Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals & Design is San Diego’s oldest and largest vintage rentals company- they specialize in vintage and antique furniture rentals for weddings. We stopped in to get owner, Lauren Kimmons’ take on how to build the perfect lounge. “You don’t need a lot of furniture to make an impact as long as it’s styled appropriately.” Check out the full Design & Decor Gallery by Lauren here...
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"Everything the Power of the World does is done in a circle. The sky is round, and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls. Birds make their nests in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours. The sun comes forth and goes down again in a circle. The moon does the same, and both are round. Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing and always come back where they were. The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves." ~Black Elk, Oglala Sioux
Vintage / Bohemian / Lounge- It’s the perfect confluence of 3 major trends in the wedding industry- casual seating options for guests, unique tailored-to-the-bride styling and a big emphasis on doing something different. So how to make this vision come to life? Start with the basic building blocks: your first step is furniture rentals. We stopped in with Lauren Sharon of Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals for some tips on creating this exciting look!
“You don’t need a lot of furniture to make an impact as long as it’s styled appropriately. The Boho look is all about layering. Textures, patterns and finishes- it’s all fair game. Start simply with a bold oversized sofa- it will anchor your lounge and provide ample seating. From there, warm up the space with pillows and rugs. Mix a variety of textures and colors: jute rugs, ikat pillows and sequined Moroccan wedding blankets are great choices."
Lauren also recommends mixing wood and metallic finishes in the side tables and decor for an eclectic, worldly look. “We’re staging a curated hodgepodge- as if these were treasures from years of traveling the globe.” Pick 2-3 decor items that speak to you, i.e. candelabras, statuary, picture frames, etc, and feature them! Guests love to see something unexpected so have fun shopping for decor. Lauren admits she’s used bathtubs as coffee table and piles of ropes as ottomans- don’t be afraid to feature your pieces in unconventional ways.
Lastly- incorporate green plants. “The bohemian look is inherently tied to the earth so embrace it!” Talk with your florist about hanging and draping garlands or rent mature plants and trees- either way, no great lounge is complete without greenery.
The vintage bohemian lounge is a trend that’s here to stay. The options are limitless which is why we love it so much! If this sounds like a job for someone else, no worries- call a wedding designer!
With a background in fine art- custom building and design, having creative fun comes easy to Lauren Sharon.
When you see Lauren's warehouse, you get an idea of her passion for creating spectacular, unique events but it's not just about furniture. They offer exceptional service and design, they make the design process easy and they make your wedding ideas come to life! Visit the warehouse by appointment 7 days a week