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. Happy New Year!

Tami’s inspired: Besides being in complete ignorant bliss a year ago about what we were about to embark on in the year 2020, what was I up to? I was waiting for this adorable addition to our family to arrive! Sadie has been the perfect distraction in this chaotic year and the most perfect finishing touch to our little family. She’s sweet and snuggly and makes our long days at home worth while. This month, we celebrate her first year around the sun in the most non-traditional way, but don’t worry … There will still be lots of cake! 

What’s my designer tip this month? Celebrate in style! My obsession with leopard print is not going anywhere anytime soon, but you all know I love to mix and match in ways that are most unexpected. When decorating your home for upcoming celebrations, bring in lots of lively colors, flowers, and cake (or donuts) of course! 

Lauren’s inspired: I am fully aware that just because we flipped the switch from 2020 to 2021, doesn’t mean there is some magic that everything from last year just goes away. With the new year brings new hope and a fresh start. That’s what I am going into 2021 with. A heightened awareness of the state of the world but with a deep hope that with new science, vaccines, and knowing what works and doesn’t work with this pandemic we can one day (hopefully soon) get out of this mess and give ourselves a fresh start.

What’s my designer tip this month? Give your home a fresh start! As we all spend more and more time at home, we are noticing things in our lives that work and don’t work (or things we want to change). Write some resolutions or goals for the year and start ticking things off that list. It’s a good time to do it!

Here at Side by Side Design, we look forward to continuing to keep it real this month from our homes to yours … We have some brand new design projects we will be getting started on and can’t wait to show off the ones we’ve had in the works for a while, are planning a very special Zoom smash cake party, are celebrating our own personal birthday, and we have lots of BOXes, collections, and collaborations in the works too! If you haven’t already checked out our “in a BOX” line (a custom gifting experience) … You should! Don’t forget to visit us for our next Get Inspired post on February 5th for all new looks and inspiration! Also, check out our Instastories @sidebysidedesign to see how we are spreading joy one BOX at a time!


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