Lamps Plus has long been my go to lighting source for all things lighting when it comes to sourcing for design projects. Whether I’m looking for a stylish bathroom sconce, the perfect kitchen pendant, a chic ceiling light - or, for example, as was the case recently, well functioning ceiling fans.
A 1920’s Craftsman house in Silver Lake was in need of adding ceiling fan lighting, for the functional purpose of both lighting and cooling of rooms. Given the relatively low ceilings and the house retaining heat during warmer temps, ceiling fans were the ideal solution to help keep cool.
Identical Lamps Plus ceiling fans were installed in the living and dining room of this quaint Craftsman home. It was ideal to feature a matching pair with the adjoining rooms. The white fans blend nicely with the white ceiling. Since the ceilings are low (characteristic of Craftsman style), one challenge was finding a ceiling fan that did not have too low of a drop or a long stem, which in researching, many did. The ideal find was the 52” Casa Elite White LED Hugger Ceiling Fan. After seeing it installed, it’s perfect - I really like how closely mounted it is to the ceiling.
The close to the ceiling mounted ceiling fan doesn’t obstruct views nor hangs too low for the relatively low ceilings, like in this living room. A Craftsman house, such as this one, has modest size rooms and less of an open floor plan. The ceiling fans help to circulate and cool the rooms. They’re also a huge energy saver to racking up a costly AC bill during the summer months.
For the bedroom, we opted for the 56” Casa Endeavor White Finish LED Ceiling Fan. A larger ceiling fan was the best choice for what is consistently the hottest room in the house. There was a bit more flexibility in the drop down space, so this particular ceiling fan has a stem. More fan blades were preferred to amp up the cooling affects and this ceiling fan has five blades, compared to four with the 52” Casa Elite White LED Hugger Ceiling Fan.
Thank you to Lamps Plus for partnering with us on this project!
Summer is a season when we enjoy spending more time outdoors, but it seems in today’s circumstances the outdoors we are spending time in, is our own - our backyard, patio, or poolside. In fact, I recently helped a client furnish her backyard patio to help create that much needed indoor / outdoor living oasis. Then I discovered the company StruXure, manufacturer of technically advanced pergolas. If you’re looking to turn your property into the ultimate staycation, they’ve got you covered!
The “staycation” is a term many use to explain why they’ve taken time off work, yet haven’t left home. While some use the time to schedule home improvements or clear-outs, the true intention behind the expression is to use the time to participate in leisure activities from home. StruXure has been helping prepare homeowners for their next staycation for nearly a decade, and, in these times of social distancing, is ready to help turn your backyard into your own personal resort.
For more information, please go to www.struxure.com.
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