or residential interior environment.  Those days are gone when a commercial interior designer would put together a color pallet based simply on looks and a style.  A large […]

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2019 Lighting Trends in Interior Design

Felt Shade Pendants and Floor Lamps by Tom Dixon, via madeindesign.co.uk There is nothing shy about what we perceive to be the 2019 lighting trends in interior design and the designers’ current choices in both shape and materials. While the traditional lamp, sconce or chandelier have a permanent place in the heart of those who […]

2019 Pantone Color of the Year Brings the Beauty of the Undersea Into Your Interior Designs

Photo: Pantone Color of the Year 2019 via pantone.com Following trends in fashion and decor, as well as industrial, product and graphic design, Pantone chose Living Coral as the 2019 Color of the Year. Happy and vibrant, this sunny hue borrows from the hidden beauty of the undersea, bringing into human spaces a beauty that […]

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3D Printed Furniture – The Way of the Future in Interior Design

Rex Axon conference table by Patech and Wolf.  Photo: Tomasz Kret, via yankodesign.com There isn’t a better time to discuss the future than at the beginning of a new year. And while at it, it’s worth to take a look at the furniture of tomorrow and the process that is slowly but decisively trying to establish […]

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Why a Restaurant Ordering System Is a Powerful Business Tool

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If you are a restaurant or bar owner trying to improve your services and rise above the competition, turning digital may just be the detail that does it. While the typical restaurant offers printed menus to their patrons, you can take a step into the future and replace them with an ordering system that changes […]

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What Type of Grease Trap Should I Choose for My Restaurant?

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Installing grease traps is a must for most restaurants, and a topic you have to be aware of when planning for your plumbing system. In another article, we have already answered the question “Does my small food-related business need a grease trap?” and many others related to this subject. There, we explained that it is […]

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Flip-out Windows Take Advantage of the Views in Commercial Spaces

Photo via flipoutwindows.com If your business is a restaurant, a cafe or a kiosk, flip-out windows are a feature you might want to consider. Unlike bi-fold windows that obstruct the view with their frame structure, the flip-out version truly opens your interior to the outside and creates the feeling of a single flowing space. When […]

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Sunny Ice Cream Store Interior Design by Mindful Design Consulting Is a Striped Beauty

Designer: Mindful Design Consulting Another fun project with lots of opportunities for using vibrant colors and pretty patterns was the Scoops N Smiles ice cream store in Florida. With red, yellow and blue as the brand colors, this ice cream store interior design concept was meant to turn out happy and cheerful. The space was […]

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Our New Dogs Grooming Store Interior Design Is Cozy and Playful

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Designed by Mindful Design Consulting A fun project that we recently completed in San Diego is Ted’s Grooming Emporium, a pet store plus dogs grooming salon, all in one. Designed for dogs only, the store has a clean, playful interior, where cold tones mix with the warmth of wood. The name of the store comes […]

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Our New Vape Shop Design Uses Color to Make Information Easily Accessible

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Designer: Mindful Design Consulting For the Vape Round shop in Canada, one of our new store designs, we envisioned a modern space, closer to one fit for a technology retailer. That meant clean lines, yet plenty of display cases and shelves, plus a well-organized vape shop design and well-thought layout that would allow the customers […]

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Our Contemporary Restaurant Design in San Diego Is an Oasis of Relaxation Next to a Market

Designer: Mindful Design Consulting Located by the Vine Ripe Market in La Mesa, California (east of Downtown San Diego), the new Vine Ripe Grill is one of the newest contemporary restaurant design additions to our portfolio. The restaurant is using the space previously occupied by Mystic Grill, that we reimagined as a comfortable and easygoing […]

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How to Design an Outdoor Living Space Your Customers Can Use All Year Round

Sponsored by Home Tip Adviser How to Design an Outdoor Living Space Your Customers Can Use All Year Round?  Outdoor living has become a big part of modern life. Hospitality businesses have sought to take advantage of this in a big way, by extending their usable space outdoors. Bi-folding doors are a contemporary way of blurring […]

Going Big with Hospitality Wall Art

When it comes to unique wall art that makes a statement, hospitality interior design offers a perfect background for the talented artist, for a few reasons. First, due to their size, large lobbies are an ideal place for ample artistic visions. Second, hospitality wall art has the chance to be slowly taken in and appreciated […]

