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Ceiling fans add a designer touch to any room

With the addition of new styles and functionality, designer ceiling fans are becoming a focal point for any space.

Fans have graced the ceilings of sunrooms, living rooms, and bedrooms for some time. But the latest fans do more than just cool; they add a designer touch to any space. Here are a few favorite styles—and some advice on where to try them.

If you need: A pop of color
Try: Cranbook modern ceiling fan
Works great: in kids rooms, arts and crafts rooms, kitchens

Functional and fun, Cranbrook – especially in mint – is reminiscent of something you’d see in an old-fashioned ice cream parlor. Yet its blonde oak midcentury-inspired blades give it a contemporary edge. The low-profile housing is designed to work well in rooms with lower ceilings and in smaller spaces.

Cranbrook mid century modern ceiling fan in bedroom

 

If you need: A finishing touch for eclectic interiors
Try: Bennett transitional ceiling fan
Works great: In any room!

Bennett may have a traditional form, but it’s far from boring. The matte black finish includes a smoked glass globe for a touch of sophistication. If your aesthetic of choice calls for bold color or a mixture of furniture styles, this unassuming-yet-elegant fan is likely to fit right into the mix. Bonus: This ceiling fan comes in two different mounting systems to accommodate high ceilings and lower ceilings.

Bennett transitional ceiling fan in eclectic living room

 

If you need: To highlight vaulted ceilings
Try: Ronan caged ceiling fan
Works great: In the great room, living room or bedroom

Sporting minimalist looks with just a slight bit of shine, Ronan feels like the “it girl” of ceiling fans. This style feels at home in almost any space, whether your design aesthetic leans toward farmhouse, zen or cottage. The sophistication of the brushed gold cage adds a hint of glamour to any space.

Ronan caged ceiling fan featured in Elevate New York loft

If you need: A cool breeze on cue
Try: Mill Valley modern farmhouse ceiling fan
Works great: In living rooms as well as covered patios and porches

The Mill Valley is damp rated, meaning it can withstand the elements on your covered porches and patios but still look beautiful in indoor spaces like living rooms and kitchens. With the pendant inspired body and rustic ceiling fan blade finishes, the Mill Valley ceiling fan fits in rooms with farmhouse and rustic decor.

Huntervention with farmhouse patio and pendant light inspired ceiling fan

 

If you need: A stunning finish to your casual space
Try: Maybeck casual ceiling fan
Works great: Mudrooms, dining rooms, game rooms

Inspired by Mission craftsmanship, the Maybeck ceiling fan fits naturally with bungalow architecture. The Maybeck’s casual finishes play well with the warm tones of leather furniture and wood planked floors. This fan’s gorgeous light fixture makes it a chic addition to a room needing a touch of drama.

Maybeck craftsman inspired ceiling fan in open concept living room

 

Where to Get It: Find all of these styles (and more!) at itsahunter.com.

5 Simple Ways to Update Your Patio for Spring 2018

Spring is blooming, which means it’s time for a patio refresh! Here are five simple ways to get your patio spring ready.

1. Outdoor pillows and rugs

Outdoor pillows and rugs are a great way to incorporate accent colors and give personality to your space. Like your indoor spaces, pillows and rugs can change the look of your patio, plus they’re a fairly inexpensive update. Outdoor pillows and rugs are made to withstand the weather and dirt, which are many reasons people like to use outdoor rugs in kitchens and laundry rooms.

Huntervention with farmhouse pillows and rugs plus rocking chairs

2. Outdoor ceiling fan

Carry your interior decor to your patio with an outdoor fan from Hunter. With many styles including: farmhouse, industrial, modern and more- you can create a space that fits your stylish needs. Below are some of our top outdoor ceiling fan picks!

The Mill Valley outdoor ceiling fan is great for a casual farmhouse patio! The Barn Red finish is the perfect addition to add for a fresh look.

Red Mill Valley pendant inspired ceiling fan on farmhouse porch

We love the Ocala outdoor ceiling fan, because it’s versatile with many styles. Pair it with bright coastal colors for a beach look. Or make it industrial with metals and darker colors. You can’t go wrong with the Ocala!

The Dempsey outdoor ceiling fan is our top pick for your modern home. The clean finish will keep your outdoor space looking sleek.

Keep in mind outdoor ceiling fans are have great functional features too, including:

  • Keeps a refreshing breeze going
  • Keeps bugs away from your food
  • Select an outdoor ceiling fan with a light for your main lighting source

While you’re here, check out the Cassius outdoor ceiling fan that was featured on HGTV’s Fixer Upper.

Shop ceiling fans for covered porches and outdoor pergolas

3. Lounge seating area

Lounge seating is a very important part of your patio. This is where guests will sit, kids will jump, and wine may be spilled. Whether you’re throwing a party or unwinding after a long day, having comfortable lounge seating is a must! In our opinion, this is our favorite place to sit and read a book.

Ocala rustic ceiling fan by Hunter Fan Company on a covered patio

4. String lights

Fun and festive is what you’ll want when you have patio parties. Adding string lighting around your patio will emphasize just how fun you are.

