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Restaurant countertop

When it comes to creating the perfect ambiance for a small restaurant, every detail counts. From the lighting to the furniture, each element plays a vital role in shaping the overall dining experience. Among these, the choice of countertop materials has a big impact. In a petite eatery where space is at a premium, the […]

Small restaurant layout

You may dream of opening a quaint little restaurant that offers something different from the cookie-cutter interiors and services of the big chains. However, the small square footage of such a restaurant may come with challenges. How can you use your limited space in a way that makes your interior functional, efficient, and easy to […]

Elegant restaurant in neutral tones

The safety and security of your restaurant, its staff and guests are paramount. It is crucial not only to actively protect your property and inventory but also to ensure the safety of your employees and customers. With a myriad of security camera options available on the market, selecting the right one can feel like a […]

Customer taking a picture of an appetizing dessert

In the competitive world of culinary delights, the visual appeal of a dessert store is often just as crucial as its flavors. Designing Instagrammable dessert shops goes beyond traditional interior design. It has to do with crafting a space that not only delights the taste buds but also tempts patrons to capture and share every […]

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 […]

Restaurant brand identity achieved by sleek design elements

If you decide to ask any chef what type of restaurant they would like to open, make sure to clear your schedule for a couple of hours. Sit back, relax, and listen as they unravel a restaurant concept that leaves you dreaming. Their vision goes beyond mere menus – in fact, they might not even […]

Restaurants, cafes and desert shops with an outdoor area, especially the ones located on a busy street, have the additional challenge of separating their space from the public one. Enter the movable outdoor partitions that solve the problem and bring in a few additional and significant benefits. Whether aluminum panels, wooden planters or other ingenious […]

Chef cooking in a restaurant kitchen

When you are starting your adventure in restaurant design and ownership, remember that your project involves much more than just creating a beautiful space. Restaurant design also requires meticulous attention to health and building codes, which may put a damper on your enthusiasm.  However, these regulations serve to protect the well-being and safety of both […]

El Pueblo Restaurant San Diego

Designing a restaurant is a complex task that demands your attention on multiple fronts. Layout, functionality, looks, vibes – all need to work together to appeal to your customers and make them want to come back for more. So what should you consider when you take upon yourself to create the restaurant of your dreams? […]

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 […]

Coffee shop ignage design ideas - simple industrial metal sign

Whether used indoors or outdoors, your signage is your chance to attract attention and express who you are at a glance. The challenge in designing the signage for your restaurant, bar, dessert shop or cafe lies in its very simplicity: While it has to be eye-catching and self-explanatory, it must remain uncomplicated and memorable. It […]

Wall-mounted paper-roll menu in a small coffee shop

While you are carefully choosing your color scheme, furniture and lighting for your small dessert shop, cafe or restaurant, don’t tread lightly on your menu boards. As the one element that all people who enter your business will carefully measure and analyze, your menu display is not just a functional detail. So, think hard when […]

Illuminated restaurant seen from outside through the windows

When it comes to purchasing new windows, one of the most frequently asked questions is whether to get double or triple-pane windows. Below, we explore the differences between double and triple-pane vinyl windows, their features, and how to get the most out of your replacement project. What are double and triple-pane windows? A window pane […]

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 […]

Black-and-white wallpaper that appeals to Instagrammers

In the last decade, a new reality gradually became clear: Restaurant designers have to re-evaluate the way they create their interiors, and pay attention to their appeal to social media users. With a large number of customers choosing dining venues based on their online presence, and with the constant hunt for the next best Instagram […]

4-piece outdoor set with cushions on patio with beautiful views

Restaurant outdoor areas such as decks or patios are in high demand when the weather gets warmer. With the right outdoor furniture, they can become an extension of your restaurant’s seating area and provide a place for your customers to relax and socialize while enjoying the sun, the fresh air and the views. When shopping […]

Using plants for green walls and dividers in restaurant design

If you are looking for one simple change that could give your restaurant or cafe a fresher look, but you don’t have the budget for major upgrades, consider plants. Whether in residential or commercial interiors, plants bring in something that no other type of decor does: They respond to the instinctive human search for shelter, […]

Blue and neutral boba tea cafe design

One of our most recent projects is a boba tea cafe design that we completed for Urban Bubble in San Diego, California. Urban Bubble is a new boba tea brand created in response to the popularity of the trendy Taiwanese beverage. The cafe owners added an existing hotdog franchise to the store to turn it […]

Pink shelf and blue upholstery in restaurant dining area

Dressed up in bubblegum pink and royal blue, Dijon restaurant in Almaty, Kazakhstan makes color and visual contrast its winning allies. Designed by Almaty-based architectural group and consultancy Lenz / Architects, this French dining venue brings together elements that are soft and rough, raw and sophisticated, industrial and modern. This unlikely combination makes each detail […]

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 […]

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 […]

After planning on fine-tuning an American staple and creating a fresher, more sophisticated burger version, Yoon Seong-ho, CEO of Fault Burger’s parent company, applied the same fresh vision to the design of this burger joint. Located in Seoul, South Korea, Fault Burger is a fun celebration of everything tennis and a cool place to hang […]

Another entry to the 2021 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards caught our attention, this time a minimalist restaurant design in Hangzhou, China. Created by Damai Interior Design, Ashi Dorayaki submits to the young generation’s appreciation for the trendy industrial style, but softens the raw aspects of industrial interiors.  The pairing of glass and concrete-gray walls […]

Via interiordesign.net Restaurant interior designer: Llamazares Pomés Arquitectura All photos: José Hevia One of the entries to the Restaurant & Bar Design Award 2021 competition is a throwback to the popular Flash Flash restaurant in Barcelona, designed by Federico Correa and Alfonso Milá in 1971. Keeping the “Flash” girl theme but putting a new a […]

Relaxing neutral color palette in modern restaurant design

Creative Restaurant Design – Taking it From Old to Modern…  Like all design enthusiasts, we love a good before-and-after shot that proves the power of creative interior design. Mindful Design Consulting became again the protagonists of such a project when we recently took the existing old Greek restaurant space in Carmel Mountain Shopping Center, San […]

How to Price Contractors, Architects and Designers? When trying to design and open a store or restaurant, the best ideas are worth nothing if they are not implemented right. Similarly, the best implementation may end up in disaster if it drains your financial resources and leaves you in a precarious spot before you even start […]

How To Make a Store or Restaurant Design Process Flow Smoothly? When working your way through all the stages of opening a store or restaurant, pay close attention to the design stage. The restaurant design process is an involved one that can easily stall or deviate unpredictably if your choice of a design company is […]

How Long Does It Take to Design and Get Permits for Your Restaurant or Store?  If you are planning to open a restaurant or store and you wonder what it takes to turn your dream into reality, reality is exactly what you should always keep in mind. Becoming a restaurant owner is an adventure that […]

Have you ever noticed how some slick and modern restaurant sometimes opens in a historical area of your city, just to close within a few months because of a lack of customers? What causes a restaurant with beautiful interior design, great customer service and an excellent menu to fail so fast? The answer is simple. […]