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Huntervention™ give kids bedroom mid-century modern update

Hunter Fan Company Industrial Designer Alex Haggar Watch Hunter transform a small kids room with a low profile ceiling fan

I was excited to take part in our Huntervention series and even more excited to learn we would be in Nashville, Tennessee. It was a great opportunity to give Jeremy Motz, whose house flooded in 2011, a room refresh for his daughter Keylee.

Jeremy is a busy electrician, working to help support his six-year-old daughter, Keylee. After their house flooded, Jeremy bought a new one only to find out he would have to replace all of the flooring on the first floor. With his budget depleted, Jeremy no longer had a way to give Keylee the room she deserved.

I knew that this would be a unique opportunity to refresh our first children’s room for the Huntervention tour and was totally up for the challenge.

Choosing a Ceiling Fan

For Keylee’s room I chose the mid-century inspired mint Cranbrook ceiling fan. I felt like the mint color was really fun for a kid’s room; it adds a pop of color, but not so much that it’s overwhelming. We used the low-profile version which tucks it up a little bit higher to the ceiling but still offers the same amount of air flow.

The Cranbrook mid-century modern ceiling fan is available in two stunning finishes

Before we did the Huntervention, Keylee had storage along the one side of her room where she kept all of her toys and dress-up clothes. As I went through the process of designing her room, I wanted to make sure this refresh was something she could grow up with; so we tried to give her the same amount of space but in a more elevated way.

The Reveal

It was a really great feeling to see Jeremy and Keylee’s reaction when they first saw the space – Jeremy was so taken aback and Keylee literally fell onto the floor in excitement.I was just thrilled with how it all came together. It’s exactly like what I envisioned. Jeremy put it well when he first saw it: It’s kind of retro but still pretty modern. It worked really well for a kid’s room. All the little details that I felt strongly about and wanted to come through were all there. I was really happy with how the mini table and chairs matched the fan so perfectly; I think it makes for a good balance in the room.

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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.

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They call him The Fan Man

Eric Laird isn’t an ordinary 12 year old boy. When he was just 2 ½ years old, Eric was diagnosed with autism. As a baby, he loved watching ceiling fans spin.