Time to hit the books. The right lighting, the perfect temperature, an inspiring color scheme – we’ll tell you how to create a productive study space for when the kids head back to school.
Pergolas are a popular home decoration trend, and for good reason. They can transform your backyard into a fresh, inviting space perfect for getting some much needed relaxation. But even the best pergola can get better when you add the right fan.
Small space; big design opportunity: The Cassius modern ceiling fan was featured on a recent episode of HGTV’s Fixer Upper when the son of metal artist and Fixer Upper regular Jimmy Don sought out the help of the Gaines to renovate a small house in Crawford, Texas.
Chip and Joanna Gaines transformed the barn-like structure into a modern masterpiece. Inside, Joanna decorated with rustic finishes and textiles coupled with modern design elements with sleek lines, giving the home a clean industrial look. It’s the perfect fit for the Cassius ceiling fan, which features clean lines for a masculine, modern aesthetic and industrial inspired touches like the buttons on the blade irons and exposed hardware.
The Cassius’s simple design easily ties into hardware and color accents around your space. The dark finish on the Cassius the Gaines’s used complemented the other dark finishes in the bedroom, like the metal bed frame and dark accents in the textiles. To have a ceiling fan seem more integrated with the ceiling, the Cassius white ceiling fan finish would be a good choice.
The Fixer Upper bedroom transformation featured vaulted ceilings for an open feel, but with tall ceilings comes the need for a ceiling fan to keep people cool in the summer. They also added big windows to let in lots of natural light as well as canned lights to provide amble light, so this modern ceiling fan without light is perfect for this space.
This Fixer Upper episode is a perfect example of how outdoor ceiling fans can easily be used in indoor spaces, too. The Cassius 52-inch ceiling fan is damp-rated, meaning it will hold up to the environmental elements in covered porches and patios. You can also use outdoor ceiling fans like the Cassius in your indoor spaces as well, like bedrooms, garages, home offices and rec rooms.
The Cassius is available in four finishes, and all four finishes come with reversible blades. Choose the matching blade finish for a tonal, modern look, or choose the side with a soft wood tone to add a rustic look for your farmhouse style spaces.
This versatile ceiling fan features WhisperWind® motor technology for powerful yet quiet air performance. Installing it to a vaulted ceiling like the Gaines? You might need an angled ceiling adapter and extension downrod, which you can explore in our ceiling fan accessories.
Be sure to catch the episode re-run and be on the lookout for the Cassius ceiling fan!
Our dining room table has a rustic finish, so no matter how wild my kids are being, it’s predistressed; I don’t have to worry about them scratching the wood or leaving fingerprint behind.
I think that’s part of the appeal of farmhouse design: It’s low maintenance. You don’t have to overanalyze your child’s behavior with rustic décor.
Modern farmhouse design also the perfect blend of a lot of trends: rustic, industrial and modern. The rustic and distressed finishes pair beautifully with the dark ironwork and exposed hardware of industrial, while the sleek lines of modern design gives it a touch of elegance.
Farmhouse is also about more than family-friendly décor; it’s about family as a whole. It embraces easy living lifestyle where families are in the center and you’re spending time with each other, that’s why you’re seeing more and more open concept spaces associated with farmhouse design.
So how do you achieve this modern farmhouse look? My design team and I have some ideas.
Patrick O’Connell is the Design Director for Hunter Fan Company.
It’s definitely evolved and definitely fitting what people want to do where each room is not necessarily purposed for what it’s supposed to do. The kitchen is a gathering space, it’s an office, it’s where kids do their homework.
Christine Holmes, Designer
Every farmhouse kitchen has subway tile. It’s timeless and classic, but can lend itself to modern design elements. It’s also easy to clean, so it goes back to the idea that family friendly idea of farmhouse style.
Claire McRoberts, Designer
Porches, especially wrap around porches, are an integral part of farmhouse architecture. We have some farmhouse ceiling fans with rustic finishes that are damp rated for patios that would look perfect on these porches while keeping everyone cool.
Joanna Gaines has us obsessed with shiplap! (I wonder if we can put shiplap on a fan…) Whether it’s a floor, a wall, a ceiling, you’ve got to have wood paneling for the farmhouse look.
Black window trim and metal railings offer a modern twist on farmhouse décor. It gives stairwells with traditional shiplap walls and rustic flooring a sleek modern yet industrial touch.
The living room is the hub of our homes. It should feel warm, cozy and inviting. Memories and traditions are often made in this room, and after a long day, there’s nothing better than kicking up your feet in a comfortable space.
Patios are all about entertaining. They should feel fun, inviting, and above all, festive. But not all of them do. In our latest Huntervention™, we were joined once again by Ashley Toney – interior designer and owner of First Fruit Collection – who helped us transform a drab outdoor space with a quick and simple makeover.
Inspired by chandeliers, Hunter Fan’s designers created the Sophia: A glamorous ceiling fan with finishes and features to give it a casual yet sophisticated look perfect for any space.
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