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Welcome to the Melanie By Design Blog where we’ll be updating you on all things residential and commercial interiors. You’ll receive tips, trends, and other great posts written by our team so you can build extraordinary interiors! This past week the Melanie By Design team attended NeoCon at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago. NeoCon is the largest commercial interiors show in North America with over 50,000 people visiting over a three-day period. Over 700 companies showcase their latest products for a variety of commercial spaces including work places, public spaces, hospitality, retail and more. It’s an incredible opportunity for professional designers to gather inspiration by viewing the newest interior trends and products, network with others in the industry, and attend educational programming.

We had an incredible time at this year’s NeoCon! The showrooms were packed with people. This meant lots of waiting, but all of the waits were well worth it. Even though there were hundreds of exhibits and displays, similar trends could be seen through out the whole event. Many of the companies set up and displayed products that portrayed a mid country modern esthetic. Plaid pieces and fabrics were everywhere as well. Some of the commercial exhibits we loved were by OFS Brands, Teknion, and BuzziSpace. We visited a few residential displays and designer Holly Hunt’s showroom was incredible. One of our favorite pieces was a JumpSeat, a compact chair that maximizes space by pulling down when needed to create a comfortable and modern seat that is perfect for areas requiring a lot of seating.

Check out the pictures in this post to see NeoCon from our perspective and visit our Facebook page for even more photos from the event!