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Energy-Efficient Solutions for Restaurants and Businesses – Commercial Interior Design News

Energy Officient Design of Restaurants

Via sustainablefoodservice.com and nolo.comPhotos via sustainablefoodservice.com A brick-and-mortar business generally implies consistent energy expenses. Restaurants are notoriously energy-intensive, topping the chart of the most expensive businesses from an energy consumption standpoint, closely followed by food stores. Finding ways to save on energy bills can result in a sizeable increase in profit margin. A comprehensive energy-saving plan should start with […]

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Solartube in Commercial Interior – Commercial Interior Design News

Via www.solatube.com Solartube lighting at Mod Market – Boulder, CO If you’re looking to save money on an electric bill of your store or your restaurant using Solartube could be a great solution. You’ll find dazzling variations of the designs and applications of this green product. Solartube lighting at Allegheny College – Richard J. Cook […]

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Commercial Interior Design Trends of 2015 – Commercial Interior Design News

commercial interior design trends 2015

Learn about emerging trends in commercial interior design HERE. To ask us questions about your commercial interior design project or to get a free consultation from Mindful Design Consulting, click HERE. Also, take a look at “Branding By Interior” e-book, the only book written on this subject at this time. It brings insight on how […]

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Unexpected Interior Design Solutions in Usual Spaces – Commercial Interior Design News

In our Commercial Interior Design September 2014 newsletter we would like to share a few fresh design solutions for your typical businesses. You will see interior design of a bank, a cafe, a school and a few different types of stores.  You can find this and other interesting design ideas on our Blog. In our […]

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Unexpected Bank Interior Design in Dublin – Commercial Interior Design News

Ireland is known for its dedication to excellence in higher education. Esteemed Irish institutions such as Trinity College feature rich historical architecture dating back to the 16th century stand next to modern schools such as Dublin City University (DCU). It is inside this young university where we can find a fine example of smart and […]

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Vertical Gardens as Design Element – Commercial Interior Design News

The Driver, Londres. Patrick Blanc’s new website, which you can see HERE , had inspired me to share some of his vertical garden walls designs.  First time I saw Patric Blanc’s work was in Paris about 11 years ago when it was such a novelty to have plants growing on walls.  I am happy to […]

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Seed Light Pendants – Commercial Interior Design News

These unique and elegant pendants takes their unusual names and beautiful organic shape from one of mother nature’s own: the seed! Seed pendant lamp was designed by Joeri Claeys. The Seed lamp provides diffused glow to achieve a relaxing mood at your  dining table of home or in a restaurant’s lounge. The pendant appears to […]

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Creative Art for Ocean and Surf Lovers – Commercial Interior Design News

If you love the ocean or if you are into surfing you have to check out these incredibly artistic photos by Shayne Stadnick.  Shayne Stadnick is a surfer and fine art wave photographer based on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, Canada. Well he’s actually a surf addict that rarely let’s a day of waves […]

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How to Decorate With Emerald – New Color of the Year 2013 – Commercial Interior Design News

emerald color of 2013

The Pantone Institute has announced its 2013 color of the year.  It’s Emerald! They simply put is this way: “Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.” We can expect to see emerald color being used in fashion, furniture upholstery, and new interiors. Learn more about […]

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2012 Trendy Light Fixtures for Any Interior

Trendy light fixtures 2012

Lighting is one of the most important design elements of interior design for our businesses as well as our homes. Bad lighting can give us headaches, strain our eyes and make us feel fatigued. Good lighting can improve our mood, inspire us or simply complement our cozy interior. Read more about new and exciting lighting […]

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Unique Crystal Chandeliers Made in the US – Commercial Interior Design News

Four Seasons, Beverly Hill Hotel Lobby. We are so used to seeing most of the most amazing handmade glass fixtures being made in Italy or anywhere overseas that this was a pleasant surprise! These charming crystal chandeliers are actually hand made in Seattle, Washington by a talented international glass artist Robert Kaindl. House in Las […]

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Commercial Interior Design Trends for 2012

By Ekaterina Kohlwes From Mindful Design Consulting See full text of February Newsletter HERE. 2012 is a Chinese year of a Black Dragon which brings new energy and action into our interiors. So what can you use to achieve positive movement in your interior? See what industry leaders are doing this year. 1. Rebranding Rebranding […]

