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How to design your home with Soft Sage

Casablanca Fan Company’s designers developed an exclusive shade of sage green the works effortlessly with a variety of styles from the rustic and washed wood finishes in a farmhouse kitchen to the metallic finishes in a modern bedroom. Easy to decorate with, Soft Sage™ is an alternative neutral that can also serve as a soft pop of color. This subtle color will complement other ocean-inspired hues in coastal rooms or add warmth to Mid-century modern spaces. 

We’ve added this stylish, custom color to one of our most popular fan designs, the Piston contemporary ceiling fan. Here’s how you can design your space with our latest, trendy ceiling fan. 

Textiles

Keep it simple by adding sage green textiles like pillows, rugs, and blankets. Use a knit throw or sage green patterned pillow in casual spaces. Pillows and furniture cushions in sage green velvet provide a more elegant and luxurious feel. 

Sage green rugs are an easy way to freshen up your space, whether you chose a traditional print or a modern rug with an interesting pattern. 

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Cabinets

Interior designers are modernizing kitchen designs by adding subtle pops of color to the cabinets, moving away from floor to ceiling white and grey kitchens. Sage green is the quintessential pop of color to paint kitchen cabinets: It pairs well with other neutrals as well as marble countertops.

Depending on your style, use brass fixtures on it to help brighten up the space or black fixtures to give it a more modern design.

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Paint

Keep your textiles neutral and add a splash of color to the walls. Use sage green paint and add texture while painting it to add an earthy feel to modern spaces.

Opt for painting elements like shiplap or molding for a unique way to add the color to your space. Sage green doors and window frames – even crown molding – creates a great statement and shows off your creative spirit.

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Tiling

In the same way that sage green on cabinets can add a pop of color, use sage colored tile for the backsplash instead of traditional white subway tile. It will pop against white or grey cabinets and against marble or concrete countertops.

Highlight a shower with glass doors by adding sage green tiles on the shower floor and pairing it with a concrete style tile or black and white patterned bathroom tile. Using sage green bathroom tiles in a unique shape like hexagon or lantern shaped adds a layer of intrigue.

Ease into the sage green trend by adding a blanket in the soft hue or a Soft Sage ceiling fan like the Piston to your room. Use a clean coat of sage paint on walls in a room or use a sponge for some added texture. Sage is an alternative for white kitchen cabinets and white tiling in bathrooms. Layer different shades of sage if you feel inspired by it.

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The Casablanca Fan Company Trend Report

What’s on the horizon for home décor? Insights into the latest and greatest in colors, materials and more.

DON’T BE AFRAID TO MIX IT UP

Minimalism is being replaced by a more complicated look. Mixed media is going to be everywhere in the near future. It’s almost as though there’s no limit to how many different materials and textures can be combined—even in a single piece. This is very exciting, but when you’re going for that effect, you do have to ask yourself: How much is enough? And how much is too much? Let’s look at what this mixed-media approach can mean across a range of design elements.

 

A MYRIAD OF TEXTURES AND MATERIALS

Nature has perhaps never inspired us more than it does today, and I’m seeing that influence expressed in a lot of organic, amorphous shapes and wavy, energetic lines. Uneven rims, bent wood, outer shells with unexpected flexibility—rigid materials are being crafted into fluidic structures. Diverse materials are at the forefront of design, and in terms of texture, it’s all about unevenness.

“Here at Casablanca, trend research is one of the most important things we do. It’s also great fun. But remember, following trends doesn’t mean being a follower. There are no rules in home décor—just a few guidelines and a lot of great ideas. Above all, what sparks your imagination is what matters. Figure out what inspires you—and then bring that vision to life.”

LIVE AND LET LUSTER

Luster is big—including luster and matte used together—and there’s also a great deal of glitter, sequins, crystals and lacquer being used to redefine surfaces. We’re going to see a lot high-gloss finishes on wood, along with metallic shine used with various materials such as textiles, ceramic, wood and glass. Gold is taking precedence over copper and bronze. So what about colors? Warm greens, soft browns and grays, complex blues, oranges and yellows will dominate.

