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Caneel Bay featured in HGTV’s Fixer Upper

We’re a little obsessed with Joanna Gaines’ designs, which is why we were elated to see our Caneel Bay featured in one of her room redesigns.

Chip and Joanna Gaines placed Casablanca’s industrial style ceiling fan in a room doubling as a mudroom and home office during a recent episode of HGTV’s Fixer Upper.

Casablanca Designer Claire McRoberts admired how the wood desk coupled with the Caneel Bay in the Aged Steel finish with White Washed Distressed Oak blades keeps the eye moving around the room.

“People should be putting this fan everywhere.”
Claire McRoberts, Designer

“The whole goal of any good designer is that your eye keeps moving. That’s when you know you have a great space: You can’t stop looking around, it carries you from point to point,” said McRoberts.

The Caneel Bay is currently available to buy in two finishes: Aged Steel with White Washed Distressed Oak blades (as seen on HGTV’s Fixer Upper) and Maiden Bronze with Smoked Walnut blades.

McRoberts said part of the appeal of the Caneel Bay is how the strong housing finish coupled with the distressed blades that allow it to plays well with masculine and feminine styles, like the Gaines did in this Fixer Upper episode.

“She pairs masculine elements in a more feminine space: the color pallet, your combination of cool grey walls with the warm tone wood,” said McRoberts.

The Caneel Bay features industrial inspired details including the rivets on the blade irons and the latches on the housing, making it perfect for casual spaces. With a 56-inch blade span it easily works in large or great rooms. It’s also damp rated meaning it can seamlessly fit in indoor living rooms as well as covered patios.

“People should be putting this fan everywhere,” said McRoberts.

She just might mean that literally. McRoberts shared the various style spaces the Caneel Bay fits in.

DAPPER LOFT

Pour a whiskey at your rugged metalwork bar then recline in a sleek, dark leather chair under your Caneel Bay ceiling fan.

McRoberts calls it “dapper loft” style.

“It’s more that super modern, loft space that’s very masculine,” she said, “Anything that’s vintage inspired: If you have a vintage inspired space even with traditional elements, this fan could fit.”

McRoberts said the Caneel Bay’s masculine features will compliment a dapper loft style space.

INDUSTRIAL

Exposed brick, pipes and wood beams are quintessential to industrial style. It’s all about embracing raw elements with rustic details like metal brackets and washed wood.

Keep the furniture simple in these spaces: Casablanca’s designers like clean lines and modern furniture in industrial inspired room. A couch with clean lines but worn-in leather fits seamlessly in an industrial inspired living room. In a kitchen, have washed wood or metal draftsman’s chairs at the breakfast bar.

FARMHOUSE

Farmhouse, like industrial, embraces raw elements but in a classic, elegant way.

Exposed wood beams in a room with furniture like a barnwood coffee table or rustic bed with reclaimed wood unify the farmhouse look in a space. Keep the paint neutral in a farmhouse style space – think shiplap.

Finish it off with antique details like metal brackets on pantries, wainscoting on the walls, a vase of flowers on a table and a Caneel Bay ceiling fan in Aged Bronze.

“Because the finish is so clean it can fit in a cleaner space, the space itself doesn’t have to be distressed or casual,” said McRoberts.

UTILITARIAN

Utilitarian is another evolution of industrial interior design, and McRoberts said it’s a trend picking up steam.

“Utilitarian is kind of like repurposed items, so it’s a little different than vintage,” said McRoberts, “A lot of times when you look up utilitarian you see a lot of World War I and World War II trinket-y things, lots of buckles and backpacks.”

Utiliarian is about function as well as style. Top off fuss free natural flooring like concrete with a plush rug or a Moroccan rug.  Layer on the natural textures like a leather sectional sofa and parachute silk curtains.

NAUTICAL

The Caneel Bay is damp rated, meaning its perfect for covered patios and porches. McRoberts recommends putting this ceiling fan in a nautical space; nothing too beachy, though.

“Think ships, ropes, orrs, more boat-ish inspired as opposed to beach inspired,” said McRoberts.

A lake house or Cape Cod home would enhance the nautical essence of the Caneel Bay as opposed to a Florida condo.

Casablanca Fan Company Caneel Bay outdoor ceiling fan on Fixer Upper
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Duluth engineers effortless industrial and modern design

Mechanical yet modern, Casablanca’s Duluth ceiling fan draws inspiration from an era of factories, locomotives and the original automobile.

This industrial ceiling fan features prominent vintage-inspired rivets that secure the motor to the switch housing cap reminiscent of more modern machinery.

“This fan draws some inspiration from airplanes with the exposed rivets, a lot of times on wings you see exposed screws,” said  Casablanca Designer Alex Haggar, “The bottom of the fan – that cap – is very reminiscent of an engine turbine so in a way that plays into the industrial side but still has a vintage feel.”

Accentuating the industrial details is an unexpected finish for a ceiling fan: galvanized steel.

“Galvanized is typically used as a functional, protective thing,” said Haggar, “Galvanized is typically used on outdoor applications but I think in this case it works as a compliment to the very industrial design.”
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Keeping the industrial feel but adding a more modern, sleek look, the outdoor version of the Duluth is finished in a fresh white galvanized steel.

“The cool thing about Duluth is it’s a bit of a chameleon because it could fit with a very modern loft but also fit in a more rustic outdoor space. It’s a bit of style chameleon,” said Haggar.

The Duluth is a low maintenance addition to room design, even fitting in spaces with minimal furniture. The fresh white finish is ideal for contemporary spaces while the galvanized steel finish is an effortless addition to an industrial inspired space.

Add the Duluth to your inspired space by finding it at your nearest showroom

For industrial design, the key is utilizing natural elements in the space – exposed beams and brick, for example – and adding vintage details like an antique spotlight and worn textiles similar to the room the Duluth is featured in.
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“With vintage industrial it can be overdone,” said Haggar, “It works best when vintage industrial pieces are being used as an accent as opposed to every single piece in the room being vintage industrial.”

We put the galvanized steel Duluth in a room with furniture featuring modern furniture but with a worn-in look. The damp rated fresh white Duluth, however, designers placed in a room with furniture and textiles that play to the contrasting finishes on the contemporary fan.

“The white and black of the fan fits with the contrast you’re seeing with the dark stone paired with these bright white couches and chairs,” said Haggar, “In this instance the galvanized might feel a little out of place. Here the more clean black and white color option plays to a more modern space. “

The Duluth in galvanized steel and fresh white finishes are both available to purchase in a 60 inch size or a 72 inch size, making it the perfect centerpiece for your great rooms and patios.