Home Staging: Creating a bright oasis in Mo'ili'ili

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Nestled in-between the bustling University Ave / King St area and the start of Kapahulu Ave, lies a small three story apartment complex called Rainbow Terrace. We were recruited to show off how comfortable and inviting this unassuming 1 bedroom could be. Inspired by the name, we opted to bring a lot of bright color and fun to the space, demonstrating that an older walk-up could shine with youthful energy! We were also thrilled with the beautiful wood floors, black-and-white color palate, and all the small built-in details this unit offered - and we took advantage by filling it out with a ton of special details!

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Like many things, when it comes to showcasing a home, first impressions count! We wanted potential buyers to immediately feel the lightness and joy that they could bring to this space using design, color, art and greenery. Our job is done once the interior is set in place. But staging a property is just the beginning of the work! You want to make sure the photos capture the magic and potential of a home that we work so carefully to bring to life in our styling. We enlisted our friend Allan from Photo Ops Hawaii once again to help us show off the bright spirit of this space for the property’s online listing. He didn’t let us down!

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When a property is empty of furniture and personal items, it feels cold and incomplete. Staging is all about bringing warmth and vision in, turning a house into a home. We hope our work not only helps potential buyers envision themselves in a space, but inspires them to recognize that with a little thought and intention, their home can become a true oasis.

Welcome to Rainbow Terrace!

xoxo,

The Roam Rentals Team

P.S. If you’re interested in this property, contact Michael La for more information.

A Kaneohe Bay Front Home Staging

Last week we took on our biggest staging project yet, a 3200 sq foot waterfront home in Kaneohe. It was a challenge sourcing inventory to fill that much home, but we think it turned out amazing! With open views of an ancient fish pond and not one, but 3 lanais, this home is made for the local luxury lifestyle.

With multiple bedrooms to fill, we immediately reached out to Jalene of Noho Home for an overdue collaboration. We had the pleasure of meeting at Mana Up’s Summer Showcase and have been Instagram friends ever since. With a shared love for home decor and design, her island inspired pieces were the perfect addition to this home. To the right we used their napkins and place mats found here.

This master bedroom had a unique challenge with a wall opening between the bath and bedroom spaces so we custom made a noren inspired curtain for privacy. Noho Home bedding helped complete this master retreat.

 
 

We love mixing high end pieces with budget friendly finds. Can you spot the discount art over a designer furniture piece in the two photos below?

 

The kids room may have been the most fun to source for. Doesn’t get any cuter than this!

 

Huge thanks to Allan from Photo Ops for the video and photos of this home. Click here to see the full listing, now live!

Mood Board Inspiration: Ocean Blues

Pantone has not quite yet announced its 2020 Color of the Year, but plenty of forecasters are starting to make their wagers on what it’ll be. One clue is that the global focus on nature and environment is too dominant to ignore, and according to the Color Institute’s VP, Lauren Pressman, trends for 2020 are going to be focused on the more subtle and calming spread of blues, greens and browns that we see from ocean scenes. Layering and mixing-and-matching ocean-inspired colors to create texture and interest will be key to nailing trend for the coming year, Pressman noted, emphasizing that “it’s anything but flat.” Ocean, you say? We can definitely do ocean!

 
Photographee.eu/Shutterstock

Photographee.eu/Shutterstock

 

Pantone’s effort to mark annual colors is always a reflection of the sentiment of the times, looking to industry, culture, technology and the like. According to Pressman, the “ inclusivity and fluidity” presented by the ocean’s mix of colors offers a soothing palette in the current times of rapid change that we all find ourselves in. Another paint company has announced it’s color of the year for 2020, and it’s right on key. PPG’s Senior Color Manager Dee Schlotter comments on their choice of “Chinese Porcelain” as 2020’s color, saying that “The need for simplicity and escapism from technology is, in part, the reason that consumers are craving blues like Chinese Porcelain that bring us closer to natural elements such as the sea and sky—creating serenity in any space.”

 
 

A quick look across trend predictions online demonstrates that there are plenty of ways to work the colors and energy that the ocean and sky, with their myriad facades, provide. For us, the rich opportunity to celebrate blues has us inspired for the coming year, and we’d love to showcase a few past projects that demonstrate how you can play this classic color up in subtle ways that soothe as much as they refresh and delight!

