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!


By taking one of the looks from our Get Inspired: November 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

Did I mention these California girls are getting out of the heat and getting winter started early? Time to dust off those boots and beanies, but more importantly I am starting a new project in an awesome ski town so it is time to really challenge myself to come up with new innovative designs. Do you live in a place where its cold or want to bring in winter a bit early? Here is a list of ten items that will bring in the season in your home and event decor! Don’t worry … I included a link to make getting each item that much easier. Enjoy!

Interior Items

Black Wicker Hanging Lamp / Large – HK Living – $695

Suri Alpaca Pillow – Barneys New York – on sale for $211.50

Sofa in Zuma Pumice Linen – Modshop – $2,645

Rabbit Fur Pillow – Barneys New York – on sale for $265

Eames Coffee Table – Design Within Reach – $995

Event Items

Corde Porcelain Dinner Plate – Saks Fifth Avenue – $42 each

Carine Martini Glass – Saks Fifth Avenue – $42 each

Mink and Fox Fur Knit Beanie – Barneys New York – on sale for $301.50

Ski House Feu de Bois Glass Candle – Saks Fifth Avenue – $65

Three Toned Braided Placemat / Gold and Sand – Current Home – $40 each

It’s still warm where we live, but we are preparing for ski season. Have a great weekend and start to your winter from Side by Side Design!


Written by: Tami

We have mentioned a bit here and there that we are planning a pretty spectacular Bat Mitzvah weekend next year for a really special girl (Check out our monthly “Favorite Five” post to catch up on our planning updates). So as that event is about a year away, it makes sense that the Bat Mitzvah girl is currently turning 12! We wanted to plan a special party at home for her to not take away from next year’s festivities but make sure she knows that every year is one to be celebrated. Here are the details …

It is official … S.A. is 12! This letter number combo became our logo for this event and was seen all throughout the decor. The birthday girl kept it intimate inviting nine other girls to celebrate with her, and they started and ended the festivities at home. So as not to spoil the dinner they had planned, we provided fruit as a snack, and each girl got a special gift to take home of fun bath accessories.

When they left for their dinner out, we transformed their game room and home theater area into a party any 12 year old would love!

I mean, what kid (or adult for that matter) can pass up a traditional movie theater candy display? We included all candies found at your local movies, popcorn, and a new treat … Five different flavors of cookie corn from Cookie Good in Santa Monica!

Do these balloons look familiar? Shout out to our girls at Bojour Fete for not only getting us the best metallic balloons but somehow fitting them into a very tightly packed car!

Gotta love all the rose gold touches found in our fun assortment of paper goods!

These food label cards and custom stickers with our SA12 logo were created by Bo Jack Studios. Aren’t they awesome? …

… but the most fun detail award goes to these pajama onesies! These Penelope Wildberry tye dye onesies from Frankie’s on the Park are beyond soft and snuggly, but we didn’t stop there! We took them to our friend Rachel Miriam to be personalized to perfection! This gift was a great way for each of the girls to get in the spirit of the party and have an awesome keepsake to take home.

Here’s a look at what our mocktail bar had to offer. Mr. Bartender killed it with these sweet / non-alcoholic drink options offering edible orchids, pink sugar rims, and rock candy stirs in the party’s color scheme.

Even a party this sweets heavy isn’t a party without a cake! Gotta love Susie Cakes!

When the girls returned from dinner, they were not only surprised to see the transformation indoors, but we also made the outside party ready by turning on the firepit, jacuzzi jets, and floating super cute LED orbs in their pool.

The girls went for a night swim …

… and got into their onesies to watch one of our favorite 90’s movies … Clueless!

Happy 12th Birthday to a very special girl from Side by Side Design! Thank you for letting us be a part of your day and surprise you with so many details!