By taking one of the looks from our Get Inspired: May boards, we are providing our readers with further information for where to purchase similar items with a range of price points (from super affordable to fancy and one of a kind). 

Written by: Tami

Mother’s Day is over but I say it should really last all month long! To go along with my theme of the month … “Treat Yourself” … this list has a little bit of something for every mom to treat herself to. Some stuff to spruce up her home, some party pieces, new business card options for the mombosses in the group, and even a pair of earrings or a planner to keep her organized. Don’t worry, I included a link to make getting each item that much easier. Enjoy!

Interior Items

Wallshoppe Tropical Leaf Print Wallpaper / Peach – West Elm – $59

Velvet With Exposed Zipper Oversized Lumbar Throw Pillow / Blush – Target – $23.74

Bali Wood Canopy Bed King – CB2 – $1,399

Bodega Driftwood Lamp – Clayton Gray Home – $520

Albertina Wood Bench – All Modern – $289.99

Event Items

Minimalist Flair / Blush Watercolor and Script Business Card – Zazzle – $23.40 for a pack of 100

AlixRM Motivational Agenda 2019 / 2020 – Rachel Miriam – $30

Treat Yourself Real Neon Glass Sign – Amazon – $184.99

Faux Botanicals / Banana Leaf – West Elm – on sale for $14.99

Blush Feather Earrings – Etsy (LibbyAndSmee) – $25

If you are a mama, it goes without saying that you devote your life to making your kids lives better, but who says yours shouldn’t be too! Treat yourself mama to one or more items on this list or whatever will truly h\make you happy! Have a great weekend from Side by Side Design!


Written by: Tami

I don’t think this event could have fit our design aesthetic and business model more perfectly! Throw in a great theme and the most awesome client / mom, and a day on the job really doesn’t even feel like work! Anyone out there feel like Mother’s Day can sometimes be a bit of a let down? No time to relax? You feel like you are running around trying to make your husband, your kids, and the other mothers in your life happy? Well, our client can relate, and she decided to do something about it. I really can’t think of a more generous and thoughtful thing to do for your friends and fellow moms than to throw them a party!

Hosting an intimate gathering at home is what we are all about! Our hostess was so excited to greet each of her guests at the door, and so was the gorgeous floral arrangement made by none other than Kayla of House of Magnolias!

Here’s another look at these fabulous seasonal blooms!

What a great theme for a luncheon honoring moms … Rosè! We made sure to include hints throughout the decor at this overall theme (cute rose gold foil napkins, lots of pink …

… and so many bottles of Whispering Angel Rosè.

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In addition to this signature drink, our bartender for the day (provided by Modern Art Catering) whipped up delicious specialty cocktails (a blushing citrus fizz for those who love tequila and rose syrup lightly infused water with rose petals for those who wanted a non-alcoholic option). So on theme!

Light appetizers were set up on the table outside. Good thing the sun decided to come out!

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I am completely obsessed with the taste and presentation of this company’s food! It truly is art!

Lauren and I found a photo (when searching for inspiration for this event) of a similar charcuterie set up with a cut grapefruit on it. We absolutely had to recreate that photo, and this grapefruit was the perfect shade of pink!

Again, Kayla’s flowers in this display stole the show!

It really was the perfect day to sit outside!

A few candles and a lit fire pit set the tone as well!

The ocean inspired buffet (for quick bites or to create a full plate … ‘cuz why not?) included; coconut poached shrimp ceviche salad, petite Spanish lobster rolls, seared salmon, sweet corn griddle cakes, and a salad of butter lettuce, orange, and avocado. Each bite was better than the last!

Here are some close ups for your food viewing pleasure!

Desserts? We had those too! Classic lemon bars, dark chocolate and raspberry mousse shots, fruit tarts with lemon curd, and white chocolate cherry cookies … To die for!

It’s Mother’s Day right? So, moms deserve a little gift! Each guest as she said good bye was presented with a memory of this special day! Yes way Rosè! You better believe these custom bags from the Molly Sims x Rachel Miriam collection were complete with a bottle of rosè and some fresh florals too!

