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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 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 are multiplying fast, […]

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Flooring Materials Considerations in Office Interior Design

rustic wood flooring office interior design

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

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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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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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 – Commercial Interior Design News

echo-friendly packaging for tacos

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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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 […]

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A Truly Unique Restaurant Design – Commercial Interior Design News

A Truly Unique and Cozy Restaurant Design  – Romeow Cat Bistrot Designed by Tommaso Guerra All Photos Via restaurantandbardesign.com © Tommasso Guerra Located in Rome, the Romeow Cat Bistrot offers customers a chance to step into a unique, customized bistro that’s unlike anything else out there. Restaurant interior designer Tommaso Guerra has carefully crafted this […]

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Beautiful Western Red Cedar Siding For Any Application – Commercial Interior Design News

Western Red Cedar Siding is a Sustainable Choice for Any Application All Photos are Via www.greendepot.com Did you ever wonder what is this beautiful wood being used so often on exterior of contemporary slick apartment buildings? You are probably looking at western red cedar siding. Western red cedar siding is a perfect finishing choice to […]

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Is Spray Foam Insulation a Greener Choice – Commercial Interior Design News

Spray foam insulation is a great solution for any space to stop air infiltration and its side effects such as loosing electricity or getting dust, pollen, or other irritating and unhealthy pollutants inside livable spaces.  Did you know that it also stops moisture penetration and adds structural rigidity to homes and buildings? Photo via: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spray_foam […]

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Bamboo Exterior Wall Siding and Other Applications – Commercial Interior Design News

Swiss Embassy, Beijiang, China architect: Erich Diserens & Zhang Xi, EXH Design dasso.XTR Fused Bamboo Decking Bamboo has been a favorite material of any LEED accredited professional or an environmentally conscious designer for quite a while. The most common application of a bamboo is flooring or decks.  But did you ever think to use bamboo […]

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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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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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Phone Shop, Cafe and Co-working in One – Commercial Interior Design News

BASE Camp Phone Shop, Cafe and Co-working space in one room! Designed by NEST ONE, via http://retaildesignblog.net Located in the heart of Berlin, BASE Camp is a combination of a mobile phone shop, a café, a co-working space, and a venue for workshops and events. To achieve this, the space utilizes mobile and flexible furniture […]

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Recycled Glass Countertops and Floors – Commercial Interior Design News

Recycled Glass Countertops and Floors — the Most Beautiful Echo-friendly Choice! Recycled glass collection from Glass Recycled Surfaces (http://glassrecycled.com/) are an elegant element of green design that easily blends with virtually any business’s aesthetic and design plan. Crafted from sustainable material, such as readily-available recycled glass and porcelain that would otherwise end up in a […]

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Oceanside Glass Tile Made From Your Recycled Bottles – Commercial Interior Design News

Oceanside Glass Tile Made From Your Recycled Bottles. Oceanside Glass Tiles are a beautiful way to add sustainable material into your commercial interior design. Oceanside Glass Tiles are handcrafted using recycled post-consumer glass bottles and silica sand, an abundant natural resource, making for a true green design. The results of this mix are amazing!  See for […]

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Happy Holidays From Mindful Design Consulting Team! Before and After Images of 2014 Projects

Before and After Commercial Interior Design

Click HERE to see Before and After Images of 2014 Projects! 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 […]

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Environmentally Conscious Carpet Choice – Commercial Interior Design News

Earth Weave Carpet is an Environmentally Conscious Choice for Any Commercial or Residential Interior. When you are looking for a new carpet for one of your interior design projects the choices seem endless. There are so many things to consider: durability, look, price, and whether the carpet is made of a sustainable material. If you […]

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Cyberport Smart-Space Office Interior in Hong Kong – Commercial Interior Design News

Design by Axis Design Cyberport’s Smart-Space 3 business center in Hong Kong went through a great transformation of the office design. This IT landmark on the South Side of the island has breathtaking views of the open water. Envisioned as a high tech, high touch experience, the design combines the latest in technology with organic […]