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

I absolutely love hosting small get togethers in my home! This month, I am working to finalize more of my spaces so I can do just that! You may even see some of the below items (or ones similar) in my design. I believe all of these statement pieces are great all year round and should be out not just when you are entertaining. Don’t worry, I included a link to make getting each item that much easier (In case you want them too!). Enjoy!

Interior Items

Mobile Chandelier / Grand – West Elm – on sale for $280

Natural Wicker Loren Bar Stool – Cost Plus World Market – $169.99

Headlands Bell Pendant – Serena & Lily – $298 – $398

Authentic African Black and White Mud Cloth Floor Pillow – Etsy (BryarWolf) – $125

Howell Canvas Arm Chair – Urban Outfitters – $349

Event Items

Mexican Equipal Armchair “Los Angeles” – Bonanza – $550

Sloan 4-Piece Black Place Setting – Crate & Barrel – on sale for $29.56

Crosshatch Textured Mercury Glass Votive – West Elm – on sale for $3 – $5 each

Pryce 7″ Silver Rim Vase – Crate & Barrel – $34.95

Paley Vase – Crate & Barrel – $79.95

Hosting at Home this month? Why not incorporate one or more of these items into your space? You and your guests will love them! Have a great weekend from Side by Side Design!


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: This one has been in the works for a while! It really is such a blessing when a client comes my way who trusts me fully and allows my creative juices to flow. Together, we came up with an awesome theme that fits this casual and fun family to a T. Spencer’s Block Party Bar Mitzvah is just around the corner, and what am I most excited about? The colors, the games, the food (of course) … So many things! I always love to finally see our visions and inspiration come to life!

What’s my designer tip this month? Channel the essence of the block party feel in your home and event decor! Block parties are all about keeping it casual and having fun. You can incorporate aspects of this into your home by adding a few strands of bistro lights to the outdoor patio where you dine, place fun colored pillows and a printed rug in your lounging space, and bring the outdoors in all year long with fresh seasonal flowers. Having a party? It’s simple … Line long tables up and invite all your friends. Invite that food truck you’ve been craving too! The whole block will thank you! Make sure to have plenty of fun mini desserts to enjoy too.

Lauren’s inspired: This month is full of celebrations … AGAIN! I have my husband’s birthday next week, a Bar Mitzvah like Tami mentioned, Spring Break, and a little trip planned for a friend’s 40th. To celebrate Scott’s birthday, I am hosting a few friends for a tacos and tequila night at my house. You know I love to host! Looking forward to a fun month ahead!

What’s my designer tip this month? Spice it up! Adding in some unexpected details will do what salsa does for a taco. Just makes things more interesting! Add in some fun patterns or a pop of gold, use unexpected chairs in your outdoor eating area, and create a room where each piece makes its own statement. As for the party, make sure to have lots of tacos and tequila!

Here at Side by Side Design, we look forward to an exciting month including all the details from the Block Party Bar Mitzvah Tami has been planning, lots of tacos and tequila, 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 May 3rd 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.


Written by: Lauren

You guys, I am working on a dream project right now, and have been dying to share some of the details. We are in the process of placing our first furniture order and finalizing most of the overall look, and I thought what better time than now! The house itself was the perfect blank canvas when my client moved in …The most gorgeous taupe walls, stunning stone floors from Italy, modern larger than large glass windows and doors, and absolutely no finishing touches. Imagine how my creativity was put to the test when I got to picture exactly how I see this house completed. Pair that with a client with impeccable taste and amazing attention to detail, and you can see why I am so over the moon!


I am going to start by sharing our ideas for the dining room. It is still a bit of a work in progress, but I think we are far enough along with the design for me to tell you what we are thinking. Like I said, the room is a blank canvas and can really go in any direction we choose. We want it to feel glamorous, edgy, unique, with elements of surprise and an overall show stopper.

Dining Room Inspiration

Our idea is to create a marble and smoky glass table for my client to entertain all of his closest friends. He saw this yellow marble and hasn’t been able to stop thinking about it since. Hopefully we can be able to incorporate it into the base. These dining chairs from Visionnaire are his favorite and when upholstered in the right shade of Italian leather will be absolutely stunning. This buffet is another favorite from Visionnaire and would go perfect in the room, and we have been admiring this chandelier from Holly Hunt and this gorgeous piece of art as well.

