The Pink Chai House: Decor Inspirations

August 22, 2016

If you follow me on Instagram, you may already know that my family moved to a new house in March. This was quite the big move for us. We used to live in a 2 bedroom lower level suite, and now we have a 3 bedroom house to furnish. I’ve spent the last few month […]

If you follow me on Instagram, you may already know that my family moved to a new house in March. This was quite the big move for us. We used to live in a 2 bedroom lower level suite, and now we have a 3 bedroom house to furnish.pink chai house

I’ve spent the last few month browsing Pinterest, wandering around Homesense, and reading a lot of home decor blogs to get a sense of the direction I want to take my home decor in. I’m a strong believer that you have to really think about how you want your home to look and feel. For me it’s not enough that everything in my houses ‘matches’, I also want it to reflect our lifestyle, personal touches, and feel like home. I know those are sort of loose concepts, but they make sense to me!

The theme I’ve sort of landed on is Global Desi. I want my home to have some reflections of India, a few pieces that spark nostalgia for Punjab, but mostly I want it to have a modern, contemporary feeling. Most importantly I want my home to be inviting and warm. I want guests here to feel like they can just pop down and chill – make themselves at home. 

Some of the colours I’m leaning towards are navy, peacock blue and fuchsia or red for the common areas like the dining room, living room, and kitchen. I’m also pretty firm on my plan to paint the master bedroom a beautiful blush pink (can’t wait to show you how that’s coming along!) I’m also sure there will be a lot of patterns. I’m feel a lot more courageous in this house than I did in my last and plan to mix ALL THE PATTERNS!

I’ve started a Pinterest board to keep my ideas for this house in one place, and am sharing some images below that resonate with me for the Pink Chai house.

the jungalow patter mixingI love how all the patterns mix seamlessly here – image via The Jungalow

patterned chairA patterned chair is a must! – left image Apartment Therapy, right image East Coast Desi

pink chai houseMarble accents with Mughal design inspirations – image via Pinterest

pink chai houseThat beautiful pink door, oh my heart! – image via A Beautiful Mess

pink chai houseThis beautiful painting has inspired me to create something for my dining room. It feels very reminiscent of an Ikat fabric – unfortunately I cannot remember where I found this image originally.

That’s where I’m at so far. We’ve been painting and tinkering with furniture placements all summer and I really hope the house is reveal ready by Diwali! (Did I just start talking about Diwali in August, yup I certainly did)


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  1. Yashy says:

    I love the turquoise meets pink combo!! I really do!!

  2. Salma says:

    A lot of great inspiration to choose from!

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