"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.
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.
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, 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 is another evolution of industrial interior design, and McRoberts said it’s a trend picking up steam. “Utilitarian is kind of like re-purposed 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.
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.