For this room, we are getting closer and closer to finalizing each of the pieces, and I am getting more and more excited to see how it all comes together. I absolutely love the color scheme and overall look we have decided to go with and know that my client is just as excited as I am. For more information about our design services, contact us at


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 beer garden! When I was asked to help out with the beer garden at this year’s temple Purim carnival, I knew it would be a fun project to take on. I was completely inspired by the space we decided to use as it is our preschool’s outdoor classroom and has a real garden growing inside of it. We turned the water feature into our “cooler” for the day, filled it with ice, and all of the beer. Have you ever seen a can of beer with a screw top? Me either, but they were perfect for the hottest day we’ve had here in Southern California. We didn’t need much else besides a bar for the wine and a few cocktail tables, but some ivy touches finished off the look. (Written by: Lauren)

#2: These centerpieces! It’s no secret that Lauren and I like to create unique statements in each design that we do. We love to create new concepts and are always thinking outside the box. When coming up with the idea for centerpieces for the upcoming Bar Mitzvah I am planning, I wanted to add lots and lots of color and balloons to go along with our “block party” theme, and I am adding a mini food truck to the bottom of each. I can’t wait to see them displayed in the finished room! (Written by: Tami)

#3: This bedroom refresh! One of my clients had a few things they wanted done in their daughter’s room, and asked me to take care of the details. We cut down this Restoration Hardware headboard to fit better with the existing window, reupholstered the bed in a nice grey suede, refinished her Restoration Hardware nightstands that had worn over time, and got her these fun fur poufs for lounging. Turned out pretty nice … If I do say so myself! (Written by: Lauren)

#4: This vendor! Having a great relationship with a rentals company is vital in the event planning industry! We found our favorite long ago, and each time we work together, the ease of collaboration gets stronger and stronger. I love getting in contact with Signature Party Rentals each time I have a new project and figuring out exactly how to finish each space … They truly have it all! You may remember this photo taken at my wedding. I will never forget the feeling of walking through their showroom picking out how my special table where my husband and I would sit would look. Isn’t this high back love seat and gold sequin tablecloth divine? (Written by: Tami)

#5: This special week! I attended West Week with one of my clients last Thursday and loved some of the new pieces the showrooms had out on their floors. I took this photo in Studio Van Den Akker of the side of a mirror we were admiring, but I think the picture turned out pretty cool too!(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 April on the 26th, and as always will be sharing what’s inspiring us for the month ahead on the first Friday. See ya soon!


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. Spring has sprung! The sun is out (off and on), the flowers are blooming, and dining outdoors is officially in season! It’s our favorite time of year! Please enjoy as we take you through our inspiration for two totally different concepts that stay true to the essence of the Side by Side Design model of Interior Design and Event Planning going hand in hand. These events, whether casual or over-the-top, are meant to take place where you feel most at home. Get it?

Tami’s Pins: What’s “pin”spiring me this season? One word … Coachella! This girl loves the dessert. It’s where she feels most at home. In fact, she has spent many Springs there with the girls attending their favorite music festival. It is only fitting that this is the place and time of year that she chooses to start the rest of her (and her new husband’s) life. A boho feel is best and her besties are of course there to celebrate!

Her home away from home … Palm Springs!

Gotta love all of the desert details in this place.

Why not incorporate some of that into the wedding decor too? So boho chic!

Each gem and personalized seating card makes this event that much more unique.

I told you she loves it here … So zen!

She wouldn’t do this without her girls!

Bellinis while the sun’s still out …

… and cake after they say “I do!”.

Lauren’s Pins: What’s “pin”spiring me this season? The Pantone Color of the Year … Living coral! Ok, so sometimes you just don’t want to entertain in your own home. I totally get it! There are so many amazing restaurants and venues to use too! That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give your all to the details in the space you choose. Work with the existing essence of the venue and enhance it to feel even more like you. This bridal shower is all in her favorite hue … Living coral!

Finding a venue that fits this color scheme is no easy feat, but when you do, hold tight!

Every detail in this space is coral perfection!

Like I said, make it your own! Bring in balloons, florals, make it over the top and glam for your girl.

Go all out on the small details too!

I think someone tipped her off to wear this color. Don’t you?

Mmmm … martinis!

This cake is an absolute showstopper!

Pantone mugs in her favorite color for all of her guests? Why not?

This Spring 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 Spring 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!