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Need your thoughts on this ceiling fan and chandelier. Details inside?

Asked by Jude (31993 points ) May 9th, 2010

I was at Lowe’s today and looking at a few things for my apartment. I am in desperate need of a ceiling fan. The one that I have now is God-awful. Lots of brass. Yuck. Here is the one that I spotted at Lowe’s. What do you think?

And, this mini chandelier?

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dpworkin's avatar

It’s hard to tell with no context, but to me it would seem strange to have an industrial looking fan and a Maria-Theresa crystal chandelier occupying the same space.

aprilsimnel's avatar

@dpworkin – Yeah, I had the same thought. But the chandelier is lovely.

I’d have to see what the room where the fan would go in looks like.

Jude's avatar

They’d be in separate rooms. The ceiling would go in my bedroom.

dpworkin's avatar

Is your bedroom “modern” or “post-modern”?

Jude's avatar

Modern.

dpworkin's avatar

The fan will be fine. Is the other room 17th C. Austrian?

janbb's avatar

You’re certainly all over the map with your artifacts today @jjmah! I gather you like an eclectic assortment of decorating styles. If you’re going for different looks in different rooms, you will have it. We have a simialr ceiling fan in our Florida great room and I like it, but it is quite a modern house.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Ah, OK. Is your room cream or white? Because it’s a nice fan, but there’s no ooomph! I’m very anti-drab. Something have to be lively in a room, at least one element must have some drama. But that’s just me. It doesn’t necessarily have to be the fan, though. Maybe those paintings you had a question about before! Hee! They’re very dramatic.

The chandelier will do that for any room.

Jude's avatar

PD, some stuff (furniture and decor) that will be in my livingroom.

@penguin, I decided to pitch the other two prints. A moment of insanity.

PandoraBoxx's avatar

I tend to opt for plain white, ceiling hugger fans, so that they disappear in the room. The chandelier is lovely, but an entirely different feel. It would depend on the room that it’s going in.

janbb's avatar

@jjmah Ah – I can sleep tonight!

Jude's avatar

Toss in a Victrola, brown leather sofa and chairs.

Jude's avatar

@janbb haha!! As soon as we drove out of the parking lot of the antique store, I realized that I made a silly purchase. Oh, well, only 5 Canuck loonies.

janbb's avatar

@jjmah You’re just a wild and crazy chick! The chandelier ain’t really my style, but I think it could go with the other stuff in a funky kind of way.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

http://www.lampsplus.com/Products/52-inch-Casa-Optima-Brushed-Steel-White-Ribbon-Ceiling-Fan__86646-94061-44803-J5453.html

Do you have a Lamps Plus store where you live? They’ve got over a 1000 ceiling fans to look at.

perspicacious's avatar

I hope you do not intend to use these two pieces in the same room (living/dining combo). I haven’t seen a three-blade fan before but I liked it. If it’s for your bedroom I would use only if you have similar furniture such as Scandinavian modern.

augustlan's avatar

I love that chandelier, and could easily see it coordinating with your (living room) style in an eclectic way. I’m not a big fan (crap… ignore that pun) of the ceiling fan. I don’t mind modern at all, but it just doesn’t seem very… bedroom-y. A tad too cold looking for a relaxing bedroom, you know?

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

I like the chandelier. My tastes for bedrooms are very different.

gailcalled's avatar

Keep in mind that dusting these mothers means a step-ladder and a friend (to either hold the ladder or drive you to the ER).

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

We have ceiling fans in every room, they help circulate heat better in winter and provide a nice breeze in summer (get the kind with a reverse switch). I prefer all-white as they blend in visually with the ceiling.

@gailcalled There’s a special duster made for ceiling fans, the head mounts at a 90 degree angle to the extendable handle. It works great and no ladders.

gailcalled's avatar

@stranger_in_a_strange_land; link; name?

Mine are hung on a cathedral ceiling and can’t be reversed, since they click on by pulling a long string. One was originally wired to a wall switch, by I had a light attached and needed the switch for that. Hardly a major issue.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@gailcalled Several brands of dusters http//www.nextag.com/ceiling-fan-duster/compare-html . (I tried to set this up as a link, but it refused to work) :^(

gailcalled's avatar

@stranger_in_a_strange_land: Thanks for trying. It’s not at the top of my list right now. My mother, after having fractured her pelvis last Monday, is just coming out of apparently successful surgery to have her pacemaker replaced.

(They used to be the size of a pack of playing cards; now have shrunk to a matchbook. It’s amazing. I wish I had bought stock in Medtronics.)

augustlan's avatar

—@gailcalled Something like this is what you need, especially if the fans are very high.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@gailcalled The item pictured by @augustlan is what we use. It works very well.

gailcalled's avatar

@augustlan @stranger_in_a_strange_land: Thanks. What about gravity? Is trying to manoeuvre an 11’ pole doable? Our family can handle only one member at a time with a fractured pelvis.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@gailcalled The retractable handle is very light. It takes a little hand/eye coordination to slip the thing over the blades on the fans in the living room (12 ft above the floor).

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