Thursday, November 8, 2012

Holiday 12 Ideas House

 {this is not my house}

Are you ready for another tour of the Bachman's Ideas House? If you'd like, you can visit some from the past: Spring 10, Summer 10, Holiday 10, Spring 11, Summer 11, Holiday 11, Spring 12 and Fall 12.

This house was built in the early 1920's and for Holiday 2012 it was decorated with an alpine chic theme. A glamorous take on the rustic lodge with a mix of deep, natural tones and textures like wood, fur and antlers accented by a glitzy twist on traditional holiday colors and patterns.... “cozy, up-north cabin meets big city bling”. Nearly every item is priced for sale.... enjoy the photo tour...

In the porch, saddlebag as planter
 In the living room, coffee table made from a wooden wagon & layered tree rounds
 End tables made from stacked luggage & glass top
 Wall embellished with hand-panted grandfather clock outline
 Christmas tree topped with feathers & antlers
 Christmas presents wrapped with fur & burlap ribbon with ornament accents
 In the sunroom, vintage wooden toolbox used as wine holder
 In the dining room, decorative bark panels on wall
 birch candles

 In the kitchen, chandelier decorated with kitchen utensils & dishtowels
 workbench as kitchen island
 oversized vintage metal sign used as recipe magnet board
 In the bathroom, toilet paper holder made from a mailbox
 In the girl's bedroom, headboard made from a cabinet & table, chandelier made from painted & deconstructed plastic water bottles, wall covered with furry blankets

 wall calendar made of clear bulb ornaments filled with candy
 hose reel as tinsel Christmas tree base
 In the boy's bedroom, headboard made from a basketball backboard & rope lighting, basketball rim mounted to wall as nightstand, pillow made from referee shirt
 basketball cage turned into a desk, basketball halves turned into lamps, graph chalkboards hung from metal rulers as wall art
 media unit made from vintage lockers
 In the den, vintage trunk as coffee table
 salvaged wood & oversized black & white photo turned into wall-mounted TV cabinet, vintage snowshoes & birch logs as wall sconces
 metalworker's cabinet as bookshelves
 birch poles as valances with pinecone finials
 In the master bedroom, vintage arched window as headboard, lamps filled with holiday ornaments

 dresser top covered in sheet music
 hand painted family tree with hanging frame ornaments
 birdcage as ceiling lamp

 jewelry holder made from vintage retail key tag fixture

 A theme throughout the house white knitted decorated items...

 Christmas ball ornament

I hope you get a chance to visit this Holiday 2012 Ideas House (there are so many more ideas to see than are in these photos), it's open until December 16th, 2012 . And if you cannot make it to Minneapolis, Minnesota to tour the house in person, I hope you can get some inspiration from this photo tour.

PS Sounds like the Ideas House will be continuing in 2013 (Spring, Fall and Holiday) as they have been so successful, so hopefully I can offer another photo tour in May :)