Sweet Life Candy Shop and Arcade Interior Design and Branding

In the world of business and commercial spaces, success isn’t just about the products on the shelves or the services offered—it’s about the experience. One of  the crucial elements at the heart of this experience is customer flow, which is the path that guides visitors through your store ensuring that each of them encounters effortlessly […]

Vape Shop Design by Mindful Design Consulting

In a world filled with large retailers that tend to lose the personal connection with their customers, small stores hold a special appeal. The intimate ambiance, the handpicked and carefully curated products, the personal touches, the ready and helpful staff are a just a few reasons why many people find these places pleasant and relaxing. […]

A second Camino Farms location, this time situated on the University of California San Diego campus, underwent the Mindful Design Consulting approach to branding through design. We preserved the essential elements from the first Camino Farms market design we completed in Mission Valley, including style, materials, and chromatic palette. However, we tailored the interior to […]

Camino Farms Market is a gourmet grocery retailer with organic food offerings and an attached restaurant for hungry shoppers. We designed two locations for this chain, the first of which opened this fall in Mission Valley, San Diego. Mixing a contemporary design with green accents and wooden structures for an appropriate mise-en-scène for its quality […]

Dog store interior with spectacular circular shelving

Aspen’s Dog House in La Jolla, California, is the world’s first dog-exclusive pet store, catering to high-end dog lovers. Named after Aspen, a now-thriving three-legged rescue dog who has achieved celebrity status in La Jolla, the store promises an “extravagant experience” for those who want to pamper their pets with the very best. To fulfill […]

Visual merchandising exemplified in a clothing store display

In today’s “seeing is believing” world, visual merchandising follows the same concept. Dedicated to arranging products for sale in a way that makes them irresistibly appealing to customers, it uses the power of visual appeal to convince customers they need your products.  The principles of visual merchandising are akin to those of art. Using visual […]

High-end cannabis dispensary

When walking into your favorite store, have you ever considered why certain products catch your eye, or why you are drawn to a particular section? The answer often lies in the store’s layout and design. Shop owners and retailers understand that a well-thought-out layout can have a profound effect on sales. The layout of a […]

Sophisticated end caps and display shelves in a cosmetics store

In the world of retail, it’s all about what catches the eye. Your end caps and window displays can play a crucial role in attracting and retaining customers, ultimately having a great impact on sales. If you want to get more out of these elements, consider these professional tips and tricks to maximize the potential […]

Using Temperature Control to Make Your Store Comfortable

When customers walk into your retail store, they’re not just looking for products; they’re looking for an experience. Everything from the layout to lighting to general vibes shapes their perception of your brand. One often overlooked factor is the temperature within your retail space. Is your store too cold for customer comfort? Could the temperature […]

Customized design details for small dessert shop

Wondering how you can make the modest square footage of your small shop or restaurant work for you? Far from limiting what you can do, a small space can actually make you think creatively and end up working to your advantage. Yes, a small space can be a challenge, but it’s not a reason to […]

Elegant porcelain flooring for charming modern restaurant

When building or updating your business, choosing your flooring is one of the less glamorous, but most important parts of your design. It’s true that the look of your floors will have a great impact on the overall look of your restaurant or store. But this is not all: The quality of your floors will […]

New shopping center design with landscape

Shopping Center Design: Mindful Design Consulting All photos: Mindful Design Consulting A centrally located retail, office and medical space in San Marcos, California, Park Place was in need of an update to get ready for new occupancy. Located on 904-920 West San Marcos Blvd., this three-building complex was ready to enter a new stage as […]

Modern Restrooms Design Trends

If you’re opening a restaurant, one of the most challenging rooms for a restaurant owner to design is the restroom. A bathroom must be both visually appealing and functional. If it lacks in either area, restaurant patrons can be deterred from returning. One of the best ways to source inspiration for your restaurant’s bathroom’s design […]

Pink and gold boutique store design

Uptown Muse Boutique Store Design: Mindful Design Consulting All photos: Mindful Design Consulting We have recently created the interior of a new clothing store in Amarillo, Texas, completed with all the details that make for a pleasant shopping experience. Cindy Andazola, the owner of the new Uptown Muse, wanted a chic boutique shop for women, […]

