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 […]

New Smoothie Bar Design Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: IDEI Concept AB / Jan-Ove Sönnerbo Photo: retaildesignblog.net The proliferation of smoothie bars is just a sign of the times.  A more health-conscious society is in search for places where a treat can be enjoyed free of guilt. Such a place is the smoothie bar created by IDEI Concept […]

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 If your counter surfaces seem to be outdated the place becomes stagnant and uninviting.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 […]

Shop Interior Design San Diego

Shop Interior Design San Diego by: Mindful Design Consulting Contractor: Stone Co. Another yogurt shop wears our signature, this time in Tierrasanta, San Diego, a community with a definite preference for small eateries with a personal touch. Heavenly is an independently owned frozen yogurt shop that opened in October, 2015, and offers fresh (including vegan) […]

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 […]

Via retaildesignblog.net Designers: Julia Petiprin – PRN Interior Design (interior design), Ron Novak – Drawing Department (architecture) All photos: sundryandvice.com There are many ways bars can sneak onto their patrons’ favorite list, but Sundry and Vice of Cincinnati, Ohio, plays on the nostalgia for the past. An apothecary-inspired cocktail establishment designed by Julia Petiprin of PRN […]

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Lefteris Tsikandilakis All photos: retaildesignblog.net Combining contemporary and tradition-inspired elements, Café Mirabilis in Heraklion Crete, Greece, tends to the young, active crowd while remaining true to local influences. The café was designed by Lefteris Tsikandilakis, with the declared purpose of creating a place inspired by the coffee culture in Greece and perfectly adapted […]

Via retaildesignblog.net Designers: Framework Studios All photos courtesy of Peter Tijhuis Large spaces are always a challenge when trying to design a restaurant interior with an intimate atmosphere. Add to this the need to balance an industrial environment, and you face a real test of creativity. A test that the designers of Framework Studio, an Amsterdam-based […]

Designer: Metaphor Interior All photos courtesy of Sanshiera Located in the Grand Indonesia “shopping town” in Jakarta, Shaburi is an all-you-can-eat restaurant that is equally generous with what it offers to the eye. A smart combination of natural materials and a good amount of visual detail create a space that is both relaxing and captivating. […]

pop up tea bar design

Via trendhunter.com All photos courtesy of trendhunter.com If location is a critical part in the success of a pub or restaurant, committing to a specific operating place is a hard decision to make. However, there is a way to test a certain location before making it permanent, and that is the idea behind the pop-up bar […]

Via www.wallpaper.com All photos courtesy of wallpaper.com While the 2-D treatment of a 3-D subject is a common occurrence, the reverse is often an event. Selfridge’s windows in London offer such a visual event to passers-by and Apple aficionados. Inspired by the UI design of the Apple Watch, the store displays a collection of eye-catching […]

Via contemporist.com Designers: Keiichiro Sako and Takeshi Ishizaka (SAKO Architects) All photos courtesy of Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners Inc. Romanticism is a women’s clothing store in Hangzhou, only one of 500 that the brand has scattered over China, and its flagship store. Unique and unexpected, its exterior and interior design succeed in attracting […]

Via weburbanist.com Designer: Geoff Tsui All photos courtesy of Geoff Tsui A daring geometrical structure and vivid color is a winning combination for a storefront meant to draw potential customers’ attention. This is exactly what the façade of a gift and gadget store in Hong Kong does. Yellow and modern, it flaunts an easy-to-spot and hard-to-forget […]

Photos courtesy of melissa.com.br. Galeria Melissa in São Paulo offers an intriguing façade and a surprise for those unfamiliar with the place. A shoe store with an uncommon selling presentation, Galeria Melissa has a front worthy of an art gallery. Those who enter the building expecting art pieces find an equally intriguing interior. Yet this is just […]

Via architecturaldigest.com Designer: Rafael de Cárdenas Ltd./Architecture at Large A façade that sets the mood and tells a story is an important part in building brand awareness. Before entering the Baccarat crystal flagship store in Manhattan, customers get a sense of the luxury and craftsmanship inside with a single glance at the exquisite store front.   […]

Via contemporist.com Designer: Zara Estudio All photos: Marc Wilson With a modern, almost futuristic appearance, the façade of the Zara store at Westfield London is in no need of character. Replacing the customary rectangular look with a daring geometric design, the façade stands up as a veritable piece of modern architectural art. Designer Zara Estudio and fabricators […]

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 […]

Via dezeen.com Designer: Tokujin Yoshioka All photos courtesy of dezeen.com Those who are looking for some sparkle in the Swarovski store of Ginza, Tokyo, get it even before they set foot in the building. The store welcomes its patrons with a cascade of “crystals” right above the entrance, a perfect introduction to a place that sells […]

All the colors in our environment, natural or man-made, are perceived by our eyes and processed by our brain in a few milliseconds.  Based on that information we judge what we see or get emotionally stimulated.  Look at the images below and ask yourself what thoughts and reactions do you get looking at these spaces?  […]

Via treehugger.comDesigner: Nancy Robbins Design StudioPhotos via treehugger.com When it comes to restaurant design, “eco-friendly” means more than just finding ways to preserve energy. It means that the use of recycled materials can play a huge part in the conception of the interior. Barcelona-based Nancy Robbins Design Studio took this idea and created a beautiful space for […]

A Truly Unique and Cozy Restaurant Design  – Romeow Cat Bistrot Designed by Tommaso Guerra All Photos Via restaurantandbardesign.com © Tommasso Guerra Located in Rome, the Romeow Cat Bistrot offers customers a chance to step into a unique, customized bistro that’s unlike anything else out there. Restaurant interior designer Tommaso Guerra has carefully crafted this […]

Western Red Cedar Siding is a Sustainable Choice for Any Application All Photos are Via www.greendepot.com Did you ever wonder what is this beautiful wood being used so often on exterior of contemporary slick apartment buildings? You are probably looking at western red cedar siding. Western red cedar siding is a perfect finishing choice to […]

CC Swirls Yogurt Shop Design

CC Swirls is an established frozen yogurt shop brand that currently has 3 locations in Niagara Falls and Stoney Creek, Ontario,  Canada. Mindful Design Consulting has created a modern and cheerful interior to follow the overall brand of the new frozen yogurt company.  We selected bright colors and textured materials to make the store an […]

Cork Flooring as a sustainable environmentally friendly material choice. Photos are via US Floors. As issues of sustainability and environmental friendliness move to the forefront, any interior designer should consider cork flooring as both a responsible and stylish option to offer to clients. Cork is harvested from the bark of cork trees, a resource that […]

Via www.solatube.com Solartube lighting at Mod Market – Boulder, CO If you’re looking to save money on an electric bill of your store or your restaurant using Solartube could be a great solution. You’ll find dazzling variations of the designs and applications of this green product. Solartube lighting at Allegheny College – Richard J. Cook […]

commercial interior design trends 2015

Learn about emerging trends in commercial interior design HERE. To ask us questions about your commercial interior design project or to get a free consultation from Mindful Design Consulting, click HERE. Also, take a look at “Branding By Interior” e-book, the only book written on this subject at this time. It brings insight on how […]

By Ekaterina Kohlwes Now that you have your location and you are looking into hiring a restaurant designer to design your restaurant interior and to possibly get your new restaurant building permits…  how do you proceed?  It’s easy if one of your friends have had a great experience with an interior designer or an interior […]