Written by: Tami

I am super excited to announce that this little girl is going to be a big sister! You all know (if you know us personally or have been following along for a while) how important my relationship is with my sister, and I couldn’t be more happy for Joie to have that opportunity as well! 22 months apart … Baby Girl #2 due this coming January! Hooray!


It’s the end of the month, and we are extremely grateful for all of the design challenges and experiences that have come our way. Today (as yesterday was a very special day … our blog’s 8th birthday!), we continue to show you some of our favorites … 5 things that truly made us happy in the great big world of design. We have chosen to make this month’s post all about this past year and chose five favorites that really showcase the growth we have made and the creativity we have put forth. Enjoy!

#1: This event client! It was truly meant to be that this year we met this client! It is such a dream to work for someone who always chooses an amazing theme (I am such a sucker for a good theme! Check out all the details from her Rose Mom’s Day Lunch here.), allows us to let our creative juices flow, and is beyond awesome to work with. We know that this is just the start (as she has already hired us to put on her daughter’s amazing Bat Mitzvah party) of this relationship and can’t wait to see what else she has in store! (Written by: Tami)

#2: This magical move in! Two and a half years of hard work and many many details have lead up to this point, and when our Modern With Antiques clients finally moved in they said, “We can’t believe we get to live here!” I don’t think it gets better than that! It is an ultimate dream to hear this from a client I have worked with so closely for so long, and I couldn’t be more proud of the creativity that has gone into this project. (Written by: Lauren)

#3: This collaboration! Our focus for so much of this year has been on collaboration. We cannot get enough of working with fellow “mompreneurs” and other creatives and have really stepped up our game this year in this area. You may remember this photo taken from a special Valentine’s Day event we planned with bryck&mortar, Rachel Miriam, Molly Sims, and baby2baby. We couldn’t be more proud to showcase our event skills while giving back to a cause! We plan to continue growing in this area, reaching out to more companies and like-minded individuals about collaborating, and making things happen this next year! (Written by: Tami)

#4: This interior project! I am not a huge believer in luck as I believe that people really work hard to get what they have, but in this case I feel lucky that an amazing vendor and friend referred us for this project and that we are getting the opportunity to work with a client who bought the house that Kim and Kanye built in Bel Air. It is literally the most perfect blank canvas of a house I have ever laid eyes on, and I feel super lucky to get to be the one to complete it. These pieces of furniture that we purchased from Mass Furniture for the client’s bar lounge, and I will be showing tons of photos as the project progresses. (Written by: Lauren)

#5: This year of growth! Personal and professional growth is very important to us, but thanks to one remarkable individual it has taken on new life for us this year. As we discovered Lauren’s wedding Day of Coordinator has become owner of a multi million dollar company and motivational speaker / author, we have truly dug into all that she has to offer (podcasts, books, Start Today journals, etc.), and we know we are better for it! Rachel Hollis is our mentor (Whether she knows it or not!), and she has inspired us to reach for the stars, to know we were “made for more”, and above all to be an inspiration to others. (Written by: Tami)

Follow us on Instagram @sidebysidedesign for more all month long as we share our Designer Day! We plan to share our “Favorite Five” for the month of August on the 30th, as always will be sharing what’s inspiring us for the month ahead on the first Friday, and don’t forget to send us some blog birthday love! See ya soon!


Written by: Tami

This past weekend, we celebrated two guys (with a certain milestone birthday) who really know how to have a great time! As these particular clients live out of state (but consider Los Angeles their home away from home), it was our task to find the right location to host their birthday party and add a few special touches to make it feel festive. Here are all the details:

You can’t go wrong with displaying your number proudly in balloons. This gold “50” reminded our hosts and their guests that age is just a number but that they were still celebrating something special.

The guys requested to have their party in West Hollywood and wanted a place with an open feel and a private room. We chose The Eveleigh for its ambiance, overall casual vibe, and delicious hors d’oeuvres.

Such a cool place, right?

We love that there were so many comfy places for people to sit and a bar all our own!

These awesome bartenders were working hard all night creating specialty cocktails and lots of tastes of tequila!

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The guys even created their own specialty drink that included silver, soda, a splash of grapefruit, and something spicy!

Friends came from far and near to celebrate!

As I mentioned, these appetizers were next level! Just to name a few … Prawn tempura, chicken schnitzel sliders (to die for!), their signature lamb meatballs, and albacore crudo that literally melted in my mouth! As a late night snack, the guys and their friends enjoyed sliders and truffled fries! Need I say more?

No birthday is complete without cake and candles. The triple berry cake from Sweet Lady Jane was oh so good and the guys ended their party with a special message … Fifty? Who cares! What really counts is what you make of each and every day!

Happy Birthday to these very special gentlemen from Side by Side Design!


Written by: Lauren

For anyone who has been following us for a long time, they know that my family moved into a new home last year and completely renovated the inside of the house at that time. As is the case with most projects, we wanted to take some time before starting the next big scope of work, and have slowly been ticking away at the small projects and furniture to finish the inside while we waited. We finally decided it was time and hired a contractor to begin the process of renovating our front yard. Believe me when I say that it is quite the under taking!


See what I mean? This front yard needs some serious TLC and was a bit overwhelming to us. If I am being honest! Our main goals are to create more parking, a cohesive look, and somewhere our kids can run around / ride bikes more freely.

Front Yard Inspiration

This is the overall look we are going for. Something clean yet earthy and that goes with the ranch style of our house but still relatively modern. Specifically, I love the wood fence, the bench with planter detail, and the large concrete slabs with either rocks or grass in between.

Front Yard Floor Plan

Here you can see the layout we are going for. We are still tweaking it slightly, but it should be laid out on the ground by the end of the week. I can’t tell you how excited I am!

In Process

Demolition has begun! I am excited to see how this project is taking shape. I have put a lot of thought into how I want the design to turn out in the last year and know it will be both functional and look amazing too!

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By taking one of the looks from our Get Inspired: July 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: Lauren

In honor of my eighth anniversary of the day I got married and for eight years of blogging, I have created a list of items that bring the two materials together that represent eight years … Bronze and pottery! You may think these two are a bit of an odd match, but I think they compliment each other quite nicely. You can’t go wrong with a mix of modern and antique or metallic and matte. I have also included a link for each item for your convenience in obtaining them. Enjoy!

Interior Items

Las Condes Bronze Containers – The Citizenry – $75

Rounded Rectangle Metal Framed Mirror – Rejuvenation – on sale for $239

17th C. Ming Dynasty Console Table – Restoration Hardware – $1,095

Indigo Organic Reactive Dinnerware – Cost Plus World Market – $5.98 – $19.99

Arteriors Stefan Light – Arteriors – $545 each

Event Items

Sonoma Vase Collection – Pottery Barn – $12.99 – $48

22″ Artisanal Tall Vase / Transparent Green – One King’s Lane – $89

Hollowick Ribbed Tealight Lamp / Amber – Chefs Toys – $4.49 each

Vintage Clear Cut Crystal Goblets – Casa de Perrin – rental for $2.95 each

Tuscany / Ocean – La Tavola – rental for $55 – $69 each

Whether celebrating a big eighth anniversary or not, you will love incorporating these bronze and pottery items into your home and event decor. Try a few out … or why not purchase the whole list? Live a little! Have a great weekend from Side by Side Design!