I know I said this already, but I loved every second of working on this special project and am so grateful to have been a part of it! I truly cannot wait to hear what events this client wants to plan next! For more information about our home event services, contact us at


Written by: Tami

Wow! This year has really flown by! I cannot believe another Mother’s Day is upon us! As you may remember, last year I celebrated my first special day as a mom. I will be honest and say that there is always a hype leading up to these types of things, and they don’t really ever (at least in my experience) fully go as planned, but I will say it was absolutely amazing to spend my first Mother’s Day with my new baby and my husband Phil really made it special too!

With Mother’s Day just a few days away, I have prepared a little post full of tips for all of you (along with photos of some of the details Phil, Lauren, and I put into effect last year). Enjoy!

The first Mother’s Day is a really important milestone in the life of a new mom, and I made sure that I treated myself to professional photos of my newborn with my husband and I (taken by Erica Leigh Photography) before this day arrived. I loved getting the opportunity to print my favorites to post all over her room and loved even more getting the chance to choose photos to give to each of her grandmas. Pro Tip: A framed photo of your newborn or kids at any age is sure to bring tears to any grandma’s eyes upon opening it!

I filled out special gold foil tags with who each of these gifts were for but made the decision to have these gifts be not from us but from their new granddaughter. It’s more fun that way!

You know I am a girl who loves gold foil and loves a good roll of fun printed wrapping paper! Buy yourself a new roll and wrap all your gifts with one cohesive look.

What else do moms love? Fresh flowers! How adorable is this? Lauren made me a special bouquet wrapped in metallic gold paper and a printed photo of her three girls who I love as if they are my own!

Gotta love Etsy! They literally have everything! Unfortunately, the night this photo was taken, this adorable Mother’s Day onesie (and my gift from Phil) mysteriously went missing, but this pic of my little girl is mine forever! She really is “the best Mother’s Day gift ever”!

We truly hope that all you mothers have a really special day this Sunday! Whether celebrating at home or out and about, we hope your loved ones pamper you, tell you how much you do for them, and give you extra hugs and kisses! Happy Mother’s Day from the two of us moms (Tami + Lauren at Side by Side Design)!


Written by: Tami

I am honestly still on such a high from this past weekend’s Treat Yourself Mother’s Day pop up event! Thanks to all the mamas / families that showed up, shopped, and decorated a bag for a really great cause. You made my heart so happy! Each vendor who participated was incredible too! In case you weren’t able to stop by, here are all the details:

Let me start by setting the scene … Our friends and fellow planners of this event, Lesa and Ariella, are the proud owners of bryck&mortar (a fabulous space in the Brentwood Town Center for local clothing, accessory, and lifestyle brands to pop up). This was the perfect place to set up our event.

Their featured brands for the month of May (Wilma and Ethel and Panik Ryder), provided amazing shopping experiences for all of our guests and donated part of their proceeds to the cause as well.

When guests arrived, they were greeted by this gorgeous display of flowers and other fun materials to share with the people of Brentwood what we are all about!

Amanda from Amanda Rose Florals was creating adorable mini bouquets on the spot for all of the moms in attendance.

My favorite moment of this entire event was getting the opportunity to pass out her creations … So many smiling appreciative faces! The truth is, being a mom is an under appreciated job! We should find opportunities to celebrate our moms, mom friends, and ourselves more often. Hence the name of this event … Treat yourself! We wanted all the mamas out there to allow themselves to do something for them for once. Why not buy your own gift this year? Get a much needed massage? Take a fun work out class? So many options … So little time!

Speaking of treating yourself … Another friend, fellow #momboss, and host of this event, Rachel of Rachel Miriam, was featuring her Molly Sims x RM Sweetheart, Sparkle, and Neon collections benefiting Baby2Baby. So many moms left with adorable bags customized to say whatever they chose, and Molly Sims brought her whole family to support our event as well! What a great day!

I love that Rachel thought to do on-site personalization at this event! There’s something so mesmerizing about watching her machine create letters in fun fonts and threads spelling out initials, names, favorite sayings, or whatever you can dream up!

Rachel and Molly put together a little activity for a big donation. Guests were asked to decorate a bag and fill it with mama essentials (lotion, chapstick, an eye mask, and a sweet note) to give to a mother in need. I love how they turned out and love even more that this was done for such a great cause!

