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: I am a girl who lives for the days when the weather gets warm. I am my happiest self in a pair of cut off jean shorts sipping a margarita on ice. So this last few weeks were very much welcomed, but the farther we get into this quarantine situation the more I yearn to gather with friends and family again. Especially now that the weather’s cooperating! Go figure, Cinco de Mayo and Taco Tuesday fall on the same day this year, but we are inside because of Corona! 

What’s my designer tip this month? Add sunshine into your space! Like I said this weather makes me want a margarita, so I let this delicious spicy one inspire my monthly mood board. I added little pops of yellow “sunshine” too … A throw pillow for that bed you’ve been spending so much time in, cute chairs for dining outdoors, and fresh florals always!

Lauren’s inspired: As I shared in my Modern Bohemian Dining Room post, I have been using this time at home to finish some of my own personal projects that have been on the back burner for a while now. We are finishing up the last few things on our front yard renovation list including planting the space, and so this year for Mother’s Day instead of a bouquet of fresh flowers, I am getting myself lots of gorgeous white roses in my front yard mixed with this awesome black mamba grass. I am so excited! This May, I choose to put my focus on the little things that are making me happy right now, and finishing my front yard is definitely one of them. Check!

What’s my designer tip this month? Check rooms off your list! Use this time to complete your spaces and if you need help, just give me a call! If you find yourself with extra time this month, look for awesome ways to finish off your space. It might just need some pillows or accessories and some finishing touches. If you are celebrating a special event, you might not need to go anywhere to get those decorations. Try foraging around your backyard or the area around your home for some fun greenery to add to your table and whip up a yummy dessert while you’re at it!

Here at Side by Side Design, we look forward to continuing to keep it real this month from our quarantine to yours … We are launching our “Birthday in a Box” (so let us know if you have a birthday you will be celebrating), will be sharing some updates on our spaces that we are currently spending so much time in, and a lot of inspiration! Don’t forget to check out our next Get Inspired post on June 5th for all new looks and inspiration! Also, check out our weekly Instastories feature “Designer Day!” @sidebysidedesign to see what things are keeping us going!


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