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Big Omaha 2016 Conference Hayneedle.com goes on full display at Omaha's annual conference.

Since 2009, Big Omaha has brought entrepreneurs, investors, leaders, and creatives together for inspiration and conversations with nationally-recognized speakers. The event is held at KANEKO in downtown Omaha, a non-profit creative space founded by international artist Jun Kaneko and his wife Ree. Big Omaha's overall mission is to inspire passion, creativity, and leadership in communities. Naturally, it was an honor to have hayneedle.com chosen as the furniture provider for the event.

"Hayneedle.com provides a large variety of comfy home furnishings compatible with any room, style, and budget, including our stage. We are thrilled to work with a successful company and showcase their products at KANEKO." – the Big Omaha team

We wanted to match the creative vibe and passionate energy of the conference, innovators, and the space itself, so we went with pieces that are mid-century modern, contemporary, and traditional for good measure. It was important to choose pieces with functionality that also complimented KANKEO's unique space.

Vignettes were created with favorite Hayneedle pieces to show versatility within styles and price points. The idea was to create spaces that would work realistically in homes, condos, lofts, apartments, and even businesses.

The Stage

Because the backdrop for the stage is a bold pink and blue, we chose pieces in colors that wouldn't compete with each other. The result was a set-up that minimalist mavens will flock to: a pair of mid-century-inspired white acrylic chairs, low-seated button-tufted sofa, and contemporary acrylic nesting tables.

The Stage

Because the backdrop for the stage is a bold pink and blue, we chose pieces in colors that wouldn't compete with each other. The result was a set-up that minimalist mavens will flock to: a pair of mid-century-inspired white acrylic chairs, low-seated button-tufted sofa, and contemporary acrylic nesting tables.

The Hallway

In the hallway, we used more colors. Soft shades of blue gave a serene vibe and paired well with grays and natural wood grain. Different seating options were showcased with mid-century chairs, a white plastic accent chair, and a more contemporary roundback chair.

For a conversation piece, we added a hanging egg chair and round back accent chair to keep the space on-trend and unique. Graphic throw pillows are a great way to update any space with a splash of color, patterns, and textures.

The Hallway

In the hallway, we used more colors. Soft shades of blue gave a serene vibe and paired well with grays and natural wood grain. Different seating options were showcased with mid-century chairs, a white plastic accent chair, and a more contemporary roundback chair.

For a conversation piece, we added a hanging egg chair and round back accent chair to keep the space on-trend and unique. Graphic throw pillows are a great way to update any space with a splash of color, patterns, and textures.

The Lounge

The Lounge

Mid Century Lounge Area

The lounge areas were where most of the gathering took place with people getting acquainted and comfortable, so our vignettes reflected that casual, homey vibe in a variety of styles. Pops of blue were used to match the color theme. With multi-purpose, versatile key pieces, these lounge spaces mimic the look of lofts or smaller apartments.

We accessorized with vases, trays, and a ceramic stool for a personalized touch, all in the same color palette with mixed metals. Affordable, accessible Hayneedle exclusives were used for the seating options. The look was contemporary and stylish with dashes of mid-century accents – exactly what Big Omaha was going for. It was important to have all spaces feel cozy and that attendees didn't feel afraid to touch anything.

Again showing the versatility of the pieces, our mid-century modern sofa can take on a more traditional look with the help of our exclusive Belham Living Lennon Arm Chair and Ottoman and a tufted beige accent chair. Colorful throw pillows liven up the neutral seating and add textures. Our exclusive Belham Living Trenton coffee tables and nesting tables lend industrial flair for a more rugged look.

Coastal Lounge Area
Coastal Lounge Area

Again showing the versatility of the pieces, our mid-century modern sofa can take on a more traditional look with the help of our exclusive Belham Living Lennon Arm Chair and Ottoman and a tufted beige accent chair. Colorful throw pillows liven up the neutral seating and add textures. Our exclusive Belham Living Trenton coffee tables and nesting tables lend industrial flair for a more rugged look.

Dining Lounge Space

A retro-inspired dining room was created near the library lounge, featuring our Carter Collection as the star of the show. These pieces were perfect for creating an elegant yet casual dining space. We combined simplicity with well-chosen, eye-catching statements.

A more modern rug anchors the space with Mad Men-era flair including a chic bar cart and vases. Imagine your next cocktail party or gathering in this space. A cozy and casual dining space feels special in any apartment or home dining space.