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The Design Dilemma Challenge
Design Dilemma

Lately, it appears as if more interior decorators are shying away from including ceiling fans in their design projects. Countless design shows and blogs feature decorators visiting lighting shops, flooring stores, and art galleries, but we hardly ever see a designer visiting a ceiling fan store. At Del Mar Fans and Lighting, we believe that home design ideas should inspire you to think outside the box. We want to encourage you to seek out room decorating ideas that are unique to your own personal style and combine those ideas with practical fixtures such as ceiling fans.

 

At Del Mar Fans and Lighting, we feel that ceiling fans have gotten a bad reputation over the years because there was once a time when practical did not equal pretty. Our goal is to prove that ceiling fans are no longer the boring, beige, builder grade fans of the past, but that they are, instead, fixtures capable of adding charm and character to a room. So, we came up with a design challenge to show that it is the ceiling fans time to shine.

 

Featured product, Kichler Arkwright Polished Nickel Energy Star 58 inch ceiling fan with remote

The Design Challenge

The goal of this design challenge is to bring ceiling fans back into focus. We want home design ideas that challenge the norm and that aren’t afraid to be bold and creative.

 

We challenged three brave designers to create a beautiful space with a Kichler ceiling fan in six weeks to show the design world what it’s missing.  

How to Buy a Ceiling Fan for Your Home

Your Definitive Guide to Choosing Your Next Fan

A ceiling fan is a must-have home appliance for summer. Whether you’re a first-time ceiling fan buyer or you’re looking to replace an existing one, the choices can be overwhelming. Here are 7 tips to help you avoid buyer’s remorse and help you buy a ceiling fan for your home.

How to Choose a Ceiling Fan for Your Home Infographic

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Top Five Tropical Ceiling Fans

Island Ceiling Fans

Summer is in full swing and the heat may have you trying to seek solace in a cooler climate. There’s no better way to cool off than grabbing a fruity, frozen drink and relaxing beneath the cooling breeze of a tropical ceiling fan. The right ceiling fan will take your mind off of the scorching summer temperatures and have you completely relaxed while you watch the sunset on your back porch or take a snooze in your outdoor hammock. These five tropical ceiling fans will help you create your very own tropical paradise that will have you welcoming the summer heat and relaxing in no time!

The Great Escape Fans

Fall in love this summer with the Fanimation Louvre. This 52” ceiling fan features five hand carved blades that have been intricately designed to resemble tropical island leaves. The rich, elegant color of the blades promotes serenity and relaxation, and the UL Damp rating makes this fan perfect for both indoor and outdoor locations. Create your own personal spa at home by placing this fan in a bathroom or in a room where you can decompress from the stress of the day.

Fanimation Louvre Ceiling Fan

 


 

Totally Tahiti Fan

Nothing quite says paradise like being fanned while you relax and enjoy a tropical libation. Turn your fantasy into a reality with the Ellington Tahiti ceiling fan. The beautifully shaped blades are designed to resemble luscious palm leaves found in exotic locations. This fan’s ample 16° blade pitch provides a cool, calm breeze that will leave you feeling peaceful and pampered. A UL damp rating makes this ceiling fan ideal for both indoor and outdoor areas, allowing you the freedom to choose where you want your private utopia.

Ellington Tahiti Ceiling Fan

 


 

Outdoor Wedding Lighting For Your Special Day

Say 'I Do' to These Five Radiant Outdoor Lighting Fixtures

Your wedding day is undeniably one of the most important days of your life and you’ve planned every aspect of the event – the décor, menu and party favors, but have you given much thought to the lighting? The right outdoor wedding lighting can transform any outdoor space, and make you and your guests look stunning.

 

To have and to hold, to love and to cherish and to better light your big day, check out these five radiant light fixtures. We promise to make your walk down the aisle outdoors an unforgettable event. Our top outdoor wedding lighting picks will have you asking, why didn’t he put a ring on it sooner?

 

1. Vintage Wedding Lighting

The Lyndon pendant by Kichler Lighting is a modern take on the classic Edison bulb. The vintage-inspired pendant features clear seedy glass, popularized in colonial times, and an architectural bronze finish, which is ideal for a nostalgic wedding. The single-light pendant emits warm halogen light and is UL approved for damp locations. Stagger multiple pendants over the bar and dining area for a distinct look.

Vintage Wedding Lighitng

DIY Lamp Shade: Fabrics Edition

Learn how to make an inexpensive nautical DIY fabric lamp shade.

 

We adore taking something excruciatingly plain and transforming it into a fabulously stylish piece of art. One of our favorite ways to spice up a home is by occasionally updating the color palette and swapping curtains, throw pillows and lamp shades for new trendy looks. This is also a great way to add simple decorations for holidays.

 

One of the easiest (and least expensive) ways to accomplish this is through do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. See our step-by-step guide below.

 

We chose this nautical design for our DIY lamp shade project because it is summer and nautical is always in style, also, the red, white and blue goes great with the fourth of July.

 

Time: 15 minutes

Cost: $10-$20 depending on the shade and fabric you choose

DIY Lamp Shade Infographic

 

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