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Commercial Interior Design

Commercial Interior Design

Commercial interior design is the art of creating a functional, efficient and aesthetically pleasing commercial space. It is an essential aspect of the commercial construction project, providing spaces that are both visually appealing to customers and comfortable for employees.

A commercial interior designer specialize in understanding a building’s purpose, working with architects and contractors to create attractive, workable commercial interiors within code requirements and budget constraints. They also keep up with changing trends to ensure they provide commercial spaces that are contemporary and reflect the most recent developments in design concepts.

Working hand in hand with clients, commercial interior designers use their experience and expertise to infuse each commercial space with its own personality while keeping the customers’ desired end-goals in mind.

What's Your Commercial Interiors Purpose?

A commercial space is designed to serve a purpose beyond general aesthetics. Whether it be a commercial office, luxury hotel, boutique store or restaurant, it’s important to understand what you want the space to accomplish before selecting a commercial interior designer. A commercial interior designer can help ensure that the space will properly reflect it’s purpose and generate the desired outcome, such as increased customer engagement.

What is "Good Design"?

Good commercial interior design can be the key to success in any commercial setting. Interior designers can help to create a pleasant atmosphere for customers, which often encourages patronage. It doesn’t require much to capture the essence of your desired interior style, sometimes all it takes is a little bit of creativity and proper execution of interior design principles.

Commercial interior designers take into careful consideration of the aesthetics, comfort, and efficiency that interior design brings to a commercial interior can make all the difference in providing an enjoyable albeit productive experience for everyone involved.

What Will the Aesthetic Be?

Once you understand the purpose of your commercial interior design project, you can start thinking about the overall aesthetics. This will depend on the type of business you have, as well as your personal preferences. Some businesses prefer a modern, minimalist look, while others want a more traditional or rustic aesthetic.

Choosing an aesthetic for your commercial interior design project can depend on many factors including the existing architectural details of the building, available floor space and the amount of natural light present. Newly built commercial spaces can often mean starting with a white box that can require more attention to things like lighting, moulding, flooring, and other details. An older pre-existing space may have character features that will help in guiding the construction, style, functionality and overall aesthetic of the interior design.

An example of commercial design that might be an aesthetic someone might like.
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What to Consider When Choosing an Interior Design Company

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When it comes to choosing the right commercial interior design business in Cleveland, there are a few key factors to consider. First, you’ll want to find an interior designer with experience working with commercial spaces. This will ensure that they have the knowledge and skills needed to create a functional and efficient design. They should also have a portfolio of previous commercial projects that you can review to get a sense of their design style and level of expertise.

At Array Design Studio, you will find all of our work on our website. Having been in the business for over 20 years, you can see how we work closely with our clients to create spaces that meet their design goals.



Interior design can be expensive, so it’s important to find a business that can work within your budget while still creating a beautiful and functional space. A good interior designer should be able to provide you with different options that fit within your budget and help you prioritize which elements are most important for your space.

At Array Design Studio, your budget is discussed first thing, in the pre-design phase. Whether you’re building a luxury hotel, retail stores or corporate offices, no two budgets are alike. That is why we give you an itemized list that includes things like materials, build-out, labor, and architectural detail – so you can see exactly what is being spent where. We can also include a “sushi menu” list of items that include furniture and other specialty items that you may or may not want to include in your budget.


Type of Services Offered

Another important factor to consider is the level of service offered by the commercial interior designer. Some businesses may only offer design services, while others, such as Array Design Studio, may also offer project management and construction management services. This can be beneficial, as it allows you to have a single point of contact throughout the entire design process, ensuring that the final design is executed properly and on schedule.


Effective Communication

Finally, you’ll want to find a business that can communicate effectively with you throughout the design process. A good designer should be able to listen to the needs and ideas of your project and provide you with feedback and suggestions to help bring your vision to life.

With Array Design Studio, you can expect just that – a listening ear. In the design industry, interior designers tend to involve their egos. When you work with me, I put that aside and instead make it my goal to truly help you as the client visualize your new space through clear communication.

From the very start of the programming phase, we set up a WhatsApp channel that includes the contractor, project manager, my assistants, and myself. This way, we are all on the same page and can all see what is being said in real-time.


The Use of Universal Design

Few commercial interior designers use Universal Design in their approach to design projects. At Array Design Studio, we see this as of the utmost importance to incorporate into a commercial design space. Many professional commercial spaces can be intimidating or cause anxiety such as the dentist, the doctor, or the accountant – we use the Universal Design Method to take away those fears and anxieties.

An example is when we designed a functional, comfortable interior space for Metro Pet, a vet clinic. When approaching this project, we evaluated what changes needed to be made so the experience for both pets, vets and pet owners that would help everyone be more comfortable and at ease.

Metro Pet wanted to relieve the high anxiety that typically happens to pets going to the vet. An example of this is putting exam tables on the floor – no more shaking on a high-top table. We added a play area for dogs to wait in to make them more comfortable before their exam. We used earthy colors in the exam rooms. We moved all the exam tools to behind closed doors so pets wouldn’t have anxiety seeing them first thing when walking into the room. These were just examples of how a thoughtful interior design process can create a more relaxed experience in what can feel like a typically stressful space.

Laura Mineff Portrait

Why Array Design Studio? Why Laura?

Array Design Studio is a commercial interior design firm dedicated to providing clients with innovative and outside-the-box commercial spaces. Whether you need a creative event space, an inviting retail store, or an efficient work office, Laura is experienced in all aspects of commercial interior design and can help bring your vision to life. With her technical knowledge and creative approach, the team at Array Design Studio have the tools to transform your commercial project into something unique, practical and beautiful that meets all of your expectations.

Laura’s dedication to attention to detail, punctuality, customer service and sustainability practices makes her one of the most sought after commercial interior designers in Ohio. If you’re looking for ways to make your commercial project stand out from competitors and send the right message about your brand, look no further than Array Design Studio.

At Array Design Studio, we understand that every business is unique, and we work closely with our clients to create a design that is tailored to your specific needs and budget. Whether you’re looking for a modern, minimalist design or a more traditional aesthetic, we have the experience and skills to bring your vision to life.


We really embrace the challenge of working with commercial and professional spaces that traditionally people consider causing high stress and anxiety. With the use of my Universal Design Method, plus my 20 years of experience, you can take comfort in knowing with Array Design Studio, your project is in the right hands.

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