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, we continue to show you some of our favorites … 5 things that truly made us happy in the great big world of design this month. This has proven to be a great way for us to share sneak peeks into projects that are in the works (but not quite ready to show in their entirety), flashbacks of projects from the past, and highlight an interior or event vendor that deserves recognition. Enjoy!

#1: This perfect day! We are still on a high (pun intended) from last week’s work trip! I mean it hardly feels like work when you are doing what you love, designing the interior of a fabulous ski home, traveling in style, and going for lunch in the quaint town of Vail. I loved getting to share this opportunity with Tami and am beyond grateful to our clients who made all this happen / are trusting me to bring their vision to life! (Written by: Lauren)

#2: This holiday prep! The holidays are upon us, and I am excited to do one of my favorite things … Select gift wrap and coordinate the way it will all look when put together. This year, not only did I get to select my own (post coming soon), but a very special client hired me to do it all! Plan out personalized gifts for friends and family, source all materials, and wrap to perfection! Isn’t this plaid so fun? I promise to share all of the finished details very soon on the blog! (Written by: Tami) 

#3: These published words! Did you know that the story of Side by Side Design was published in Voyage LA Magazine this month? We are beyond honored that they chose to highlight our business, how we got to where we are, and grateful for all the love and support we received from those who read our story. If you have not gotten a chance to read our article, follow the link above! (Written by Tami)

#4: This vendor! We have been working with a really awesome vendor on the events side for a while now that we are excited to tell you all about! Events these days are all about branding! Even if they are for an individual and not a company. That is why working with a really talented graphic designer like Bo Jack Studios is so important! These custom “SA12” stickers for a recent 12th birthday party we planned are just one example of this designer getting our vision exactly. Can’t wait to see what all of the holiday tags we ordered for ourselves and clients look like in print! (Written by: Tami) 

#5: This amazing opportunity! If you are following us on IG Stories, you may have noticed that a few weeks ago we were busy promoting a very special company. Lincoln let us drive not one but two of their Aviators for a whole week! This experience was so much fun! It would have been enough to drive around in style, but the adventure did not stop there … We were invited to a classy dinner party (aka a night away from the kids), introduced to top executives in the company, and treated to a really relaxing day with some of our fellow mompreneur friends (brunch + mani pedis)! We are so grateful to Lincoln for selecting us and only hope to tell everyone we know about their generosity and how great the cars are! (Written by: Lauren)

As yesterday was Thanksgiving, we really want to take a moment to share how grateful we are for everything that has come our way with business and our personal lives this year! You can see just a small sampling of everything we have accomplished and have been lucky enough to participate in from this month’s Favorite Five. It is truly remarkable! We are thankful to all of you who tune in every Wednesday and Friday to read about the projects we are working on and most of all to our amazing clients who give us opportunities every day to design spaces and events that we are truly proud of!

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 December on the 27th, and as always will be posting what’s inspiring us for the month ahead on the first Friday. See ya soon!


Written by: Lauren

As I have mentioned, it was a long road finishing this home, but when you see this room I think you will agree it was well worth it! I know it’s not right to pick favorites, and I definitely have many elements and rooms in this home that I love, but I think this might be my most favorite one of all! May I present to you this gorgeous marble master bathroom!

Upon entering, you can totally see why I love it so much! This gorgeous panda marble from Tristone completely steals the show with its larger than life pattern, and the limestone floors from Westside Tile and Stone pairs with it perfectly. A special shout out to Sistone for being the most amazing fabricators in this business!

What’s truly special is we didn’t just stop with the marble walls. We continued the marble all the way around this amazing bathroom including on every side of these modern vanity cabinets matching the pattern every step of the way. This took a lot of preparation as you can imagine. I, along with the clients, met with Sistone on several occasions to view the superimposed drawings they created in AutoCAD with the client’s own marble slabs they had already purchased. For the make-up counter, we decided to break up all of the marble and cover it in beveled mirror.

