It’s almost always hot in Houston, and we handle that with central air conditioning.
We also have our share of ceiling fans in almost every room of the house — which, as a interior designer, I’m not too fond of.
However, I know there are places on this earth that don’t have central A/C constantly running. There are places where it’s normally cool and A/C and ceiling fans aren’t typically used. My daughter’s LA apartment is one. While it was cool when we were there a week ago, last year it was unseasonably warm in LA. We just happened to have rented a house there for the family right when the heat was really bearing down in September. There was supposed to be A/C in the house, but it wasn’t working downstairs and the rooms down there got really hot, especially the room my son slept in. :-(
My daughter’s apartment, on the other hand, was cooking at like 98 degrees. She had a small fan for her room, so we tried to get her another one while we were out there. I think all of Los Angeles had a run on fans and there were none available anywhere. She just toughed it out during the heat wave along with her roommates.
I sympathize with all you non-A/C people out there.
When the heat does hit, it’s really unbearable for you. We had the same thing when we lived in Australia and in Norway, when we didn’t have air conditioning. You wouldn’t think it would get hot in Norway, but for a couple of weeks a year it can get downright uncomfortable, so having a good fan around is necessary.
I’ve done a little online shopping for you here, linking to some nice-looking fans that no one would object to pulling out and using during an uncomfortable heat wave or even when you just want a fresh breeze.
Have a look at some of these fab fans that’ll keep you cool this summer, without sacrificing your interior design and decor.
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This has to be my fave. I love the wood drum and the black touches. It would work well in many styles of rooms, but especially something mid-century or contemporary.
This little vintage-look cutie would be great on a desk or countertop. A home office perhaps?
This tripod model is appealing and looks rather sculptural. Believe me, I’d pick this over some of the ceiling fans I see around here, any old day.
I think this would be awesome in an industrial style space. Maybe a man cave or a cool garage?
Want your fan to disappear and not be noticeable? Don’t have much floor space? This is a sleek option that doesn’t look anything like a fan.
I like this one in chrome. It’s sleek and oscillating.
These are cute in all their bright colors.
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