Photo: segd.org Some of the most exciting interior design projects are the ones that involve creating spaces for children. Loud graphics, bursts of color, oversize patterns are all fair game when decorating for kids. Even more, when it comes to wall treatments, the interior designer with artistic gifts is given the perfect canvas to put […]

Lucifero’s ZERO51 Pendant Light from archiproducts.com In contemporary interior designs, concrete is no longer relegated to floors, walls and ceilings, but has already made the transition to countertops and furniture. It also crossed with confidence into the realm of accent pieces, with the surprising effect of warming up the space, despite its coarse appearance. It’s […]

Photo: Aimee Marie Art on Etsy Fall is upon us, and with it all the opportunities for decorating your business in autumnal colors. For those who love all things decor, this is the beginning of the major decorating season that only ends with Christmas. And while Thanksgiving and all the preceding fall months are heavy […]

New business, Counsin’s Candy Shop design and branding by Mindful Design Consulting When opening a new business, you have to prove not only what you can do, but, most importantly, what you can do better than your competitors. Getting ahead of the competition is a monumental and never-ending task that requires you to employ every […]

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How does Health Department review a restaurant design?  If you are opening a restaurant, a café, a yogurt or ice-cream shop or any other food-related facility, there are a few things you need to know about Health Department requirements. In order to put your building plans into motion, you need, among other things, the approval […]

Above: Beary Bliss frozen yogurt shop design in Big Bear Lake, California, by Mindful Design Consulting Another one of the most common questions we hear from potential clients is: does my small food-related business need a grease trap?  In San Diego, as in many other cities, there are strict regulations regarding how much grease can […]

Photo: Hiroshi Endo via officesnapshots.com How many restrooms does my business need?  It is a question that all business owners have to face when planning the layout of their stores or restaurants. Unfortunately, the answer is not as simple as we’d like. In California, the number of required restrooms is dictated by the California Plumbing Code, […]

Coffee Icon interior branding by Mindful Design Consulting

Photo above: Coffee Icon interior branding by Mindful Design Consulting team We are often asked for more details regarding our work and how we can help business owners. Even though our Services page offers you a great summary of what we are all about, here are a few more answers to some of the most […]

Photo of  the open ceiling design via retaildesignblog.net The open ceiling space concept in interior design responds to people’s natural need for space and freedom. When this concept is also extended on a vertical plane, the effect is greatly amplified. In fact, high ceilings are on the wish list of many house hunters and store […]

Designer: Mindful Design Consulting, LLC Architect: Karnak Development, Inc.  From a design point of view, car washes are rarely inspiring places. Yet this is the exact reason why excellent design can make them stand out. It is the case of the new My Express Car Wash concept in the Los Angeles area (800 W. Alondra […]

Light is an essential design element and a fantastic opportunity to make a statement. While traditional elegance is always a winner, today’s trends in light fixtures take braver and more ingenious twists. In our October newsletter you will see a few lamps and pendants that use unexpected, sometimes rough materials – from concrete and steel […]

Photo above: The Parties that Pop on Etsy With Halloween just a few weeks away, this is a good time to start planning your decor. Whether you intend to give your home a few spooky touches or you are planning an office party and need a few fast decor ideas, here are some options.  If you […]

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 […]

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 […]

Photo above: Mantzalin via contemporist.com Far from being only a background for other elements of decor, sometimes walls become the story. Reinventing the concept by using unexpected materials, shapes or details, designers can turn walls into more than just functional architectural components.  Here are, for instance, the walls designed by Presledek, a Ljubljana-based Slovenian architecture and […]

Creating window displays is not a new art. However, it has nowadays reached new levels of creativity. Good designers turn store windows into their artistic canvas and create spectacular displays regardless of budget limitations. When the budget allows it, windows can become veritable fairy tales that lure customers in. When not, ingenuity more than makes […]

Photo : Pantone.com Back in 2013, green was being crowned as the color of the year by Pantone. It was a dark green, however, of a nuance that inspired opulence rather than a return to the simple joys of nature. In 2017, green makes a comeback, as Pantone chooses it again as the color of […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]