As I mentioned, the marble is the showstopper, but what makes this master bathroom even more special are all of the extraordinary details. We covered this vintage stool in the most fabulous green Mongolian fur and selected just the right accessories from the client’s collection to place on the countertop.  

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Here’s a view from inside their open shower concept complete with floating bench, and frosted glass windows. 

A view from the other side … As you can see, the windows work on a switch glass system to go from frosted to clear at the flip of a switch. The modern bathroom fixtures finish off the space nicely. Don’t you think?

I wasn’t kidding when I said that every inch of this bathroom is covered in marble. Even the water closet looks stunning!

It feels surreal to finally have this space done, photographed, and up for everyone to see. I am pretty proud of this project, as I put my heart and soul into creating something gorgeous for this very special client. However, I couldn’t have done it alone. All carpentry done by Jackie Bitton Fine Woodworking, plumbing fixtures from BJ Discount, and this was an example of true collaboration between the vendors, me, and my client. We will keep taking pictures as each space is completed … Stay tuned!


In our Pining For Pinterest posts, we prepare our readers for the upcoming season with interior shots alongside decor and event details in a fresh, new color story and overall look. Winter is about to begin. The holidays are basically here … So many presents to wrap, pastries to bake, and parties to attend! Please enjoy as we take you through our inspiration for two totally different Winter events in our own distinct styles. 

Tami’s Pins: What’s “pin”spiring me this season? Full and festive event spaces! This holiday season it’s all about going over the top! In order to achieve this goal you need to start with the right venue. Why not throw a holiday party at home? Start with bright pops of pink and lots of tinsel, and then throw in a hot cocoa bar, cake, and disco balls galore! It’s sure to be an evening to remember!

With a home design that is this over the top, you don’t even really need to do much to make it holiday festive.

Fresh flowers are appreciated all year long, and so are the perfect coffee table accessories.

I told you I was really into disco balls and tinsel this year!

A little more flair for the tree?

The girl who lives here / parties here must love glitter!

Holidays are the perfect time for a hot cocoa bar with many many marshmallows!

Cake too! Why not?

Lauren’s Pins: What’s “pin”spiring me this season? Rich colors with holiday cheer is filling up my feed this time of year! I am picturing this inspiration as a more casual engagement party but with lots of festive touches in rich hues of burgundy, pops of white fur, twinkle lights, and a simple boho pattern. 

When your space looks like this all year long, it transitions easily right into holiday time.

Adding a few special accessories like this white fur throw to your space will make it feel even more Winter ready.

Just because it’s the holiday time, does not mean that is all we are celebrating. This couple just got engaged giving their family another reason for a fun party!

I am simply obsessed with this table set up! Simple white china mixed with wood salad plates, that fun black and white print, the flowers are gorgeous too, and gold silverware! Need I say more?

Sometimes all you need is a chunky sweater and the right pair of leather pants!

For something unique, serve your bar out of an airstream because why not?

Even these cocktails fit the original color scheme. It’s all in the details!

This Winter is beyond busy, and we truly feel like we have brought the events “Side” of our business to the next level. We look forward to all that is coming up this season and using some of this inspiration in our own planning. We would love to work with you in creating the right look this Winter by tying in the inspiration of your event with the essence of your home decor. Contact us at for more information. 

To see more of our individual styles through our inspiration, follow us (Tami and Lauren) on Pinterest!


It’s the holiday season! This winter we are focused on bringing the look of your home into the overall design of the events you have there. Hosting a holiday in your home? Want to plan a small intimate gathering or a New Year’s Eve Extravaganza? Whatever your heart desires, we are your girls! We can set your event space and / or table up beautifully, bring in festive decor and the most delicious hors d’oeuvres and treats. We are here to assist you with whatever else your event needs. 

Holiday Services Include:

Overall Coordination for All Holiday Events Hosted in Your Home (including Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years, and any other celebrations you are planning) The one thing we hear most often from those hosting holidays and other events in their home is how stressful it can be. It is our job to make sure that there is no stress on your end, so you can just sit back, relax, and enjoy being with your friends and family! We can connect you with amazing caterers, florists, rentals … You name it! All from our personal preferred vendor list.

