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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. […]

Grease trap types in restaurants

Installing grease traps is a must for most restaurants, and a topic you have to be aware of when planning for your plumbing system. In another article, we have already answered the question “Does my small food-related business need a grease trap?” and many others related to this subject. There, we explained that it is […]

Photo via flipoutwindows.com If your business is a restaurant, a cafe or a kiosk, flip-out windows are a feature you might want to consider. Unlike bi-fold windows that obstruct the view with their frame structure, the flip-out version truly opens your interior to the outside and creates the feeling of a single flowing space. When […]

Designer: Mindful Design Consulting Located by the Vine Ripe Market in La Mesa, California (east of Downtown San Diego), the new Vine Ripe Grill is one of the newest contemporary restaurant design additions to our portfolio. The restaurant is using the space previously occupied by Mystic Grill, that we reimagined as a comfortable and easygoing […]

Hookah Lounge Interior design

Sheesha Lounge Interior Design by Mindful Design Consulting Location, location, location… You know the old adage, chanted by both real estate professional and business owners with an eye on profits. They preach it because it’s true. No matter how fabulous your menu or how unique your interior design, if the location is poorly selected, your […]

Photo via thecoolhunter.net Via thecoolhunter.net and restaurantandbardesignawards.com One way to create an unforgettable dining experience is telling a story through a restaurant’s interior design. Stories create memories, and good memories bring customers back. When it comes to a space that targets both kids and adults, the story become even more important. The Neobio restaurant in […]

Via thecoolhunter.net All photos via thecoolhunter.net Designing a restaurant interior around one color does not necessarily take much courage. When the color is pink, however, the decision may be risky. An interior designed in hues that are typically associated with babies, bubble gum and cotton candy may be too much for a considerable segment of your […]

Via goodfood.com.au Designer: Fabio Ongarato Design All photos via restaurantandbardesignawards.com One bold, unique and eye-catching element of design may be just enough to define the interior of a commercial space and turn it into a veritable public attraction. Melbourne’s Doot Doot Doot restaurant located in the trendy Willow Creek Vineyard development on Mornington Peninsula finds its […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Ice-Cream Shop Design

Scoop La Jolla Ice Cream Store Interior Design and Branding.  La Jolla Shores in San Diego is a sought-after community and a favorite beach for kayakers, swimmers and snorkelers. With the ocean on one side and a neighborhood with ocean-view villas, charming cottages and a shopping district with a small town vibe on the other, […]

Via contemporist.com Designer: Sameep Padora & Associates (sP+a) All photos: Kunal Bhatia via contemporist.com Asking to be seated in a booth when patronizing a typical restaurant does not usually lead to an artistic experience. This is not the case when it comes to the Craft restaurant located in the Phoenix Market City shopping center in Mumbai, […]

Via contemporist.com Designer: Francesc Rifé Studio All photos: David Zarzoso via contemporist.com One original idea, even when applied only at the level of a singular element of design, can make an interior unique and unforgettable. Barcelona-based Francesc Rifé Studio came up with such a winning idea when designing the Canalla Bistro restaurant in Mexico City. Wood shingles […]

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Golucci International Design All photos: retaildesignblog.net Next to having a picnic in the woods, dining at the Si-Pu Nabe restaurant in Shanghai is the best way to enjoy an intimate meal in a nature-inspired background. This hotpot restaurant was created by Golucci International Design as a space for small family and friends gatherings, where […]

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. […]

Via hospitalitydesign.com and kickstarter.com Photos courtesy of hospitalitydesign.com and nbclosangeles.com Those who have ever dreamt of getting on the board of a UFO might soon get the chance to do it, no alien befriending necessary. This is because Luis Ramallo, the successful entrepreneur behind Nevada’s Alien Fresh Jerky is bent on building an outer space-themed hotel […]

Airy Restaurant Interior Design at Spring Via remodelista.com Designer: Briony Fitzgerald Photos via remodelista.com Spring is a London establishment that boasts fine restaurant design, complete with historic flair. The eatery is part of the arts facility Somerset House, which was constructed all the way back in 1856. Founded by prominent Australian foodie Skye Gyngell, the […]

Crompy Bistro Restaurant Concept in Prague Designed by VRTIŠKA • ŽÁK All Photos Via restaurantandbardesign.com Crompy is a tasteful little eatery boasting a pared-down, modern restaurant design. Located in Prague, the restaurant interior features an achromatic background composed of contrasting black and beige colors. These bland hues set off the warm tones of the wooden […]

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 […]

Smart but Casual Design at of ACME – Sustainable Restaurant Design Designed by Luchetti Krelle All Photos Via restaurantandbardesign.com by Michael Wee ACME is a restaurant where the interior masters the art of being both sophisticated and causal at the same time. This restaurant interior design makes the most of the building’s existing features exposing […]

Intricate Details of a Taiyo Sushi Bar Restaurant Interior Design with an International Image. Designer: Maurizio Lai of Lai Studio, Milan Photos Via restaurantandbardesign.com Located in Milan, Italy, the Taiyo Sushi Bar features a restaurant design that portrays an international, futuristic feel with lavish intricate details all around. Carefully crafted by restaurant interior designer Maurizio […]

Creative Whimsical Interior Design of The Black Rabbit Shot Company Images by Andrew Haslam Via restaurantandbardesign.com Design by Snook Architects The Black Rabbit Shot Company in Liverpool city center is a fascinating example of how a creative restaurant interior designer can unfold his/her vision. With its quirky and unusual design, this very popular venue is […]

A restaurant worthy of the title of “Shanghai’s Best Pizza” requires an interior design that wows the senses as much as the amazing food served there. Set in a 2,700 square feet space boasting two open terraces, this pizzeria interior features an artistic contrast of materials, shapes and textures for a unique aura of refined […]

This artistic Pisacco Restaurant & Bar is located in Milan. Pisacco was born from a collaboration between “food.different” firm and a group of food- and art-loving friends. The new eatery’s interior design is characterized by its unique contemporary wall art and other contrasting design elements.  A deliberate misspelling of Picasso name became a catchy name […]