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My husband and I agree on many things, but ceiling fans are not one of them. I’m distracted to the point of paralysis when it comes to ugly objects hogging visual space, and he can’t cope with muggy DC nights without them. So, as the summer heat approaches, the dreaded topic has arisen once again and we both agree the current (broken) eyesore in our bedroom is definitely NOT staying. Happily, it looks like we’ll both be pleased with our replacement options.

For those who don’t believe in human progress, you’re about to be enlightened; these contemporary ceiling fans are a far (stylish) cry from their beauty-void ancestors.

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At the moment, our favorite is the fisherman style Rainman fan by Minka Aire. It's industrial character is fitting for it's bulky size.
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We also love the simplicity of Minka Aire's City Contempo. It's sleek design would compliment a variety of decor styles.
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The duplo dinamico from Matthews Fan Company has a clubby style that reminds us of an antique prop plane. It's available in eleven different styles.
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We dig the funky futuristic style of Minka Aire’s Cirque fan, which would be a fun way to pep up a kitchen or living room. It's also available with mahogany or multi-color blades.
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We’re suprised how much we like this ornate fixture, but we think href="http://www.ceilingfan.com/Quorum_ceiling_fan_Monaco.htm">the Monaco fan from Quorum would look glamourous in an all white room, or one with dramatic dark walls.

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