Cartoon suggesting the need for intellectual property protection

As an interior designer keen on standing out in the crowd, you must work extra hard to create designs that keep clients trooping to your business. Unfortunately, most interior designers lose much of what is rightfully theirs to copycats. The creation of interior designs, however, is a work of art under the same protections as […]

Colorful slide as recreational play equipment in the office

When it comes to making a workplace more welcoming, comfortable furniture, plenty of natural light and ample space are important factors. In addition to the physical environment, nurturing a positive and supportive workplace culture that promotes open communication, encourages collaboration and respects individual differences is key in creating a productive work environment. But how can […]

Example of elegant digital menus for restaurants

As restaurant interior and brand designers, we are invested in the success of our customers and always looking for ways to improve their business operations. Along the years, we have witnessed how restaurant owners can benefit from digital signage and in particular from incorporating digital menu boards in their designs. From menu and pricing flexibility […]

Digital menuboard behind restaurant counter

Cheeky Chicken digital signage by Mandoe Today’s economic landscape is populated by a lot of struggling businesses, in particular, restaurants, bars and cafes. Their rates, power, equipment and raw ingredient costs are rising steeply. They are struggling to recruit and retain staff, which is pushing up wages. To make things worse, all of this happens […]

White coat racks shaped as trees

Every now and then, a designer comes up with a novel furniture idea that sparks the imagination of those who create and decorate commercial interiors. Some of these furniture pieces use surprising materials, others come in unexpected shapes, and many offer ingenious solutions to common problems. And then, there are some that are simply fun. […]

4-piece outdoor set with cushions on patio with beautiful views

Restaurant outdoor areas such as decks or patios are in high demand when the weather gets warmer. With the right outdoor furniture, they can become an extension of your restaurant’s seating area and provide a place for your customers to relax and socialize while enjoying the sun, the fresh air and the views. When shopping […]

Elegant gold-frame lighting in restaurant design

Since you have to consider lighting when designing or updating your restaurant, why not use the opportunity to make a statement and make your light fixtures work harder for you? Instead of simply picking your light pieces based on their shape, color or your personal preferences, think outside the box and bring in fixtures that […]

Green nature-inspired wallpaper in restaurant

If you want to make the most of your space when designing your restaurant interior, drop the paint and take a minute to think outside the box. While painting your walls is a cheap way to fill them with color for cheap, it’s sometimes also a lost opportunity. Surrounding your customers from all sides, walls […]

Gray ceiling clouds in elegant restaurant design

As a restaurant owner, you owe it to yourself to use every inch of your space to appeal to your customers. Many times, ceilings are underused or allowed to slip into visual anonimity. However, their design potential is extraordinary. Uninterrupted by furniture or functional structures, ceilings offer you a vast background against which you can […]

Black-and-gold contemporary lighting fixture with unique shape and light configuration

One of the easiest ways to update a commercial space is through lighting. While paying attention to the quantity and direction of light or to the ingenious ways of using it to create just the right ambiance, remember that the look of your fixtures is equally important. We put together a list of contemporary lighting […]

Sage patterned floor tile with green plant

While safe and convenient, the inclination to choose subdued colors or low-key patterns for floors belongs to timid designers. In fact, when used right, floor materials that bring in bold patterns and high contrasts can make an immense difference in the feel and unique character of a space. One of our favorite ways to achieve […]

Unique 3D wall panels made of birch wood

If you want to give your business interior a major facelift and turn it from ordinary to spectacular, think walls. As the largest surface in your interior, walls hold an enormous decorative potential as a blank canvas for artistic creations. While you can go big with wall art such as oversized wall graphics, an elegant […]

Terrazzo tile flooring in neutral colors in residential interior design

While not a new option in the design world, terrazzo tiles seem to make a serious comeback into the newest and most hip commercial interiors of today. As a composite material that captures the beauty of glass, granite, marble or any other component that serves as its base, terrazzo is strong, durable and reliable. Its […]

Succession of wavy blue vertical translucent panels used as partition

Transparency is a most desired quality that designers aspire to achieve in an interior space. It allows for light to travel, it makes a space look airy and open, and it gives an interior a modern fresh look. Translucent panels are an excellent way to do just this. While they create a solid structure wherever […]

Cork tiles as ceiling and wall treatment in lobby interior

Like everything that is sourced directly from nature, cork combines raw beauty and useful characteristics that are nothing short of amazing when it comes to interior design. Made from the bark tissue of the cork oak that regenerates itself after the harvest, cork is a sustainable material that environmentally conscious designers and business owners can […]

Restaurant with elegant contemporary interior and felt ceilings

When it comes to interior design, ceilings are one area where a project with a low budget tends to cut corners. However, they have tremendous decorative potential and contribute decisively to the final ambiance of a space. Beyond the aesthetic appeal of carefully designed ceilings, they can check some important boxes in the function department. […]

Ceiling chains mimicking the shape of the furniture below

If you have never considered the  idea of ceiling chains in interior design, there is a world of beauty out there that is yours to discover. Ceiling chains are an atypical decorative accent, but one with tremendous visual potential. It is not only the cold look of the metal and the way that it reflects […]

Nature-inspired 3D wall panels with flowers and birds

If you are looking for a wall treatment that can give your space a spectacular look, consider 3D wall panels. Their versatility and good looks are winning  more hearts every day, making them an increasingly popular material in the interior design world. Aside from the undeniable character that they add to your space, using 3D […]

Gray 3D wall tiles with a vertical pattern

If tiles are one of of our favorite wall treatments for the opportunity they afford in creative and elegant designs, 3D wall tiles are in a class of their own. Stepping outside of the two-dimensional world of typical wall materials, they bring in an extra dimension that is hard to match. Like all other tiles, […]

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 […]