Holiday Ideas House 2012

Quick Facts

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Dates: November 8 – December 16, 2012 (Open 7 Days a Week)
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Theme: Alpine Chic for the Holidays
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Color Canvas with paint by Hirschfield's: deep, natural tones accented with a glitzy twist on traditional colors, patterns and textures
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Location: Bachman's Historic Family Home, located at 5936 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis
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Tickets: On sale now at bachmans.com and at 612-861-7311. Buy tickets now (Same-day tickets avaialble at the gift counter at Bachman's on Lyndale)
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Hours: Tickets are sold on the half-hour during the following times: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 10-5:30, Thurs: 10-6:30, Sat: 10-4, Sun: 11-4.

Visit the Holiday Ideas House to see our glamorous take on the rustic lodge. Bachman’s designers are applying an “alpine chic” touch to 100s of creative home décor and entertaining ideas for the holidays. Expect to see a mix of deep, natural tones and textures like wood, fur and antlers accented by a glitzy twist on traditional holiday colors and patterns. Think “cozy, up-north cabin meets big city bling” for this season’s update to the historic Bachman family home.

For the third year in a row, Bachman's invites you to get inspired by our Holiday Ideas House. Each season, our designers transform the home by repainting, refurnishing and redecorating the house with their signature mix of new trend items, repurposed pieces and a touch of vintage.

Themes by Room
In addition to its overall design, the house's many rooms showcase unique themes with dozens of creative ideas, big and small. Here's a look at what’s planned for the 2012 Holiday Ideas House.

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Porch: The perfect place to warm up after playing out in the snow, with bench seating for taking off boots and sipping hot cocoa.
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Dining Room: Featuring an elegant dinnerscape with rustic accents, this room exemplifies the overall “alpine chic” theme of the home.
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Living Room: You’ll want to settle right into a comfy leather rocking chair to admire the home’s statement Christmas tree paired with a creative holiday topiary “tree.”
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Sunroom: Made for entertaining friends at a casual holiday party, this room’s centerpiece is an elegant wine bar surrounded by our glamorous take on traditional décor.
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Kitchen: This cheerful room featuring traditional holiday reds accented by modern grays and updated Scandinavian patterns is perfect for cooking and baking.
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Master Bedroom: The perfect blend of soft and feminine with rustic and masculine, this inviting room includes a coordinating Christmas tree.
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Boy's Bedroom: With sporty pieces like a backboard-turned-headboard and a basketball-rim nightstand, this room is designed for a tween boy obsessed with basketball.
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Girl's Bedroom: Perfect for the young bohemian teen, this room will be as colorful and free-spirited as her personality.
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Den: We let lodge be lodge in this cozy, cabin-like room featuring lots of wood, leather and rustic charm—the perfect place to enjoy a hot toddy at night.
 
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 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 house. 

Tour Details
The Holiday Ideas House is open 7 days a week, November 8 – December 16, 2012. Self-guided tours are sold in 30-minute increments during the following times: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10-5:30, Thursday: 10-6:30, Saturday: 10-4, and Sunday: 11-4.

$5 Tickets
Tickets are available for purchase at Bachmans.com or by calling 612-861-7311. Your $5 ticket includes a coupon good for $5 off a Bachman's purchase, with 20% of ticket proceeds benefiting the Children's Home Society & Family Services. Tickets are not refundable; see our Returns and Exchanges page for details.

Buy tickets now (NOTE: Same-day tickets must be purchased at the gift counter at Bachman's on Lyndale)

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

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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