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

In my October inspiration, I mentioned that including culture and custom in your space will make it always feel well traveled and eclectic! Of course, each person must incorporate their own pieces that feel special to them, but just in case you need a little help getting started … Here is a list of ten items that will do the trick! Don’t worry … I included a link to make getting each item that much easier. Enjoy!

Interior Items

Rani Rug / Multi 8 x 10 – West Elm – on sale for $699.30

Mia Large Faceted- Crystal Chandelier – Pottery Barn – on sale for $298.99

Best Seller Monogrammed Towel Set – Etsy (JaxyRayBoutique) – $22

Modern Natural Timber Indoor Planter – Etsy (RawRevivals) – $17.60

Calhoun Wingback Chair / Black and Ivory Stripe – One King’s Lane – on sale for $1,594.50

Event Items

Vista Alegre by Christian Lacroix Dinner Plate – Bloomingdale’s – $80 each

3 Pieces Dried Pampas – Etsy (GIGkelly) – $26.90

Bamboo Folding Chair – Signature Party Rentals – rental for $6.19 each

Koyal Wholesale Geometric Hurricane Candle Holder – Amazon – $195 for a set of 3

Atrium Glass Hurricane / Small – West Elm – on sale for $23.40

It’s a busy month … I hope you find some time to celebrate with those who you love and incorporate lots of tradition into all that you do. Happy October from Side by Side Design!

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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: I don’t know how it’s possible to be this busy every month, but this October is seriously jam packed full of plans for me and my family! A wedding, many get togethers with friends, a baby shower, an art show, a 30th birthday party, Halloween, and more! Just listing it all makes me tired … LOL! These photos all have some things in common (with each other and with the overall theme of my month). They are a bit busy but full of culture and custom. As I mentioned, I will be attending a wedding for friends who we missed their original ceremony in India. This board is inspired by this particular party and the culture behind it, but also this time of year dressing up is customary.

What’s my designer tip this month? Fill your space with culture and tradition! If you look closely in these photos, you will notice that there is a wide array of different cultures being represented in the decor. Somehow they mesh together in such a way that you almost don’t even notice it is even happening. Find ways to incorporate your own traditions and those you admire and your space will always feel well traveled, eclectic, and full of culture.

Lauren’s inspired: I am currently at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Oahu and loving every minute of it! This iconic hotel reminds me a bit of Beverly Hills and has an amazing timeless quality about it. This trip was much needed as Scott and I didn’t make any time this summer to get away just the two of us. We were both feeling the need to refresh and give ourselves that restart we both have been longing for. I know that when I return, the month is chalk full of events, work, and other duties, but for now I am going to enjoy my time and be in the moment.

What’s my designer tip this month? A classic design will stand the test of time! I am always drawn to this motto and know that good design is appreciated for many many years … Even a pink hotel! None of these photos are particularly on trend for what we are seeing this season, but I would stand to say they still look super current and will be appreciated for years to come.

Here at Side by Side Design, we look forward to an exciting month including all the details from our first event we planned for the fall, a look at Lauren’s finished front yard, spooky decor and more! Don’t forget to check out our next Get Inspired post on November 1st 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.

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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: I am looking forward to the beginning of fall and all of the events we already have planned. It’s going to be a busy month! September is also the month I got married three years ago. Wow, time has flown! The traditional gift this year is either leather or glass which is what my inspiration photo represents. Honestly though … forget leather and glass! Phil and I are gifting each other some much needed time away. Just us two. 

What’s my designer tip this month? Flow into fall! The colors in my inspiration board are soft and neutral. I love this look for fall! Add in touches of leather and glass too! Isn’t that light fixture divine!?

Lauren’s inspired: Whether I am working on an interior project, assisting Tami with an event, feeding and taking care of my kids daily routines, volunteering or attending board meetings at their school / our synagogue … Most days are spent trying to keep my head above water and working hard to get done as much as I possibly can while remaining calm (at least on the outside). It’s going to be a very busy month!

What’s my designer tip this month? Find that glow in your space! There are certain materials and textures that really do something special to a room. They reflect light in such a way that it almost feels like your space is glowing. Sometimes it happens by accident, but it doesn’t need to! Find that special glow and give your space or event the ambiance it deserves.

Here at Side by Side Design, we look forward to an exciting month including all the details from a fun fourth birthday celebration, a gorgeous golden anniversary party, new interior consultation projects, and more! Don’t forget to check out our next Get Inspired post on October 4th 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.

