Bachman's Holiday Ideas House
Make it Merry
November 5-December 13, 2015
Bachman's Historic Family Home

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Each season, designers transform the historic Bachman’s home on Lyndale Avenue by repainting, refurnishing, and redecorating the entire house with their signature mix of new items, repurposed pieces, and a touch of vintage. Dazzling décor, handcrafted pieces with a local flair and festive arrangements unite, giving holiday magic a place to land. With this season’s joyful blend of materials and inspirations, you’ll discover how to put a festive flourish in every space.

Schedule a self-guided tour to see creative decoration and entertaining ideas firsthand, witness new trends in action, and get inspired for the change of season!

The Holiday Ideas House is open seven days a week, November 5 through December 13, 2015. Self-guided tours ($5) are sold in 30-minute increments during the following times: Mon.-Wed. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Thurs. & Fri. 9:30 a.m.6 p.m., Sat. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Please note: you will not receive a ticket in the mail. On the day of your visit, pick up your ticket(s) at the gift counter in our Lyndale store. If you have difficulties placing your ticket order online, contact our Call Center at 612-861-7311 and we will be happy to assist you in placing your order.

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Key Trends

  • Words of Wisdom - Text written across pillows, glasses, and décor put you in the holiday spirit.
  • Luxury - Drape yourself in luxe details found in gold, plaid patterns, copper, and fur accents.
  • Mixed Metals - Juxtaposed bronze, copper, and gold are paired for added visual interest.
  • Make it Merry - Find inspired ideas for Christmas in every corner to make the season bright.

Room Themes
Porch – Time to get cozy in this charming winter awakening as you enter the house. Beginning with a soft palette of greys, traditional holiday décor is revived with chalkboard accents to welcome you home for the holidays.

Dining Room – The room set for a festive feast, centers around a buffet spread offering tempting delights of plaid patterns and pops of cherry-red color across the table.

Living Room – Steeped in holiday tradition, the living room is ready for a Christmas morning. Surmounting excitement builds, in preparation to unwrap the season’s offerings. Adorned with holiday trim and trappings of garland, ornaments, and sentiments of the season.

Sun Room – Find yourself in a jolly mood as Christmas spirits spill over into this room. Set for holiday entertaining, the bar is stocked with goodies and the faux wood wallpaper is sure to keep you feeling rustic yet refined.

Kitchen – The kitchen is revived in a Scandinavian style, neatly trimmed with clean lines and colors of grey, white, and red. Chalkboard accents add a playful touch.

Master Bedroom – Like a freshly laid blanket of snow, find this room powdered with peaceful stillness. A delicate palette of grey, green, and blue dust a winter wonderland, adorned with warm finishes and galvanized details.

Office – More like a winter retreat, this office is a blissful escape into a beautiful haven. Painted in a winter blush of champagne and rose colors, luxurious accents and décor fill the room with cozy refinement.

Guest Room – Rich color spills across the splendor of this room. Warm browns, golds, and greys decorate the space, creating a luxurious refuge. A mix of metals and gilded accents provide added visual interest.

Den – This room would be well suited inside a cabin home. Sink into a large leather chair surrounded with reminders of all the things we love about the great state of Minnesota. From iconic scenery, flannel patterns, to furry creatures, find comfort in this room set for a weekend getaway.

Garage – Local artists have gathered to highlight their finely crafted talent in this provisional art gallery.

Outdoors – The lawn is decorated with winter treasures. Twinkling lantern lights cast a soft glow over decorative reindeer and spruce tops set in the winter snow.

As Seen in the Ideas House
Nearly every item in the Holiday Ideas House is priced for sale. Items with blue dots on their price tags are one-of-a-kind items only available at the house. They can be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis. Buyers can pick up or arrange to have these items delivered after the house closes in April. Items without blue dots are available for sale at Bachman's on Lyndale, while supplies last. Look for "As Seen in the Ideas House" signs inside the store to find the items featured in the home.

$5 Tickets
Tickets are available for purchase online or by calling 612-861-7311. Each ticket includes a coupon for $5 off a $25+ Bachman's purchase, with 20% of ticket proceeds benefiting Washburn Center for Children. Admission is free for children 12 and under. Tickets are not refundable; see our Returns and Exchanges page for details.

*NOTE: Tickets are required for entry and may be purchased in advance at or through our Call Center. Same-day tickets may be available only for purchase at the gift counter at Bachman's on Lyndale. If you have not pre-ordered, please call before you arrive. Tickets are limited, especially on weekends.

About Our Holiday Charitable Partner
Bachman's is proud to partner with Washburn Center for Children, a nonprofit organization and the state's leading children’s mental health center, caring for a wide variety of children’s needs such as trauma, anxiety, depression and learning difficulties. Washburn Center for Children celebrates 132 years of helping Twin Cities children and families have happier, healthier futures. Learn more at

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