Bachman's Spring Ideas House
Urban Farmhouse
March 15 - April 15, 2017
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Each season, our designers transform the historical Bachman’s home on Lyndale Avenue by painting, furnishing, and decorating the entire house with their signature mix of new items, repurposed pieces, and a touch of vintage.

Bring inspiration home and celebrate spring’s arrival with the welcoming charm of an urban farmhouse. Our spring house is filled with seasonal home trends of galvanized metals, gray hues and a burst of spring color.

Spring Ideas House

Explore a refreshing mix of indoor gardens, spring blooms and lush green foliage, and Enjoy repeatable inspirations and ideas throughout our historic Bachman’s home.

Schedule a self-guided Ideas House tour, enjoy shopping for your home and garden and experience spring in our indoor garden green house!

There's always a reason for Bachman’s.

Quick Facts
  • Location: Bachman’s Historic Family Home 6010 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis.
  • Tickets: $5 tickets on sale online and at 612-861-7311.
  • Same-day tickets may be available, only at Bachman’s on Lyndale at gift counter.
  • Hours: Open 7 days a week. Self-guided tour tickets are sold in 30-minute increments on the half hour during the following times: Monday-Wednesday 9:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., Thursday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Charity: 20% of ticket proceeds benefit Minneapolis Institute of Art's Friends of the Institute.

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.


As Seen in the Ideas House
Nearly every item in the Spring Ideas House is priced for sale. Items with blue dots on their price tag are one-of-a-kind item, available only at the house. They can be purchased on a first-come 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 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 Minneapolis Institute of Art's Friends of the Institute. Admission is free for children 12 and under. Tickets are not refundable; see our Returns and Exchanges page for details.

About Our Spring Charitable Partner, Friends of the Institute
Friends of the Institute is a volunteer organization of members of the Minneapolis Institute of Art dedicated to supporting, enhancing, and sustaining the collections, programs, and influence of the MIA. Learn more at

*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.

Ideas House Photo Galleries
View photos from past Ideas Houses on our Facebook page.

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Fall 2014 Ideas House Photos
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Holiday 2013 Ideas House Photos
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Fall 2013 Ideas House Photos
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Spring 2013 Ideas House Photos
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Holiday 2012 Ideas House Photos
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Fall 2012 Ideas House Photos
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Spring 2012 Ideas House Photos
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Holiday 2011 Ideas House Photos
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Fall 2011 Ideas House Photos


We value you as an online Bachman's customer and are in the process of creating a better website experience for you. If you should experience
any difficulty in placing your order, we encourage you to call 612-861-7311. We would be delighted to assist you with the order process.