The next big thing? Expect the unexpected

To sum up, the next big thing in home décor is what I’d call a “New Traditional” style. And what I mean by that is, bringing modernity to the traditional. This is largely achieved by creating classic shapes with unexpected materials—acrylic, concrete, marble, paper (materials that look like paper but aren’t)—thus making the familiar seem suddenly avant-garde. Even people who typically prefer a contemporary look should find certain aspects of this style attractive.

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The Heathridge Story: Making a Masterpiece

No Casablanca ceiling fan better exemplifies the perfect synergy of innovation, artistry and craftsmanship than the Heathridge. Quite simply, it is a masterpiece among the exceptional. This is the story of how it came to be, from inception to completion.

The Heathridge began with an idea for fan housing that—initially, at least—seemed almost basic: a housing made of wood. Real wood that, according to Christophe, “would celebrate the rustic, but still be versatile enough to go with a range of decors.”

But the logistics of using real wood for a fan housing proved challenging indeed. Christophe ordered various types of wood. He cut and carved this way and that. He cross-sectioned large chunks and explored how a fan motor might fit inside them. And of course, he consulted with his design team, with Casablanca engineers and with people outside the world of ceiling fans. After a time, however, the jury was in: “A wood housing just wasn’t going to work,” said Christophe. But that didn’t mean giving up. When Casablanca designers have an artistic vision, they find a way to bring that idea to life.

The most important aspect of his vision was to create a particular look with the wood grain itself, so Christophe made certain decisions based around that objective. Inspired in part by the long-weathered condition of wooden fences—the kind you can still find out in the rural West—Christophe knew that such a look simply couldn’t be imitated by drawing it. “The best way to imitate nature is not to copy it,” said Christophe, “but to use nature itself.” He would have to carve the wood, create a weathered look somehow—and then make a cast of it.

The first step was to sculpt the wood into the shape of the housing. He did so by hand-turning it on a lathe, then wire-brushing the wood to create deeper grooves. The next step required true innovation: How to weather the wood in a way that replicated decades of exposure to sun, wind, ice and rain? The solution involved “opening” the grain, eroding the inherently softer aspects of the wood (as would occur in a natural weathering process) while retaining the harder elements to accentuate the grain’s peaks and valleys. He then used different finishes to make that contrast and depth even more pronounced. With the faux finish perfected, the wood housing could be cast and molded out of a more resilient composite.

Christophe’s vision for the Heathridge was far from complete, however. What about the blades? Here again, Christophe wanted to use solid wood—not a laminate overlay. He did just that, hand carving the planks and opening the grain as he had with the housing. The ultimate challenge, though, was figuring out how to make the housing match the blades. They were, after all, made of different materials. After months of experimentation with different finishes, Christophe was satisfied. And the Heathridge was born.

Today, the Heathridge speaks to people as it spoke to Christophe from the beginning. There is a quality you can feel in the weight of the carved blades alone, but there is something else. Perhaps it is the fan’s nod to a more pastoral past while stepping exultantly into the present. The look of seasoned wood that has endured the elements over time and, rather than being forgotten, has become cherished.

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8 New Designs. 1 World-Class Collection.

This unique conglomeration of designs is representative of an array of lifestyles, passions and attitudes.

These pieces are not just ceiling fans – they are centerpieces for any room in your home. Each has been handcrafted thoughtfully, carefully, meticulously. For the 2016 Casablanca Collection, our designers allowed their imaginations to run wild, gathering inspiration from places as far off as the constellations, or as nearby as an orchid in bloom. These fans were designed to serve as a focal point that inspires a room’s entire look and feel.

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Every etch and brush stroke, brimming with human touch, preserves the beautiful imperfections that maintain the authentic detail that went into the original design. We treasure the experience of bringing these designs to life –the initial burst of inspiration, the raw, unfiltered sketches, the vigorous engineering process – making the inside of these fans match the beauty of the outside, and finally, the immeasurable satisfaction that comes from looking at the final product for the very first time.

The 2016 Casablanca Collection is for the bold and the fearless. These ceiling fans can serve as the focal point that inspires a room’s entire look and feel, or they can be the final thought that ties everything together. Whatever the purpose, we are confident that you will find your perfect match for your home here, with Casablanca.

Discover the 2016 Casablanca Collection.