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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 […]

Front view of a neutral-toned bubble tea shop

Since 2007, Ding Tea has had the declared mission of bringing the Taiwanese tea culture to other parts of the world – and has successfully done so. We helped the franchise come even closer to its goals by creating the interior of their Chula Vista location in California and adopting a design that translates the […]

General view of a pickleball club cafe interior design

Pickleball enthusiasts in and around Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, now have another reason to enjoy their club activities: We have just completed the cafe at the Hayden Pickleball Club, where we created an interior inspired by the natural beauty of Lake City and its surroundings. Easy to navigate, inviting and rich in detail, this club cafe […]

Wall mural with beautiful landscape and lush vegetation at the entrance of the hair salon for kids.

We have recently completed the design of Elfin Kids Cuts, a hair salon located in San Diego, California. This project allowed us to revisit our love for color and the enchanting fantasies of our childhood. Working on a children’s hair salon presented a unique challenge, as playfulness and visual engagement took precedence over elegance and […]

Cover of the new Mindful Design Consulting interior design book

We have recently celebrated 15 years of being in business and of awesome design projects with a slightly different enterprise. Having been given this happy opportunity to look back at everything that we created along the years, we decided to capture some of our best project in our new interior design book Small Store Design […]

Large wall graphic of African inspiration in dessert shop

If you are a brioche-style doughnut lover and are working on appeasing your sweet tooth, Blondie’s Doughnuts is the place to be. We have recently helped the company design their physical location and came up with a doughnut shop interior design of a unique inspiration. The company’s original logo had been designed by their artist […]

Bright colors that raise the appetite in a fusion restaurant

Fusion restaurant design: Mindful Design Consulting All photos: Mindful Design Consulting Curry Fusion is a restaurant in Texas that brings together elements and dishes from different cultures into flavorful culinary creations. The flavor and warmth of these dishes inspired us to create a restaurant interior that is a visual expression of these two attributes. We […]

Delicate pink, gold and white accents in charming dessert bar interior

Opened in 2008, Sift Dessert Bar is a woman-owned company born from a desire to provide a high-end dessert selection to Northern California’s Wine Country and San Francisco Bay Area. Winner of Food Network’s Cupcakes War in 2011, Sift started small but gained popularity fast, which allowed it to expand to more locations. The company […]

Bubble tea and ice cream shop design in white and purple

Boba Store Design: Mindful Design Consulting All pictures: Mindful Design Consulting Boba Spot is a small bubble tea and ice cream store in a busy college area, next to the San Diego State University campus. With make-to-order fruit-infused boba tea, handcrafted ice cream, milk tea and smoothies on the menu, the store is a great […]

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 […]

Front counter in small gelateria store

Cafe and gelateria shop design: Mindful Design Consulting All photos: Mindful Design Consulting The soon-to-open 10-22 Cafe and Gelateria in Oceanside, CA, offered us an excellent opportunity to recreate the cozy look of an European gelateria coffee shop. The relatively small space, with a long narrow hallway in the back, lent itself beautifully to this […]

Colorful pipe system

Behind every beautiful picture of a completed design project, there is a lot that cannot be seen. It’s not just the work that went into it, but also the background on which all these elements of designs are built. We are talking about what goes on behind the walls, floors and ceiling of each building, […]

Colorful mid-century ice-cream parlor by Mindful Design Consulting

Those who have ever glanced through the colorful Mindful Design Consulting portfolio can only imagine that, behind all the beautiful pictures and designs, there must be a creative force equally full of color.  The assumption is correct. Katerina Kohlwes, the founder and designer of the successful San Diego design firm, is as cosmopolitan a figure […]

Cafe design in refreshing bright colors

Located in beautiful La Jolla, California, with its spectacular rugged coastline and vast ocean views, The 20 Boba Tea shop has everything going for it to become a cool hotspot for friends who want to catch up over a delicious treat. To be in tune with the happy vibes of its location, we came up […]

Our last completed project is Crabby, a small casual restaurant in Richmond, Virginia, that offered us a chance to play again with bright tones and sleek design elements. The owner loves Karim Rashid’s designs, his exuberance, love of color, appetite to create, unique way to bring an interior to life with wide brushes of unapologetic […]

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 […]

Before and After Commercial Interiors

Happy Holidays everybody! The Christmas season is one of my favorite times of year, and it’s not only because we surround ourselves with cheerful decorations. It’s also when I look back at what was done during this past year, and start dreaming about what I want to happen next year. I am very happy to […]

As a commercial interior designer I often get a number of interesting e-mail offers from various artists and vendors.  But this is something I would definitely like to share with all of you.  It’s a company that designs and installs water art pieces.  These images are really inspiring and make you believe that we are […]

See full version is at: Mindful Design Consulting When designers think about a comfortable office environment, we usually take into consideration such elements as: 1) Physical comfort – the quality of light, temperature, sound and ergonomics; 2) Functional comfort – the ability of workers to interact effectively with the environment they are in; 3) Psychological […]

Did you know that it is a misdemeanor violation to begin operation without obtaining a valid Public Health or a Building Permit for your business? If you open your business prior to obtaining all the required permits, you will be subject to closure and other legal actions. Even though you’ll be eager to get on […]