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Commercial Interior Design Trends for 2012: Finishes, Colors and Materials – Commercial Interior Design News

2012 is a Chinese year of a Black Dragon which brings new energy and action into our interiors.  I would like to introduce a few design finishes, colors and products which I believe will become trendy this year to use to achieve positive emotions in any interior. Get this Chinese Dragon Stencil HERE. 1. Colors […]

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Sand Blasted or Stained Glass Art For Any Interior – Commercial Interior Design News

Sand Blasted or Stained Glass Art always fascinates me as an interior designer.  Colored glass can create mystical spaces by redirecting sunlight and reflecting its colors onto walls, ceiling and floor of your space.  Today I’d love to introduce Ernie Orfila, a local San Diego glass artist.  Below he talks about his art and some […]

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Merging in One With Technology – an Interior Design Trend of 2012 – Commercial Interior Design News

Technology can be negative for some businesses or to be specific, some retailers (the ability to check prices online while shopping at a store) or it can be helpful. Either you are ready or not, IPad menus, interactive displays, and other innovative technological advancements are coming your way.  You can get a discount at some […]

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Fractal Mathematical Imagery Art – Business Interior Design News

Michael Sussna – Math Art Mage Today I would like to introduce one of the most fascinating contemporary types of art – Fractal Imagery. Fractal imagery is a relatively young yet already rich field.  Though different from traditional artmaking, this digital approach still accommodates a well-developed esthetic sense.  Mastery of this new toolset permits results […]

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Indoor Plants – Commercial Interior Design News

Commercial spaces are often designed with practicality in mind for business efficiency. This often leads to an interior spaces that are void of warmth and life.  A perfect fix for cold industrial spaces is to add life energy with the use of  live plants.  It has also been proven that interior plants clean and filter […]

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Suggestive Selling In A Retail Environment – Commercial Interior Design News

  See original text HERE, by Ekaterina Kohlwes. Why would you want to hire a professional interior designer instead of decorating your store or your business yourself in your own style? Today I will give you some examples of what a professional designer can do for you. Everything we create around ourselves will affect us […]

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How to Recognize Sick Building Syndrome – Commercial Interior Design News

  By Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting There are different symptoms of poor indoor air quality inside of our buildings, from temporary, minor irritations to serious, life-threatening illnesses. They’ve been grouped into three classifications: sick building syndrome, building-related illnesses, and multiple chemical sensitivities.  Just for the note: problems with asbestos, lead, and radon are […]

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Interactive Wall Mapping – Interior Design Concept

Review By Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting This colorful interactive wall mapping caught my attention because of the possibilities of its application.  This is the latest product from Strukt Design Studio, an Austrian company. The main idea is to map the architecture of walls in a space by lighting them up with  projected images […]

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Interactive Touchscreen – Commercial Interior Design Application

Review By Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting With the appearance of touch screens, IPhones and IPads what else can we get excited about?  I am always fascinated by futuristic movies showing holographic projections of control screens in a thin air floating over work stations.  Today I want to talk about similar interactive technology – […]

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Commercial Interior Design – Creative Lighting Solutions

  Review By Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting Are you tired of your same old interior of your business?  Does your cafe, restaurant, hotel, or an office need some excitement in its decor? How about changing it up with new lighting effects?  It’s one of the quickest and most effective solutions there is! These […]

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Commercial Interior Design Trends of 2011

Original text came from HERE. Last year, in May 2010 newsletter I shared some of the latest Architecture trends. Today I’d love to point out some current design trends in commercial office interiors, restaurants and other businesses. It’s very difficult to note every trend that is current in commercial interior design but I’ve selected some […]

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Is This The Future For Banks’ Commercial Interior Design?

If you walked into this space, where would you think you are?  I would never guess that this is a bank! This extravagant bank design interior concept for BNP Paribas in Paris was created by Paris architect Fabrice Ausset of Zoevox. Not only the colors of the space bring cheerful feeling to its visitors… the […]

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Branding By Interior E-Book

By Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting Have you ever walked into a business space and were shocked by the gloomy, uninviting surrounding created by bad lighting, crazy colors or even smell? What about those times you entered a business and felt like your mood improved, as if you were uplifted and inspired?  Consider the […]