For us who are feeling overwhelmed and don’t have the time to decorate this year, following simple Halloween decors are the best way to go! If you missed it, read our newsletter on Latest Tends in Commercial Interior Design of 2013. You will see some of the ‘hottest’ colors for this season.   One of […]

Typical street of Hong Kong with public transportation. Hong Kong and China were always an unreachable land of mystery for me, until we had a chance to visit it for a project.  The last few days I was reviewing my photos from the trip and realized I never shared my experience on my blog. So […]

Hospitality Design Expo which is held every year in Las Vegas, NV, is one of the largest hospitality industry related trade events in the United States. The show helps interior designers (as well as other professionals) to get acquainted with the latest industry trends related to restaurant and hotel designs. This year I took a […]

Summer time is so close!  How can we brighten up our interiors?  I think bringing some colorful accessories into your house or business will do the job.  Today I would like to introduce this very unique, quality Mexican folk art shop located in Minneapolis, MN and also online! I personally have always been fascinated by […]

Everybody knows that we brand new businesses or rebrand existing older companies by designing their interiors, but not everyone realizes that we also design logos for our customers.  Branding a business is a sophisticated process which we take seriously. At the beginning of our design process you will receive a questionnaire from us which will […]

Waves photos

Creative Art for Ocean and Surf Lovers – Waves and Water Photography.  If you love the ocean or if you are into surfing you have to check out these incredibly artistic photos by Shayne Stadnick.  Shayne Stadnick is a surfer and fine art wave photographer based on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, Canada. Well […]

One of Mindful Design Consulting most exciting projects in Sausalito CA has finally been complete.  Daniel Merriam’s Gallery has been opened officially since September 2012, even though the occupants moved in much earlier and continued decorating this dreamy gallery all in Merriam style. This 3-story mixed-use building for a world renowned artist Daniel Merriam was […]

The highly anticipated royal wedding of prince Williams has inspired this chic wallpaper collection “Crowns and Coronets.”  It’s another creative work by a UK-based company Graham & Brown. ” The wallpaper is also designed to be interactive so you can be creative Jazzing it up with ‘Royal’ Jewels – glittering self adhesive pieces. As a […]

An annual Office Exhibition took place in the Middle East at the Dubai World Trade Center in May 2012.  Over 130 companies were exhibiting the latest office interior design solutions and new styles for 11th year now. The exhibition was officially opened by H.E. Humaid Mohamed Obaid Al Qutami, the United Arab Emirates Minister of […]

Traditional Egyptian lighting design

These gorgeous and elegant light fixtures were inspired by traditional Egyptian designs. Zenza has brought this traditional lamp collection to designers and decorators all around the world. Zenza light fixtures bring amazing craftsmanship and exotic charm of Arabic decor into modern interior design. These handmade Egyptian wonders seem to have souls.  They will make any […]

Nature inspired furniture

Guest blogger Sam Marquit The elements of rustic design appeal to many people at first sight as well as on a deep, subconscious level. I find that earthy spaces with natural decor materials draw folks in, whether it’s into a lodge in the mountains or into bustling new york city apartments or hotels. The visual qualities […]

Vertical gardens or Green Walls have become a very popular way to bring nature into any interior. It looks fantastic but the energy and the cost of upkeep the plants may leave skeptics out of this design feature. The Live Screen tries to address this issue with this green wall. This Live Screen vertical garden […]

Mercury glass items have a very distinctive character and can complement your interior not only during Christmas. The roughness and some reflective qualities of mercury glass add somewhat Mid-evil character to the items and when used strategically create a certain charm. Did you know that “Mercury Glass” was invented in the nineteenth century as a […]

Selecting planters to complement your newly finished interior (or exterior) design is fun but can become time consuming.  Today I would like to share a few creative designs of contemporary planters I have found while searching for something different for one of my projects. Kornegay Design offers the most creative cast concrete planters available on […]

If you see any beautiful backlit walls, desks or any other surfaces in a contemporary slick interior, you are probably looking at chroma – one of the coolest materials on the market from 3FORM. I would like to share a few images from 3FORM’s projects to show you the capabilities of this simple material.  I […]

