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. […]

Lighting in Retail Space

Let’s talk about lighting a retail store.  There are so many things to consider when designing a retail space. Every little decision can have an effect on your sales during the design process. Paint color, flooring options, placement of items, and checkout spaces all need to be thoughtfully designed. With so many decisions to make, […]

Latest Interior Trends

By keeping the pulse of customers’ ever-changing tastes and preferences in interior design and working to bring their dreams into reality, we have the advantage of a first-row view to the fluctuating trends in interior design. From one year to another, we see customers being charmed by a new color shade, a new material or […]

Photo: Pantone’s Color of the Year 2020. Courtesy of Pantone And here it is! The Pantone Institute has announced its long-awaited color of the year for 2020 – and the choice is somewhat surprising. Not because Classic Blue doesn’t deserve the crown, but because it is a dramatic turn from the daring Living Coral of […]

How to design a mid-century modern look in any interior.   The mid-century modern look in both residential and commercial spaces is making a big comeback, and a refresher course in this modern style is always welcome. If you are charmed by this type of interiors and want to bring modern elements into the design of […]

MESH light fixture by Francisco Gomez Paz, from Luceplan With their great decorative potential, light fixtures are far from being just functional objects. This is even more obvious when imaginative designers create stunning pieces able to single-handedly define a space. 2020 will be another year when such an opportunity will not be wasted. Here are […]

If you have been following us for a while, you know that we never pass an opportunity to work on a frozen yogurt kiosk design project or spread some happy colors into the world. We have recently done both when we completed the design of the Yogurt & Yogurt Kiosk in Moreno Valley Mall, Moreno […]

Best Office Plants

It may seem like an impossible task to remember to water your plants every day, whether they’re at home or at work. This is especially true for those who travel for work or lead a busy lifestyle. Fortunately, there are many options when it comes to plants that thrive well indoors with very little maintenance. […]

Kung Fu Boba Tea Cafe, a successful New York business, is expanding into San Diego territory, and we are only too happy to help them achieve their goal. This is how we ended up creating a modern tea shop interior design for their new, high-end location at Carmel Mountain Gateway Plaza Shopping Center (11491 Carmel […]

Lingerie Store Interior Design

A new lingerie store in San Diego is getting ready to open its doors in November, and we helped create the interior design that its owner dreamed of.  Located on 12925 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130, Rumeur Lingerie is part of the 40 commercial spaces that make The Collection at Del Mar Highlands […]

Can’t Top This Boba Tea and Frozen Yogurt Store interior design by Mindful Design Consulting Few things in interior design are as important in creating moods and triggering emotions as color. The calming effect of cold colors and the stimulating qualities of warm shades are well known, but the effect depends on dosage, tones and […]

Once you decided to hire a designer for your store or restaurant project, it is time to have a serious talk about your vision. However, you may be a little confused when it comes to what such communication entails. You may wonder what is expected of you and how you can help the process. In […]

Photo: hunchoo on Etsy Halloween is approaching fast, so some preparations are in order. If your inner child has been yearning all year to come out, this is the perfect time to do it. And what better way to allow yourself to have some fun than setting up some Halloween decor? Here are a few ideas […]

Eco-friendly Business. TreeVive by EcoChoice palm leaf deli tray, via webstaurantstore.com If you want to market yourself as an eco-friendly business, choosing sustainable materials, finishes and furniture during the interior design process is not enough. Especially when it comes to a restaurant business, using environmentally friendly food containers is not only good for the planet, […]

Pet Store Interior Redesign by Mindful Design Consulting We have always believed that the interior design is an important part of a restaurant or store’s brand image. With this in mind, we recently recreated the interior of a pet store bought by a new owner who was ready to give it a second life. Completed […]

Naturals Ambary Rug by Jaipur for Burke Decor – 50 percent wool, 50 percent hemp for Eco-friendly interior design In your attempt to remain as environmentally friendly as possible in the process of building your restaurant or store, you may have started with using sustainable materials for your structural work or finishes. Once your space is ready to decorate, […]

Photo: Vetrazzo Cobalt Sky recycled glass mix countertop Eco-friendly Materials via vetrazzo.com If being environmentally minded is important to you when designing your restaurant, dessert shop or store, you generally have three ways to achieve your goal. You can use sustainable materials and finishes, decorate your interior with eco-friendly furniture and accents, and serve your clientele […]

Creative Restaurant Design – Taking it From Old to Modern…  Like all design enthusiasts, we love a good before-and-after shot that proves the power of creative interior design. Mindful Design Consulting became again the protagonists of such a project when we recently took the existing old Greek restaurant space in Carmel Mountain Shopping Center, San […]

How to Price Contractors, Architects and Designers? When trying to design and open a store or restaurant, the best ideas are worth nothing if they are not implemented right. Similarly, the best implementation may end up in disaster if it drains your financial resources and leaves you in a precarious spot before you even start […]

How To Make a Store or Restaurant Design Process Flow Smoothly? When working your way through all the stages of opening a store or restaurant, pay close attention to the design stage. The restaurant design process is an involved one that can easily stall or deviate unpredictably if your choice of a design company is […]