5. Add a fire pit

Though fire pits may be a larger investment for some people, they usually last a long time and will be the center piece at your party. Fire pits are a hit at any party and can easily compliment your décor and lighting (plus, we like the excuse to make s’mores). There are many different types of fire pits to choose from, so you will want to look at all of your options to select the one that meets you’re functional and décor needs.
Be sure to tag us using #itsaHunter to show us your patio refresh.

Group Of Friends Enjoying Evening Drinks By Firepit

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Stylish ceiling fans for every room

Calling all interior design lovers! A ceiling fan is not only a practical solution – it might be the piece of personality your space needs. Here are five unexpected spaces where a fan adds function and form.

1. Porch

You can’t exactly cue a cool breeze on a warm day—or can you? Having outdoor fans on the porch or a covered patio is a welcome addition when it’s otherwise uncomfortable to be outside. The classic look of the Brunswick rustic ceiling fan works well with traditional aesthetics of outside gathering spaces.

Find the perfect ceiling fan for every room in your home

2. Game Room

When the competition gets fierce, you might need things to cool down. From an intense video game showdown or a healthy match of foosball, the Signal or Symphony Wi-Fi ceiling fans will look and feel cool in a game room. Bonus points: You can control them with your smart devices like Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant.

Signal wifi ceiling fan in casual game room

 

Explore Hunter SIMPLEconnect smart home ceiling fans

3. Nursery

Bring a new baby into the world and into a beautiful nursery. A chandelier inspired ceiling fan like the white Hepburn or Ronan with matte brass detailing is the perfect finishing touch. Having a ceiling fan in the nursery will also keep you comfortable while you’re rocking the baby to sleep.

Ronan caged ceiling fan in pink nursery

4. Kitchen

From baking muffins to cooking pot roast, the kitchen gets toasty quick. Keep the room cool with a ceiling fan like the Donegan rustic ceiling fan. It has finishes that will complement your kitchenware. The lighting is great for when you’re reading recipes or the kids are doing homework at the breakfast bar.

Donegan rustic ceiling fan by Hunter Fan Company

5. Keeping Room

The newest must-have room is a cozy sitting room right off of the kitchen. Since things can really heat up, air circulation is a must. The mint green Cranbrook modern ceiling fan feels happy and adds a pop of color to the space. The soft modern form also ties in effortlessly with the clean lines in a kitchen.

 

Cranrbook Scandinavian modern ceiling fan by Hunter Fan Company

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Huntervention™ tour shows how ceiling fans transform spaces

­Simple updates like paint, pillows and a new ceiling fan can make a room look brand new, and Hunter Fan Company’s team of designers showed how it’s done during the 2017 Hunterventions tour.  Our designers helped five families with a room makeover to show how small updates can make a big difference.

We began in Virginia Beach where a family of five (plus two dogs) needed help updating their living room, a project they just hadn’t been able to get to in the five years that they’ve lived there.

Design Director Patrick O’Connell brightened up the living room by painting the walls a light color as well as painting the fireplace white. To give the room an updated rustic, coastal look, we used wood surfaces with rustic finishes, blue décor accents and topped it all off with the Hepburn modern ceiling fan in matte black. This chandelier inspired ceiling fan is unmistakenably a modern, updated version of traditional design, and O’Connell especially loves the pendant inspired globe light.

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The Charlotte Huntervention was a special one for us: 16-year-old Gabriel has loved ceiling fans since he was a little kid. Designer Claire McRoberts was excited to give their wraparound porch a fresh farmhouse feel.

The covered porch was a big space so she used rugs to define smaller spaces among the big space. To give it a modern farmhouse design, McRoberts used elements like white rocking chairs with traditional spindle detailing with clean lines on the back and added four red Mill Valley farmhouse ceiling fans. The Mill Valley is inspired by vintage pendant lighting with a hooded light with an Edison LED light bulb.

In Nashville, Designer Alex Haggar refreshed a kid’s bedroom for Jeremy’s daughter, Keylee. Their home was flooded in 2011, and the money Jeremy wanted to spend on Keylee’s room went to replacing the first floor’s flooring instead.

Alex updated the storage Keylee keeps her toys and dress closes in to be more elevated, modern and something she could grow up with through the years. He chose the Cranbrook mid-century modern ceiling fan in mint to add a subtle pop of color; the low profile ceiling fan tucks higher into the ceiling to optimize space while still providing quality and efficient airflow.

O’Connell met newlyweds Hayley and Hensley in Atlanta to update the master bedroom in their first home together. He wanted to blend their eclectic style with modern décor, so he decided on a bohemian-modern design, utilizing light woods, natural woven textiles and plenty of plants.

Hayley and Hensley live in an older home with small rooms. O’Connell selected the Aker, a small ceiling fan with mid-century design that would made their bedroom look bigger but still grand.

Our final Huntervention of 2017 took place in Dallas where McRoberts gave the Larmer family’s outdated living room an updated, modern look. Painting the brick fireplace and adding new décor gave the room a modern look. McRoberts also arranged the furniture to take advantage of the large space and be conscientious of the highly trafficked room.

Susan Larmer loves modern glam style while her husband Rick Larmer loves technology, so McRoberts chose the Symphony smart home ceiling fan in one of the new finishes. The modern design complemented the look of the room while the technology allows the family to control the ceiling fan with either the pre-installed remote, their cell phone or with Amazon Alexa.

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Huntervention™: Bringing the indoors, outdoors.

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.