NOW CLOSED - Holiday Ideas House: Home for the Holidays
November 6-December 14, 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.

Explore a natural and nostalgic homespun retreat in this season’s Holiday Ideas House. Each room has its own unique theme and story, from Scandinavian roots and modern plaids to woodland escape, Christmas romance, and of course, glorious shades of classic red.

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: November 6-December 14
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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. 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. 
Extended "Ladies Night" Hours 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Wed., Thurs. & Fri. | Nov. 12, 13 & 14 | Dec. 10, 11 & 12
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Charity: 20% of ticket proceeds will benefit Open Arms of Minnesota.

Room Themes

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Porch – Rest and warm up in a casual, heart-warming scene after a classic winter skating outing. Lights twinkle above red melamine tableware and Scandinavian patterns. 
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Dining Room – Celebrate in classic fashion with rich red Poinsettias and complimentary cardinals, accents with touches of ivory and black.
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Living Room  – Gather guests in an elegant, candle-lit space featuring mirrors, metals, and a sleek, wood-meets-glass bar, the perfect festive holiday focal point.
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Sun Room – Forget what you know about Christmas trees and explore a fresh take! Three new age wood trees festoon the room with ornaments, mementos, and more.
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Kitchen – The hub of the home takes a retro spin this holiday season with playful Santas, festive tins, other novelty items, and lots of green and red.
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Lower Bath – Taking a page from the retro kitchen, classic holiday colors shine with a lighthearted undertone.
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Master Bedroom – Connect with nature in this rustic retreat space that plays with coppers and denim, accessorized with fox and deer accents.
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Upstairs Bath – Continue the urban nature inspiration here.
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Guest Room – Silver and wood meet to create a restful, sophisticated lodge space.
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Game Room – Game on! Find funky, fun, and colorful furniture and decor that host a playful space to gather friends and family and enjoy spirited competition.
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Girl’s Room – Bright colors and spunky patterns will surely create visions of sugar plums dancing in her head.
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Outdoors – Find great ideas for decorating the outdoors all around the house, using premium spruce tops, permanent stems, fabulous container designs, and more.

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 December. 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 Holiday Ideas House is open seven days a week, November 6 through December 14, 2014. Self-guided tours 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.

$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 Open Arms of Minnesota. 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.

About Our Charitable Partner
Open Arms is the only nonprofit organization in Minnesota that cooks and delivers free meals specifically tailored to meet the nutrition needs of individuals living with HIV/AIDS, MS, ALS, breast cancer, and more than 60 other diseases. They also work with communities in sub-Saharan Africa, providing food and technical assistance for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Learn more at OpenArmsMN.org

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

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