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Chocolate Kiosk Design Finds Inspiration in the Familiar Look of Chocolate Bars

Chocolate Kiosk Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Studio Cinque All photos: Marcelo Donadussi via retaildesignblog.net For many, chocolate and good design are the two fine pleasures of life. Created by Studio Cinque, an architecture and design studio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, the Chocólatras kiosk built in the city’s largest mall, Shopping Iguatemi, offers both. While the designers acknowledge that […]

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Architectural Wall Panels Create Stunning Interiors

Designer: Interlam All photos: Interlam While the art of wall paneling goes as far back as the 15th century, there is nothing old-fashioned in the look of Interlam’s ornamental wall panels. The North Carolina-based company offers sculpted, carved, decorative and ornamental wall panels that contribute to creating spectacular interiors. Interlam’s extensive collections and designs take […]

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Flooring Materials with a Twist – When Concrete Floors Go Artistic

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Transparent House All photos: retaildesignblog.net Concrete floors have long crossed from the realm of industrial sites into that of residential interior design. It is not only because their unique looks are perfect for spaces with a rustic, urban or industrial flair, but also because of their versatile nature, ease of maintenance and the […]

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Interior Design Materials with a Twist – Rugs Do Double Duty as Upholstery Material

Via dezeen.com Designer: Patricia Urquiola All photos: gan-rugs.com While achieving a cohesive interior that brings together color, contrast and balance is not a simple task, designer Patricia Urquiola just made it a little easier. Her collection of hand-stitched rugs meets the market need for unique pieces whose aesthetics steps away from the typical look of traditional lines. […]

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Private Seating Ideas for Lobbies, Offices and Commercial Spaces

Photo of privacy sofa: designerpages.com In a time where we have to abandon our privacy the moment we step out the door, every little effort in trying to preserve a little bit of distance from the world helps. Built around the idea of such a retreat in the middle of a busy world, privacy seating offers […]

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From Wood Tiles to Wood Lamps – How to Use Wood in Modern Interior Design

Photo of 3-D wall art tiles: urbanproduct.ca Interior design has come a long way since the dark, oak-covered walls of the ’70s and ’80s. In recent years, however, the concept of wood as wall treatment has not been abandoned, but rather reinvented. In fact, the versatility, warmth and natural look of wood is hard to match, […]

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2016 Retail Trends That Will Bring More Business

2016 Retail Trends

Businesses must periodically update themselves to keep up with the market and changes in customers’ expectations.  Today we will share a few new trends that you will see showing up this year in retail and the restaurant industry. There are ideas for every type of business here, from combining different functions into one space, adding […]

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2016 Interior Design Trends – How to Bring Plants Into Interior Spaces

Fabric planter photo: worldarchitecturenews.com Plants instantly change a space and make it warm and welcoming. While the traditional ceramic pot is always an option, there are many other ways to incorporate plants into interior spaces and, at the same time, turn planters into elements of decor. Here are a few ingenious ways to bring in the […]

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2016 Finish Trends – From Landscape Rugs to Tear-off Wallpaper

(Wallcovering photo: worldarchitecturenews.com) While a fresh coat of paint is often the easiest way to bring a space to life, modern tastes do not always go for easy. There is a large variety of finishes that can give a space not only color, but also character, so the choice goes beyond picking a paint color. Here […]

2016 Lighting Trends – Geometry, Drama and a Bit of Nostalgia

Light pieces have a double role in interior design: they create a certain ambiance and add their own shape, color and character to a space. In an attempt to be more than a second-hand presence within the decor of a space, light pieces in 2016 take a new turn, they bring in a new element, […]

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2016 Furniture Trends – Chair Designs Go for Simplicity, Durability and Character

Today’s trends in furniture seem to go towards simplicity. Maybe it is the minimalist tendencies of the times and the attempt of homeowners to declutter their houses and their lives. But this simplicity does not mean that function, durability or beauty are sacrificed. Here a few examples of trendy seating options that are not only […]

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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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Waste-Reducing Smoothie Bar Interior Design Attracts With Bright Colors

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: IDEI Concept AB / Jan-Ove Sönnerbo Photo: retaildesignblog.net The proliferation of smoothie bars is just a sign of the times: a more health-conscious society is in search for places where a treat can be enjoyed free of guilt. Such a place is the smoothie bar created by IDEI Concept ID, a Stockholm-based design […]

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How to Make Your Kitchen Comfortable and Unique. Amazing Countertops Ideas!

Kitchen Design Ideas

This Blog is Sponsored by Caesarstone Kitchen is one of the most important areas of your home. Here you can create mouth-watering dishes, share time with your family or gather around for do-it-yourself projects with your kids. If your counter surfaces seem to be outdated the place becomes stagnant and uninviting.  Sometimes a simple renovation […]

2016 Color of the Year and How to Use It in Interior Design

While in the past few years, Pantone crowned a single color as the color of the year, two of them share the honor in 2016. The most credible authority in matters of color, Pantone has announced its chromatic choice for next year: Rose Quartz and Serenity. A somewhat unexpected pair of pastel colors, one warm and one cold, […]

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Apothecary-Themed Bar Feeds Nostalgia for the Past – Commercial Interior Design News

Via retaildesignblog.net Designers: Julia Petiprin – PRN Interior Design (interior design), Ron Novak – Drawing Department (architecture) All photos: sundryandvice.com There are many ways bars can sneak onto their patrons’ favorite list, but Sundry and Vice of Cincinnati, Ohio, plays on the nostalgia for the past. An apothecary-inspired cocktail establishment designed by Julia Petiprin of PRN […]

