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

This month, my girls and I are going into summer like … We are absolutely all about bright colors and have lots of fun summer plans to incorporate them into our daily lives! If we had a pool to play in, you better believe it would be full to the brim of funky floats! So inspired, I put together a list of items that when brought into your home and event decor will make you feel oh so ready for summer! Don’t worry … I included a link to make getting each item that much easier. Enjoy!

Interior Items

Compton Accent Chair – Horchow – $1,069

Champlain 20×20 Velvet Pillow / Citrine – One King’s Lane – $125

Alameda Bench / Fuschia Linen – One King’s Lane – $395

S/2 Blanche Table Lamps / Orange – One King’s Lane – $215

Pergamino Tricolor Exotic Cowhide Rug Large / Brown / Black / White – $317.99

Event Items

Inflatable Rainbow Summer Pool / Beach Float – Poshmark – $45

3-D Cube Balloons / Gold – Google – $5 for a set of 25

LeilaLove Macarons – Amazon – $34 for 15

Sunnylife Ice Cream Pool Float – Bed Bath & Beyond – $44.99

Sunnylife Luxe Pineapple Float – Shopbop – $60

Don’t wait! Get in on all the summer fun right now! You can start by adding some pops of bright color into your space or selecting one or more of these items. Have a great weekend from Side by Side Design!


Written by: Lauren

This one’s a personal one you guys … My parents recently remodeled their kitchen, and I was excited to help. I wanted to give them a fresh new look. I remember when we moved into this house twenty years ago (Eek!). That just tells you that it was probably about time for a remodel and time to get rid of a whole bunch of stuff! Their old kitchen had a country flair to it, and they wanted to keep a little of that while modernizing it to go with the today’s fresh clean look.

In Process

The first thing that had to go was their super country style backsplash and old worn doors and drawer fronts. Not to mention those hideous recessed can lights in the ceiling!

We then removed all of the countertops … Who wants tile with grout anymore?

By replacing the sink cabinet, we were able to give them a nice, new farmhouse sink which I am pretty sure is my mom’s favorite part of her new kitchen.

A fresh coat of paint, a new island color …

… and new cabinet doors and drawers in a shaker style …


… All new stainless steel appliances …

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… A gorgeous Vadara quartz countertop to tie the whole look together …

… and curated country accessories for personality with some of my mom’s favorites from her chicken collection!

Here’s the finished product! Congratulations Mom and Dad on making it happen! I love how it all turned out, and I love even more that I was able to help bring your dream kitchen to life!

All construction and cabinetry by Jackie Bitton Fine Woodworking.


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: These designers! When I get the chance to be in a space where multiple well-known interior designers, event planners, and florists share their work, why wouldn’t I take it! I absolutely love seeing what others create and getting inspired by their creations. Must be why I chose the design path so long ago. Tami and I were privileged to work for our friend Rachel Miriam at the Robinson’s Garden event earlier this month and were able to walk through the installation and witness the beautiful event that took place there. What a special day! (Written by: Lauren)

#2: This happy couple! My husband Phil’s parents just recently celebrated their fortieth year as a married couple, and I got the opportunity to help bring all of their special details together at a gathering with all their family and friends. I love how these adorable Minted name cards look with the flower arrangements I created! It’s crazy how much this photo of his dad looks like my hubby, and I hope after forty years together we are just as happy as they are! (Written by: Tami)

#3: This installation! This month has been super event heavy which has been keeping me busy while I have been waiting for so many pieces of furniture to come out of production for all of my interior projects. When I finally got the call that this gorgeous Hudson table was ready for delivery, I quickly scheduled all of the pieces that go with it to be installed at the same time. This room is not completely finished, but we are almost there. Once I put the finishing touches on, I will be sure to share some awesome photos! (Written by: Lauren)

#4: This vendor! You may remember these gorgeous shrimp ceviche appetizers from our Rosè Mom’s Day Lunch post. They are true works of art created by a caterer we love working with, Modern Art Catering! We honestly can’t wait for the next opportunity to work with them again and sample all that they have to offer! (Written by: Tami)