Fun Ice-Cream and frozen yogurt store

During our 13 years in the interior design trenches, we worked with a lot of franchise businesses and helped new owners bring together unique interiors and the requirements of a well-established brand. We watched our clients build their successful ice-cream shops and learned what works and what doesn’t during this complex process. This is why […]

High-end cannabis dispensary

Designer: Mindful Design Consulting High-end design goes a long way in making cannabis dispensary clients comfortable in patronizing this types of businesses. This was the idea behind the design of the HPC dispensary in Port Hueneme, California. To present HPC’s top-grade products in the best light, we created a high-end interior able to support a […]

Commercial Interior for Small Stores

After helping over 300 businesses to brand and design their interiors during a 15-year very productive stretch, we published an interior design book that tells some of these stories. We filled the pages of our Small Store Design Extravaganza with images of the completed projects, including branding materials, and with snapshots of how we got […]

Restaurant Interior Branding Design

In today’s business environment, with its abundance of offers and alternatives, commercial success does not depend only on great products, excellent customers service and hard work following a vision. The brand – or the way a business presents itself to the world – often makes the difference in the consumers’ decision to buy (or not) […]

With “non-essential” businesses having to close their doors in order to stop the spread of Coronavirus, restaurant and store owners open their lives to uncertainty and fear. This is not an easy time for anybody, and small business owners are particularly vulnerable. If you are one of them, the quarantine is a time for rethinking […]

Maybe no other element of interior design has the potential to change the mood of your commercial space the way that lighting can. Do it right, and your modest interior can be visually transformed with a turn of a switch. Do it wrong, and your expensive decor falls – literally – in the shadows. As […]

Have you ever had the feeling that your business, while fairly successful, it’s still not where it should be? You work hard, you invest in a wonderful interior design and an excellent branding strategy, you do everything right – yet your customers don’t seem to share your enthusiasm. You cannot put your finger on it. […]

Lighting in Retail Space

Let’s talk about lighting a retail store.  There are so many things to consider when designing a retail space. Every little decision can have an effect on your sales during the design process. Paint color, flooring options, placement of items, and checkout spaces all need to be thoughtfully designed. With so many decisions to make, […]

Lingerie Store Interior Design

A new lingerie store in San Diego is getting ready to open its doors in November, and we helped create the interior design its owner dreamed of.  Located on 12925 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130, Rumeur Lingerie is part of the 40 commercial spaces that make The Collection at Del Mar Highlands Town […]

Once you decided to hire a designer for your store or restaurant project, it is time to have a serious talk about your vision. However, you may be a little confused when it comes to what such communication entails. You may wonder what is expected of you and how you can help the process. In […]

Easy-to-navigate pet store interior design

Pet Store Interior Redesign by Mindful Design Consulting We have always believed that the interior design is an important part of a restaurant or store’s brand image. With this in mind, we recently recreated the interior of a pet store bought by a new owner who was ready to give it a second life. Completed […]

Designer: Mindful Design Consulting If you think eyeglasses stores are fated to be boring and uninspiring, think again. An optometry store in San Francisco is determined to prove that, if you’re coming in to get your glasses, you should also have something worth seeing. Eyewear Envy started with the typical design of this type of […]

To the budget-minded owner of a new store or restaurant, it may seem that putting money and effort into branding is not a high priority. At most, branding is the cherry on the top – it makes for a good impression, but is of secondary importance. After all, a quality product is all you need. […]

LiteZilla lights installation

LiteZilla, LLC has recently installed their largest-ever interactive light board at Macy’s flagship store in Manhattan.  The 16-foot long x 7-foot tall LiteZilla was installed in connection with Macy’s purchase of startup Story, the LiteZilla was unveiled as part of Story’s first curated theme called Color. Inspired by the popular children’s toy Lite-Brite, LiteZilla is […]

If you have ever wondered why you should hire a professional when designing the interior space for your business, the response is, among others, suggestive selling. Suggestive selling is a concept that all successful companies use, and that has to do with the image they try to project in order to maximize their sales. Employing […]

Sounds effect sales

When designing a commercial space, sound may not be one of your priorities. However, this apparently secondary detail has an important role in the way your customers and employees behave. Here is a piece of information to reflect upon: Studies show that loud music, while irritating to some noise-sensitive customers, make many others succumb to […]