|CHICAGO (June 2, 2017) – LuxeHome, the world’s largest collection of premier boutiques for home building and renovation, located on the first floor of the historic Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago, will showcase several featured events and CEU presentations June 12-14, 2017 during NeoCon, one of the most recognized and attended trade shows in the design industry.
LuxeHome boasts more than 125,000 square feet of showroom space in more than 35 premier boutiques, featuring the finest kitchen, bath and building products from the most respected and revered manufacturers worldwide.
Explore LuxeHome to view the latest product introductions and showroom openings, and stay on the pulse of cutting-edge design trends.
Featured events and CEU presentations are highlighted below, with a full list available online:
Monday, June 12, 2017, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM; cooking demonstration, lunch and designer presentation
When Design Is the Common Thread
Monogram Design Center, Suite 124
Modern design is very simply and elegantly, design for our time. Iconic brands know that every touch point of their brand has been crafted with design in mind. What does it mean to put design at the foundation of your brand as a designer? Who’s watching and why do they care? Learn from the best—Michela O’Connor Abrams, former CEO of Dwell, the award-winning design brand founded in 2000, will share longitudinal research on the topic and give you tangible takeaways for your business.
Monday, June 12, 2017, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Design for Independent Living (CEU)
Sherwin Williams, 14th Floor, Room 1448
As millions of baby boomers turn 65 and older, the U.S. will experience considerable growth in its older population. Are you ready to renovate and design homes that foster independent living, while balancing accessibility, usability and safety with a tasteful and pleasing aesthetic? This seminar will help you understand the characteristics of the baby boomer generation, and how their numbers and interests shape demand for independent living strategies. We will consider tactics for renovating and designing homes, with special emphasis on the role of color, sheen and light on aging eyes. You’ll also leave with tips for incorporating independent living strategies into your designs, as well as how to manage “aging in place” conversations with your clients.
Monday, June 12, 2017, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Lighting the Way: A Seamless Approach to Integrated Lighting in Cabinetry Design (CEU)
Wood-Mode Lifestyle Design Center, Suite 119
When it comes to trends in kitchen design, LED lighting has been on a strong and steady upswing. With 84% of renovating homeowners upgrading lighting in kitchen projects, there has been increased focus placed on cabinetry-centric lighting solutions. But interior designers and homeowners have more options than ever before to incorporate a broad range of integrated lighting applications into custom cabinetry and furniture pieces.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Specifying for Custom Kitchens (CEU)
Sub Zero and Wolf Showroom, Suite 134
For most designers, architects and contractors, specifying for a luxury kitchen is a pleasure. With an expanded budget, savvy clients and continual innovation of appliance makers, upscale kitchens can reach toward perfection. However, keeping up with new and innovative kitchen features can be daunting. This course explores how to determine client needs and wants for a custom luxury kitchen, and then expands into products on the market, some new and some continually useful, that can truly customize the highest-functioning luxury kitchen for the owner. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, June 13, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
An Introduction to the Kitchen Workstation (CEU)
The GALLEY, 14th Floor, Room 1448
In the old kitchen landscape of ovens and dishwashers, there’s a new appliance on the horizon, the kitchen workstation. With it, you can prep, cook, serve, entertain and clean. In this presentation, we’ll introduce this new appliance, define it, offer design principles and suggestions, and show how it can most benefit the consumer. You’ll become conversant in all the important functions of the workstation, what to look for in a workstation, and how best to make it blend into the old landscape.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Design Resource Center Open House, Suite 163
Join one fabulous party with nine fantastic companies to unwind after the second day of NeoCon. Explore the latest trends in paint, hardware, plumbing, quartz stone, appliances and workstations for kitchens. And at the same time, enjoy wine, beer and bubbly from around the world, with light bites and desserts.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Building a Brand (CEU)
Christopher Peacock, 14th Floor, Room 1448
Drawing from his own experience over 25 years building his international luxury cabinetry brand, Christopher will offer a guideline to building your brand. Highlights will focus on how building a brand elevates a company profile, through consistent brand messaging through social media, print advertising, event planning, alignment with like brands, etc. He will speak to the 6 P’s of branding, Product, Promise, Personality, Packaging, Personnel, and Price Point.
LuxeHome offers discerning homeowners and trade professionals one-stop shopping convenience with access to the finest kitchen, bath, tile, lighting, cabinetry, appliances, countertops and much more. LuxeHome displays the widest selection of products to suit all upscale design styles, from modern European to classic American to traditional English. In addition to the extensive lineup of premier brands, each boutique offers knowledgeable designers who are available to assist with all phases of each design project. LuxeHome’s boutiques are open for shopping Monday through Saturday. For more information, visit www.luxehome.com. Follow LuxeHome on Facebook, Houzz, Instagram and Twitter.
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