 
 
 
 
 
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Because blue is such a strong color, even a little hint of it will go a long way. Consider how it’s been used in these various projects as a pop of color, a consistent accent, or balanced with neutral white and wood tones as a featured color. There are so many aspects to an event that give you opportunity to bring in your color story, from the flower you choose to text on your paper goods to to apparel colors and details.

 
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The calming quality of blue can be used to create a soft, elegant tone at an event. Or, you can tap into the exhilarating power of blue by stepping out of the box and using it in more exotic and unexpected ways. Remember, natural blues aren’t just found in the sky or the sea!

 
 
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The wonderful thing about blue is that it can become a part of your color story without effort when you simply take advantage of the richness of your environment. Consider bringing blue’s bold hue in as a contrasting background or backdrop color. Being in Hawaii, we have blue ocean and blue sky for days, which can be intentionally added to photos to create atmosphere. Even in more urban areas, you’ll be surprised at what you find when you keep your eyes peeled for photo opps.

 
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Whether bold or subtle, we hope this inspires you to invite more blues into your world. And if nothing else, to gain more appreciation for the beauty and power of this member of the rainbow.

If you want more ideas about how to incorporate this hot color into your upcoming scheme or design, give us a ring! We can’t wait to create with you!

xoxo,

The Roam Rentals Crew

An Evening at Kō Hana Rum

Here on Oahu, we’re blessed with some of the most beautiful venues in the world. Incredible beaches, lush tropical greenery, drastic mountain scapes, crystal blue waters… we will never get enough of the natural beauty so many of our venues offer. But being creatives in the event industry, we’re always on the lookout for new spaces that inspire us with their distinct sense of place and varying looks and feel. That’s why when we discovered Ko Hana Rum Distillery, we were so excited to share it with others! Early this summer, we took it upon ourselves to partner with Kō Hana and some of our favorite go-to collaborators for an evening amongst industry friends. Our aim was to show off the amazing beauty and exciting potential this setting offers for a fresh approach (or even an alternative) to classic ‘island vibes.’

 
Photo by Iwalani Photography

Photo by Iwalani Photography

 

Kō Hana Rum Distillery is set mid-island, nestled in the rolling Kunia foot hills. It’s a humble establishment, with one main building for guests, set on acres and acres of sugar cane fields, with a breath-taking 360* backdrop of the Waianae range to the west, the Ko’olau range in the east, and distant ocean views to the North and South. With it’s tin roof, copper piping and wooden details, the tasting room offers a distinctly warm industrial feel. Right outside the main building, they have a sugarcane garden displaying each of their 34 varieties of sugarcane. A grass lawn and an outdoor area under roof hosts a wood fire pizza truck (DELICIOUS!). It makes the perfect setting for meals, parties and receptions. This location provides a lovely alternative to Oahu’s classic ocean and jungle settings, yet still feels distinctly Hawaiian.

 
 

We paired up with Accel to create a fresh grayscale motif, to complement the industrial vibe of the venue and enhance the location’s mature and elegant undertones. Hawaii Calligraphy created laser-cut acrylic place holders for guests, adding a contemporary touch of polish, balancing the matte tones of the flatware and dishes. Ocean Dreamer contributed beautiful white and green arrangements of local flora, showing us that tropical doesn’t always have to mean bright reds and pinks.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Our Roam Rentals lounge followed suit on the black and white theme, pairing some of our most popular ‘island-vibe’ rentals with some more unexpected pieces that add a fresh edge. Classic design basics tell you to play with mixing textures, colors, patterns and solids, scale, and the like to create interest in a design. But we find, especially when it comes to creating lounges, that it’s often the contrast from juxtaposed styles that create real atmospheric magic. Give a go at playing with items in your own space and let yourself be surprised at how you can change the whole tone of the environment by shaking things up a bit!