#5: This Bat Mitzvah weekend! Every once in a while you come across a perfect client or a perfect concept for an event. The Bat Mitzvah we just started working on has both! We can’t say much yet (as we don’t want to give our ideas away), but we can say that the theme was picked, and it is oh so sweet! Get ready for us to take you along for the ride of planning this awesome event weekend, working with so many of our favorite vendors, and really getting a chance to be extra creative! (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 June on the 28th, and as always will be sharing what’s inspiring us for the month ahead on the first Friday. See ya soon!


Written by: Lauren

I have been talking for a while now about a special project I have been working on (as last seen in our post, Modern Elegance Master Closet Inspiration). We have been working out the details of several rooms at a time and slowly buying furniture along the way. The concept for the bar lounge is really starting to come together, and I thought it would be fun to share the inspiration with all of you, Of course, things are bound to change throughout the process, but here is where we are to date.


My client was unsure as to how he wanted to use this space originally. He liked the idea of incorporating a wine cellar wall and bar but didn’t know if he wanted to use the rest of the space for more informal relaxing and TV watching or more formal lounge type furniture. As I tend to see spaces through their functionality (and more specifically how they work in event spaces), I was drawn to the idea of creating a bar lounge where his guests would start the evening and hang out enjoying cocktails and appetizers.

Our vision for this side of the room is to use the left wall for wine storage and the right wall as a bar. I want to give this whole space one cohesive look where the cabinetry wraps from one side to the other.

This room can be completely closed off from the rest of the house, and can therefore have a unique design while still staying true to the overall concept we are going for.

Here is where we plan to put the lounge furniture. Those draperies have since been removed, and I plan to give this space a bit of a sexy and mysterious vibe.

In Process

This is the layout we are planning for the furniture. Functional yet unique!

I absolutely love this sofa from Cantoni at Mass Furniture. This incredible color will really pop in the space and bring my whole vision to life.

Bar Lounge Inspiration

This gives a complete visual of the overall look we are going for. I like the idea of the space feeling a little bit like a club and a little bit like a home library with a swanky vibe.

I think from the beginning, the bar lounge has been one of the spaces my client and I have been the most drawn to and excited about. We are absolutely in love with the color and shape of these sofas, and can’t wait to see this room take shape. I am hoping to finalize the details of this room in the next couple of weeks and will keep you guys updated. For more information about our design services, contact us at


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

Mother’s Day is over but I say it should really last all month long! To go along with my theme of the month … “Treat Yourself” … this list has a little bit of something for every mom to treat herself to. Some stuff to spruce up her home, some party pieces, new business card options for the mombosses in the group, and even a pair of earrings or a planner to keep her organized. Don’t worry, I included a link to make getting each item that much easier. Enjoy!

Interior Items

Wallshoppe Tropical Leaf Print Wallpaper / Peach – West Elm – $59

Velvet With Exposed Zipper Oversized Lumbar Throw Pillow / Blush – Target – $23.74

Bali Wood Canopy Bed King – CB2 – $1,399

Bodega Driftwood Lamp – Clayton Gray Home – $520

Albertina Wood Bench – All Modern – $289.99

Event Items

Minimalist Flair / Blush Watercolor and Script Business Card – Zazzle – $23.40 for a pack of 100

AlixRM Motivational Agenda 2019 / 2020 – Rachel Miriam – $30

Treat Yourself Real Neon Glass Sign – Amazon – $184.99

Faux Botanicals / Banana Leaf – West Elm – on sale for $14.99

Blush Feather Earrings – Etsy (LibbyAndSmee) – $25

If you are a mama, it goes without saying that you devote your life to making your kids lives better, but who says yours shouldn’t be too! Treat yourself mama to one or more items on this list or whatever will truly h\make you happy! Have a great weekend from Side by Side Design!