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

Love That Lasts a Lifetime: Kailua Wedding Vow Renewals

Real Talk—relationships aren’t easy. They’re a full-time commitment that requires a lot of work and effort.  But like anything else in life, if you’re passionate about it and love the person you’re sharing the experience with, eventually all your efforts will pay off and it’ll all be worth it in the end. When it comes to the topic of weddings, many envision the day of—the glitz and glamour, smiling faces, and abundance of love. But we don’t often stop to think about the journey to that moment or what happens afterwards. For many, getting married is a huge milestone in life—at this point you’ve leveled up and are no longer in the “dating” stage—you’ve found your partner for life. But as great as it may seem, there comes a time where you can get stuck in a rut and your relationship needs another jump start.  Wedding vow renewals are a common way for couples to breathe new life into their marriage and remember all of the reasons why they’ve chosen each other; for others it’s an opportunity to celebrate the wedding they’ve never had, or simply to celebrate surviving with each other for so long! After years of dating Roxanne and Allan decided to renew their wedding vows and proved to us that true love really does exist.

When we had our first phone call with Roxanne, she mentioned booking with Ashley Goodwin and as a personal bff/friendor as I call her… we were down for whatever she had in mind. Ashley threw out the idea to have us stay and help style details with her to spiffy up their airbnb rentals and the result was pretty freaking magical. We both love styling at shoots and creating fun content together so we had a blast foraging the blooms in the backyard and creating vignettes for her photos.

 
 

Pamakane of Ocean Dreamers added the perfect pop of vibrant colors with her floral creations!

 
 
 
 

Sometimes it’s the small things that count—instead of using our usual furniture, we utilized the patio couches that were already installed at the location. We spiffed up the space by adding different pillows and a kilim rug to bring the entire look together.

And what’s a celebration without cake?! Who would’ve guessed that a cake could be this pretty?!

 
 

So there you have it— although the journey to finding and maintaining love isn’t always the smoothest, there’s never a wrong time to try and turn things around! It may not be immediate, but where you put the effort is where you’ll see the results! So let’s take this moment to celebrate how far you’ve come! We’re always excited to join in and help make your journey memorable!

xoxo,

The Roam Rentals Team

Special thanks to our Dream Team:

Photographer: Ashley Goodwin

Specialty Rentals: Roam Rentals

Florals: Pamakane of Ocean Dreamers

3 Ways to Style Our New Mid-Century Lilikoi Sofa & Chair

Throughout the year we are constantly on the hunt for new pieces of furniture to add to our collection.  Recently, we picked-up two new lilikoi yellow mid-century modern pieces and we’re so in love.  Yellow just so happens to be one of our favorite colors and the great thing about this particular shade is that it works with just about any design.  Since we’ve gotten it, we’ve been dreaming up so many new ways of how it could be used.  And if you’re a Pinterest enthusiast like we are, then you’ll understand the fun of daydreaming through all the inspiration that you come across.  We’re so excited and didn’t want to keep these great designs all to ourselves—keep reading to learn more about how to add some color to your style with our newest pieces!

 
 

1. Mid-Century Everything
Architectural Digest characterizes mid-century designs based on it’s organic influences, simple forms, and democratic detailing. The style often works because of its clean lines and it’s bold use of colors and accents. If you want to learn more about the style, feel free to check out our previous blog post here.

 
Photo Courtesy Of:  Brittni Mehlhoff

Photo Courtesy Of: Brittni Mehlhoff

 

Here’s how to achieve the look:
-Lilikoi mid-century sofa & Orange side tables- For that pop of color—after all, yellow is the happiest of colors.
-Mid-century love seat & Mid-century coffee table
-Jute rug & banana leaf pillows- Tie the entire set up together with a touch of some personality.

 
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2. Jungalow Style
Like mid-century designs, jungalow style also features a various uses of bright colors.  In addition to this, the Decorist also refers to its incorporation of patterns, plants, and global accents. Though the concept may seem a bit intimidating with the boldness of every color and pattern, it’s all about taking the time to find just the right pieces!

 
Photo Courtesy Of: Kat from  Housewife Confidential

Photo Courtesy Of: Kat from Housewife Confidential

Photo Courtesy Of:  Oldbrandnew

Photo Courtesy Of: Oldbrandnew

 

Be bold and give it a try:
-Lilikoi mid-century sofa—the perfect way to incorporate color to your design.
-Kilim pillows—get that “global accent” box checked off as well- many of our Kilim rugs & pillows are handmade and hand-dyed in Turkey.
-Modern rattan side chairs & Rattan side tables.
-Rattan Peacock Chair
-Diamond Moroccan Shag Rug

 
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3. Fresh & Modern
Not to be confused with mid-century modern designs, modern styles perfectly achieve a minimalist design with more neutral colors.  Though its lines are clean and crisp, its use of asymmetrical pieces add some personality to the entire look. In its visual graphic laying out the characteristics of a modern look, the Fresh Home suggests that modern designs are great for smaller spaces as it amplifies the illusion of having more space.

 
Photo Courtesy Of: Unknown

Photo Courtesy Of: Unknown

 

Freshen up your current living space:
-Lilikoi mid-century sofa & Pink Mid-Century Accent Chair —although yellow tends to be more of a brighter, bold color—it’s all about finding the right shade!
- Mud-cloth pillows & throw (for bonus points layer the mud cloth throw over a jute rug)
-Light pink pillows, cream pillows, & white moroccan pouf
-Hair-pin wood side table—for that asymmetrical accent piece.