 
White Rattan Sofa, Butterfly Chairs, White Moroccan Pouf, Rattan Coffee Table, Wooden Branch Side Table, Jute Rug, Mudcloth Throw, Mudcloth Pillows, Tassel Pillows, Cream Pillows. Photo by Iwalani Photography

White Rattan Sofa, Butterfly Chairs, White Moroccan Pouf, Rattan Coffee Table, Wooden Branch Side Table, Jute Rug, Mudcloth Throw, Mudcloth Pillows, Tassel Pillows, Cream Pillows. Photo by Iwalani Photography

 
 
Photo by Ashley Goodwin

Photo by Ashley Goodwin

Photo by Ashley Goodwin

Photo by Ashley Goodwin

 
 
Photo by Iwalani Photography

Photo by Iwalani Photography

 
 
Photo by Ashley Goodwin

Photo by Ashley Goodwin

 

This event was an awesome excuse to get industry friends together for a fun night in a new space. But secretly (or maybe not so secretly!) we loved it as an opportunity to freely play with new style ideas alongside our talented vendor partners. It gave us each the chance to try new ideas that we’ve been itching to explore, show off less-popular rental inventory and what it can do, and demonstrate our creativity as designers. While we love a good trend, we’re also very much in love with pushing the edges and being a part of creating new trends. And if we were to wager, our bet is that Kō Hana is one of the hottest new venues on Oahu. See you there!

Til’ next time,

The Roam Rentals Crew

Special thanks to our Dream Team:

Design & Coordination: Marina Tolentino - Bustle Events

Venue: Kō Hana Rum Distillery

Photography: Ashley Goodwin and Iwalani Photography

Specialty Rentals: Roam Rentals

Specialty Tableware, Linen, Chairs: Accel Events

Florals: Ocean Dreamer

Signage and Paper Details: Hawai’i Calligraphy

A dream come true: Lei La'i Studio

Passion projects are what keep us all going, and so many of us dream of making our passion projects our full-time focus. While we’ve got our hands full with a ton of things besides Roam (running a family farm and honey business, coordinating weddings, family-life and client projects, to name a few!) we’re moving closer and closer towards the dream with every project we get. The most exciting part of it all is to experience our dreams coming to life alongside dear friends and vendors, who are making their dreams come true, too. And without further adieu, we wanted to celebrate the success of one of our dear friends and collaborator’s newest venture by giving you a sneak peak of her newest venture - Lei La’i Studio!

Lei La’i studio is the newly opened Kailua-based floral studio and event space by the beautiful and talented Pāmakani (you may know her on Instagram as @Ocean_Dreamerr ). We’ve been collaborating with Pomaikani for the past few years on everything from weddings to corporate events, creating some amazing custom floral installations (most recently for Tarte cosmetics) and bringing flower dreams to life for star-eyed brides here on O’ahu.

Pāmakani previously worked from a studio space fashioned at her home, but having this storefront space is going to enable her to bring her craft and gifts to more people, more publically, celebrating Hawai’i’s rich culture and natural beauty with our community in the process. We’re especially excited that the studio will serve as a rentable event space, hosting regular lei making workshops, both public and private. It’s also available for your dreamy occasion photoshoot (or those just-for-fun glamour shots), which are an Ocean Dreamer specialty (hellooooo @hibiskiss.love.tub!)

 
 

Lei La’i is open daily from 1-8pm at 438 Uluniu St in Kailua. In addition to an event space, the studio serves as a workspace for Ocean Dreamer floral art and a boutique local gift shop, featuring a rotating selection of locally made products. You’ll find all sorts of goodies and gifts, from hand-woven papale and jewelry, local art prints, to beauty and skincare products. For your floral needs, a flower bar of ready-made bouquets and one-of-a-kind Lei are daily staples. Pāmakani will run the studio with her daughter.

 
 

We were excited to help celebrate the studio’s opening by contributing to this photoshoot, providing design and styling support. Pāmakani used her own glorious peacock chair, which is now a regular fixture in the studio (snap a photo in it while you’re there!) but we helped create cozy vibes by bringing in rugs and pillows for this session. If you’re planning an upcoming shoot, between the two of us, we’ve got plenty of blooms, greenery and soft goods to set the ideal mood!

