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Whimsical Business Interiors Create New Brands – Business Interior Design News

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 […]

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Add Colors To Your Building – Business Interior Design News

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 […]

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Start a Coffee Shop in No Time! Commercial Interior Design News

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 […]

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Indoor Plants – Commercial Interior Design News

Commercial spaces are often designed with practicality in mind for business efficiency. This often leads to an interior spaces that are void of warmth and life.  A perfect fix for cold industrial spaces is to add life energy with the use of  live plants.  It has also been proven that interior plants clean and filter […]

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Paint Colors For Your House Exterior – Designer’s Recommendations

by Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting If you have not painted your home for over 6 years, it would be a good idea to freshen up the look.  Painting the exterior of your house is not only pleasing esthetically, it protects surfaces from deterioration and helps avoid more costly repairs later.  Since I was […]

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Do You Have a Business Plan for Your New Business – Commercial Interior Design News

Exclusive interview with Tyler Jensen, by Ekaterina Kohlwes. Because having a business plan is a must in any business, I decided to interview a Business Plan specialist and my old friend Tyler Jensen.  Please enjoy some of the insides on writing a business plan from an expert in this field. Tyler Jensen Tyler Jensen is […]

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Easiest Halloween Decorating Ideas – Commercial Interior Design

Feeling overwhelmed this year and have no time to decorate? No problem, I picked these ideas specifically for such busy people as us: entrepreneurs and business owners. If you missed our last newsletter on Suggestive Selling in Retail Environment, look HERE. Photo Credit. Interior Decor One of the fastest, simplest and cheapest ways to decorate […]

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Wicked Elevator Design – Halloween Decor Ideas

If you are running out of ideas for this Halloween, take a look at this wicked elevator design in New York!  Unsuspecting visitors of the building have no idea when they look at these innocent white doors before entering. Every wall and the ceiling are covered with old salvaged pieces of metal, painted in bright […]

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The Latest Design Trends of 2011 – Commercial Interior Design News

  By Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting Today I would like to share some of my favorite trends which came from the 2011 design award by Interior Design Magazine. Now you can vote for your favorite design products on the market as well, simply go HERE. Text and Photos are from Interior Design Magazine. […]

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What is Hot in Kitchen Design? Interior Design News

Yesterday I visited an excellent showroom in Miramar area, San Diego, called Fixtures Living and I would love to share some of my findings in the latest kitchen design trends.  I snapped these photos with my Iphone, so please excuse the quality. The latest trend in kitchen design is combining two different tones of wood […]

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Creative Lighting by an Architect – Commercial Interior Design News

FontanaArte is an Italian lighting design company founded in 1932. The company was started by an architect and maybe that’s why the quality of the design is strong. FontanaArte company has always retained a strong link with some of the best Italian and international architects and lighting designers. The result of this collaboration was the […]

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Serguei Iourov – Renown Russian Artist Living in San Diego

Last week I had a great pleasure meeting Serguei Iourov – a renown Russian artist living and working here in San Diego.  Serguei Iourov graduated from one of the most prestigious art schools in the world (the Academy of Fine Arts in St.Petersburg) and was invited to live in the US because of his incredible […]

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Funky Squishy Chairs Acting as Sculptures – Commercial Interior Design News

  How would you like your outdoor chairs to act and to looks as something else while not in use? Take a look at the Bounce chair by Véronique Baer. These chairs are foam sculptures which transforms into soft and comfortable seating with one move. When a person stands up, it gets restored to it’s […]

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How to Get an Excellent Quality Interior Design – Commercial Interior Design News

  By Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting Are you mindful looking for a designer to get a good quality set of drawings for your new business space?  After all you probably want a space that is created perfectly for your business: an office, a restaurant or a salon.  It will be a space that […]

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How to Recognize Sick Building Syndrome – Commercial Interior Design News

  By Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting There are different symptoms of poor indoor air quality inside of our buildings, from temporary, minor irritations to serious, life-threatening illnesses. They’ve been grouped into three classifications: sick building syndrome, building-related illnesses, and multiple chemical sensitivities.  Just for the note: problems with asbestos, lead, and radon are […]

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5 Ways to Bring Happiness to Your Business Interior

