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How to Turn Your Restaurant Wall Decor into a Work of Art

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. Visual clues paired […]

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How to Attract Customers to Your New Business

Counsin’s Candy Shop design and branding by Mindful Design Consulting When opening a new business, you have to prove not only what you can do, but, most importantly, what you can do better than your competitors. Getting ahead of the competition is a monumental and never-ending task that requires you to employ every available tool. […]

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How to Use Decorative Screens in Commercial Interior Design

All photos via interlam-design.com Have you ever seen decorative screens in a restaurant interior? As one of the most versatile elements of decor, decorative screens can answer many interior design problems in restaurants or any other commercial space. From serving as space dividers to simple decorative solutions for interiors that need some spark, they can […]

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What Does the Health Department Want to See on Your Plans?

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How does Health Department review a restaurant design?  If you are opening a restaurant, a café, a yogurt or ice-cream shop or any other food-related facility, there are a few things you need to know about Health Department requirements. In order to put your building plans into motion, you need, among other things, the approval […]

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Does My Small Food-related Business Need a Grease Trap?

Above: Beary Bliss frozen yogurt shop design in Big Bear Lake, California, by Mindful Design Consulting Another one of the most common questions we hear from potential clients is: does my small food-related business need a grease trap?  In San Diego, as in many other cities, there are strict regulations regarding how much grease can […]

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How Many Restrooms Does My Business Need?

Photo: Hiroshi Endo via officesnapshots.com How many restrooms does my business need?  It is a question that all business owners have to face when planning the layout of their stores or restaurants. Unfortunately, the answer is not as simple as we’d like. In California, the number of required restrooms is dictated by the California Plumbing Code, […]

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What Mindful Design Consulting Can Do for Your Business – And a Word about Our Prices

Coffee Icon interior branding by Mindful Design Consulting

Photo above: Coffee Icon interior branding by Mindful Design Consulting team We are often asked for more details regarding our work and how we can help business owners. Even though our Services page offers you a great summary of what we are all about, here are a few more answers to some of the most […]

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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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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 […]

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Modular Cupcake Kiosk Brings Victorian Design to the Mall

Via trendhunter.com Designer: Carbon All photos: trendhunter.com The only thing better than eating dessert is eating dessert in an opulent Victorian decor. Carbon, a London-based design studio, goes even further. It creates this opportunity in the form of a cupcake kiosk in the middle of the Al Wahda Mall in Abu Dhabi. As the first […]

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Clean Geometric Structures Play Double Role in Patisserie Store Design

Via worldarchitecturenews.com Designers: atelie*r + Bereal All photos © JULIEN FERNANDEZ – Courtesy of atelie*r + bereal via worldarchitecturenews.com Excellent design turns challenges into opportunities. In order to deal with the irregular geometry of the space, the designers of Pâtisserie Antoine in Bordeaux, France, created an interior whose lines not only mask the inconvenient structural and mechanical elements, but are […]

Eating Cupcakes Under the Tree Shade – Dessert Store Interior Design

Via worldarchitecturenews.com Designer: Lukstudio All photos: worldarchitecturenews.com Trees, cupcakes and interior design may not have much in common, but “The Tree Project”, imagined and realized by Lukstudio, proves to be a happy intersection of the three. The venue is the K11 Art Mall in Shanghai and the inspiration – the bird in the visual graphic […]

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Trendy Desserts that Bring Customers to Your Door

Chocolate kiwi popsicle photo source: ShowFood Chef The world of desserts is no exception when it comes to the need to change with the times. While in the eyes of some sweet-toothed customers everything filled with sugar qualifies as a major attraction, dessert shops need to be inventive in order to attract new clients. As […]

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Sugar Mama’s Interior is as Sweet as a Cupcake – Commercial Interior Design News

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Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Allison Burke Interior Design All photos: Hannah Berryhill As sweet and fresh as the treats served at its counters, Austin-based Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop is a lovely display of white and pastels. The bakery is well-known for its cakes and cupcakes, tested in battles during a televised Cupcake War, which it won. It […]

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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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Airy Restaurant Interior Design at Spring – Commercial Interior Design News

Airy Restaurant Interior Design at Spring Via remodelista.com Designer: Briony Fitzgerald Photos via remodelista.com Spring is a London establishment that boasts fine restaurant design, complete with historic flair. The eatery is part of the arts facility Somerset House, which was constructed all the way back in 1856. Founded by prominent Australian foodie Skye Gyngell, the […]

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Eco-Friendly Food Containers are Great for a Restaurant Branding – Commercial Interior Design News

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Photos via Kavis News, PacknWood Beginning with the summer of 2015, New York restaurant businesses will be banned from using plastic foam food containers, cups and plates. New York is not the first city to adopt such a measure. San Francisco, Seattle and Minneapolis among others already have such laws in place. More cities are likely […]

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Cork Flooring an Environmentally Friendly Choice – Commercial Interior Design News

Cork Flooring as a sustainable environmentally friendly material choice. Photos are via US Floors. As issues of sustainability and environmental friendliness move to the forefront, any interior designer should consider cork flooring as both a responsible and stylish option to offer to clients. Cork is harvested from the bark of cork trees, a resource that […]

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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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The Cupcake Boutique New Look – Commercial Interior Design News

The Cupcake Boutique recently unveiled its newly renovated interior design in Stuttgart City Centre. Architect designers, DITTEL/ARCHITEKTEN expanded the sales space by 80 square meters, creating an open and equally inviting atmosphere. The cohesiveness of the minimalist color scheme draws the patron’s attention to the artful display of cupcakes. These treats add a sweet note […]

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Clothing Boutique Inspired by Cupcakes Bakery – Commercial Interior Design News

This funky looking store is founded by Johnny Earle, 28-year-old multi-million dollar business owner. Known by his brand name Johnny Cupcakes the owners is famous for making a life changing decision to drop out of college and do what he loves most – design clothing.  His clothing label uses an unrelated theme to fashion such […]

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Cupcakes Store Interior Design Ideas – Commercial Interior Design News

As a designer, I am always on an exploration journey to see what is happening in a design world around the globe.  Today I would like to introduce some of the most interesting Cupcakes Store brands I found for your review.  The 1st cupcakes store on the list below looks like it came from the […]