2016 brought us plenty of office design trends to love: residential elements such as Oriental rugs; leasing programs that bring in rotating collections of high-end art; and a move toward softer color palettes with accents of blush and gold. But while design trends change year to year, some values always ring true: attractiveness, originality and functionality. Our guest judges kept those values top of mind when they scored this year’s best entries. To qualify, an office had to have opened, expanded or been remodeled after July 1, 2015. Step inside the winner and our editors’ pick by taking our 360-degree virtual tours. Then find even more inspiration in the photos of our 14 awesome finalists.

– From Crain’s Chicago Business

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Centaur Interiors office and showroom (finalist):