 
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So there you have it, three different ways to style the same yellow sofa. Get creative with what you already have available! As you go through the rest of your week look around and observe what type of pieces or furniture that catches your eye! If you’re in need for some inspiration, head to our Pinterest! We’re always searching for and sharing innovative new ways to incorporate new designs into what we do!

xoxo,

Marina

You've Got Me Hooked: A Wedding Wish Come True at the Kahaluu Fish Pond

Though there’s plenty of fish in the sea, not every one is meant to be together. That’s why when you do find someone who’s meant for you, remember hold on tight and never let them go. Being in the industry, we’re fortunate enough to be invited to share some of the most special moments with our clients. It always melts our hearts to see couples like Lauren & Mark who are head-over-heels smitten for one another. Created and designed by yours truly, seeing everything come together after months of planning really had me feeling grateful for this Hawaiian life I get to live. After seeing all of the beautiful moments from that night, you’ll understand why we’re so caught up on it!

 
 

Even after the day has passed, June Conchran has us swooning all over again with every amazing photo she’s taken.

Work never feels like work if you’re doing what you love and collaborating alongside some of your favorite people.  Pacific Party Rentals & Accel Rentals ensured that every guest’s dining experience was one to remember.

 
 
 
 

As usual, Passion Roots worked her magic and provided the florals. She even managed to glam up our large rattan pendant lanterns! They’ve never looked better! The Farmer’s Daughter team installed it all to display for everyone!

 
 

And featuring what we do best, we created a cozy little lounge for the special day. We decided to go with a modern-bohemian design featuring both of our peacock chairs and white rattan sofas.

Inspired by a wish lantern festival that they were invite to on the Irrawaddy River in Mayanmar, the couple wanted to have a one of their own to share with their guests.  Instead typical paper lanterns, the couple got creative and used coconut shells to carry the wishes instead.  The lanterns symbolized good luck and letting go of one’s worries and were released on the Kahaluu Fishpond during the night.

To those of you who have already found their special someone— congrats! For those of you who are still out there fishing— just remember, patience is a virtue! Once you’ve found your person and are ready to start planning your big day—don’t forget to reach out to us! We’d LOVE to help make all your wishes come true! Happy Aloha Friday!

xoxo,

Marina

Special thanks to our Dream Team:

Design & Coordination: Marina Tolentino- Bustle Events

Venue: Kahaluu Fishpond

Photography: June Cochran

Specialty Rentals: Roam Rentals

Event Tent: Pacific Party Rentals

Specialty Tableware: Accel Events

Florals: Passion Roots

Floral Installations: Farmer’s Daughter

Tying the Double Knot: A Kualoa Ranch Wedding

If you’ve grown up with siblings or really  (I mean really) close friends, then you’ll understand the love-hate struggles of getting along. It seems that everywhere you turn, they’re always right there in your personal space.  From every “EW, don’t touch me!” to “Hey, that’s MINE!” one thing’s for sure—at the end of the day they’re still one of your best friends.  As we grow older, we begin to realize they’ve seen us through every high and low- and despite it all, they’re in it for the long haul.  After all, they are our siblings so they’re pretty much stuck with us—but it’s actually a pretty amazing thing (it’s up to you if you want to admit it out-loud though).   For Bailey and Gibby, the two sisters decided to expand their bond and came together for a spectacular double wedding at Kualoa Ranch!

 
 

Getting to the wedding was an adventure in itself; guests were taken in a canoe across the way to get to the venue.  And let’s face it, it was perfect for a mini photoshoot too! The Absolutely Loved team did an amazing job at capturing every heartfelt moment.

 
 
 
 

To help their guests become better acquainted with the island, they had a cute, yet beautiful map printed.  Don't worry, all of the important places were included.  I spy a dinosaur ready to say it’s wedding vows.… 

 
 

When it came time for the ceremony, this lucky father got to walk both his daughters down the isle! The great thing about a double wedding is that it also means double the love!

 
 

After both knots had been tied, a lovely waterfront dinner was served.  We love how simple, yet elegant the entire setup turned out. 

 
 
 
 

In between all of the excitement, guests were able to escape for a moment and take sometime to themselves at our lounge area. There’s something about having an all white rattan setup that makes everything so much more relaxing.

Our favorite from this wedding was our teepee low seating area! (There were two!) We were able to get creative with the Event Accents team— it was definitely different from anything we’ve done before and such a fun way to capture the boho vibes!

 
Teepee (Event Accents),  Silver Tray Top Side Table ,  Kauai Kilim Rug ,
Pillows & Textile Rugs ,  Tan Moroccan Pouf  &  Low Indian Stools , Peacock Chairs (Ambient Rentals)

Pillows & Textile Rugs, Tan Moroccan Pouf & Low Indian Stools, Peacock Chairs (Ambient Rentals)

 

So what can we say? Despite the times we tell our siblings to “get away”—they truly are one of the best people to have around. Moments like the one Bailey and Gibby shared is proof that having a sibling is actually pretty great.

xoxo,

Marina

Special Thanks to our Dream Team:

Photography- Absolutely Loved

Venue- Kualoa Ranch

Specialty Rentals- Roam Rentals

Other Rentals- Ambient Rentals