Thursday, November 7, 2013

Holiday 13 Ideas House

 {This is not my house}

Are you thinking about and planning for Christmas? I know I already am. Maybe this photo tour of the Bachman's Holiday 13 Ideas House will offer you some inspiration. This time around the theme is "A Cozy, Contemporary Nordic Celebration"… simplicity, a clean white or ivory slate with layers of fresh green and traditional reds… Northern European influences, metallic accents, natural driftwood pieces...

Are you interested in 'visiting' some of the previous Ideas Houses? If so, these are just a click away: Fall 13, Spring 13, Holiday 12, Fall 12, Spring 12, Holiday 11, Summer 11, Spring 11, Holiday 10, Summer 10, and Spring 10.

 On the front porch, vintage metal cart used as a winter accessories storage, screen door transformed into a chalkboard
 Hot chocolate bar, mini sled used as a serving tray
 In the living room, fabric inside cabinets appears as stacked wood
 Salvaged wood as art, mittens layered with stockings on mantel
Wall hangers display Christmas cards
 Baby cradle holds presents, presents wrapped with paper placemats and decorative tape
 In the dining room, salvaged wood mounted on wall as candleholers

 In the kitchen, hanging red heart vases, lantern holds soap and lotion
 Large vintage tray used as a kitchen organizer
 Vintage bed spring hung as pot rack, dentist cabinet used as kitchen organizer
 In the main floor bathroom, drawer used as toilet paper holder
 In the gardener's room, live plants become wall art
 Paper placemats hung as wallpaper, roll of moss garland appears like a holiday wreath
 Hanging bottles vases embellished with craft paper, decorative tape, and rubber stamped images
 Chandelier made of small terra cotta post and garland
 In the tablescapes ideas room, traditional Christmas gathering, place setting 'wrapped' like presents
 Winter wedding with white "fur" throw blanket on wall and table
 In the upstairs bathroom, driftwood snowflakes accented by painted shadow, birch baskets for towel and soap holder, copper leaves accented with stems and berries as shower currain embellishments
 In the master bedroom, headboard made from cedar shelves
 Birch branch used as ornament hanger, jewelry holders made from birch rounds
 Christmas tree accented with copper wire
 My favorite room in this house is the girl's bedroom with a soft turquoise and white winter wonderland fairy theme (I could stare at it all day long!), stuffed reindeer, galvanized wash basin used as tree base holder, framed fairy hanging as ornament, gift wrapping embellished with decorative tape
 Vintage vanity shortened and used as play desk
 Window valences decorated with ornaments, paper and crystal snowflakes

 Stickers became art work with a painted faux frame and vintage door pulls, vintage garden table and chairs used as coloring space
 Large basket used as nightstand, bird cage turned into a miniature fairy garden, metal owls used as bookends
 Sparkly taxidermy
 Porch posts used to make a canopy bed, accented with lights
 I'll leave you with my favorite photo…
And what is your favorite thing from the Holiday 13 Ideas House?

PS I hope you get a chance to visit this Holiday 2013 Ideas House (there are so many more ideas to see than are in these photos) it is open November 7th - December 15th, 2013.