Multicolored ceramic tile backsplash in kitchen

To the untrained eye and the novice in surface materials, porcelain and ceramic tiles look quite similar. To add to the confusion, both belong to what is called the “ceramics tile” class, which simply means they are made of natural baking clay. There are, however, a few major differences between the two that you should […]

Using plants for green walls and dividers in restaurant design

If you are looking for one simple change that could give your restaurant or cafe a fresher look, but you don’t have the budget for major upgrades, consider plants. Whether in residential or commercial interiors, plants bring in something that no other type of decor does: They respond to the instinctive human search for shelter, […]

If you own a dessert store, offering a generous product selection is essential to attract today’s sophisticated customers. Even more, reinventing yourself and introducing new desserts based on new trends keeps it all fresh and ensures constant interest in your business. In order to do this, some new dessert shop equipment is in order, so […]

Bubble waffles in fun paper cones

We have seen lately a sad trend among frozen yogurt shops. Many of them are closing, and not just because of Covid and its many implications. Like every fashionable movement, the frozen yogurt trend (one of our favorite fun desserts) is unfortunately dying out.  The good news is that something else will take its place, […]

Dessert window display with appetizing cupcakes

Making delicious desserts is the first step to running a successful dessert shop. The second major step is letting people know that you make them and encouraging them to try your products. Assuming you’re mainly interested in baking and having other people eat your treats, trying to promote your dessert shop may seem like a […]

Colorful pipe system

Behind every beautiful picture of a completed design project, there is a lot that cannot be seen. It’s not just the work that went into it, but also the background on which all these elements of designs are built. We are talking about what goes on behind the walls, floors and ceiling of each building, […]

Colorful mid-century ice-cream parlor by Mindful Design Consulting

Those who have ever glanced through the colorful Mindful Design Consulting portfolio can only imagine that, behind all the beautiful pictures and designs, there must be a creative force equally full of color.  The assumption is correct. Katerina Kohlwes, the founder and designer of the successful San Diego design firm, is as cosmopolitan a figure […]

Close-up of light wood floors

You might think that restaurants do not need hardwood flooring. After all, they are sometimes short-lived businesses, and the floors could get dirty or scratched up quite easily. However, if you have ever visited an upscale restaurant in your area, chances are you noticed its beautiful hardwood floors. This is because wood is an excellent […]

Artist's model visualizing finished cosmetics store

Every commercial interior design project, from retail stores and restaurants to dessert and froyo shops, involves many steps and the ability to work across multiple disciplines. Among these steps, 3D visualization of the future interior space is what helps our clients understand our vision and see the final result before it comes to life. So, […]

Wall graphics with characters and bold colors

One of the services we offer our clients is a Graphic Design Package consistent with each business brand we create. This package is a well-crafted collection of branding and marketing items that translates our clients’ business vision into visual elements. Whether it is logos, business cards, graphics to be included in the interior designs, custom […]

Lighted Christmas present boxes as holiday business decor

With the holidays fast approaching, it’s not too soon to start thinking about how to prepare your business for the joyful winter celebrations. Using this time of the year to create a warm, festive ambiance is a smart way to give your place an inexpensive upgrade with just a few accents, ornaments and decorative tricks. […]

Fun Pumpkin and Ghost Halloween Dessert Ideas

While we are self-confessed dessert lovers with great appetites for everything sugar, we are even more passionate about seasonal treats that mix good taste with good looks. And since Halloween is just a few weeks away, we put together for you a few simple Halloween dessert ideas that are fun to look at and, we […]

Modern Restrooms Design Trends

If you’re opening a restaurant, one of the most challenging rooms for a restaurant owner to design is the restroom. A bathroom must be both visually appealing and functional. If it lacks in either area, restaurant patrons can be deterred from returning. One of the best ways to source inspiration for your restaurant’s bathroom’s design […]

Stylish bird-cage decals against white wall

With the change in seasons and the coming of fall, there is a lot to look forward to in the next months. One of our favorite holiday is Halloween – something that we have never been apologetic about! So here is our yearly reminder that the time for fun Halloween decor is fast approaching, and […]

