Home Joins the Fan Club

Better Homes & Gardens

Beat from the heat and beyond ready for relief? Steady on. Designers have flipped the switch on a classic air circulation device, making it the most stylish thing to pair with an air conditioner since the invention of iced tea. Here are five reasons why Home has joined the fan club and you should, too.

Lamps Plus

Sleek, simple and modern, the 52” MinkaAire Roto Distressed Koa ceiling fan adds architectural interest. And it comes in a beautiful finish that resembles native Hawaiian Koa hardwood (the same wood used in canoes and ukuleles).  $189.95.

Target

The Vornado VFAN mini classic personal vintage circulator (could they have made the name any longer?) delivers a lot of retro style -and power- in a small footprint. Because of their cool looks, Vornado fans are designer favorites and, typically, pretty pricey. So I was surprised to see how affordable this one is at Target. $39.99.

Walmart

The Savery oscillating table fan creates a vintage industrial vibe. Prices vary on it, so it pays to shop around. For example, at Bed, Bath & Beyond, it’s priced at $239.99. But at Amazon or Walmart, the fan is only $99.95, with free shipping from either retailer.  Guess where I’d buy it (and you should, too)?

Pottery Barn

A throw-back to mid-century modern industrial design, the Stadler Form Otto fan is sleek and super quiet. This 15” fan circulates up to 65,000 cubic feet of air in spaces up to 430 square feet in size. Available in deeply toned, fine grain African sapele wood or eco-friendly bamboo.  $199.

Hammacher Schlemmer

Aptly named, the Whisper Quiet bladeless fan only produces 13 db of sound (that’s just 3 db more than calm breathing) and adds a touch of Star Wars contemporary chic. Although less than 12” in size, this fan delivers big. It’s smartly designed with 12 speeds, 90 degree oscillation and tilt; plus a remote control. $99.99.

Record heat summers like this year’s makes keeping cool the smart, safe thing to do. Fan like these make it stylish, too.

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