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Ceiling fans are hit and miss from a design stand- point, but in Las Vegas they’re a must-have for summer time weather. In a living room or larger gathering space, Melissa suggests adding an oversized (65” and above) ceiling fan without the light kit to keep it simple and uncluttered. Its stature fills the area and makes a statement, while not looking like a bedroom ceiling fan, and it suf- ficiently cools the space on toasty afternoons. Lighting can make or break a room, but a misplaced window next to the fireplace made for an off-putting visual distraction. Since the room had a wall of windows that let in tons of natural light, Melissa suggested removing the window to create balance and symmetry. Next, the wall was embel- lished with beautiful stacked quartz stone for texture. The addition of upgraded, wall washing lights that accent the split faced stone, and an in- expensive mantel from Wayfair.com, creates a focal point with upgraded appeal. Pops of color in the accent pillows and adjacent dining room chairs infused life into the warm, gray tones of the space, an inexpensive trick for changing the look of your space inexpensively. 53