Blown Away

The summer's hottest accessory is for your home

This summer, skip the unattractive fans at the big-box stores and beat the heat in style with a retro-chic fan by Matthews Fan Co. Reminiscent of the 1940s, the Diane, above, an efficient ceiling fan, and the Cinni, a three-speed vintage reproduction desk piece, right, provide multidirectional airflow to keep your thermometer reading down and your style quotient up. The Diane and Cinni are available in three finishes—polished chrome, brushed nickel, or textured bronze—so they’ll work with every type of décor. 

Diane, from $330; Cinni, from $289, Metro, 911 E. Morehead St., 704-375-4563,

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