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Contemporary Café Attracts the Coffee Culture Crowd – Commercial Interior Design News

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Lefteris Tsikandilakis All photos: retaildesignblog.net Combining contemporary and tradition-inspired elements, Café Mirabilis in Heraklion Crete, Greece, tends to the young, active crowd while remaining true to local influences. The café was designed by Lefteris Tsikandilakis, with the declared purpose of creating a place inspired by the coffee culture in Greece and perfectly adapted […]

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Dutch Restaurant Flaunts Industrial Design with Rails – Commercial Interior Design News

Via retaildesignblog.net Designers: Framework Studios All photos courtesy of Peter Tijhuis Large spaces are always a challenge when trying to design a restaurant interior with an intimate atmosphere. Add to this the need to balance an industrial environment, and you face a real test of creativity. A test that the designers of Framework Studio, an Amsterdam-based […]

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Nature and Geometry at the Shaburi Restaurant in Jakarta – Commercial Interior Design News

Designer: Metaphor Interior All photos courtesy of Sanshiera Located in the Grand Indonesia “shopping town” in Jakarta, Shaburi is an all-you-can-eat restaurant that is equally generous with what it offers to the eye. A smart combination of natural materials and a good amount of visual detail create a space that is both relaxing and captivating. […]

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Why Pop-Up Bars Are a Good Idea – Commercial Interior Design News

pop up tea bar design

Via trendhunter.com All photos courtesy of trendhunter.com If location is a critical part in the success of a pub or restaurant, committing to a specific operating place is a hard decision to make. However, there is a way to test a certain location before making it permanent, and that is the idea behind the pop-up bar […]

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The Moon as Inspiration for Light Fixtures – Commercial Interior Design News

moon shape lights

Via yankodesign.com (No.22, 2 Moons, In-es.artdesign) Designers: Subinay Malhotra, Nir Meiri, In-es.artdesign All photos courtesy of yankodesign.com While this week’s lunar eclipse may have heightened everybody’s interest in celestial bodies, the moon has always been a source of inspiration for designers. Both mysterious and fascinating as an object of scientific study, the moon makes for a […]

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Is It a Pendant, Is It a Floor Lamp? – Commercial Interior Design News

Unique Light Fixture

Via yankodesign.com Designer: Santiago Sevillano All photos courtesy of yankodesign.com For those often afflicted with buyer’s remorse, here is a lighting option that may minimize its incidence. Designed by Santiago Sevillano, the Guss modular lighting system is as versatile as it gets and offers the buyer the chance to change its appearance on a whim. The […]

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Creative Ways to Control Ambiance Using Light – Commercial Interior Design News

Via yankodesign.com (Branch Chandelier, Nomadic Lamp) Designers: Keha3, Dorota Kulawik All photos courtesy of yankodesign.com Whether in a residential or commercial site, lighting is the most important tool in creating the right ambiance. Designers of modern lighting fixtures understand this and constantly find new ways to allow the user to be in complete control of creating the […]

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How to Make Custom Lamps by Pedaling and Steering – Commercial Interior Design News

creative light fixtures

Via dezeen.com Designer: THINKK Studio All photos: dezeen.com For those who prefer their interior decor to have a personal touch, THINKK, a design studio located in Bangkok, has created a lamp-making station that functions with the ease of a bicycle. The comparison is not accidental, since the station comes with foot pedals and a control […]

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The Human Body as Inspiration for Lighting Fixtures – Commercial Interior Design News

Via yankodesign.com Photos: behance.net, urukia.com Designer: Ol’ha Shevchenko The human body has always been a source of artistic inspiration, and the art of interior design is no exception from the rule. Taking a hint from the anatomy of the human muscle, designer Ol’ha Shevchenko created a lighting fixture that evokes the shape and grace of the […]

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The Interior Design of Fletcher Hotel, Amsterdam – Commercial Interior Design News

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Robert Kolenik All photos courtesy of retaildesignblog   Fletcher Hotels’ newest location in Amsterdam resembles an upright cylinder on stilts. The roundness of the hotel building posed several interesting challenges for the interior designer, Robert Kolenik. Due to the circular shape of the building, he was faced with many difficult spaces to […]

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Store Façade With 3-D Design Uses Innovative Material – Commercial Interior Design News

Via contemporist.com Designer: Zara Estudio All photos: Marc Wilson With a modern, almost futuristic appearance, the façade of the Zara store at Westfield London is in no need of character. Replacing the customary rectangular look with a daring geometric design, the façade stands up as a veritable piece of modern architectural art. Designer Zara Estudio and fabricators […]

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Magnificent Countertops At Your Fingertips – Commercial Interior Design News

By Guest Blogger Caesarstone All photos are from Caesarstone Canada Official Website Buying a home is a dream come true for most. We also want our home to look its best – stylish, grand and elegant. However most of us are worried about the fact that styling a home can be immensely costly. The truth […]

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Bubble Hotel With Panoramic Views for Nature Lovers – Commercial Interior Design News

Via weather.comAll photos courtesy of weather.com For the stargazer or nature lover who also happens to be a lover of comfort, the Attrap’Rêves Hotel in France (www.attrap-reves.com) is a perfect match. With several locations across the country, the hotel takes the concept of “room” to a whole new level and offers its guests a 360-degree view. Sky […]

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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 […]