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Our New Dogs Grooming Store Interior Design Is Cozy and Playful

Pet store interior design

Designed by Mindful Design Consulting A fun project that we recently completed in San Diego is Ted’s Grooming Emporium, a pet store plus dogs grooming salon, all in one. Designed for dogs only, the store has a clean, playful interior, where cold tones mix with the warmth of wood. The name of the store comes […]

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Our New Vape Shop Design Uses Color to Make Information Easily Accessible

Designer: Mindful Design Consulting For the Vape Round shop in Canada, one of our new store designs, we envisioned a modern space, closer to one fit for a technology retailer. That meant clean lines, yet plenty of display cases and shelves, plus a well-organized vape shop design and well-thought layout that would allow the customers […]

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Our New Boba Tea and Frozen Yogurt Store Interior Design Plays with Colors and Shapes

Commercial Interior and Branding Designer: Mindful Design Consulting A new boba tea and frozen yogurt store interior design came to life, courtesy of Mindful Design Consulting, together with the necessary collection of marketing and brand essentials, from the store’s logo to the design of its loyalty cards. Playing with the idea of sweet and fresh […]

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Mixing Old and New in Frozen Yogurt Shop Interior Design

Designer: Mindful Design Consulting We completed another project in Liberty Station, this time a frozen yogurt shop interior design that we seasoned with a pinch of mid-century nostalgia. The store name, Besties Cool Treats, evokes images of lasting friendships and stories shared across the dessert table. We kept the design of the store in step […]

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How to Attract Customers to Your 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 available tool. […]

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How to Use Decorative Screens in Commercial Interior Design

All photos via interlam-design.com Have you ever seen decorative screens in a restaurant interior? As one of the most versatile elements of decor, decorative screens can answer many interior design problems in restaurants or any other commercial space. From serving as space dividers to simple decorative solutions for interiors that need some spark, they can […]

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Does My Small Food-related Business Need a Grease Trap?

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 […]

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How Many Restrooms Does My Business Need?

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, […]

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What Mindful Design Consulting Can Do for Your Business – And a Word about Our Prices

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 […]

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Happy Halloween! The Rough and the Beautiful – Light Fixtures Trends

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 […]

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What Makes Great Interior Design – Walls with Personality

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 […]

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Unique Lighting Solutions Take Interior Designs from Good to Great

Photo above: Stéphane Brugger  via contemporist.com  If good design is functional and visually appealing, great design is also ingenious and unexpected. Especially when it comes to ceilings – often overlooked and impersonal – choosing unique solutions has a powerful impact. In fact, when treated with the attention they deserve, ceilings can turn into the focal […]

Target Is Upgrading Its Store Design to Attract New Customers

Via yahoo.com Photo above: Target Trying to attract new, young customers, Target announced in March that it will redesign 600 of its stores by 2019. The chain will dip its toes into the water with a prototype store that will open in October in metro Houston, followed by a wave of 40 others to be […]

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How to Create the Perfect Window Display

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 […]

Retail Design – How Not to Break the Bank When Designing a Window Display

Photo above: the bwd.com Just because store windows are your face to the world doesn’t mean that designing one has to break the bank. In fact, there is a certain charm, much appreciated by onlookers, in the ingenuity that goes into creating something spectacular out of something cheap. Below, there are a few examples of […]

Retail Design – Ingenious Displays Put Shoes in a New Light

Photo above: Jonathan Leijonhufvud via retaildesignblog.net Shoes and good design is a combination difficult to resist. Putting the two together is a feast for the eyes, as in the case of the shoe displays below. From “floating” shoes to shoe forests, these displays show the artistic potential of these prosaic functional items and the visual impact […]

Retail Interior Design – How to Create the Perfect Window Display for a Clothing Store

Photo above: Wang Gen via retaildesignblog.net Window displays are the first contact customers have with a store’s products and the main opportunity to lure them in. When it comes to clothing stores, the possibilities of creating dramatic backgrounds for a few representative pieces are endless. From using this opportunity to give recycled materials a new life […]

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Cosmetics Storefront and Window Display Designs Go from Dramatic to Subtle

Via thebwd.com and retaildesignblog.net Photo above: StudioXAG via thebwd.com With today’s image overload shaping the way customers react to what they see, just a pretty window may not get the attention of passers-by and convince them to enter a store. More than beautiful and attractive, storefronts and window displays have to be ingenious and surprising. To […]