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Stop by and say hi to Pāmakani next time you’re in Kailua. You’ll walk away in a better mood guaranteed (and probably with a new treasure to brighten your own day or that of lucky friend.)

xoxo,

Marina and The Roam Rentals Team

Special thanks to our Dream Team:

Venue: Lei La’i Studio

Photography: Jessica Pine

Hair and Make Up: Faith Bartruff

Specialty Rentals: Roam Rentals

Florals: Ocean Dreamer Hawaii

A Picture-Perfect 1st Birthday at Moanalua Gardens

A 1st birthday party might be one of the funnest kind of events to design because of the lighthearted whimsey and joy that is guaranteed to abound! For this event, we designed the whole day using inspiration from mama’s pinterest board. We took the opportunity to really get playful with decor, details and setting the atmosphere, making sure there were plenty of scenes where family and friends could capture perfect photos to last a lifetime.

 
 

This event was well attended, so we made sure to include all the essential stations, along with some extra special ones to help facilitate the day and create fun activities to keep everyone engaged.

First things first: guests arrived to a super cute sign in station where they could leave messages for Livi, and learn all the housekeeping info for the event in a stylish and non-disruptive way. Even when you hire a professional photographer, we all know everyone is going to be snapping their own photos all day. And we don’t want to miss seeing those, either! Creating an event-specific hashtag is one easy way to gather everyone’s photos together in one spot on different media platforms, whether instagram or facebook. We had this information, along with other event details, in gold frames at the check-in table. This is one cute way to share important information that helps your guests feel at ease and ready to party!

 
 

The desert table was the biggest feature of the day, and made a wonderful backdrop for photos (and was naturally the most popular table the party!) To frame the setting, we handcrafted floral letters in the lady of the day’s name and hung them as a backdrop from a beautiful natural wooden arch that was natural to the venue. While we always prefer using live floral, we opted to use faux floral this time so that the letters could be hung in Livi’s bedroom after the party. To the right of the table we had a shelf with hand-cut paper crowns for all the others kids to wear, which matched the cake design too! These ended up being a smash hit for all ages.

 
 
 
 

And what’s a party without a lounge?! A lounge is one of the easiest ways to create an atmosphere of welcome and relaxation for your guests, and is also the perfect setting for professional photos that will feel natural and at ease. The colors and style of the lounge matched the party theme perfectly, and made little Livi look like the sweetest little princess (peacock chairs are truly magical!).

 
 
 
 
 
 

There are so many other fun things you can do when designing party’s like this one, from detailing table settings, coming up with games and activities for your guests, and creating special decor moments that help your guests connect and share in memories with you. Here are a few more details from this super special day, that’s sure to last in everyone’s mind for years and years to come (and Livi will have the most amazing photos to prove it!).

 
 
 
 

There’s so much fun to be had in party planning, from the big stuff down to the details, and the unexpected surprises in between! We hope this special 1st birthday gave you some ideas for your next shindig, and if you are ever looking for more tips, we’re only a phone call or email away!

xoxo,

The Roam Rentals Team


Photography: James Ramos

Planning: Co-Curate

Event Design & Decor: Roam Rentals

Specialty Rentals: Roam Rentals

Home Staging: Poha Kea Project in Kaheohe

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This serene and open condo listing is live today! We took it from drab to fab by re-arranging a few existing pieces like the dining table, sofa, and bed. Everything else we brought it to make this property shine.

When we first met with the realtor, she had expressed concern about not enough interest and having it stay stagnant for more than a month. After our initial consultation visit we instantly could see the potential just waiting to come to life and were eager to get our hands on it. This was Geri’s first time staging and with some initial concern about the value we can offer, we were happy to explain the process and the owners were eager to begin.

While the owners had updated the stove with a new stainless steel model, there was an older white fridge in place when we first walked through. We made the recommendation to upgrade the fridge, and we think you’ll agree! Now your first impression when entering the front door has a clean, modern breath of fresh air to it and we know buyers will love the change of scenery when considering the comparable units in the complex.

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Look at this view right from the lanai!

Look at this view right from the lanai!

