2022 Ideas to Steal: Lighting & Fans

Illuminate and ventilate your spaces the right way—with high-quality, top-of-the-line fixtures and fans
Design by Quartersawn Design Build, Photo by Andrea Rugg

Airflow Made Modern

Modern-day ceiling fans don’t look clunky or out of place. In fact, with the right style, they
can add visual interest to areas (aka plain white ceilings) that often need some extra “oomph.” We specifically love this sleek three-bladed fan, incorporated seamlessly into the design of this Quartersawn Design Build sunroom project in Minneapolis’ Cedar Lake area. This specific product, named Maverick and sourced from the Monte Carlo Fan Company, features a 60-inch blade sweep and design that delivers incredible airflow and aesthetics.

Shine Bright, Shop Local

Shop these Minnesota companies for the very best in beautiful, bold lighting:

Designed by Dutton Brown Design, Photo by Adobe Stock

The Wonder of Wicker

Woven pendant light fixtures and shades comprised of rattan, wicker, or bamboo are not only stylish, but also selling off shelves faster than ever. Select a coordinating set of 3 or 5 fixtures, then hang them at different heights in your foyer or family room to complete the look.

Let There Be (Linear) Light

Photo by Spacecrafting

When there are so many options to peruse—from sconces and pendants to flush mounts and more—knowing which direction to go (and which design style to choose) to best suit your space can feel near impossible. We can help: Lighting fixtures linear in style are gaining extra traction, as many homeowners are enjoying the modern look and warm ambiance they provide above places like a dining room table. Sustainable 9 Design + Build demonstrates this trend flawlessly in a Hugo home.

Capitalize on Color

Zach Dutton and Thomas Brown, lighting designers and owners of Minneapolis-based lighting company Dutton Brown, know a thing or two about trends in lighting design. They expect color to be on the leading edge of what’s hot in 2022, but they don’t just encourage the use of color for the sake of it: “People are looking for color that both makes a statement and integrates well within their space,” they say. “People are spending a lot of time at home and are focused on creating a cohesive, comfortable space for themselves and for entertaining.”

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