the start of the fun stuff {lighting shopping}

Who’s up for a little fun today? :)

Big thanks to Lamps Plus for sponsoring this little rendezvous into fun.

We’ve been working hard to turn our guest bedroom into one fit for our awesome friends and family. And while my days are spent tearing out the old, framing in the new and insulating as we go. My nights are spent literally dreaming about how things will look when she’s all said and done.

A contractor friend of mine said that he goes through all of the steps of his next building project in his sleep at night … and I have definitely been doing that myself with this room. Decorating and accessorizing and hanging things on the wall and organizing things in the closet that I haven’t even built yet … I guess it’s my mental mood board.

So, I jumped at the chance to do a little lighting shopping on Lamps Plus. It’s high time we start getting to some fun stuff already, right?!?!

Now, I know it’s not the most avant-garde lighting option out there, but we are in Key West, FL and sometimes function over form is just the way to go … so I acquainted myself with the extensive selection of ceiling fans on Lamps Plus and sent an email to Joel with these links to see which one he would like.

I’m curious which one do you think he liked best, and which one should we choose … let’s have a look.

44″ Minka Traditional Concept Oil-Rubbed Bronze Ceiling Fan

I like the shape of this one, and I really like the oil rubbed bronze finish with the lighter wood blades. We definitely need one with a light kit, too.

43″ Casa Optima Oil Rubbed Bronze Ceiling Fan

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Clearly I’m really drawn to this oil rubbed bronze/light wood color combo. This fan has a few more details that I like around the light, and with the extension rod we could hang it a little lower now that we’ve removed the drop ceilings to open up the full 9 foot ceiling height.

52″ Acero Polished Nickel Ceiling Fan

ceiling fan light option

BAM! Totally different, I know. I was just drawn to it. Nice, sleek, clean-lined look, but the cage added a fun element to it … that kind of made me think of a boat … a very vague ode to nautical.

48″ Kichler Celino Brushed Stainless Steel Ceiling Fan

guest bedroom ceiling fan

Call me crazy, but I saw this one and definitely saw a boat propeller. I learned with this one that I like the metallic fixture/light wood blade combo even if it wasn’t oil rubbed bronze. I really like the simple shape and design, and almost spotlight look of the light.

52″ Fanimation Islander Bronze Ceiling Fan with Light Kit

fanimation lighting option

Maybe we want an ode to the tropics? And with a name like “fanimation”, what’s not to love? And those blades are real palm leaves, how cool is that?!?!

52″ Kichler Talbot Antique Pewter Ceiling Fan

lighting optionsI love that this one is antique pewter. The combo with the light wood blades drew me in again, but I’m not sure how I feel about the blades not being rounded …

52″ Quorum Alta Satin Nickel Ceiling Fan

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Nautical again? Interesting blade shape, and some fun details on the light.

I know, I’m all over the board. But how fun is it to dream about all of the lighting options … and imagine how it’s going to look when it all comes together.

What do you think of the options? I’d love to hear your favorites? And which one do you think Joel really likes?

Oh, and wanna hear about the time we refinished our own floors and framed in a new closet?
hardwood floor restorationThe light coming in the windows in the picture make them look much lighter than they actually are in real life.  We’re on day 2 of waiting for the final coat of poly to dry. And we may have rented the wrong sander the first time. And our neighbor may have paid us a visit at 11pm to politely inform us that construction hours end at 7pm in our quaint little neighborhood.

It has definitely been a fun couple of weeks around here. :)

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About Karah

I'm Karah and I'm so glad you're here! I'm a small town girl from the North East who finds myself moving around with my husband and pups every few years and constantly on a journey to make the most of every space we find ourselves in. That little space between what has been and what will be. It'd be so cool if you'd like to join us for the ride.
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22 Responses to the start of the fun stuff {lighting shopping}

  1. LOVE the Islander Bronze fan! I’d go with that one!!

  2. Jena says:

    I’m totally envious you live in Key West! I dream of living by the ocean someday. I think you can’t go wrong with any of them! We’re way up in the DC area and still put in ceiling fans :) . I can’t sleep without one!

  3. Jenny Mac Balllard says:

    I think Joel will choose the Minka Traditional. Men like things that aren’t too fussy. Now if I was choosing for myself, I would choose….oh yeah, the Minka Traditional :) The bronze will help hide all that sticky dust when it’s humid. Who wants to clean fans when you can be outside enjoying the sunshine. And I love the clean sleek look it has.
    ps shhhhh…don’t tell Lamps Plus, but i think the palm leaves look like locust wings. Just saying.

  4. Sue says:

    I like the cage one and especially the leaf blade one. :)

  5. Katie says:

    Oh I’m loving the 43″ Casa Optima Oil Rubbed Bronze Ceiling Fan! I can’t wait to see what you guys decide on! Looks like your home is coming together nicely! Don’t feel alone, we’ve also had neighbors come over to remind us what time it is! whoops!

  6. The Casa Optima Oil rubbed Bronze is lovely, but I think the Fanimation would be so fun! Maybe time to stop burning the midnight oil?? ;-)
    xo Heidi

  7. Ally says:

    I like the simplicity of the first one. The one with the wire cage is interesting, but I just keep thinking it would be a pain to clean the dust off those wires.

  8. We just moved a ceiling fan from the guest bedroom to our master bedroom and it is AMAZING! We love having it in there!

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  10. Erin says:

    Fanimation. What can I say, first, I loved it, but second, it’s the keys, go with it. ;)

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  12. Definitely the islander – perfect for your tropical location!

  13. I like #2 and #3. How many fans are we talking about? Are you going to use the same fans throughout? Those wires really won’t be hard to clean with a swiffer duster…. I’m stumped as to which one the man would like…

  14. amber.m says:

    It amazes me how much of a difference a ceiling fan can make! When my husband retires and we build our house, I would LOVE that Islander Bronze Ceiling Fan in my living room! It’s gorgeous!

  15. Kathe says:

    I love Lamps Plus! We need to make a visit there to look at fans and lighting once we move next month!

  16. Kelly says:

    They’re all great! I loved shopping for our lighting when we moved into our new construction home… some have even changed a time or two since ;)

  17. Lisa S says:

    Fanimation is so fun! and very Key West!

  18. JaneEllen says:

    I’d have to say the last one, 52″ Quorum with extended pole, it’s different but modern, not too modern, love shape of blades, very clean looking with nice light details. It was hard choice but that’s the one I’d like. Now which one would your hubs like? The same one.

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  20. Optima traditional…simple. Not the cutesy island fan! :)

  21. I liked the one with the silver cage! That was pretty neat looking. And yes…. sometimes, you simply MUST have a ceiling fan. I agree!!

    (and uh-oh, working too late were you? hehe)

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