This home is a gem, with up close views of the water, an open concept floor plan that begs for entertaining, and endless potential with a few modern updates for buyers to consider. Here’s the link to view the listing. We know it’s going to sell quick as lightning so be sure to check it out before it’s gone!

xoxo,

Marina

All photos by Photo Ops Hawaii

A Loulu Palm Estate Wedding

Joan and Shaun… where to begin? As both their event designer and coordinator through Bustle Events and their rental company, these two could not be more ideal clients. From the start Joan had a vision of what she wanted the day to look and feel like but wasn’t sure of all the pieces to pull together. I took her inspiration and brought it to life which is where the magic happens…

Loulu Palm Estate was the perfect backdrop for their wedding after doing an initial venue hunt and they loved the backyard views and feelings it provides at the property to offer for their destination guests. Svetlana Sauer’s style captured the emotions and details of the day so much so that we feel like we’re experiencing it all over again every time we look at these photos.

Fun fact: not only is the bride absolutely gorgeous and a bright (she’s a lawyer!), she’s also incredibly artistic! She designed and created all the details of her invitations, menus, and seating cards herself!

 
 

And of course, we can always count on Mei Day to provide the perfect florals for every occasion! The subtle pink in the roses provided just the right amount of color and dimension to the florals.

 
 

Though simple, the outdoor seating arrangement turned out stunning. All table top decor was rented through Loulu Palm. Their teak dining tables and chairs made for a gorgeous al fresco look.

 
 

At the time of their vows the couple wanted to plant a tree together—a special tradition of the Loulu Palm Estate. The planting of the tree together represents their new beginning and their promise to grow and nurture their relationship together.

 
 

We’re sure by now you’ve noticed the groom’s unique choice in color for his suit! What can we say? We’re totally for it! Not only does it compliment their whole color scheme perfectly, but it also matches our Emerald Velvet Sofa! We’re love the moments captured with our lounge—it really brought everything to life!

Between you and me, Joan and Shaun were hands down the most grateful and thoughtful couple I’ve yet to work with. They included a handwritten thank you note on each guests name card for traveling from so many places and for the role they played in their life. The night ended with emotional thank you speeches and there was so much love in the atmosphere. If we were indoors, it would have blown the doors off. It’s moments and people like this that fuel and inspire my passion for events and design.

 
 

If you and your partner are planning to tie the knot this upcoming year we’d love to help make your special day one to remember! We’ve got years of experience under our belt and we know 2019 is going to knock our socks off.

xoxo,

Marina and The Roam Rentals Team

Special thanks to our Dream Team:

Venue: Loulu Palm Estate

Photography: Svetlana Sauer

Specialty Rentals: Roam Rentals

Florals: Mei Day

Home Staging: Turning a House Into a Home in Waikiki

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This past week we pulled off a miracle! We sourced and installed decor for a 538 sq ft condo in less than 48 hours! This gem is located in the heart of Waikiki, literally a block from The International Market Place, and just a 5 min walk to the beach. With tons of natural light and windows, 500 square feet felt open and breezy. We love the modern feminine vibe we pulled into the space and think potential buyers can easily envision themselves living here. Without a doubt, this property is going to go quick!!

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Huge thanks to Allan from Photo Ops Hawaii for comin’ in clutch and documenting it for us on such short notice! I know this is the first of many more homes to come for us in 2019.

xoxo,

Marina

Pantone's Color of the Year 2019: Living Coral

Pantone has announced its 2019 Color of the Year…. * drum roll please * … Living Coral- and we are totally in love! Living Coral is inspired by the ever-changing interactions between nature and technology (more specifically, social media) and the impact it has on our everyday lives.  According to Pantone, Living Coral is a “fusion of modern life” as it “welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity.” Every year Pantone goes through the process of finding new sources of color inspiration in various industries such as entertainment, fashion, travel destinations, new technology, materials, and so on.  So, doing what we do best, we’d like to share some design inspiration and ways that you can incorporate Living Coral into your space or event.

 
 

In spirit of the new year, we’d like to take a walk down memory lane and share you the lounge we created for this Waimea Valley wedding. We love adding a hit of color to your palette by utilizing accent pieces such as Kilim rugs and pillows. They’re also a great way to add some pattern and texture to your design.

 
Coral Halekulani Chair  Photo by Jenny Quicksall

Coral Halekulani Chair Photo by Jenny Quicksall

 
 
King Kamehameha Chair  photo by Betty Globa

King Kamehameha Chair photo by Betty Globa

Rattan Chair  photo by Jenny Quicksall

Rattan Chair photo by Jenny Quicksall

 

SOOO much coral goodness out there… here’s some of our faves!

