Sunday, September 15, 2013

Fall 13 Ideas House

 {This is not my house}

Taking a break today from blogging about sewing and sharing something that is found in my area and is unique. One of the things that I like about reading blogs is that I get exposed to certain places/events that I would never be able to go to because I can't travel to it. I enjoy it when bloggers share a photo tour. So that is what I'm doing here today...

I just visited the Bachman's Fall 2013 Ideas House. It is located in an historic (early 1920s) family home in Minneapolis. It's such a wonderful destination for design inspiration. Three times per year they completely repaint, refurnish and redecorate the house with creative ideas in home décor and entertaining, using their signature mix of vintage and new pieces.

Would you like to visit some of the previous ones? Spring 13, Holiday 12, Fall 12, Spring 12, Holiday 11, Summer 11, Spring 11, Holiday 10, Summer 10, and Spring 10

Enjoy the photo tour!

On the porch... a fairy garden in a vintage suitcase.
 Sunflower place settings.

 In the living room... candles and potted plants above the fireplace.
 LED lanterns hanging in the fireplace.
 Stuffed pumpkins made out of velvet fabric.
 Flea market wall shelves and trays hung as wall art.
 In the sunroom... game table set up with Scrabble Gardening Edition, Scrabble letters as placecard holders, metal mesh painted white and used as tablecloth, pillows tied to chairs with scarves.
 Vintage foil wallpaper for runner on console table which serves as a mini bar.
 In the dining room... buffet wall painted gold with 1950s vintage roller, metal vase filled with clear string lights and trimmed with burlap ribbon, buffet carved detail highlighted with black paint.

 Pear place settings.
 In the kitchen... outdoor arch canopy as pot and pan rack.
 Floating cookbook shelves serve as spice racks.
 Metal ironing board frame as message center with clock and calendar magnets.
 This is my favorite photo, tiny porcelain Scandinavian woven heart pockets for succulent planters (hanging on the wall in the bathroom).
 In the master bedroom... vintage screen doors repurposed as headboard, window valance made from silk and metal flowers.
 Wire baskets hung inside frames as wall decor, outdoor garden bench painted black.
 Jewelry holder assembled from painted clay containers.
 In the men's office... suede jacket and belts used as valance covers.
 Belts as decorative accent on the desk chair.
 Floor lamp accessorized with golf clubs.
 In the even planner workshop... harvest table decorated with squirrels and acorns.
 Fall vineyard wedding theme with mini glass greenhouse wedding card holder on top of vintage suitcase.

 In the guest bedroom... bank teller window as headboard.
 Wooden ironing boards used as shelving unit.
 Going outside... in the potting shed... football man-cave, kitchen towels as curtains, galvanized trough as ceiling light.
 In the garage... Thanksgiving celebration.
 Painted vintage frames as placemats.

 Blessing tree from ribbon and burlap leaves.
 Fairy garden in a dresser drawer!
 I did buy one item that was used in the Ideas House, some cotton ribbon tape measure. Not sure what I'm going to use it for yet, but I couldn't resist buying it.
The Fall 13 Ideas House is open September 12th - October 6th, 2013 and the Holiday 13 Ideas House will be November 7th - December 15th, 2013.