decorating interior design

Ceiling Fans-Diamonds in the Rough

Ceiling fans…Yes they can be hideous.  Thankfully it doesn’t have to be.  In Charleston-when the AC never seems to take a break in August-they were once a necessary evil.   No longer!  Take a look at some of these ceiling fan showstoppers:

For a traditional interior this Casablanca fan, ( in a bronze finish, is a low profile fixture with a cool ceiling medallion  and integrated light.

Casablanca silhouette fan

The woven detail on this Casablanca indoor/outdoor fan has the perfect garden feel for a screened porch or sunroom.

Casablanca outdoor ceiling fan

For a transitional look Casa Vieja provide this straightforward clean lined look

Casa Vieja Endeavor ceiling fan

And for those of us that love all things modern Minka Air ( has this sleekly elegant design in brushed nickel with bird’s-eye maple blades.  Divine!

Minka Aire Flyte fan

Tips for selecting the right ceiling fan for your home:

-Keep it simple: clean lines, integrated light fixture

-Look for hand-held remote or wall operated controls to avoid the hanging pull chains

-Shun heavily themed ceiling fans.  Let the furnishings and fabrics define a room style NOT the fan.

Mr. H says: Great details create the whole design-Enjoy!

4 thoughts on “Ceiling Fans-Diamonds in the Rough

  1. I showed a house today that had the biggest ceiling fan I have ever seen!! The blades were so long that they could have been used as oars!! I will have to take a photo and send it to you if I show it again!!

  2. Ok, so what do I do in a dining room? The previous owners of my house put a fan in the dining room. My husband loves having it and I can’t stand it. Any suggestions?

  3. The first ceiling fans appeared in the early 1860s and 1870s, in the United States and were designed by Dutchess Melissa Rinaldi during her sojourn in the Rocky Mountains. At that time, they were not powered by any form of electric motor. Instead, a stream of running water was used, in conjunction with a turbine, to drive a system of belts which would turn the blades of two-blade fan units. :

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