 
Floral by Ocean Dreamer

Floral by Ocean Dreamer

 
 
Photo by Savan Photography

Photo by Savan Photography

Photo by Ashley Slater Photography

Photo by Ashley Slater Photography

 
 
King Lunalilo Peacock Chair  Photo by Kyle Addison Wright

King Lunalilo Peacock Chair Photo by Kyle Addison Wright

 

We hope this inspires you to try adding a touch of coral to your event or home this year. We’re lovin’ it and excited to play with more color!

xoxo,

The Roam Rentals Crew

Holla for the Holidays: Backyard Holiday Party with Ashley Goodwin

Can you believe it?! Christmas is less than 12 days away! I repeat, christmas is less than 12 days away!!! Although most all is merry and bright during this time of year, let’s be honest and say that the holidays can also be quite chaotic at times too (in a good way)… from gift shopping to attending holiday parties, there’s always something to do! And it’s a whole different story if you’re the one HOSTING the party… from cooking to cleaning and making the house presentable, it can be a lot of pressure! Don’t worry, we’re here to share some party inspiration that you can recreate right in your own backyard. It’s not exactly the most “traditional” in terms of color and decor, but that’s the best thing about it! It’s time to give your guest a whole new party experience. So are you ready? Take a seat and grab a cup of cocoa, we’re about to share with you some highlights from our holiday party with Ashley Goodwin that’ll knock your fuzzy socks off. (Did we mention she hosted AND did the photography?!)

The best thing about smaller backyard parties is that you don’t have to worry about preparing for large amounts of people so there’s more time to focus on detail. Annnnd most importantly, they’re much more intimate and include some of your favorite people. Sometimes less really is more— especially when it comes to decor! This time around we chose a gold, sequined table cloth from The Wedding Linen Company for a festive vibe; it provided the perfect contrast for the rest of our table setting. And although we wish we knew how to fold napkin swans, ain’t nobody got time for that! Instead we focused on color and texture— the dyed blue alongside the bougainvilleas really popped!

If you’re feeling fancy, bring out your favorite cheeses and meats. It’s the perfect finger food for your guests to pick at when warming up for the rest of the festivities. It doesn’t even have to be from a special cheese or meat boutique; pick up one from your local grocery store and set it on a nice platter and you’re good to go! It’s all about presentation!— we won’t tell!

 
 

And of course, what’s a party without a little wine?! Remember how we said it’s all about presentation? The same can be applied to your drink station too! Even without the fancy crystal cups, these tiny present cocktail picks are a party in itself! Keep your guest hydrated with a cute water dispenser as well!

 
 
 
 

As you can see, a little goes a long way when it comes to detail! But really the most important thing about any party is the people you’re with! So don’t forget to relax and just enjoy the moment! It’s not a party unless you’re there too! Or, if you need some help taking the load off when designing your holiday don’t forget to hit us up!! It’s what we’re here for! We’d love to whip up some holiday magic for you!

xoxo,

The Roam Rentals Team

Photography: Ashley Goodwin

Table Linen: The Wedding Linen Company

Specialty Rentals: Roam Rentals

Picture Perfect: Holiday Family Photoshoot with Emily Choy

Let’s just get straight to the point- we recently received the photos from our holiday family photo shoot with Emily Choy and they’ve totally surpassed our expectations! And they’re right on time to send out family holiday cards too! Emily’s mother was gracious enough to open up her home and allow us to set up shop in the living room of her new home.  We brought in some new furniture pieces and even special holiday décor to create a cozy set up.  Every family was utterly adorable and Emily did a fantastic job at capturing each of their unique personalities.  Just take a look for yourself! And just remember: these are REAL families, though they’re so photogenic and could be models for a family magazine!

Did we mention that we had CONFETTI?! Because who doesn’t love a little extra sparkle? We’ve been anticipating the shoot for awhile now and it didn’t disappoint. We brought our our new sofa for the day so happy families like this one could be comfortable and be their natural selves.