Yogurt Shop Design

By Ekaterina Kohlwes from Mindful Design Consulting Yolick Yogurt Shop is an existing store located in Shanghai which lacked identity in its interior. Today I would like to share what was the inspiration behind this fun yogurt shop design and to maybe show you some of the process we go through during design. We were […]

Stained Glass Art

Sand Blasted or Stained Glass Art always fascinates me as an interior designer.  Colored glass can create mystical spaces by redirecting sunlight and reflecting its colors onto walls, ceiling and floor of your space.  Today I’d love to introduce Ernie Orfila, a local San Diego glass artist.  Below he talks about his art and some […]

If you have never heard about Suggestive Selling, you probably don’t know how big brands companies have been using the latest Neuroscience research to improve their marketing and selling techniques. This seductively lighted Abercrombie & Fitch’s  store is attempting to lure in older shoppers. I am predicting that the use of Neuroscience research is going to […]

This multifunctional streetlight plus a bench combination harnesses solar energy to power its LED lamp. Solar panels built into the roof of the bench case make it possible to place this bench unit in any location independent of a local power supply. The bench unit was designed by Voda Design. Integrated into the bench outlets […]

Fusion is not just a nice concept: we have fusion of generations, fusion of cultures, fusion of cuisines, fusion music. Now we finally have the Fusion table!  How would you like to have a beautiful dining table for lunch or dinner and an entertaining pool table when your friends come over or when you are […]

In resent years we may encounter a simple dilemma during remodel: to go with painting our space or to apply wallpaper. You have to consider a few things about paint and  wallpaper to make your final decision: 1. Location.  Paint is more practical in high humidity rooms, such as your kitchen, bathrooms or any other […]

restaurant design san diego

Original text came from HERE. 3-Story Mixed Use Building Remodel in Sausalito Daniel Merriam’s New Gallery One of the most incredible projects we had a chance to work on this year is the remodel of this 3-story mixed use building for the new owner, a world renowned artist Daniel Merriam. It was an exciting opportunity […]

What would you get for a friend who is in a process of renovating their new house or a business space?  Take a look at these fun and a bit corky presents I found.  Maybe one of these will fit your friend’s personality and bring a few laughs at the next party. If someone loves […]

A color of 2012 year has finally been revealed by the Pantone Color Institute! Tangerine Tango – an electric orange red color is warm, uplifting, and energizing! It’s also been noted to look great with almost every skin tone. Today I would like to point out a few simple example of how this new color […]

Article by a guest blogger: One Step Retail Solutions In the past few years we have seen hardware transform – touch screen phones, lighter than a book personal laptops, virtual changing rooms and cars that look like they belong in a Tom Cruise movie.  It is certain that the future is here and it is […]

Michael Sussna – Math Art Mage Today I would like to introduce one of the most fascinating contemporary types of art – Fractal Imagery. Fractal imagery is a relatively young yet already rich field.  Though different from traditional artmaking, this digital approach still accommodates a well-developed esthetic sense.  Mastery of this new toolset permits results […]

To have a decorated tree in your house will bring lots of joy for your eyes and heart.  Today I would love to share some tree decor ideas.  Which one will you choose? Make this year’s tree as individual as you are! Forget old style decorations!  Try something new!  It can be going in one […]

Your image is your brand which also provides a glimpse of the quality of services you are offering. Tired of the same boring interiors all around you? Today let’s take a small virtual tour around the world and see how some really whimsical business interiors created fantastic brands for their businesses! If you missed our […]

Living in San Diego you get to see mainly the same colors and styles in architecture.  Most of these colors remind me of our local Hotel La Quinta. This is why I would like to show you how a color can be used to brighten up any building’s exterior and to bring energy to any […]

by Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting Have you ever tried to start your own coffee shop?  I have!  How do you start?  It’s countless hours of research at the local library and online for any information available.  Now, after working with a few clients on their cafes, I’ve decided to share all my personal […]