I have a love/hate relationship with the ceiling fan. I think they are ugly….and I usually opt to remove them whenever possible. In fact, the movers hadn’t left our house before the fan was taken down in Maddie’s room and the chandelier from her old nursery was installed.
But, it is only April in Dallas and I can already see that they will become my friends in the coming months. As I work on Harry’s nursery I am starting to think that I have to find a way to work in a ceiling fan (and not the wooden one that is in there) for practicality.
I have been thinking of having a drum shade made for a standard fan à la Dwellers without Decorators (image below). However, with 8′ ceilings I am a bit nervous that they will look a bit out of scale (not to mention that my husband will bump his head!)
Funny enough, in the last week I have seen two ceiling fans that I think I could live with. The first one is from the 2011 DC Design House that is currently open. I like the acrylic blades and how the fan almost isn’t there.
image via My Notting Hill
A few days after spotting the above fixture, I noticed another acrylic fan in the bedroom of designer Tobi Fairley. If it is good enough for Tobi, it is certainly good enough for me.
In case you are interested, the first fan is by LucePlan and the second is by Quorum International. I found a “retro” acrylic version on Quorum International that may work for Harry’s room. What about you? Do you have ceiling fans? Any good sources for ones that look better than most? I am always interested in hearing of a new source!
Update–The fan used in Tobi Fairley’s home pictured above came out in 2002 and has since been discontinued. They do have some other acrylic options but you will not find the same fan. Sorry!