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#PDG takes #NeoCon2019!

One week ago, our PDG team took a trip to Chicago, Illinois to immerse ourselves in the newest Interior Design trends at NeoCon 2019 - as they celebrated their 51st edition of the most important event in commercial interior design.

Although its hard to step away from the hustle and bustle of managing projects and serving our clients, we make it a top priorty to take a full day and dedicate ourselves to learning so we can lead our clients well and utilize the latest forward-thinking and sustainable products in our PDG spaces.

As we step into the crowded halls and showrooms of the Merchandise Mart, we are hit with interior inspiration from every angle, all while bumping into our friends in the industry who were there for the same reason.

Last year's trend was a lot of muted mauves, but this year provided a bigger focus on bright colors, light weathered woods and fun patterns used in various capacities; which we loved!

See below for our top picks from our designers. Which is your favorite from our #TopPick List?

#1 KNOLL: Muuto-resimercial design.

#2 KNOLL: New showroom! We love that they took a bold step out of the Merchandise Mart to create a completely new showroom off the beaten path.

#3 OFS: We are big fans of the contrast between the wood table with bulk legs, in comparison to the sleek seating.

#4 KNOLL: Colorful wall with bright sofa - it's a statement piece that's hard to miss. And, also comfortable; trust us...we tried it!

#5 Herman Miller: Retro/feminine wall covering with modern chairs and fixtures.

#6 Tandus/Tarkett: Fun, new floral patterned LVT. You can completely customize any pattern, scale or color. We will definitely be using this!

#7 Colorful cord wrapped around pillars to make a visually interesting piece of art.

#8 JSI: Creative string art; It's all about creating that perfect insta-moment!

#9 Playful jungle wall-covering. We will have to find a space to use this!

#10 Bright bold jewel tones upholstery. Yes, please!