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Yogurt Shop Design with Creamy Texture by Mindful Design Consulting

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 […]

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Commercial Interior Design Trends for 2012: Finishes, Colors and Materials – Commercial Interior Design News

2012 is a Chinese year of a Black Dragon which brings new energy and action into our interiors.  I would like to introduce a few design finishes, colors and products which I believe will become trendy this year to use to achieve positive emotions in any interior. Get this Chinese Dragon Stencil HERE. 1. Colors […]

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Sand Blasted or Stained Glass Art For Any Interior – Commercial Interior Design News

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 […]

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Interior Design Based on Neuroscience is 2012 New Trend – Commercial Interior Design News

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 […]

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Solar Bench Design – Commercial Interior Design News

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 […]

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Dining Table Transforms into a Pool Table – Commercial Interior Design News

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 […]

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Modern Wallpaper or Paint for Your Walls? – Commercial Interior Design News

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 […]

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Before And After – 2011 Projects by Mindful Design Consulting – Commercial Interior Design News

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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 […]

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Corky Presents for Someone Renovating – Interior Design News

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 […]

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Electric Orange Red is the Color of 2012 – Commercial Interior Design News

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 […]

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Point-of-Sale Solutions on an iPAD – Retail Design News

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 […]

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Fractal Mathematical Imagery Art – Business Interior Design News

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 […]

Christmas Tree Decor Ideas – Business Interior Design News

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 […]

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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 […]