Spring Ideas House: CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
Explore an "Aegean Oasis"
March 20-April 13, 2014
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Quick Facts
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Dates: March 20-April 13, 2014
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Theme: "Aegean Oasis"
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Location: Bachman's Historic Family Home, located at 5936 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis
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Tickets: On sale online and at 612-861-7311. Buy tickets. (*Same-day tickets may be available in limited quantities, only at the gift counter at Bachman's on Lyndale.)
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Hours: Open 7 days a week. 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., and Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Bachman’s spring ideas house will provide the antidote to Minnesota’s long winter by allowing visitors to bask in the sophisticated blues, greens, and diverse patterns of an overseas retreat.

Themes by Room
In addition to the home’s overall elegant oasis atmosphere and kaleidoscope of worldly patterns and blue-green hues, the house’s rooms showcase separate styles and design trends, with large and small pin-able, repeatable home décor ideas.

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Porch: Step into a spring gathering space with lots of fresh greens dominating the warm, welcoming seasonal tablescape.
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Dining Room: This casual yet sophisticated scene features white plates enhanced with many blues, layering, and wood accents, set for entertaining.
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Living Room: The color story and “seaside” retreat space continues with touches of textured wood, raw woven materials, a unique wall unit, and other natural accents that add an air of Moroccan and Mediterranean adventure.
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Sunroom: Inhabit a “glass garden” with luscious greens, accented with glass stakes, gazing globes, glass containers, and live accents that create a beautiful indoor escape.
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Kitchen: The hub of hosting and festive preparations, find creative space solutions, gourmet goods, and a melamine tabletop collection in eclectic patterns and colors.
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Master Bedroom: Pure white bedding is accented with touches of navy, pops of aqua, and the indigo line, creating a calm, classy space.
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Girl’s Bedroom: Not your traditional bedroom, this “art deco” vibe achieved through colorful yet simplistic geometric patterns is suited for a modern, sophisticated gal.
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Lounge: This quirky retreat space features a large lounger, geometric patterned rug, and unique accents like hanging glass orbs, arrows and feather embellishments, and raw wood planks as shelves.
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Idea Room: Get inspired by three distinct tablescapes—a mellow celery green & white gathering with cut glass and ivy, a vibrantly scene influenced by Moroccan-patterned plates and bright colors, and a very trendy “watercolor” wedding with blue, purple, and pink flowers.

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 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.

Tour Details
The Spring Ideas House is open 7 days a week, March 20–April 13, 2014. Self-guided tours are sold in 30-minute increments during the following times: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday and Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

$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 $25 Bachman's purchase, with 20% of ticket proceeds benefiting Art in Bloom. Free admission 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 Art in Bloom
Free and open to the public, Art in Bloom exhibits imaginative floral interpretations of selected works of art from the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s permanent collection, created by more than 100 commercial florists and individual artists. Art in Bloom 2014 will take place May 1-4. Visit artsmia.org to learn more.

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

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