Stay Cool: Modern Ceiling Fans

April 27th, 2015

Warmer weather is here and summer is approaching fast! The season brings higher temperatures which is welcome for growing gardens and outdoor adventures however soaring temperatures can make it uncomfortable for lounging and sleeping indoors without the circulation of air that comes from a ceiling fan. Perhaps you’re thinking of upgrading yours?

No longer is there the need for ceiling fans to be an unattractive practicality and one that collects dust in the off season, today we’re fortunate to have access to plenty of contemporary stylish versions. I’m a fan of the three blade design because they mimic airplane propellers. I installed this one in a guest room and this one in the master bedroom last year, both are wonderful fans that provide circulation with a remote.

modern ceiling fan in bedroom

Ceiling fans are a necessity in homes in warmer climates, on my last visit to the desert it was already in high 80s in April which reminded me I’m in need of one more flush mouth ceiling fan for the upstairs bedroom so I started looking for another.

The lightless version of the one I used in the master bedroom is featured below in a living room, the curvy blades and koa wood make it an attractive option for multiple spaces from coastal to contemporary.

coastal living room with wood ceiling fan

allee design

Like a chandelier, a good looking ceiling fan can be a focal point in a room. Introduce contrast with a metal and wood combination suspended from a white ceiling; twisted nickel blades pop against the stained wood tray ceiling in the bedroom below; nickel is always a goes-with-everything option.

wood and black bedroom ceiling fan

apd architects

silver ceiling fan

spaces designed

aluminum fan pitched ceiling

clayton and little

You could go big and bold! I love the design of this customizable Essence fan (it reminds me of thin petal flowers, like the Stenopetala Plumeria that blooms in Hawaii.)

essence fan

big ass fans

If your preference is the opposite and you want your ceiling fan to escape attention, choose one that blends in with the ceiling. In these spaces the airy white blades recede into the background which allows for other accents to take the spotlight.

coastal living room

ashley gilbreath

modern white ceiling fan

 

white ceiling fan

baxter design group

Another option is to use directional fans, like pendants they are smaller and can be installed as a single or used as multiples to create breezes in different directions. 

directional fans

max crosby construction

If you’re looking for something a bit more contemporary for use in warmer weather and different than the basic five blade, consider these fans, most of them come in multiple finishes from white to wood to metal.

modern ceiling fans

 

cirque / minka aluminum roto / black twisted blade / fanimation zonixpancake / fanimation levon / minka aire aviation / nickel lapa / bronze directional / chrome directional

 

Covered outdoor spaces also require a ceiling fan to circulate air …

mod ceiling fan covered deck

wayne windham

for more inspiration, read my latest article at Lamps Plus featuring outdoor ceiling fan options certified for wet areas!

BOTB 4.25.15

April 25th, 2015

Weekend hellos! We’re putting the finishing touches on grandma’s kitchen remodel this weekend, the gray and white medley with touches of wood is looking so good, I’ll take some photographs later this week and share the space with you soon! Today I’m sharing another round of inspiring projects and spaces in the ongoing Best of the Blogosphere series, enjoy! 

A white kitchen was renovated at Maison de Pax, there’s a link to the space as it was before so you can see all the changes made.

white kitchen renovation

 

Tour a modern black and white bathroom, makeover by Bliss at Home.

black and white bathroom makeover

 

Create floating frameless vintage art with The Gathered Home.

floating artwork

 

Make a leather handle tray with Jegs Santos supply list and tutorial.

 

leather strap tray

  

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