Breathing Life into Your Space with Colorful Office Wall Graphics

Photo James Newman via jamesgulliverhancock.com In an office, bright colors can translate into efficiency and productivity, yet they are seldom used. Instead, generic interiors with uninspiring neutral tones bore the employees and tire the eye. However, there are companies that understand that vibrant colors mean a boost in brain power and a worthy rest from […]

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How to Turn Your Restaurant Wall Decor into a Work of Art

Photo via yatzer.com Too many times restaurants lack personality and spark. Food can be delicious, the service prompt and delightful, yet the interior is generic and uninspiring. Considering how many options you have in turning your restaurant into a unique space, allowing it to fade into the background is a missed opportunity. Visual clues paired […]

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Creating a Visual Impact with Wall Treatments for Kids

Photo: segd.org Some of the most exciting interior design projects are the ones that involve creating spaces for children. Loud graphics, bursts of color, oversize patterns are all fair game when decorating for kids. Even more, when it comes to wall treatments, the interior designer with artistic gifts is given the perfect canvas to put […]

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Warm Up Your Space with a Bamboo Pendant Light

Photo: Bruce Workshop on Etsy Bamboo is not only for floors, walls, furniture or bathroom accessories. In the last years, this highly renewable, sustainable material has made successful advances into areas less often associated with it. For instance, light fixtures use bamboo to create an exotic look, a clean, relaxing ambiance, and to keep a […]

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Concrete Light Fixtures for Contemporary Spaces

Lucifero’s ZERO51 Pendant Light from archiproducts.com In contemporary interior designs, concrete is no longer relegated to floors, walls and ceilings, but has already made the transition to countertops and furniture. It also crossed with confidence into the realm of accent pieces, with the surprising effect of warming up the space, despite its coarse appearance. It’s […]

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Bohemian Light Fixtures Use Mesh to Create Character

Photo: eBay If there is a type of decor that doesn’t shy away from showing character, it’s the Boho decor, with its relaxed and colorful look. A close second must be the industrial type, full of unusual materials and rough edges, or the rustic decor with its charming rugged simplicity. In each case, light fixtures […]

Fun but Tasteful Halloween Decor Ideas for Your Business

Photo: Aimee Marie Art on Etsy Fall is upon us, and with it all the opportunities for decorating your business in autumnal colors. For those who love all things decor, this is the beginning of the major decorating season that only ends with Christmas. And while Thanksgiving and all the preceding fall months are heavy […]

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Rustic and Modern Meet in Our San Diego Restaurant Interior Design

Designer: Mindful Design Consulting A new restaurant interior design and branding effort took us into a different direction than the one we usually take. As a rule, we love colors and enjoy the visuals of bright tones and sharp contrasts. However, for the Two Blue Ducks restaurant in San Diego (located at 2835 University Drive), […]

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Our New Boba Tea and Frozen Yogurt Store Interior Design Plays with Colors and Shapes

Commercial Interior and Branding Designer: Mindful Design Consulting A new boba tea and frozen yogurt store interior design came to life, courtesy of Mindful Design Consulting, together with the necessary collection of marketing and brand essentials, from the store’s logo to the design of its loyalty cards. Playing with the idea of sweet and fresh […]

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3-D Printed Furniture Continues to Evolve

Photo: Sofa So Good by Janne Kyttanen via contemporist.com Via 3ders.org Across industries, 3-D printing has stopped being a novelty a while ago. The technique has developed dramatically in the last years, with tremendous improvements in both quality and speed. In the world of interior design, 3-D printed furniture accommodates the designers’ creativity by avoiding the limits […]

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Minimalist Furniture Design for Contemporary Spaces

Chair from Michael Wolk Design Every good designer knows that simplicity in design is hard to achieve. Getting rid of the superfluous and retaining the essential without sacrificing character and style is an art in itself. When it comes to furniture, achieving simplicity is even more difficult, since the objects must also serve a functional […]

Cosmetic Product Branding and Packaging Mixes Geometry and Color

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Katarzyna Wieteska All photos via retaildesignblog.net Another experiment in product branding and packaging, this time designed by Katarzyna Wieteska, brings to the forefront the beauty of natural cosmetics ingredients. A collection that includes products such as soap, face cream and fragrance is housed in boxes that flaunt a geometric construction and a modern appeal. […]