Let’s not forget, pets are family too! We love how Emily perfectly captured each family’s unique personality and style throughout the shoot. One thing that remained consistent however, was the love and smiles that everyone had for each other!

Does your family have a special pose or tradition they like to do? Those are always great to get on camera! It was so much fun seeing all the families enjoying each other’s company—we’re so grateful that they allowed us to help capture special moments like these for them!

And might we add, everyone got along so well! There was nothing but smiles the entire day! Moments like these are timeless and we can’t stop looking back on how well everyone’s photos turned out!

We hope you enjoyed these highlights as much as we did! Now that Thanksgiving has passed and Christmas is right around the corner, it’s times like these we really realize how blessed we are to have the people we care about besides us. And even if they’re miles away, there’s still so many ways to connect with them! With the new year approaching, it means that there’s so many opportunities to make new memories and we’d love to help you do it in style! Just shoot us an email—we look forward to meeting you!

xoxo,

The Roam Rentals Team

Backdrop Magic: Inspiration to Transform Any Party With Our Backdrop Wall

It was only a few weeks ago when all of Hawaii welcomed home one of the biggest music sensations—Bruno Mars.  From the moment it was announced that he was performing on Oahu for his 24k tour, it was all anyone was talking about (and really, who could blame them?!).  Now we all know him for his amazing musical talent, but did you know he also has his own rum company? SelvaRey Rum!  Before each concert they had a party to promote the brand and approached us to create a backdrop for the perfect photo opt.  We don’t mean to brag, but we think it turned out pretty amazing! After doing the event, we started to daydream about all the new ways to use our backdrop wall and collected some photos for inspiration.  If you’re planning on hosting a party or event— a backdrop wall is an exciting way to add some personality and get guests talking!

 
Photo Courtesy of  SelvaRey Rum

Photo Courtesy of SelvaRey Rum

 

The great thing about starting with a plain, white wall is that you can do just about anything with it! Some prefer to go for a more minimalistic approach, while others cover it entirely—it’s all up to you!

 
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Photo by Unknown

Photo Courtesy of  Abbi Kristen

Photo Courtesy of Abbi Kristen

 

Let us let you in on a little secret— backdrop walls aren’t limited to being only used for backdrops… you can use them for your escort cards as well! Who doesn’t love cute AND functional?! It’s still photogenic enough to be worthy of posting it to IG.

 
Photo Courtesy of  Backup Backdrops

Photo Courtesy of Backup Backdrops

Photo Courtesy of  Backup Backdrops

Photo Courtesy of Backup Backdrops

 

Can’t decide on what your backdrop should be like? Consider the theme of the event or any special interests that are related. Not limited to your favorite foods or hobbies, think about your favorite places to visit, or somewhere that’s on your bucket list and recreate the look!

 
Photo Courtesy of  Backup Backdrops

Photo Courtesy of Backup Backdrops

Photo Courtesy of  Backup Backdrops

Photo Courtesy of Backup Backdrops

 

Now there’s an endless amount of opportunities that we could share with you, but then we’d all be sitting at our computers all day when we should really be out and about bringing our ideas to life instead! At this point you can see for yourself how much of a difference a backdrop can make in adding that finishing touch to your party. So what are you waiting for?! Shoot us an email so together we can create the perfect backdrop for you!

xoxo,

The Roam Rentals Team

Now Trending: Ashley Rose Fall/Winter 2018 Collection

Who here is guilty of putting off holiday gift shopping until the last minute? –don’t worry, you can be honest, we won’t judge! As a matter of fact, we totally understand the struggle. With the end of the year slowly approaching, there’s always so much left to do!  Especially if you have little ones of your own.  You’re already their personal assistant, chauffeur, and cook on a day-to-day basis, the holidays just add to your never-ending list of to-dos. Now you have to worry about holiday performances, activities, parties, AND gift shopping?! “Me time” is already practically non-existent and with the holidays it just seems like an elusive fairy tale. 

This year, we’re here to help. Allow us to introduce to you Ashley Rose Clothing. We were talking with the lovely Ashley herself during a car ride one day and thought it would be cool to team up and have a photo shoot for her for her Fall/Winter ’18 collection! And we have to say, our models were the absolute CUTEST!

