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Floors With Character for Unique Interior Designs

Photo above: materials-inc.com Floors have a big impact on the overall look of an interior space, yet they are often restricted to typical neutral materials with little character and no special visual appeal. While neutral materials are the tried-and-true solution for creating versatile spaces, more daring solutions can take an interior from shy to spectacular. […]

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What Makes Great Interior Design – Walls with Personality

Photo above: Mantzalin via contemporist.com Far from being only a background for other elements of decor, sometimes walls become the story. Reinventing the concept by using unexpected materials, shapes or details, designers can turn walls into more than just functional architectural components.  Here are, for instance, the walls designed by Presledek, a Ljubljana-based Slovenian architecture and […]

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Unique Lighting Solutions Take Interior Designs from Good to Great

Photo above: Stéphane Brugger  via contemporist.com  If good design is functional and visually appealing, great design is also ingenious and unexpected. Especially when it comes to ceilings – often overlooked and impersonal – choosing unique solutions has a powerful impact. In fact, when treated with the attention they deserve, ceilings can turn into the focal […]

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New McDonald’s Restaurant Interior Design Is Part of a Smart Rebranding Strategy

Via dezeen.com and businessinsider.com Designer: Landini Associates All photos: Ross Honeysett via dezeen.com In the last decade and a half, McDonald’s faced a lot of scrutiny about the effect of its products on its customers’ health. However, the American icon fast food chain has proved that it can reinvent itself and survive harsh times through smart rebranding. In […]

Company Rebranding Campaigns that Worked

Via Business Insider and insightrixcommunities.com Photo above by Mike Mozart A good, well-designed rebranding strategy can change a way a company is perceived and save it from disaster or mediocrity. There are companies that have reinvented themselves and received a new breath of life due to a smart marketing campaign. Here are only three examples that used, […]

Logos, Customers and Brand Awareness – When Retail Rebranding Doesn’t Work

Via Business Insider Photo above: JCPenney – Valley View Mall, by Mike Kalasnic Working on a branding or rebranding strategy for a major retailer is a fine game of science and flair. Never is this more obvious than when a rebranding strategy fails, despite good intentions, ample experience and novel ideas. Case in point – JCPenney’s […]

Business Rebranding – New Sears Canada Logo is Simple and Contemporary

Via Financial Post Photo above: Sears – West Town Center, by Mike Kalasnik Trying to reinvent itself as a business with a stronger online presence and a smaller physical footprint, Sears Canada redesigned its logo last year. Replacing the stocky blue-and-white logo with a simpler, yet more elegant black one, Sears hopes to adapt to the fluid […]

Target Is Upgrading Its Store Design to Attract New Customers

Via yahoo.com Photo above: Target Trying to attract new, young customers, Target announced in March that it will redesign 600 of its stores by 2019. The chain will dip its toes into the water with a prototype store that will open in October in metro Houston, followed by a wave of 40 others to be […]

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How to Create the Perfect Window Display

Creating window displays is not a new art. However, it has nowadays reached new levels of creativity. Good designers turn store windows into their artistic canvas and create spectacular displays regardless of budget limitations. When the budget allows it, windows can become veritable fairy tales that lure customers in. When not, ingenuity more than makes […]

Retail Design – How Not to Break the Bank When Designing a Window Display

Photo above: the bwd.com Just because store windows are your face to the world doesn’t mean that designing one has to break the bank. In fact, there is a certain charm, much appreciated by onlookers, in the ingenuity that goes into creating something spectacular out of something cheap. Below, there are a few examples of […]

Retail Design – Ingenious Displays Put Shoes in a New Light

Photo above: Jonathan Leijonhufvud via retaildesignblog.net Shoes and good design is a combination difficult to resist. Putting the two together is a feast for the eyes, as in the case of the shoe displays below. From “floating” shoes to shoe forests, these displays show the artistic potential of these prosaic functional items and the visual impact […]

Retail Interior Design – How to Create the Perfect Window Display for a Clothing Store

Photo above: Wang Gen via retaildesignblog.net Window displays are the first contact customers have with a store’s products and the main opportunity to lure them in. When it comes to clothing stores, the possibilities of creating dramatic backgrounds for a few representative pieces are endless. From using this opportunity to give recycled materials a new life […]

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Cosmetics Storefront and Window Display Designs Go from Dramatic to Subtle

Via thebwd.com and retaildesignblog.net Photo above: StudioXAG via thebwd.com With today’s image overload shaping the way customers react to what they see, just a pretty window may not get the attention of passers-by and convince them to enter a store. More than beautiful and attractive, storefronts and window displays have to be ingenious and surprising. To […]

Office Interior Design – When Low Budget Meets Creativity

Via officesnapshots.com Designer: Ilana Moskovitz Design Studio All photos: Dude Moskovitz via officesnapshots.com An inspiring office design does not necessarily have to be backed up by a high budget. In fact, the best displays of creativity often come from budget limitations. The Genband office in Petah Tikva, Israel, is a great example. Genband is a communication company […]

Office Interior Design – Taking a Space From Neutral to Inspiring Through the Power of Details

Via officesnapshots.com Designer: Blitz Architecture + Interiors All photos by Jasper Sanidad via officesnapshots.com Details make the design, but when it comes to office spaces, they are even more important. Design details may make the difference between an energized team of employees and one whose mental focus is lost in a nondescript and impersonal office […]

