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: October … The month we have all been waiting for! Well, at least you know I have as I have been talking about our annual Halloween event for months. The amount of planning and preparing that goes into creating a brand new scene with a unique theme each year is especially worth it when we get to see the fruits of our labor at the end. This year, Wild Wicked West will not disappoint. We are bringing in all kinds of fun cowboy props, activities for the kids, and delicious BBQ delicacies. I can’t wait to share the details!

What’s my designer tip this month? Have some country flair! Rustic pieces, lanterns, and leather are always in style. You don’t have to live down south to incorporate these into your home decor. Having a country themed party? Go all out! Hire a dance instructor to teach you their best line dance moves, rent wooden tables and chairs for dining outdoors, and serve heaping spoonfuls of your favorite BBQ sauce. 

Lauren’s inspired: Tami already mentioned that this month our main focus is on our big annual Halloween project. Even though I get so wrapped up in this event each year, I try to find just a little time and Halloween spirit to enjoy this festive holiday with my family as well. I can’t say it was easy picking our family’s costume idea this time around, as my oldest daughter Ava has a strong opinion and changed her mind almost daily, but I am pretty sure we are all set and I will give you a hint … Take a look “through the looking glass”!

What’s my designer tip this month? Try to live in your own Wonderland! If your favorite color is red, go bold! You don’t have to just use this powerful hue on small minor details. Instead use it where it will be noticed; elaborate draperies, an over-the-top rug. Keep your house guest guessing at what they will see next. Same holds true with your event decor. Mix in those vintage leopard plates you have been dying to use and let them be the show stopper. Little odes to this famous story will make a huge statement as well … “Drink me!”

Here at Side by Side Design, we look forward to an exciting month including our fabulous Western themed Halloween decor and party, our spooky decorations in our own homes, and many more tricks and treats! Don’t forget to check out our next Get Inspired post on November 3rd for all new looks and inspiration! 

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