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Bold Curves and Colors in Food Court Interior Design

Via designboom.com Designer: Karim Rashid All photos: Lee Gyeon Bae The interior design of a food court in Seoul, South Korea has received the stamp of Karim Rashid, the New York-based designer with a penchant for color and bold designs. Under his magic wand, Amoje Food Capital, a cafeteria for the Lotte Department Store, has […]

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Beauty Bakerie Cosmetics Store to Open in San Diego

Beauty Bakerie Store Front

Designer: Mindful Design Consulting Store photos courtesy of Beauty Bakerie A San Diego store found a way to mix the fascinating worlds of cosmetics and desserts, and we are the ones behind its interior design. Opening in April this year in Westfield Mission Valley, the Beauty Bakerie cosmetics store has a mouth-watering interior reminiscent of scrumptious dessert […]

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Using Brass to Achieve Transparency in Commercial Interior Design

Via wallpaper.com Designer: Neri & Hu All images: wallpaper.com “Brass decor” usually calls to mind images of solid metal items. However, a Shanghai-based design office managed to use brass to create the feeling of transparency and give a five-story space the vibe of a delicate Oriental lantern. Designed by Neri & Hu, the project was completed […]

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2017 Interior Design Trends – Simplicity in Commercial Spaces

Designer: Bruzkus Batek All photos: ait-online.de The road to simplicity is usually long and convoluted. Fortunately, contemporary design seems to embrace simplicity, which is one of the main trends in 2017 commercial interior design – and often hard to achieve. Here is a great example of simple yet effective interior office design. Located in Berlin, the […]

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New Olala Crepes Kiosk is coming to San Diego Liberty Public Market

Olala Crepes Branding and Kiosk Design, Liberty Public Market

Interior Designer: Mindful Design Consulting, LLC Branding Designer: Mindful Design Consulting, LLC Photos by Olala Crepes, graphics by Mindful design Consulting We have recently added a new branding and interior design project to our (already hefty) portfolio. This time, it is the Olala Crepes kiosk in the heart of San Diego Liberty Public Market. A […]

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Using Color in Store Design – How to Recreate the Look of Blooming Trees

nature inspired store design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Emmanuelle Moureaux All photos: retaildesignblog.net At the beginning of this year, fashion and Japanese tradition came together in a beautiful display of FURLA’s 2016 Spring Summer collection. Hosted at the Zojoji Temple in Tokyo, the presentation benefitted from the inspired design of Emmanuelle Moureaux, who used the hanami tradition as a starting […]

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Bright Colors Turn Forgotten Basement into Dynamic Salon Interior Design

using mirrors in interior design

Via retaildesignblog.net Architecture: ROW Studio Interior Design: Midori Calvo, Francisco Mota, Jose Manuel Garin All photos: Sófocles Hernández How do you turn a dark, humid semi basement into a vibrant space and a point of attraction for service consumers? Apparently, the answer lies in a combination of colors, planes and mirrors. At least this is […]

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Organizing with Colors – Display Shelves Get the Color Treatment in Store Interior Design

colorful shelves in store design

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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Herringbone Parquet Gets the Bright Color Treatment in Apartment Interior Design

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 […]

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Parisian Coffee Shop Design Takes a Minimalistic Approach to Elegance

Minimalistic Coffee Kiosk Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Studio Dessuant Bone All photos via retaildesignblog.net Located in a cozy Parisian courtyard on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, the Honor café bears the clean and ingenious design touch of Studio Dessuant Bone. It is a place where coffee lovers can enjoy a cup of their favorite beverage, while witnessing the coffee making […]

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Japanese Food Kiosk Design Puts Up Sunny Colors for Sydney Customers

White Food Kiosk Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Morris Selvatico All photos: Andrew Eliane via retaildesignblog.net Bright, clean and youthful – this is the design formula that the Sidney-based firm Morris Selvatico used in order to attract the young local clientele to the Qsan kiosk. Located in the food court at One Central in Chippendale, Sydney’s “cool” neighborhood, Qsan is […]

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Coffee Kiosk Design Proves that Simplicity and Elegance Is a Winning Formula

White Kiosk Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Cuschieri Design All photos via retaildesignblog.net All elegance is subtle, and subtlety is the path that the creators from Cuschieri Design have decided to take when planning out the construction of Crema Espresso in Brisbane, Australia. The light and airy kiosk is a far cry from the rather melancholy coffee shops that […]