Chicago Office Interior Design Adapts to Different Work Styles

Via officesnapshots.com Designer: Eastlake Studio All photos via officesnapshots.com The design of an office speaks volumes about the culture of a company. If there is an emerging trend in the corporate world to acknowledge the realities of human nature and use them rather than ignore them, the Chicago-based public relation software development company Cision has definitely […]

Office Interior Design Encourages Employees to Move, Socialize and Relax

Via officesnapshot.com Designer: Evolution Design All photos: Peter Wuermli via officesnapshot.com The fact that employee satisfaction is critical to the success of any company hardly qualifies as news. However, the consulting and legal firm PwC from Basel, Switzerland, took this concern to a whole new level. As the result of its collaboration with the Swiss […]

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Homemade Ice Cream Shop in Encinitas, California, Gets the Mindful Design Treatment

Jojos Creamery Ice-Cream Shop Interior Design

Designer: Mindful Design Consulting A mother-and-daughter team of dessert aficionadas from Encinitas, California, has opened a homemade ice cream store whose interior design bears our signature. Jami and Emily, the owners of JoJo’s Creamery, make their ice cream, sauces and waffle cones from scratch using only simple ingredients, such as organic milk, sugar, flour and eggs. […]

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Bold Curves and Colors in Food Court Interior Design

Via designboom.com Designer: Karim Rashid All photos: Lee Gyeon Bae The interior design of a food court in Seoul, South Korea has received the stamp of Karim Rashid, the New York-based designer with a penchant for color and bold designs. Under his magic wand, Amoje Food Capital, a cafeteria for the Lotte Department Store, has […]

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Dessert Store Uses Brick and Wood for a Minimalist Interior Design

Via dezeen.com Designer: Matt Woods All photos via dezeen.com While the use of vibrant colors and daring chromatic combinations works in raising the appeal of desserts stores, so does a minimalist approach or a drastically reduced color palette. A great example is The Dessert Kitchen store in Sydney, the creation of Australian designer Matt Woods. […]

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Scrumptious Interior Designs: Two-Story Candy Store is a Sweets Wonderland

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Redesign Group All photos via retaildesignblog.net As one of the largest candy stores in the world, Candylawa has an interior design that matches its magnitude in ingenuity. Located in the Panorama Mall in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the store is a veritable wonderland where the exuberant flavors of sweet treats are masterly translated […]

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Mouth-Watering Interior Design Turns Dessert Store Into a Stunner

Via chuknum.com Designer: Savvy Studio All photos via chuknum.com A pastry boutique in Monterrey, Mexico, is proving that good interior design can go a long way to opening an appetite. Designed by Savvy Studio, Cioccolato is a veritable place of culinary temptation for those with a sweet tooth – and a store difficult to leave empty-handed. […]

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Bold Colors and Wall Art – New Trends in Commercial Interior Design

Photo: designboom.com Bold wall treatments are a growing trend in 2017, and for good reason. Walls offer an ample background for decorative elements that can make a statement and instantly change the vibe and mood of a space. But rather than using heavy materials to achieve an aesthetic combination of color, texture and light reflections, […]

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Beauty Bakerie Cosmetics Store to Open in San Diego

Beauty Bakerie Store Front

Designer: Mindful Design Consulting Store photos courtesy of Beauty Bakerie A San Diego store found a way to mix the fascinating worlds of cosmetics and desserts, and we are the ones behind its interior design. Opening in April this year in Westfield Mission Valley, the Beauty Bakerie cosmetics store has a mouth-watering interior reminiscent of scrumptious dessert […]

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Using Brass to Achieve Transparency in Commercial Interior Design

Via wallpaper.com Designer: Neri & Hu All images: wallpaper.com “Brass decor” usually calls to mind images of solid metal items. However, a Shanghai-based design office managed to use brass to create the feeling of transparency and give a five-story space the vibe of a delicate Oriental lantern. Designed by Neri & Hu, the project was completed […]

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2017 Interior Design Trends – Simplicity in Commercial Spaces

Designer: Bruzkus Batek All photos: ait-online.de The road to simplicity is usually long and convoluted. Fortunately, contemporary design seems to embrace simplicity, which is one of the main trends in 2017 commercial interior design – and often hard to achieve. Here is a great example of simple yet effective interior office design. Located in Berlin, the […]

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Unexpected Materials in Furniture Design

Via inhabitat.com and giancarlozema.com Photo above: giancarlozema.com Looks and function are nor the only topics when it comes to quality furniture. More and more important in the eyes of today’s designers is the way furniture is built. Sometimes this comes from a desire to keep the design environmentally friendly, and sometimes it is all about the […]

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Flooring Materials Considerations in Office Interior Design

rustic wood flooring office interior design

Guest blog post by www.luxuryflooringandfurnishings.co.uk Gone are the days of dusty, drab looking carpet tiles being the go-to flooring choice of every office! Recently, as much more focus has been placed on the health and well-being of office workers, there has been a shift in the interior design of office spaces and office flooring has […]

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Furniture for the Future – Innovative Chairs for Creative Interior Designs

Photo: behance.net For those who think that creating furniture means only rehashing old patterns with little room for structural creativity, here are two chairs that may prove otherwise. Both recreate the concept of building a chair by reinventing the “upholstery” in an unexpected way. Designer Frederik Dedik is interested in using folded foam to create […]

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The Art of the Bar Stool – Inspiring Furniture for Commercial Interior Design

Photo: decornorth.com Many times, the most unassuming pieces of furniture have the greatest visual impact. Take the bar stool, for instance. Without the bulk of an armchair or the multifunctionality of a table, this humble piece of furniture can still become the star of a well-designed interior. Below are only a few examples of bar stools […]