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Listening to the crashing sounds of the waves rolling in and fading out, feeling the sun beat down onto your back and experiencing the crunchy upheaval of the sand between your toes—these are just a few of the joys which may come to mind when you think of going to the beach. While nautical style certainly embraces beach characteristics and the ocean side ambiance, nautical style brings the best of the entire ocean. Nautical, or coastal style, offers a bit of the boat, the beach, the bay, and even the beautiful sea below. Nautical style refers to the sea and her ships. Along with fishing out the top characteristics of nautical style, we have also provided some of the top nautical style fixtures in this guide so that you can transform your home into an aquatic abode.

A true leader in the industry, Casablanca Fan Company was established in 1974 when they released their first belt-driven fan for commercial use. Burton A. Burton, the founder, had a love for antiques which inspired the designs and styles of the fans. These beautiful new fans brought forth an updated perspective to the industry. In fact, Casablanca’s innovative mindset led to their creation of the cubic feet per minute test method. This method became the standard unit for the measuring of ceiling fan airflow which all manufacturers now use and are required to provide. Casablanca prides themselves on spearheading this innovation, providing quality, and bringing true craftsmanship and artistry to the industry. With Casablanca each fan is unique and tells a story.

Rustic Farmhouse Style Guide

By Lauren Davids in All

With only one foot in the doorway, you can smell the aromas of a blueberry cobbler baking away in the oven; you can feel the warmth that coming home is all about. Rustic farmhouse style sets out to achieve this rich and inviting atmosphere from your very first step inside. Emphasis is placed on natural beauty through architecture, décor, furniture, and fixtures. This guide will explore the best of these fixtures, and shine the light on other specific characteristics of rustic farmhouse style.

In 1999, Craftmade was ranked 49th out of 200 Top Best Small Companies in America according to Forbes. Craftmade was established in 1985 under the original name “Mastercraft” and in 2015 they celebrated their 30-year brand-iversary. Craftmade is now considered a leader in the industry and has patented its own designs, and taken strong steps towards innovation while making top quality ceiling fans. Craftmade is certainly a brand which is both strong in design, and technology.

Tuscan Style Lighting Guide

By Lauren Davids in All

Rolling hills of green, Sangiovese grapes, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and Italian romance are perhaps some of the beautiful images that dance around the thought of Tuscany. Tuscany is located in central Italy and is home to about 3.75 million people. While Tuscany may feel like a dream that you have yet to explore in the flesh, there are certainly ways to bring Tuscan style into your own home. Along with discovering the difference between Mediterranean style and Tuscan style, this guide should help you to find inspiration for bringing Tuscan style lighting to brighten your villa.

Minka-Aire ceiling fans are not only contemporary but timeless. With a variety of styles and designs to choose from, Minka-Aire ceiling fans are noteworthy not only for their looks, but for their value. Minka-Aire ceiling fans circulate air efficiently and reduce cooling costs up to 40% in the summer, and can reduce heating costs by up to 15% in the winter. While correct blade rotation during the different seasons helps with this, efficient ceiling fans such as Minka-Aire ceiling fans make a significant difference. Many of Minka-Aire’s ceiling fans are Energy Star Certified. Minka-Aire brings form, function, and innovation into a beautiful package.

On July 23 of this year, The Huffington Post released an article titled “How Amazing Tiny Houses Could Inspire You to Reduce Your Energy Footprint.” The article, by Claudia Canavan, was subtitled “A lesson in how we can all live with less.” This has been just one of many articles on “tiny houses” which have been released in the past couple of weeks. Tiny houses are climbing in popularity. So, what are tiny houses, and how do you integrate lighting and cooling fixtures into such limited space?

“Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans,” said Jacques Cousteau. Cousteau played a significant role in the environmental movement and worked with Emile Gagnan to develop the first scuba equipment. With over 115 television films and 50 books, Cousteau introduced the underwater ocean world to many. Along with this, Cousteau also brought awareness to the overwhelming presence of trash residing in our oceans.

If you're looking for a ceiling fan that offers form and function to bring to the exterior of your home, look no further! These top 5 best outdoor ceiling fans are made to withstand humidity and moisture; allowing you to create a comfortable, cool, and bug-free environment right outside your home.

Hugger ceiling fans are interchangeably referred to as flush-mount ceiling fans and are a great choice for low ceilings or small rooms. These compact fans not only fit into small rooms but can be purchased with many different features. Just because you have a small room and a low ceiling does not mean you are out of options, or are “option limited." There are a variety of styles and brands of hugger ceiling fans which are sleek, and help to optimize the space you have. To make shopping easier, we have developed a list which showcases the best hugger fans from different categories. We have even highlighted the “huggiest hugger,” or the hugger which is both the smallest and the shortest.

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