Ceiling Fans from Premier Lighting—Yea or Nay?

Having lived in both Arizona and Alberta, Canada, I consider myself an expert on international idiosyncrasies.

For example, in Arizona, drivers are (largely) rude and aggressive, while in Alberta, drivers are (overall) courteous—sometimes dangerously so. In Arizona, the percentage of restaurants dominated by the Mexican food market is high, whereas in Alberta, Chinese food reigns supreme. I’m pretty much a cultural anthropologist, see?

Well, today I would like to discuss another difference between Arizona and Alberta: ceiling fans.

I’ve never been to a house in Arizona that doesn’t have at least one ceiling fan; most houses have them in every room. In Alberta, however, a great many homes don’t have any ceiling fans at all—I guess people think they’re unnecessary in the cold, right along with deodorant and flip flops. And most homes that do have ceiling fans only have one or two throughout the entire house. In fact, when Poor Kyle bought our house (before we were engaged), everybody commented how truly unusual it was that there was a ceiling fan in all of the bedrooms and the living room.

In Arizona, ceiling fans are the rule; in Alberta, the exception.

I, however, am an Arizona girl at heart, and therefore will always cling to my passion for ceiling fans. And the thing is, in my house back in Alberta, while I really appreciate that we have all those fans to cool our air condition-less house down on hot summer days, I cannot get over the fact that the fans are really ugly. I mean UGLY. Chosen by the previous homeowners in the height of the ’80s, our black faux-marble (yes, faux MARBLE) fans look like they belong on the set of Screech’s mom’s house on Saved By the Bell.

It’s bad.

Since I am back home in Arizona for the summer, I have been spending my days hanging out with my sister, brainstorming ideas for sprucing up our respective homes (hers in Arizona, mine in Alberta). She already has cute ceiling fans from when they completely overhauled their house a few years back, so she’s golden. But I am in need of some ceiling fan help.

I turned to Premier Lighting’s website, an Arizona-based lighting company which claims to “stock more than anyone in the southwest,” to see what I could see.

Here’s what I found [all images from Shop Premier]:

I thought this beehive-looking fan was nifty, but I figured Poor Kyle would not approve.

This one reminded me of something I would see on the Star Ship Enterprise (is that what it’s called? I have never been a Trekkie, believe it or not). Which, you know, is cool and all, if you plan to live long and prosper. I, myself, anticipate a short life of welfare, so this really doesn’t suit my needs. But it’s still neat.

This fan, called “Cirque,” could not be more appropriately named. Unless it was named “Tomorrowland.” Because that’s what it reminds me of: that big gyrating statue at the entrance to Disneyland’s Tomorrowland. And that’s making me hungry for a giant corndog. Anyway, it’s not my style, but it’s still cool.

Finally I stopped goofing around and narrowed my choices down to two ceiling fans I would actually hang in my house:

Apparently I have kind of a traditional barn-light taste in ceiling fan fixtures. Anyway, I like them.

However, if ceiling fans weren’t my thing—I know many fancy-pants designers turn up their hoity-toity noses at them—or if I was afraid of committing to wiring one to my ceiling, I could always try one of these standing floor fans:

I myself prefer the vintage feel of the above fan, but I cannot deny that the one pictured below is very, very cool:

It’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen.

If you are a fan fan (get it? a fan of fans?), you can head over to Shoppremier.com to see their great options. Or, if you’re not a fan fan, you can leave a comment and try to talk me out of getting new ones for my house. Give it your best shot.

But I’ll warn you: it’ll be a hard sell.

**I was compensated for this post, but that doesn’t change the fact that I had a wonderful time checking out the company and the great many items it had to offer.**

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12 Responses to Ceiling Fans from Premier Lighting—Yea or Nay?

  1. I like the first fan that you like!! I only have one fan in my house (I live in ND) and if it was black marble I would ditch it right away!

  2. Alaina says:

    I like the first one…and love the comparison to Screech’s mom from Saved By the Bell :-)

  3. Ever see the Dyson fan? I would totally buy one if they came in a ceiling-fan version. (That is, I would buy one if they existed AND I somehow became fabulously rich…. because those puppys ain’t cheap!)


  4. Chloe says:

    Here in Seville, it’s like in Arizona. Fans are a must. My house has 3 fans (and air-conditioning). Even though I’m not a fan fan.
    But I like the fifth picture… :)

  5. melissa says:

    I like the first ceiling fan…and the vintage looking floor fan. I loved your tomorrow land comment!! So true!

  6. Whitney says:

    Im not really a fan fan when it comes to looks but I do live in AZ and to make it through a summer I need me fan. OUr house was made in 1950 and therefore didnt have ANY fans in it. It also has kill me now fluorescent lighting. For reals? SO its been hard to install ceiling fans. Have You ever considered modge podging a printed or just plain paper over the black faux marble? or to hide the hideous light source apply a large round lamp shade over it?

  7. Joel says:

    Fans are for sure optional here, too. And I put them into all the bedrooms as soon as I could. Actually still need to finish the wiring on one. I should do that.

  8. chelsie says:

    The last fan made me think of fern gully… I am also on the quest for fans, but I have the problem of needing them installed in the ceiling… not just replacing them… wretched people who didn’t put a fan in the living room…

  9. Granmama says:

    I like the last two.

  10. I had no idea the absolute variety of ceiling fans out there! Now I’m officially a fan fan!

  11. Tiffany says:

    Hmm. I’d say it probably depends on the style of your house and your decor which will absolutely look best, but I really like the second “real” option. It looks cozy somehow. Like a cabin. (I’ve been shopping for a replacement fan too, for my bedroom, and I think we’re leaning toward one whose blades look like boat oars. So I obviously lean toward cozy, outdoorish-looking fans.)

  12. anna says:

    Next time I need a ceiling fan, I’ll be sure to check them out. We have a fan in all three bedrooms and our great room, but finding good fans was a chore. Perhaps we should’ve ventured beyond Home Depot and Lowe’s.

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