  Half of our lives we spend inside of our business space walls.  It is hard to argue that the space should probably be a pleasant place to be in. No wonder elevating our mood has become a new trend on the market of commercial interior design.  Take a look at all the new trendy […]

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Creating Spaces to Correct Our Behavior

  Review By Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting Designing commercial interiors that improve our mood and health has always been my goal.  But how do you design something to correct violent behavior in children? Take a look at this fascinating project by Ricci Greene Associates.  It’s a Union County Juvenile Detention Centre in New […]

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One Step Retail Solutions is a Leader in Point Of Sale Solutions

  Tumi Store Photo Credit. This information would be interesting if you own a retail business and are looking for a more manageable, easy to use, and almost intuitive point of sale system.  One Step Retail Solutions is a world leader of POS systems and have been around for over 25 years.  The providers of […]

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Selecting Paint Colors For Your Interior

  Selecting colors for your interior can be a difficult task and that is why I see some of my clients being stuck with the same old colors (or white) of their interior spaces for years! They just feel safe.  But with modern technology it’s actually becoming much easier and even fun!  Today I will […]

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Are You Ready To Franchise Your Business?

The original text of the interview came from HERE. I found The Franchise Maker company when I was trying to learn more about Franchising. Dave Waldman and I became good friends and referral partners as I started learning more about what it really takes to franchise a business. Now I help Dave’s clients to brand […]

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Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture – Commercial Interior Design News

  Review By Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting Last night I had the pleasure of attending an event organized by Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture. If you have not heard the latest research happening in the area of how architecture affects our subconscious mind, you better tune-in because you will be missing out on […]

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Why You Should Trust Your Design Professional

I know in some situations the budget is the biggest “fun killer” on a design project.  But this is exactly  why I encourage business owners to work closely with your designer from the very beginning and to be open with your budget as much as you can.  We are here to help you to meet […]

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CROP Circles Creative Rugs – Commercial Interior

Picture yourself walking in to a huge hotel lobby in Dubai and your first impression is a 4,000 s.f.  crop circle carpet! CROP creates amazingly creative large and smaller scale carpets for commercial or residential application. The name CROP Carpets is associated with the enormous potential the concept has and the desire of the company […]

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Get a FREE Video of YOUR Business Space!

You are probably aware of YouTube Videos being watched by thousands of people on the Internet.  Have you ever thought about having YOUR own business on a video? What would you say if it was for FREE? If you are a restaurant, a spa or a hotel owner you know that it is very important […]

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Bring the Fun with Halloween Decor!

Have you ever considered decorating your home for Halloween? On this controversial Holiday it is a great opportunity to go crazy and bring some joy and fun to your neighborhood! It doesn’t matter if it’s your home or your business location, on this holiday any outrageous idea can be forgiven! Halloween doesn’t have to be […]

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An Amazing Art of Water

As a commercial interior designer I often get a number of interesting e-mail offers from various artists and vendors.  But this is something I would definitely like to share with all of you.  It’s a company that designs and installs water art pieces.  These images are really inspiring and make you believe that we are […]

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Many Inspiring Sides of Eureka Tower – Creative Parking Design

Check out this really creative paint job in the parking garage of the Eureka Tower in Melbourne, Australia.  This work was inspired by Swiss artist Felice Varini and created using a projection technique to apply the words on walls. Only when you are at the correct vantage point do the words snap into alignment and become […]

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Interactive Architecture

Review By Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting It is really exciting to see more architectural projects creating interactive spaces. These projects react to surrounding sounds, touch and temperature changes around them.  I truthfully think that interaction will become one of the widely used aspects for future architecture.  Right now these types of projects reach […]

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How Safe Are Our Buildings In Earthquakes?

By Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting When another earthquake hit San Diego last month, it was an unforgettable experience. It was not just because some members of my family were helplessly screaming in horror and dropping to the floor. What was more shocking to me was my calm reaction and my absence of fear. […]

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San Diego in Need of Improvement

By Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting How many of you would love to see some changes done to the building you live in or to the inside of your favorite coffee shop or a hair salon? There are a few businesses in town that grab my attention because of their bad design. Today I […]