I have a longstanding love affair with barns. I grew up in the south where we had a big old barn that was better than any playhouse my parents could have built us. My sisters and I spent countless hours there holding club meetings amongst the hay bales and watching barn swallows tend their nests in the eaves. On a rainy day, there was nothing better than a picnic lunch in the hayloft listening to the rain patter on the tin roof.Read More
If you’re a follower of design blogs, you’ve probably kept up with the chatter on this year’s design trends. From the crowning of Radiant Orchid as the color of the year to the trend of mixing metals, fabrics, and colors in a space, this year seems to be about choosing pieces you love and worrying less about making everything match!
One trend we’ve spotted are metallic accessories popping up everywhere from wardrobes to appliances to furniture. Copper in particular seems to be making quite a comeback and, as one of the oldest materials known to man, is still sought after for its timeless beauty.Read More
As the owner of the wildly successful LuLu’s Sunset Grill, Lucy Buffett — an exceptional cook, thoughtful philanthropist, savvy business woman, and Crazy Sista to Jimmy – turned her sights on creating a new establishment that offers a twist on typical Gulf Coast cuisine. The rustic yet refined Lucy B Goode Coastal Café, which overlooks Homeport Marina in Gulf Shores, Alabama, opened last August to rave reviews.Read More
I’m not sure if it’s the chilly weather or if I’m deep into the winter doldrums, but I’ve been dreaming about warm, sunny beaches and colorful, tropical fruit drinks. Just when I was looking for something to shake me out of my languor, I received these stunning photos from Baraka Point Estate! Located on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands, this luxury hideaway features copper-peaked pavilions, opulent ocean-view suites, and coral stone terraces that offer a front-row seat to sunset.Read More
Nothing feels better on a warm day than a gentle breeze stirred up by a ceiling fan. From the front porch to the master bedroom, a ceiling fan can mean the difference between feeling uncomfortably warm to feeling pleasantly comfortable. Even the gentle hum of a fan motor helps many restless sleepers drift away to a good night’s snooze.
In our never-ending effort to find the most stylish and functional Vintage Ceiling Fans, we search the world over to find fixtures that you won’t find at your local big box store. While many of the styles found in our Vintage Ceiling Fan collection were once used in the early to mid 20th century, these fixtures have been updated with remote controls and energy saving features.
While the Cambridge Aviary Ceiling Fan has a traditional four-blade configuration, it boasts an exotic look with its zebra wood blades and wire accents that resemble a bird cage. This 52″ ceiling fan is finished in a dark bronze and features champagne mist glass to make a stunning statement in any room!
For a more rustic look, you can’t go wrong with the Smoky Mountain Wood Blade Ceiling Fan featuring a sculpted, rough-hewn base that looks like it was chopped from a tree just this morning. Its weathered iron finish and five lodge pine blades would be perfect for a cabin in the woods or a lakeside retreat.
For a true vintage look and a departure from your builder-basic fans, check out the Brewmaster Belt Driven Ceiling Fan which uses a pulley system to help rotate the blades. This fan can be customized with a variety of wood blades or choose the natural palm leaf set for a tropical feel!
Even if you have a small or awkward space, we have directional ceiling fans that don’t skimp on style. Check out the Hemingway Directional Fan which can be positioned anywhere along a 180-degree arc to provide maximum, directional airflow. Available in five finishes including Polished Copper, Brushed Nickel, and Bronze.Read More
With summer in full swing, at least in our part of the planet, great minds are turning to the question of how to keep cool for the next few months. Here in Florida, the AC is already cranked up, but even with the cool air flowing from the vents, it’s helpful to have a ceiling fan. A fan helps circulate the air to make a body feel cooler and it helps save on the electric bill too. If you live in a region where AC is not a requirement once you flip the calendar to June, ceiling fans are still a bonus for every room in the house. Throw open the windows and let the fans do their duty to stir the breeze!Read More