Tuesday, May 5, 2015

My Home - My Pride (Tour of Family Room)

I know, I know...today's post is admittedly overdue, but hey,  I was busy trying to tie up loose ends at my end, besides, better late than never. Moreover, I have a special surprise of a complete home tour :) real soon and you know I am good at keeping my promises. For now let's switch off from the world, as I steal you for a moment to take you on a tour of our handsome Family Room.
 
As Gore Vidal once coined, " Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn" can be thrown perfectly to term our Family room. Room being our total chill out zone and tops up bearing lots of traffic yet it’s restful and comfortable for our recreational needs. A homely room for our fervent teenager to whisper gossips over the phone or a place for our cheeky cheery pre-teen to play a win –win game of chess with daddy or just for “us” snatching much needed comfort after a long-gone hectic day. Practical and peaceable style is brought to life by maintaining soothing feel in our family room.


Multihued stone accent wall creates a deep, warm envelope in this room. Winter feels whole lot warmer when you melt down and cuddle as close as possible by the warmth of the flames with a hot chocolate. Eye catching and impactful fireplace screen is a gorgeous focal point in the room to give the classy look. The same fire place mantel, where I exuberantly shake off my seasonal décor itch.
 

I am big on pictures, specially family pictures. Our previous home, the stairs were jazzed up with our memories of the places we have loved and lived. New home is also smartened with the wall of family portraits and is definitely a colorful personal strike in our personal room. The strong thought of  adding drama and excitement to the room, by exhibiting these portraits, was deep in my visual before the wall was even up ;) Though, we could actually execute the happening in last October as we waited for a perfect "Fall" season to capture these in our own ravine. These amazing clicks were captured by a very talented gentleman, who happens to be a brainchild of E-Motion Photography. Now, they lend added sparkle in the room by being on a primary wall, where you catch a quick glance as soon as you walk in the room.
 


Some happy mix of my old signature collection and few new ones (which caught my fancy while new home shopping) overwhelm the abode. 
Though, I often change my perspective by changing and rearranging things we have had for years to take on a different look. I highly stroke on stirring things around the home to make the same place feel fresh and new.


 
 
The sectional couches are insanely comfortable with 2 detached ottomans. Numerous clever variations can be persuaded to organize the sofas. With an abundance of friends, ottomans multiplies the sitting ability in the room or they get dragged down by the fireplace or wherever needed. Necessity of a coffee table in our family room was never essential as ottoman topped with trays converts a place to serve and when not in service, those tired feet are rested on them. Oh yes, also a same place where all my cheerful desi twists on coffee table nurtures.
 
Bank of windows not only frame the outside nature in the room but also manage to direct the perfect flow of sunlight to brighten the room. The one, by the window, is my coziest spot for a hot cuppa to perk me up when I listen to my favorite "saavn" music to quieten my soul. Overlooking the spectacular view, across the distant pond and its watery reflection on sunny days with increasing brood of ducks/geese, demands the focusing attention to suspend working against the clock, pause and love the moment.
 

New home commands confidence at times and leaps of huge trust while decorating but we didn’t get much trapped in thinking about how the home or room will come together, we assembled the room pieces by pieces like a puzzle and by adding some of our own design punches to fall perfectly in the rhythm we favoured. 

Hoping that you could steal some inspirations from our family room to add some zest and spice up your family room! After bits and pieces, a complete home tour is ready for you. If you may please, take the pleasure of visiting the rest of our home here. Stay connected on facebook page until we meet again, toodles!



24 comments:

  1. Love it! Is that a view of a lake from window.. WoW.. Beautiful!

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    1. Oh, thank you so much Prasanna, yes, the view is our pond from the window. Did you read that post? Here is the link: http://pinkzpassion.blogspot.ca/2015/02/mother-natureto-its-finest-ravine.html
      I am sure you will love it!

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  2. Pinkz you have a beautiful home. I can just feel the happy vibes radiating from your home. Loved the pop of yellow and orange :)

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    1. Thank you Disha, good to see you here! I was in a confusing state about that yellow pop, glad that you doubled that opinion!

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  3. Very Elegant, Between, where did you purchase the fire screen from?

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    1. Thank you Lux, the fire screen is from Pier 1. I have 2 sided fire place in the home, take a tour of Living Room to see the other one also from Pier 1.

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  4. Its Beautiful!! Where did u get the sofas ? :)

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    1. Hi Madhuri, thank you for stopping by :) the sofas are from one of the local Toronto furniture store. Let me know if you live close by so I can send you the link.

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    2. Hi Pinkz,i liked the sofa too ..can u pl send link or store name where u got those from ?...thanks

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    3. Hi, here is the link...good luck with your search! www.buonafurniture.ca

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    4. hi,
      I love ur sofas. is there anyway you would know the type of that couch like a particular style so we can find it in our local furniture store here..thnx

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  5. Very warm and cozy Pinky. Love it.

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    1. Thank you Preethi, glad to hear a positive feedback!

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  6. Lovely decor.Its very pleasing to the eye.Yet to go thru' rest of your posts.

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    1. I am so happy to read from you Hema, thank you. Hope you liked and earned some inspirational vibes while going through rest of my posts. Stay connected as more in the store for you all :)

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  7. Wow! Your family room looks amazing. The accent walls I usually see are blocks of color. It's refreshing to see a multihued stone accent wall for a change. I totally agree that it helped create a cozy atmosphere on your house. In any way, thanks for giving us a lovely tour, Pinky! All the best to you! :)

    Naomi Walters @ Chicora

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    1. Thank you so much Naomi for your wonderful feedback. :) It sure was my pleasure to offer a tour of my family room.

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  8. Gorgeous! I love how you mixed it up with different kinds of throw pillows. I guess there's no room for dullness in the family room, huh? As always, your taste in design is whimsical and charming. Thanks for sharing, Pinkz! Have a great day! :)

    Arthur Bryant @ Contractor Express

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    1. Thank you Arthur :) for stopping by to comment. The pleasure was all mine to share it!

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  9. Very impressive !! The throw pillows are beautiful .

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  10. Hey PInkz. Like your new 'yellow' profile pic:)
    BTW, your yellow cushions inspired me to use yellow in our new place. Will wait till the furniture is settled, then take pics and post. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you Arti, it seems yellow is the new hot favorite ;), since it captures attention very well. Good luck with your new place. Will wait to see your 'Yellowing' in there.

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