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Six Best Plants for Office Interior

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. […]

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Food Containers and Cleaning Products for Eco-friendly Businesses

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, […]

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Furniture and Accents for Today’s Eco-friendly Interior Design

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, […]

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Eco-friendly Materials for Your Restaurant or Store Interior Design

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 […]

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How to Feng Shui Your Office

If there is one room where it’s essential to use some feng shui wisdom, it’s your office. Since this is where you spend most of your waking hours, your office is a space that has a great effect on your well-being, balance and inner peace. It’s also the place where most of your life is […]

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How to Use Feng Shui Cures in Your Home or Office

So you defined the bagua of your house or office by using a traditional or Western map. What’s next? Once you know what area of your house channels a certain type of energy, you can improve on the latter by changing your environment. Or, in feng shui jargon, by using feng shui cures. It is […]

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Bagua Map Basics the Easy Way

So you want to use the feng shui principles in your space, and make your interior the home of a healthy, good energy flow. How do you do it? As you might expect from a philosophy that has been fine tuned for thousands of years, there is a science to it. In short, you have […]

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Basic Feng Shui Principles – Understanding Feng Shui Philosophy

The feng shui philosophy and art has its deep roots in the ancient Chinese attempt to observe nature and achieve well-being by living in harmony with it. Beyond the minutiae of designing a kitchen, bathroom or an entryway according to detailed feng shui rules, there are some ancient basic feng shui principles from which all […]

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Easing into Feng Shui Interior Design – 7 Tips to Spark Your Interest

If you have ever made some research when attempting to design or decorate your home or business, you have most likely come across the concept of feng shui. The subject may have sparked your interest, or you may have dismissed it as unimportant – a passing trend, a whim, an imported philosophy. In the Western […]

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5 Ways to Bring Happiness into Your Interior Design

PwC office, Basel, Switzerland. Designer: Evolution Design Photo: Peter Wuermli via officesnapshot.com If marketing is an ever-evolving science, there is no better time to see it evolve than now. More than ever, companies are introducing the concept of happiness into their marketing strategies. It is not only about function anymore. Products are not only meant […]

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How to Use Sound to Boost Your Business

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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 […]

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Five-Point Checklist for Choosing the Right Office Chair

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 […]

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Commercial Interior Wall Finishes Trends in 2019

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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 […]

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Can Your Business Be Environmentally Friendly?

Photo above: Vetrazzo Cobalt Sky recycled glass mix countertop via vetrazzo.com If you want to create a “green” interior for your business or use sustainable products that attract more customers, you have an abundance of options. From furniture and carpets to stunning 3-D printed objects, today’s eco-friendly interior design products won’t leave you disappointed… Click HERE to see our SEPTEMBER newsletter. If you are […]

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Wool, Hemp and Recyclable Materials – Carpet Options for Green Interior Designs

Photo above: Natures Craft from Philadelphia Commercial Living a green life can mean different things to different people. When it comes to your carpet, “going green” may mean choosing natural materials that do not release toxins into the air, opting for carpets made of recycled or recyclable materials, or going for products that are the results […]

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Eco-Friendly Materials for Green Interior Design

Photo above: Bretagne Blue Vetrazzo slab as Eco-Friendly Materials via vetrazzo.com Aside from adopting certain lifestyle changes in order to help the environment, there is another field in which you can exercise your environmentally-minded attitude on an equally large scale: in the interior design of your home or business. Today, the options in eco-friendly materials […]

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Flooring Materials Considerations in Office Interior Design

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Guest blog post by www.luxuryflooringandfurnishings.co.uk Gone are the days of dusty, drab looking carpet tiles being the go-to flooring choice of every office! Recently, as much more focus has been placed on the health and well-being of office workers, there has been a shift in the interior design of office spaces and office flooring has […]

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Organizing with Colors – Display Shelves Get the Color Treatment in Store Interior Design

colorful shelves in store design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Emmanuelle Moureaux All photos: Daisuke Shima / Nacása & Partners via retaildesignblog.net Colorful interiors are often lighthearted spaces, defined by a sense of playfulness and surprise. But colors can be an excellent way to bring order to a space by dividing it chromatically. The CORAZYs store in Tokyo, Japan, is a beautiful […]

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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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Waste-Reducing Smoothie Bar Interior Design Attracts With Bright Colors

New Smoothie Bar Design 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 […]

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

Energy Officient Design of Restaurants

Energy-Efficient Solutions for Restaurants. Photo above 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. […]

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Captivating Colors in Commercial Interior Design! – Commercial Interior Design News

All the colors in our environment, natural or man-made, are perceived by our eyes and processed by our brain in a few milliseconds.  Based on that information we judge what we see or get emotionally stimulated.  Look at the images below and ask yourself what thoughts and reactions do you get looking at these spaces?  […]

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Eco-Friendly Cleaning in Restaurants or at Home – Commercial Interior Design News

Via www.organicconsumers.org Commercial cleaners are quick and powerful, but they come with a hefty health and environmental price. The dangers they pose are sometimes little known and other times ignored for the sake of convenience, especially when used in commercial sites where efficiency is key and cleanliness a deal maker or breaker. However, studies show that, […]

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Eco-Friendly Food Containers are Great for a Restaurant Branding

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Eco-Friendly Food Containers. 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. […]

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Colorful Hospital Design Gives Hope – Commercial Interior Design News

Colorful Hospital Design Gives Hope – Commercial Interior Design News.  Teletón Infant Oncology Clinic is Full of Colors! Via worldarchitecturenews.com Architect: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos All photos courtesy Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos Teletón Infant Oncology Clinic in Queretaro, Mexico used Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos as their interior designer for its Queretaro rehab center. The city of Queretaro was […]

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Straw Bale Houses is a Green Alternative – Commercial Interior Design News

Straw Bale Houses Are a Viable Green Alternative to Conventional Buildings Via www.treehugger.com Architect: ModCell All Photos courtesy of ModCell The story may have had it all wrong when it found blame with the weakness of straw houses. Apparently, it was just a design flaw on the part of the three little pigs. A University […]

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Bright Colors in School Interior Design – Commercial Interior Design News

Bright Colors in School Interior Design Via www.worldarchitecturenews.com Architect: Projektarbeitsgemeinschaft Behnisch Architekten Architekturbüro Leinhäupl + Neuber Address: Am Sportpark, 84030 Ergolding, Germany The Secondary School Ergolding is an excellent example of the use of color in an architectural setting. Located 70km outside of Munich in Germany, the school recently won a WAN use of color […]

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Will 3D-Printed Chair Replace Upholstered One? – Commercial Interior Design News

3D-Printed Biomimicry Chair to Replace Traditional Upholstered Furniture Via www.treehugger.com Designer Lilian van Daal All Photos courtesy © Lilian van Daal The furniture of tomorrow may look very different than today’s conventional pieces of decor. With a more eco-friendly future in mind, designers feel the need for simplifying both the manufacturing process and the materials […]

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3D-Printed Ceramic Bricks – Commercial Interior Design News

3D-Printed Ceramic Bricks Need No Power to Cool Your Building Photos via treehugger.com Air conditioning has revolutionized the way people live in dry, hot climates and has transformed the demographics of formerly uninhabitable regions. Today, the 3D-printed Cool Brick concept is revolutionizing air conditioning. The aptly named Cool Brick was designed by Emerging Objects, an […]