Fall Ideas House: Next Generation Fall
September 11-October 5, 2014
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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.

Bachman’s Fall Ideas House mixes colors, textures, and natural fibers in a rustic yet sophisticated scene set to enjoy a lovely harvest season and push traditional decor conventions. Warm fall colors and light neutral walls meet black accents and a mix of soft metals and distinct patterns to create a thoroughly inviting and unique 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! Buy tickets.

Quick Facts


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Dates: September 11-October 5, 2014
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Location: Bachman's Historic Family Home
5936 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis
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Tickets: $5 tickets on sale online and at 612-861-7311. Same-day tickets may be available, only at gift counter at Bachman’s on Lyndale.
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Hours: Open 7 days a week. Self-guided tour tickets are sold on the half-hour during the following times: Mon.-Wed. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Thurs. & Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. & Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
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Charity: 20% of the ticket proceeds will benefit the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Key Trends
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Opposites Attract – Blend old with new, light with dark, and a mix of patterns and textures for a dynamic, easy to update and evolve atmosphere
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Mixing Metals – No need to stick to one; combine soft bronze, silver, and copper
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A Twist on Fall – Take a softer spin with less traditional shades and patterns
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Modern Silks – Fresh flowers aren’t the only way to feature beautiful blooms and fall colors. Try dynamic permanent arrangements for long-lasting looks.

Room Themes

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Porch: Extend your entertaining space with a casual gathering featuring bold plaids and stripes mixed with neutral colors and “chalkboard” melamine dishware. Add nice pops of color and shine with rich fall flowers and galvanized metal accents.
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Dining Room: A traditional tablecloth draped over a long farmhouse table inspires this entire scene. Modern accents and contemporary black metal chairs with a touch of bronze create an interesting contrast to the warm harvest dishware and traditional linens.
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Living Room: A mix of soft fall colors, textures, and vintage with high-end furniture mingle to create a comfy, welcoming space for groups to gather.
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Sunroom: Extending off the living room is a calming, inspiring office space featuring warm harvest colors interpreted in a new way.
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Kitchen: Harvest bounty abounds in this holiday prep space via traditional fall aprons, linens, tea towels, and natural woods. Black wire storage accents add a nice contrast.
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Master Bedroom: Traditional Navaho culture is expressed through the earthy tones and patterns found throughout this couples retreat. Warm browns, bronzes, and natural textiles mix with the modern artwork and colorful accents to create a rustic oasis.
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Guest Room: A warm indigo story builds off a signature striped chair, geometric pillows, denim, other blues, and natural elements like the macramé headboard.
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Walk-in Closet: Organization meets style in this ultimate closet space featuring an epic shoe cabinet, industrial pipe shelving, bottle bracelet holders, a scarves rack, breadboards to hang jewelry, and more!
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Idea Room: Get inspired for fall celebrations with two dramatic tabletops: One draped in rich fall colors of burgundy, orange, and green with the second taking a more natural and modern approach. Both incorporate decorative lighting ideas and contemporary silk arrangements as statement pieces.
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Garage: Venture out back to gather ideas for a sophisticated harvest wedding! A grapevine banner, candelabras, lace, burlap, lights, and fantastic pops of yellow sunflowers give this rustic chic wedding major character.
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Potting Shed: Explore a creative “craft center” displaying non-traditional pumpkin decorating ideas! Forget the carving; these unique gourds skip the mess and will last all season long with paint, beads, and other materials used in fun patterns and styles.
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Outdoors: Find great fall ideas for decorating the outdoors all around the house, using pumpkins, mums, crocus, fabulous container designs, and more. 

As Seen in the Ideas House
Nearly every item in the Fall 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 October. 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.

Tour Details
The Fall Ideas House is open seven days a week, September 11–October 5, 2014. Self-guided tours are sold in 30-minute increments during the following times: Monday-Wednesday 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday & Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. & Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

$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 the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Admission is free for children 12 and under. Tickets are not refundable; see our Returns and Exchanges page for details.

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*NOTE: Tickets are required for entry and may be purchased in advance at Bachmans.com 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.

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is a top visitor attraction in the metro area with more than 1,100 acres of gardens and tree collections, prairie and woods, and miles of trails. The Arboretum was borne out of the University of Minnesota Horticultural Research Center and established in 1958. The Arboretum is currently part of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences. Learn more at Arboretum.umn.edu.

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

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Holiday 2013 Ideas House Photos
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Holiday 2011 Ideas House Photos
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Fall 2011 Ideas House Photos