What else do moms want? Coffee and pastries were provided by Le Pain Quotidien.

We all could not get enough of Kiev Morales‘ violin renditions of all of our favorite tunes!

Platefit brought out their Theragun for a little de-stress action! But really … What is Lauren’s husband Scott doing there? Isn’t this supposed to be for moms? LOL! I guess he does deserve a break since he had all three kids for the day. 

Moms love activities that keep their kids busy and happy. Right? Thank you M & K Entertainment for your special balloon styling which our kids all loved!

Another great activity for both moms and their kids! Flash tattoos are oh so fun!

Us girls posed for a pic with Molly in the Brass Street photo booth! I am super excited to have a special keepsake from this day with my little girl too!

As a group, we felt the most important thing for all of our guests to feel after this event was special and pampered. We put together raffle prizes sponsored by Molly Sims x RM, Cos Bar, Hey Day, and Squeeze to add a bonus “treat” for three of the moms who attended. Gotta love that even the gift wrap of these prizes matched the look of this party!

Thank you to all who participated in this special pop up event; @panik_ryder @wilma_ethel @baby2baby @amandaroseflorals @brass.streetbooth @kievmoralesviolin @platefit @lepainquotidienusa @squeeze @heyday @cosbar and especially our girls Lesa and Ariella @bryckandmortar and Rachel @rachelmiriamla! A special thank you to the moms out there and @mollybsims for providing us all another opportunity to collaborate with each other and put on an event for a great cause!


We are so excited to once again share our monthly inspiration with all of you! Each month, we look forward to getting the chance to sit down and really think about what’s inspiring us, make predictions for the month ahead, and reflect on the past month. As usual, we have each selected a photo that represents our overall inspiration and have paired it with two interior shots and two events that coordinate with its color scheme and overall concept. In addition, we have provided you with our designer tips to keep you on trend for the month ahead. 

Tami’s inspired: My plans for May and Mother’s Day are busy, busy busy! Can you believe we are working on three Mother’s Day events (none are on the actual day)? As well as a few other fun May events that we have in the works! Plus I have a brunch with my husband’s family and dinner with mine on the day of … BU-SY! When I have this much going on, I can sometimes lose track of everything else going on in my life (and lose sleep too!). So here’s what I do … I choose a mantra to get me through! “Treat Yourself” … I am worth it! I am working hard to achieve my goals! I deserve a break here and there to go out with friends, snuggle my baby, and I deserve those new earrings I bought myself too!

What’s my designer tip this month? Busy patterns are all the rage! Ever been to the Beverly Hills Hotel? They do this banana leaf print right! When mixed with crisp clean lines and linens it looks so good! I love the pops of pink in this board too! So right for Mother’s Day and adding a feminine touch to your space and event decor. If you want to go all out … Treat yourself to this neon sign! Why not?

Lauren’s inspired: Tomorrow, Tami and I are working with some awesome friends of ours who happen to also be amazing “mompreneurs” for an event celebrating moms … of course! Gone are the days of keeping secrets in your business. Great ideas are meant to share, and collaborations are where it’s at! This inspiration board is a hint at some things you will see tomorrow, but if you are local you should definitely stop by! Check out our IG stories @sidebysidedesign for all the details!

What’s my designer tip this month? I’m so in love with iridescent right now, and you should be too! This magical metallic does not need to be reserved for just parties and nails. It can be a fun accent in your home as well. In fact, I recently saw an amazing piece of art with an iridescent 3-D design that I am still dreaming about. If anybody wants this for their home, reach out (wink)! I would be over the moon to find a home for such beauty!

Here at Side by Side Design, we look forward to an exciting month including all the details from our many May events, lots of mother’s day inspiration, some more finished spaces from Lauren’s Modern Bohemian Home Tour, and more! Don’t forget to check out our next Get Inspired post on June 7th for all new looks and inspiration! Also, check out our weekly Instastories feature “Designer Day!” @sidebysidedesign to see how we fill our days with the things we love.

To “Treat Yourself” at our Mother’s Day Party in collaboration with bryck&mortar and Rachel Miriam visit us at the Brentwood Town Center tomorrow (May 4th) from 10:00 – 1:00!