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 project! There has been so much progress made on the construction of this home, and we are getting very excited about every detail and design element coming to life. This room will look very different when it’s done, and I can’t wait for you to see. (Written by: Lauren)

#2: This special playground! This awesome project is bittersweet. I am so excited that it is almost finished, but I am sad that my girls and the rest of the school won’t be able to enjoy it this school year. I look forward to checking off the last couple to-do list items that we have left so that this playground can be completely ready for a proper opening celebration, and the kids will get to thoroughly enjoy it when the time is right. (Written by: Lauren)

#3: This amazing lady! We have been very inspired by what @the_avantgartist has been cooking up over at her house, and have even tried out a couple of her signature recipes ourselves. I made these delicious short ribs for my husband Scott’s birthday and they were a special addition to our quarantine celebration. (Written by : Lauren)

#4: This vendor! We have been getting some awesome tile for a few of our clients from Imperial Tile and Stone, and we thought we would throw some love to a local business who has been great through all of this. They have been awesome to work with, and here is a sneak peek at some of the selections we have made so far for one of the projects. Support your local small businesses today! (Written by: Lauren)

#5: This concept! By now, you have probably seen us promoting “Mother’s Day in a Box” (a special curated box we have created to spread joy during this difficult time) and the giveaway we are doing too. If you haven’t, check out our IG page! We have also mentioned that “Birthday in a Box” is available as well, and we will be sharing all about that in a blog post very soon! The concept, however, for our “in a Box” line is to collaborate with cream + sugar who creates all of the treats included and curate custom boxes for each recipient that speaks to their age, a theme they might enjoy or a holiday that they are celebrating. We tailor each box to who is in their home that they may be sharing their celebration with. We are excited to deliver many of these boxes to homes in our community. Get yours today! Contact us at to order or with any questions you might have. (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 May on the 29th, and as always will be posting what’s inspiring us for the month ahead on the first Friday. See ya soon!


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