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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 first consultation project! A little over a month ago, we sent out an email describing our new consultation service we are offering, and since we have already completed the consultation portion of our first one. This particular client, wanted to update their office space that also doubles as a playroom for their son in their converted garage, and was looking for a bit of a mid-century modern design with lots of storage. This is the layout that the client has selected moving forward. Can’t wait to really get this space under way! (Written by: Lauren)

Love Boat

#2: This year’s gala! For the last two years, we have been involved in helping to plan a very special gala event. Not only is this a really nice opportunity each year for friends and colleagues to get together, but it is fundraising for a very important cause. However, we like to keep the themes light and make sure everyone just has fun! This year’s date has been set, the theme has been picked, and we don’t want anyone to miss the boat! (Written by: Tami)

#3: This inspiration! I started a new project this month with a client out in Westlake Village. Have any of you ever been to Sherwood Country Club because this house reminds me of that property! I have already put together most of the inspiration board to guide this project in the right direction, and I believe the demo is almost complete for the different areas we are remodeling. This picture is one of my favorites in the bunch. As I was looking on Pinterest to find images to show the clients of how their space will look transformed, I found this picture which very closely represents the exact idea we had when converting their staircase. I love when that happens! It makes it so much easier for the client to visualize what their finished space will look like. (Written by: Lauren)

#4: This vendor! We were so excited to work with Mr. Bartender last weekend on our Tacos and Tequila Birthday Party! Let’s be honest … With this theme there’s not much more of an important detail than the drinks (Well, tacos too of course!), and this amazing vendor was right there with us the whole way. Planning the signature cocktails, providing a shopping list for my client, and overall amazing service the night of the party. What more can you ask for!? (Written by: Tami)

#5: This master bathroom update! I have been scouring stores for the last year and a half to find the right carpet runner to go in my master bathroom. I had a photo on my inspiration board with an awesome bohemian black and white runner and knew this was the right touch to add to my bathroom to give it just the right amount of character. I didn’t believe it, but this was one of the hardest things to find as I really wanted to find something that was vintage (or at least looked vintage), and they simply do not make them in black and white. Not in the right size either! During one shopping trip to HD Buttercup, I found these small rugs that I fell in love with. I brought them home, interlaced the tassels between them, and I got the runner of my dreams! I also added a large black basket to the other side of my bathroom for another bohemian touch and a little extra storage! (Written by: Lauren)

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

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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. We don’t know about you, but we are so excited for the beginning of Fall (and it is truly just around the corner) … Spooky scenery, time spent with family, and lots of pie here we come! Please enjoy as we take you through our inspiration for two totally different Fall events in our own distinct styles. 

Tami’s Pins: What’s “pin”spiring me this season? The softer side of Fall! This chica shares her special day with the spookiest one of the year, but that doesn’t mean she can’t let her sweet side shine. She invites her friends over for a birthday lunch outdoors with pumpkins galore, gorgeous flowers, and lots of fun food. Why can’t she treat herself to a little birthday fun?

Her home is just her style … sweet and chic!

This birthday set up is EVERYTHING and more!

Shades of peach and pink are perfect for this season.

Gotta take advantage of this warm weather as long as possible!

Can’t have a birthday without a signature cocktail …

… beef carpaccio …

… and a beautiful birthday cake!

Lauren’s Pins: What’s “pin” spiring me this season? Pumpkin spice! Ok, so we have all heard of Friendsgiving, right? It’s getting a bit played out! That’s why we call this inspo board something even better … Girl’s Giving! This one’s just for your closest girlfriends. They are sweet, they are spicy, they are your girls through thick and thin!

No need for purses or cute shoes … Make yourself at home!

You know your girls will appreciate this gorgeous display you (and your event planner) dreamed up.

Who’s Will? Dan? Swap these out for cute name tags for all of your friends.

A little pumpkin spice?

Try a cocktail!

Cozy comfort foods are perfect this time of year …

… and pie is all the rage!

This Fall is our busiest yet, and we are so excited to continue bringing the events “Side” of our business to the next level. We look forward to all that is coming up this season and hopefully using some of this inspiration in our own planning. We would love to work with you in creating the right look this Fall by tying in the inspiration of your event with the essence of your home decor. Contact us at info@sbsdesignla.com for more information. 

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

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