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.


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