Custom Tablescape to Fit the Look of Your Home and Event – As we are an Interior Design + Event Planning company, our favorite thing to do is to go into a client’s home and base our event design on what they already have going on. The idea is to dress up your existing space and make it holiday and party ready. This includes the look of your table (linens, china, floral centerpieces, and more) for your winter dinner parties, large family gatherings, or any other special occasion.

Deck Your House Out in Festive Holiday Decor – Looking to add a little festive flair into your home decor? This is our specialty! We are excited to fit the style of your holiday decor to your already existing interior. Each home’s needs and desires are different … So let’s chat and come up with a plan!

Weekly / Monthly Home Floral Installations to Always Have Those Gorgeous Seasonal Blooms on Hand – There are so many gorgeous flowers that are in season this time of year. We can ensure that your home always has fresh flowers in it (especially when you’re having guests over). We work with the best of the best florists LA has to offer to come with a plan that fits your needs!

Design and Sourcing of a Personal Gift Wrap Scheme Including Professional Gift Wrap Services – Each year, we come up with a new look for the wrapping of holiday presents that we give to our family and friends. We know they look forward to seeing which colors, patterns, and themes we can come up with. Let’s be real … It’s not really just about what’s inside! Wrapping a gift just right goes a long way! We can help you with this too! Each gift under your tree or on your fireplace hearth this year can be professionally gift wrapped to perfection and coordinate well with the others around it. 

This Season We are Partnering with cream+sugar to Customize and Design Cookies and Other Treats for Your Event – One of our favorite gals to work with has been creating incredible custom cookies and cakes to fit the look of our client’s events. We are so excited to collaborate with her this winter and know you will love all that she has to offer!

Decor Rentals Available (including full sets of candle holders, vases, apothecary jars, etc.) – We have a lot of rentals to offer from our event inventory as well! Full sets of mercury glass candle holders in all different shapes and textures, a gorgeous display of glass apothecary jars, and vases in every shape and size for all of those beautiful flower arrangements you will have around … Just to name a few.

Additional Services By Request That Fit Your Design Needs This Winter Everyone has different needs this time of year. If we did not list yours above, contact us and we are sure we can come up with a plan.

We look forward to working with you this holiday season!

For more information or to book any of the above services please contact us at or call Tami Daks, our Event Coordinator, at (480) 628-8264. 


Written by: Lauren

The work at our Modern With Antiques Home is coming to an end. Such a bittersweet moment, but I know that it’s never really the end with this fabulous couple and we will find ways in our future to work together again. The good part is the rooms in this home are wrapping up, and I finally get to share them with all of you. We are finalizing each finishing touch and as they are added I will share all the details here on the blog. For now, I thought it was fitting to start at the beginning with their entry. Enjoy!

Early on we nicknamed this project “Modern With Antiques”. Throughout the process the clients tended to go more modern, and I wasn’t quite sure how the antiques portion would fully play out. This space truly shows that it worked out! This larger than life mirror was already there, but we used it to create an abstract painting like no other! For example, we needed this piece to be extremely stark to balance off the ornate detail of the door and the vintage console and mirror set.

See what I mean? I think they balance each other off well, and the crisp white walls and marble floors helps to keep everything current. Angel strikes again! Our specialty painter is just so talented! Can you believe she created this amazing art work and refinished the doors as well?

We found this amazing set at one of my favorite vintage stores, Rebound. I love how its art deco style looks in this room, and it fit too perfectly to pass up. We selected just the right accessories from the couple’s personal collection to place on top which bring just the right amount of life to the space.

Angel also created the specialty finish on the elevator door, and I am loving the texture and color.

I hope this got you excited to see more spaces from our Modern With Antiques Home Tour. I will be sharing one of my favorite rooms next week … The master bathroom, so be sure to check back in!