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  • Writer's pictureBeth Boelter

Elements Preserved's Top Design And Decor Picks For 2023!

Like that comfy sweater that you never have far from your reach, there are a few rental packages from our collection that seem to be top favorites when it comes to completing a design package.

We have some personal favorites; actually, all of our pieces are like my "kids" as I've curated them from numerous locations around the Chicago area, the Midwest, and beyond, but I know them intimately enough to pair them with specific rugs, and coordinating seating to create aesthetically pleasing and inviting lounge seating spaces. We take great care to see that our pieces are in tip top shape, maintaining their stability, appearance, and cleanliness.

Whether you're creating Lounge seating packages for guests to enjoy throughout your wedding day, seating to be used in your ceremony, and then repurposed into a lounge, a great gathering spot near our rustic whiskey barrel bar, a Boho inspired seating package for the bride-to-be at her shower, or a backdrop completed with seating for casual photos throughout the event, our goal is to provide an experience that's unforgettable, with unique decor that tells your story!

One of our top rental pieces is our Madeline Blue Settee. A dusty-blue, with gray undertones, this velvet seat for 2 is a classic Victorian piece, trimmed with beautiful carved wood, and the perfect seating piece for sweetheart tables, grandparent seating during the ceremony, seating for gift opening at your baby shower, or a beautiful photo op seating piece throughout your wedding day!

As a Lounge seating area, we pair it with one of our many rugs that will anchor the area, add a coffee table and side tables, and a few table accents to complete this tiny Lounge.

Another top rental piece/package, is our Paducah Settee, and coordinating side chairs. Finished in off-white linen fabric, with a carved wood trim, the three-seater settee easily can take on the colors of your event with the addition of accent pillows, a throw carefully placed on one arm, a coordinating rug, and has been used for everything from Classic Vintage style to Boho decor lounge packages.

Another all-time favorite is our Platinum Lounge, a newly recovered 5 piece Louis XV style lounge seating package, including a settee, 2 armchairs, and 2 side chairs, all trimmed in beautiful gold carved wood trim. For the elegant, yet neutral color palette, you cannot miss with these gorgeous pieces. Whether using the settee as your sweetheart seating, while creating a small lounge with the other 4 pieces works within your design, or including the other 4 chairs within the ceremony seating area, along with the settee, these pieces are simply gorgeous!

We've recently had two vintage Louis XV Armchairs recovered in the same ivory fabric, and they are perfect additions to the Paducah Lounge, mentioned above, as well as Sweetheart Table seating, or accent chairs for another intimate Lounge Seating Package. These classic seating pieces never go out of style, and are the perfect accents for your elegant soiree or wedding ceremony and reception.

Our Mulberry Settee is another classic, and favorite seating piece when the jewel tone colors take center stage!

Our vintage Boho Peacock Chairs are the perfect pieces alone, for a baby or bridal shower, or as a pair for your sweetheart table, or couples shower! Paired with a colorful rug and a jute overlay rug, wicker lanterns, vintage amber bottles filled with pampas grass, and brass accents, all you need to complete the package is a backdrop. We suggest our Copper Arbor, accented with our Macrame Hanging, or Dream Catcher Hanging, and a floral spray! This floral wall is part of @sweetcartsrentals_chicago inventory!

Do you like the Southwestern Boho touch; we have recently curated two Mexican Epiquale chairs, that are the perfect addition to your sweetheart table seating, Whiskey/Cigar Bar package, or a full lounge package.

Our modern Sweet Rose Barrel Chairs are our newest recovered seating pieces, a pair, which work so well with the Madeline Settee, Straw Settee, Morrison Settee, Paducah Settee, or on their own as a petite lounge! Paired with a rose accented rug, and gold side table, it's a sweet little package!

And then our Sofia Italianate settee, with painted trim, works so well when you're looking for a blush color palette. Used with a balloon backdrop for a birthday celebration, Mother's Day Minis seating, and a beautiful baby shower, it's a standard and often requested seating piece!

This beautiful balloon arch was built by @Limani Designs Floral; Photography by Ashlee Cole Photography, as we used our Sofia Settee again for this birthday soiree.

Two more seating pieces in neutrals, which work so well as accent chairs for neutral lounges, or one using a color main seating piece, were recently reupholstered and are absolute beauties for your lounge seating packages. See the Fawn French Farmhouse Chairs below for more inspiration!

And, lastly, we want to feature our Raven French-style armchairs, styled at a recent "39 again" birthday party! For a stately black accent lounge, this is a beauty!

With numerous choices to style attractive, comfortable, and well-designed lounge packages, your event becomes personal to your taste, and your story! With the addition of a coordinating rug, each look can change dramatically. We'd love the opportunity to show you a mood board with your selections!

Our favorites can become your favorites as you celebrate those milestone events with your family and friends. Tell your story through our curated collection, designed and styled just for you. With many years experience in creating beautiful vignettes, your options for design and decor become our priority

Be sure to visit our website rental page,,

along with our social media pages, for more inspiration.

Happy viewing!



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