Sounds effect sales

When designing a commercial space, sound may not be one of your priorities. However, this apparently secondary detail has an important role in the way your customers and employees behave. Here is a piece of information to reflect upon: Studies show that loud music, while irritating to some noise-sensitive customers, make many others succumb to […]

Kartell FLY Pendant Light by Ferruccio Laviani

As one of the most important aspects of interior design, good lighting can make the difference between a warm, inviting place and one that misses the spot. When light fixtures are not in the right place, do not agree with the general vibe or are just an afterthought, even a well-designed commercial space can look […]

Photo via materials-inc.com Despite the heavy presence of synthetic materials in our buildings and interiors, there is an undeniable need for nature in every human being. In interior design, it is easy to notice the calming effect of the occasional natural material or the fact than no interior seems complete without a plant or two. […]

Photo: Scoops N Smiles ice cream store by Mindful Design Consulting As a background for your entire interior decor, the type of flooring you use in your store or restaurant is a defining part of your design. While you may want to use it to make a statement, you must remember that this is the […]

Embody Chairs from Herman Miller As sitting for long hours has become the unavoidable reality of today’s work life, choosing the right office chair is essential. A well-designed chair that helps with posture and is easy on the body can make the difference between hours of pain and an enjoyable day at work. This is […]

Via Green Pear Diaries Designer: id 12° 77° All photos via Green Pear Diaries There is nothing more fitting for an ice cream shop interior design than to play on the idea of coldness. It is what id 12 ° 77 °, a Lima-based architecture and design firm, did with Madness Creamery, an ice cream […]

Via contemporist.com Designer: Supermachine Studio and Sansiri Photos: Wison Tungthunya via contemporist.com One of the best qualities of excellent designers is the ability to change structural shortcomings into desirable features. It is exactly what happened with the creative ceiling decor of the Hubba-to co-working and artisan space in Bangkok, Thailand, where designers from Supermachine Studio […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

OLED Screen Technology

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 […]

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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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 […]

There is nothing shy about what we perceive to be the 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 love everything beautiful, new experiments in lighting take interesting and fortunate detours […]

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 […]

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 […]

ouchScreen ordering menu in restaurants

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 […]

Grease trap types in restaurants

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pet store interior design

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 […]

Vape Shop Interior Design

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Restaurant Wall Decor. 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. […]

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 […]

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 […]