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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.

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Heads up. The ceiling is back.

The Sistine Chapel. The Capitol Rotunda. What can we say? People used to appreciate a good ceiling.

At Hunter, we never forgot about the ceiling—in fact, we haven’t stopped thinking about it since we invented the ceiling fan back in 1886. So we’re glad there’s a ceiling fan renaissance happening.

Everyone from interior designers to first-time homeowners are getting savvy to the importance (and effortlessness) of having a quality fan and the impact it can have on your entire living space.

Hunter Aker modern ceiling fan for small room

Take your room by the reins.

We like to think of the fan as the crown jewel of the ceiling. But it’s not just about aesthetics.

Whether you’re going for a showstopping centerpiece or a chameleon that blends right in, a ceiling fan changes your environment. You want to make sure it’s changing it for the better. Quiet, wobble-free and fresh designs — the quality and craftsmanship of a Hunter ceiling fan puts you in control of your environment, allowing you to create the exact look and feel you want in every room, indoors and outdoors.

Hunter Sentinel casual ceiling fan in farmhouse open concept room

A mere appliance? Think again.

Chances are there isn’t a lot going on up there on your ceiling—and that’s okay. But that doesn’t mean it just gets to stare blankly down at you, doing nothing for your space.

The right ceiling fan is an easy way for you to put your ceiling to work for you, quietly and powerfully moving the air. So much more than an appliance or fixture, a Hunter fan combines effortless functionality with timeless design to transform the look and feel of your living space.

What does that really mean for you? Breakthrough technologies that fit your lifestyle and your budget, plus style choices that will complete the personality and décor of every room perfectly. It’s all about innovative solutions that improve your quality of life in small ways—but ways that matter.

It’s time to fall in love with your ceiling again—or for the first time. Welcome to Hunter.

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Patio trends to refresh your outdoor living space

Hunter Fan Company Designer Patrick O'ConnellWe’re in that perfect part of spring that makes for the best patio weather: Not too hot and not too cold, a nice breeze going.

Patios are taking on a refreshing new look and role these days. People want to spend more time outside, especially on nice days, so we’re seeing more seamless transitions from indoor and outdoor spaces. A lot of home comforts are moving outside – kitchens, dining rooms, living rooms.

Patio spaces are generally considered more casual than formal, but we’re noticing touches of luxury. Now, when we talk about luxury with design, we’re talking about the experience. Think about when you buy a luxury brand item: You’re buying it becuase you want to experience something elevated. It’s the same concept with patios. Whether it’s farmhouse or contemporary design, a luxury patio is about creating an ambiance and an experience.

To help you add a luxury experience to your patio, my team and I want to share some design trends we think you’ll love.

 

Patrick O’Connell is Hunter Fan Company’s Brand Design Director. 

KEEP COOL AND MAKE A STATEMENT WITH ONE OF OUR OUTDOOR CEILING FANS FOR YOUR COVERED PATIO 

RATTAN CHAIRS

Rattan chairs are just the hottest thing right now especially in black and even indoors.
Claire McRoberts, Hunter Fan Designer

I literally have Pinterest boards devoted to rattan chairs.
Patrick

VINTAGE LIGHTING

One of the things I’ve been seeing a ton of are vintage type lighting options: Edison bulb string lights or updated versions of tiki torches or gas lamps.
PS: Edison bulbs are definitely not out, like some would say, but they are evolving into more modern applications.
Patrick

WE HAVE OUTDOOR CEILING FANS FOR COVERED PATIOS THAT HAVE VINTAGE INSPIRED LIGHT FIXUTRES LIKE THE OCALA AND KEY BISCAYNE CEILING FANS. 

String lights have evolved from twinkle lights and chili peppers to little decorative bulbs or little covers that aren’t kitschy but unique. It’s that extra ambient light.
Christine Holmes, Hunter Fan Designer

NATURAL MATERIALS…

Get a huge amount of natural materials; enormous amounts of it – rough stone, wood boards, brickwork. You get those natural texture and design elements and neutral colors that go well with any decor.
Claire

wooden table and chairs in the cafe. wooden chair and table at front porch. something on table in garden.

OUR DONEGAN COLLECTION FEATURES A DAMP-RATED VERSION WITH RUSTIC BLADE FINISHES

…AND COLOR

I think color in general is welcome. It’s almost a waste if where you have an opportunity to do color and you do something boring, it’s such a missed opportunity.
Claire

Three Red Chair and Bistro Table in the Street

HARDSCAPING

Stairs built into landscaping, knee high walls, potted plants – any way you can add hardscaping without destroying the natural elements build interest.
Patrick

Stone wall design, irregular shape, cascading plants.

OVERSIZED FURNITURE

We were at a hotel terrace in Los Angeles and it wasn’t just a couch, it was the equivalent of a king size bed, so it was very exotic to sit on with the curtain around it and the pillows with the fireplace nearby.
Christine

Photo by Christine Holmes