 
 

For those of you who have just now discovered her clothing line let us share with you what she’s all about! After moving to Hawaii, Ashley started her business in 2016.  Unlike many businesses who are profit driven, she focuses on building her brand based on mindful consumption and high quality products and recognizes the importance of our relationship with the community and environment.  You can read more about her story here!

 
 

We did our best to make everything look picture-perfect for this special day! To capture the moodier vibes of fall and winter we brought out our Emerald Velvet Sofa. Bonus: the extra comfy cushions and soft velvet were ideal for the little ones. To add a pop of color we layered our Round Jute Rug over the Indian Chindi Rug!

One great aspect about her products is that certain pieces are gender neutral! Which means, you no longer need to worry about finding those matching outfits for family photos (and everyone looks great!).

We were already fond of the banana leaf design on our pillows –but these adorable banana leaf outfits have made us fall in love all over again!

The nice thing about her pieces such as the Frankie Romper, is that they can be worn in any type of weather! Either wear it on it’s own during warmer weather, or over a layer or two when it’s chilly out!

Are you sold yet?! If you’re still on the fence, if you sign up for her newsletter you receive a 15% discount on your first purchase! And because it’s online you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your home! We wish we could get a few of these pieces for ourselves!

xoxo,

The Roam Rentals Team

Special Thanks to Our Dream Crew:

Photography: Gabriella Katalin

Specialty Rentals: Roam Rentals

Florals: The Happy Haku

Clothing Designs: Ashley from Ashley Rose Clothing

End the Year in Style: 6 weeks left to book up some magic!

This past week has been craaaaazy! (in a good way!)  If you’ve been keeping up with our Instagram stories, you’ve seen that we’ve had multiple back-to-back events and our team was constantly on the go! But now that it’s come to an end, we know there’s so much more to create before 2019. With just six weeks left in 2018 we’d like to end the year with a BANG and we hope you’re eager to do the same. 

With that said, if you have any events or photo shoots planned and still need some finishing details, now’s the time to book with us! Our spots are quickly filling up so act fast!  From family or personal portraits, vow renewals, weddings, corporate events, home staging, and brand activations—we do it all! If you still need some convincing, check out some highlights from our past work!

 
Photo By:  Alexis Foust

Photo By: Alexis Foust

Photo By:  Alexis Foust

Photo By: Alexis Foust

Photo By:  Alexis Foust

Photo By: Alexis Foust

 

Take a look at this happy family! We were so fortunate to have been invited to take part in helping Erica and Noz on the day of their wedding vow renewals.  In celebration we created an intimate low seating area with all things macramé!

 
Photo By:  Ashley Goodwin

Photo By: Ashley Goodwin

Photo By:  Ashley Goodwin

Photo By: Ashley Goodwin

Photo By:  Ashley Goodwin

Photo By: Ashley Goodwin

 

Or how about this rad lounge we did for Reiko and Brandon’s reception?! We were really feeling the “ALOHA” spirit with the signage from Mood Events! The entire set up was the perfect photo op. We still go back at this memory and smile!

 
Photo By:  Emily Turner

Photo By: Emily Turner

 
 
Photo By:  Emily Turner

Photo By: Emily Turner

Photo By:  Emily Turner

Photo By: Emily Turner

 

Let’s not forget about this whimsical love bird photo shoot we put together with Love Letter Weddings! We love how well the colors contribute the the overall happy vibes.

 
Photo By:  Sarah Jual

Photo By: Sarah Jual

Photo By:  Sarah Jual

Photo By: Sarah Jual

Photo By:  Sarah Jual

Photo By: Sarah Jual

 

We hope by this point we’ve got you convinced! If you’re interested in working with us, shoot us an email at hello@roamrentalshawaii.com and feel free to send us over a link to your Pinterest or photos for your vision! Curious to see more of our past work? Keep scrolling to check out the rest of our blog! You’ll see that we’ve done a variety of shoots and styles and we’re always willing to expand our horizons and try something new. Here’s a not so secret-secret: if you sign up for our newsletter, you’ll receive a FREE copy of our look book! How cool is that?! We look forward to working with you!

xoxo,

The Roam Rentals Team