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How to Choose Lighting for Your Commercial Space

Kartell FLY Pendant Light by Ferruccio Laviani

As one of the most important aspects of interior design, good lighting can make the difference between a warm, inviting place and one that misses the spot. When light fixtures are not in the right place, do not agree with the general vibe or are just an afterthought, even a well-designed commercial space can look […]

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Ice Cream Shop Interior Design Recreates the Look of Stalactites

Via Green Pear Diaries Designer: id 12° 77° All photos via Green Pear Diaries There is nothing more fitting for an ice cream shop interior design than to play on the idea of coldness. It is what id 12 ° 77 °, a Lima-based architecture and design firm, did with Madness Creamery, an ice cream […]

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Sunny Ice Cream Store Interior Design by Mindful Design Consulting Is a Striped Beauty

Designer: Mindful Design Consulting Another fun project with lots of opportunities for using vibrant colors and pretty patterns was the Scoops N Smiles ice cream store in Florida. With red, yellow and blue as the brand colors, this ice cream store interior design concept was meant to turn out happy and cheerful. The space was […]

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How to Turn Your Restaurant Wall Decor into a Work of Art

Photo via yatzer.com Too many times restaurants lack personality and spark. Food can be delicious, the service prompt and delightful, yet the interior is generic and uninspiring. Considering how many options you have in turning your restaurant into a unique space, allowing it to fade into the background is a missed opportunity. Visual clues paired […]

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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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Ice Cream Store Design Makes Chemistry Fun

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Nir Portal Architects All images: Shai Ben-Efraim via retaildesignblog.net If you are an ice cream lover with a secret passion for chemistry, the Glidium ice cream store design in Haifa, Israel, may be just the thing for you. Created (with a sense of humor) by Nir Portal Architects, this unique store is a sweet […]

Yogurt Store Interior Design Recreates Mountainous Landscape

Via dexigner.com Designer: Triad China All photos via dexigner.com A unique yogurt store interior design in Mainland China proves that this healthy treat can successfully serve as muse for interior design work. Inspired by the shape of cupped yogurt, the Shanghai-based design company Triad created the branding and interior space for Stone Fresh, an American […]

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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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What Does the Health Department Want to See on Your Plans?

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How does Health Department review a restaurant design?  If you are opening a restaurant, a café, a yogurt or ice-cream shop or any other food-related facility, there are a few things you need to know about Health Department requirements. In order to put your building plans into motion, you need, among other things, the approval […]

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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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2016 Retail Trends That Will Bring More Business

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 […]

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Yogurt Shop Interior Design in San Diego Gets a Country Twist

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) […]

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Before and After Images of 2015 Interior Design and Branding Projects

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 […]

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Energy-Efficient Solutions for Restaurants and Businesses – Commercial Interior Design News

Energy Officient Design of Restaurants

Via sustainablefoodservice.com and nolo.comPhotos via sustainablefoodservice.com A brick-and-mortar business generally implies consistent energy expenses. Restaurants are notoriously energy-intensive, topping the chart of the most expensive businesses from an energy consumption standpoint, closely followed by food stores. Finding ways to save on energy bills can result in a sizeable increase in profit margin. A comprehensive energy-saving plan should start with […]

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Eco-Friendly Food Containers are Great for a Restaurant Branding – Commercial Interior Design News

echo-friendly packaging for tacos

Photos via Kavis News, PacknWood Beginning with the summer of 2015, New York restaurant businesses will be banned from using plastic foam food containers, cups and plates. New York is not the first city to adopt such a measure. San Francisco, Seattle and Minneapolis among others already have such laws in place. More cities are likely […]

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CC Swirls Frozen Yogurt Shop Design in Canada – Commercial Interior Design News

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 […]

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Yogurt Sundae Store Interior Design – Commercial Interior Design News

Fresa Yogurt Shop interior design and branding by Mindful Design Consulting

Yogurt Sundae is a self serve yogurt shops brand in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.  It has  opened 2 new locations within a short period of time. Yogurt Sundae was create as a family gathering place for fun and events in addition to providing super-healthy eating experience using proprietary nutritional ingredients. Mindful Design Consulting created modern […]

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Commercial Interior Design Trends of 2015 – Commercial Interior Design News

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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 […]

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Happy Holidays From Mindful Design Consulting Team! Before and After Images of 2014 Projects

Before and After Commercial Interior Design

Click HERE to see Before and After Images of 2014 Projects! 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 […]

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My Yogurt Opens a Kiosk at the Mission Valley Mall San Diego – Restaurant Design News

Small Yogurt Shop Kiosk Design

My Yogurt store opens their second location as a kiosk at the Mission Valley Mall, San Diego! Designed by Mindful Design Consulting. My Yogurt opened its first location in early 2014 with a simple goal: provide healthy yogurt and other treats in a fun environment. Their first location was a success! Now My Yogurt was […]

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Whimsical Kid Friendly Cafe Design – Commercial Interior Design News

Restaurant Design For Kids

When it comes to the cafe interior design of restaurants, most are not kid friendly. Most family restaurants are jammed full of leather booths, dark interiors, and an overall feel of adult restriction. However, the imaginative and fun designer team at the Nuca Studio have created bright and innovative ways to invite children and adults […]

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Flowing Design of YoStory Frozen Yogurt Shop – Commercial Interior Design News

Unique Yogurt Shop Interior Design

This Australian frozen yogurt shop chain interior designer uses shapes, contrast, and bright lighting to make the most out of the creative design. The crispiness of the white counters against the curved flowing walls portrays the feeling of cleanliness and whimsy. The layout of this store is simple and quite ingenious. The minimal amount of […]

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Choosing the Best Frozen Yogurt Machine for Your New Store – Commercial Interior Design News

the best yogurt machine on market

Selecting the best frozen yogurt machine for your new yogurt store is perhaps the most crucial step in the process. After all, the quality of the machine will determine the quality of your frozen yogurt. With the right machine that best suits your new frozen yogurt store’s needs you will have a successful and thriving […]

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Alpine Chill Frozen Yogurt Opened its Doors – Commercial Interior Design News

Alpine Chill Frozen Yogurt Shop Design and Branding

Commercial Interior Design News. Alpine Chill frozen yogurt is a casual local place to “chill” and relax in a small Alpine neighborhood near San Diego, CA.  The store is located very close to freeway 8 on your way to a local casino in Viejas and a perfect destination to stop by to cool with a […]

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Frostie Bites Frozen Yogurt Shop by Mindful Design Consulting

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Frostie Bites is a new frozen yogurt brand located at 524 E Rollins Road, Round lake beach IL 60073.  The client came to us with the desire to build a new frozen yogurt brand from ground up. The owner decided to add the bulk candy aspect to the store because of the close proximity to […]

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Ice Cream Parlor Branding in Linz, Austria – Commercial Interior Design News

The sleek, minimalist design of Eisdieler Ice Cream Parlor in Linz, Austria makes it unlike any other. The black and white interior allows all attention to be focused on the array of brightly colored ice cream flavors that lay beneath a long white countertop. Architecture and design firm March Gut, created a futuristic space that […]

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New Frozen Yogurt Chain Opens in Australia – Commercial Interior Design News

As anyone who has ever spent time walking around major cities in Australia will probably know, Frozen Yogurt shops are definitely trending right now. The most recent shop of this type to open is MyFroYo, a hip self-serve Frozen Yogurt (often shortened to or abbreviated as “FroYo”) chain in Sydney. While the products that they […]