Apartment Therapy is thinking ahead with this post about colorful Deco Table Fans from The Company Store. But some commenters worried about the “cheesy” colors and wondered if metal fans rattle. May I suggest, instead, one of the heavy duty vintage-style fans from Vornado? I absolutely love the look of the Vintage Vornado Fan, a reproduction of their original 1950s design and quite versatile — you can aim it straight up at the ceiling. And I’ve had a Silver Swan fan for years — it’s beautiful, quiet, and has a nice substantial feel. Are they cheap? Not exactly — purchasing a fan from their site will cost you about $130, though you may find them for less at large retailers like Dillard’s or in big box stores. But in ten years, I haven’t had a single issue with my Swan, and four of those years included hot “summers” that ran from April through September in an un-airconditioned house. –Mary T.
P.S. If you’re into a more modern look, I think the Premium Series is pretty nifty, too.