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 […]

halloween simple table decor

Halloween decor is not only for the front yard. If you want to truly get into the spirit this year, how about adopting a more comprehensive approach to creepy decor? From the front door to the dining room, you can turn your house into a temple of mysteries and fear, with a few simple details. […]

Colorful Wood Floors in Interior Design

Via trendhunter.com Designer: Alma-nac All photos: Jack Hobhouse via trendhunter.com A quirky design project seems to prove that parquet flooring and bright colors are not mutually exclusive. When renovating the Basing Street Rooms building in London, the architecture firm Alma-nac chose vibrant colors and an unexpected way to incorporate them into the design to give […]

Via dezeen.com Designer: Glithero All photos via dezeen.com Capturing the feel of a dark, humid and mysterious wine cellar was the goal of the London-based Glithero design team (British designer Tim Simpson and Dutch designer Sarah van Gameren ) when creating the hanging bead chain installation for champagne house Perrier-Jouët. The ethereal structure is entitled […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dessert trends

Trendy Desserts – 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 […]

Via grocerants.blogspot.com All photos (c)Steven Johnson via grocerants.blogspot.com and linkedin.com To keep up with the times and changes in customers’ tastes and expectations, businesses must periodically reinvent themselves. This is what Winn Dixie tries to do by opening its first new-concept store in Baymeadows (Jacksonville, Florida), with 50 more stores to follow with a similar remodel all across the […]

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 […]

Before and After Images of 2015 Interior Design and Branding Projects

Another year has ended and by our tradition we are sharing a small selection of exciting projects we had the pleasure to work on in 2015! As you may have noticed Mindful Design Consulting brand also had a complete makeover this year.  We’ve had the same look since 2008 and it became outdated and stagnant […]

halloween decor with books

When it comes to Halloween, it is easy to go overboard with decorating. Everything goes for Halloween – this is not a fancy holiday, but one that allows for both elegance and kitsch. But do not complicate it if your time is short. When decorating your house, you can create big effects with a few […]

Summer is the time of fun vacations and exploring new places. Today we will show you some amazing buildings and hotels which should be on everyone’s bucket list to visit just because of the amazing design and interiors. Did you know that you can stay in a room made out of ice, sleep in the […]

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 […]

Photo of the interior – courtesy of www.dwell.com Built for the World Fair that took place in Brussels in 1958, the Atomium in Brussels has become the city’s most iconic building and an extraordinary example of international brand image. A large metal reproduction of an iron crystal, the structure is 165 billion times larger than […]

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. […]

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?  […]

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, […]

echo-friendly packaging for tacos

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. […]

Via www.treehugger.comDesigner: Jean Louis IratzokiAll photos courtesy © Jean Louis Iratzoki & Alki In order to take the feeling of guilt out of sitting, French designer Jean Louis Iratzoki (http://www.iratzoki.com) introduces Kuskoa Bi, the world’s first bioplastic chair. This unique piece was designed for Alki, a Basque Country furniture manufacturer with a vision. According to its creator, the […]

Via treehugger.comDesigner: IKEAAll photos courtesy IKEA In today’s hi-tech world, charging phones is the 21st-century modern chore, the constant item on every to-do list, the task required to ensure that conversations are not cut off and that people are able to connect. It comes with tangled wires, misplaced chargers and random nuisances when the task is overlooked. Following […]

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 […]

Via treehugger.comDesigner: Steven M. JohnsonAll photos courtesy © Steven M.Johnson For those who like to mix tasteful decor with athletic enthusiasm, the resourceful inventor Steven M. Johnson created the Covert Gym, the world’s first armchair that allows its owner to row. It is also the first rowing machine comfortable enough for watching TV. The quirky invention was […]

Via worldarchitecturenews.com Architect: Bio-architecture Formosana All Photos courtesy worldarchitecturenews.com Miaoli Railway Station’s interior design welcomes the traveler through use of unique cultural design and technology. The interior design of a railway station can set the mood for a person’s entire trip. Miaoli Station in Taiwan displays designs inspired by Taiwanese cultural folk art. This beautiful […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Caroma Profile Smart Sustainable Toilet Systems: Taking Sustainability To The Max If you thought you’ve seen everything in the water-saving technology, think again.  Among the latest green advances in bathroom technology you can find this energy-efficient toilet where water can be reused twice. After several rounds of government-imposed water-saving toilet model attempts to save water, […]

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 […]

Solartube in Commercial Interior, 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 […]

commercial interior design trends 2015

Commercial Interior Design Trends.  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 […]