Takeaway packaging is more important than many companies give it credit for. Your packaging isn’t just a way to get your products to your customers. The packaging that you use keeps your products safe, warm in the case of hot food, well presented, and hygienic. It also stops leaks, protecting other products and customers. It […]

PopBar Gelato Franchise

Analyzing the success of famous franchises is an excellent exercise for those who want to become franchise owners themselves and who would like to use the same recipe. So what makes a franchise successful? Brand continuity, brand recognition, appealing interior design, product variety and exceptional product taste seems to be the magic mix that ensures […]

Fun Ice-Cream and frozen yogurt store

During our 13 years in the interior design trenches, we worked with a lot of franchise businesses and helped new owners bring together unique interiors and the requirements of a well-established brand. We watched our clients build their successful ice-cream shops and learned what works and what doesn’t during this complex process. This is why […]

Green Plans in Restaurant Interior

The easiest way to completely change the look and mood of a room and guarantee instant visual impact is finishing off the space with plants. The same goes for restaurant and cafe designs, where the green element can become more than just a final accent. Every designer or business owner should consider greenery, flowers and […]

Today more than ever, keeping up with the times in the restaurant and retail business is a job in itself. Tastes change from one year to another, generational divides make it harder to appeal to a vague audience, and neighboring businesses are always up to something new that keeps you on your toes. In this […]

Operating a food truck business have always been a common dream of cooking aficionados who yearn for the freedom of working for themselves. When they are part of an established businesses, food trucks also help in reaching more people, marketing services and increasing brand recognition. Photo above via made-in-china.com In 2020, however, adding a food […]

Among a myriad other decision you have to make when opening your ice-cream parlor, choosing between an open and a closed ice-cream case is going to make a difference in the look of your interior and even in the way you conduct your business. If you are undecided and need some help in evaluating the […]

Maybe it’s the fast approaching Valentine’s Day that makes our sweet tooth act up again, or maybe it’s just our old hobby of looking for new desserts to try. Either way, we collected here a few of the latest dessert trends both for our own satisfaction and to remind you that a new take on […]

It’s been said many times that painting your walls is one of the easiest and surest ways to completely change the look of your residential or commercial space. While color is the most important decision you’ll make when choosing from the many types of paint available, this is only one question you’ll face when contemplating […]

Water guide in business

Water Quality Guide for Your Business.  Water is one of the essential commodities that exist in every society. It’s also a critical factor in the survival of living organisms. Since water is a crucial commodity, it falls under fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG). This means that it sells fast and at a low price. In recent […]

What is a Chimney Cake? With its satisfying texture and unique taste all packed in an unusual circular shape, the once regional Kurtoskalacs seems to have international ambitions. Those who have tasted it would probably readily acknowledge that this bakery product is well-derserving of global acclaim. Passionate dessert lovers that we are, we had to […]

The season is upon us, so it’s time to talk Halloween decor. Defined as the holiday that brings together the best two things in the world – fun decor and candy – Halloween is a great opportunity to warm up for the upcoming decorating season. To get you started, we rounded up a few Halloween […]

While great sales are in large part the result of a good quality product, this is never the whole story. When it comes to retail stores, even your best products may just go unnoticed if not backed by excellent presentation. Fortunately, if your brick-and-mortar store is not yet the success you dreamed of, there are […]

Cleaning a Restaurant

If you want to survive in the restaurant business, cleanliness is a must. It is not only that subpar restaurant hygiene will turn your clients away in an instant, but dirty premises will sooner or later attract the attention of the local public health department and threaten the very existence of your business. As a […]

Art changes with the climate

How Does Art Change with the Climate?  Art, we all know, is a reflection of the life, people, culture, events, and practices of the place and times they belong to. It’s almost unbelievable how art captures even the slightest of these details in a subtle yet discreet manner. However, have you ever wondered how the […]

Neptune Place. Lights by Tazz Lighting In the specialized field of lighting design and supply (including the design of lighting control systems), San Diego-based Tazz Lighting has an excellent reputation as a company that stays behind its products and for whom no project is too small. When we approached them for our Beauty Bakerie and […]