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The Bachman's 2013 Holiday Ideas House...

It's that time again...a Bachman's Ideas House tour!  This time is the 2013 Holiday Ideas House!   If it's the first time you've joined a tour, Bachman's is a well known Twin Cities landscape, home and garden, and floral design business.   They have an Ideas House three times a year in a 1920's era family home on the flagship property.  Just about everything
 in the house is for sale 
or available in the retail stores.  

I am not compensated for these posts, I just enjoy sharing the inspiration with you!  There is a link at the top of my sidebar where you can visit posts from all of the previous Ideas Houses.  I hope you enjoy the tour!  

Remember, you can click on any photo to enlarge it...and feel free to pin to Pinterest, there's a floating button on each photo.

The house is styled for "A Cozy, Contemporary Nordic Celebration"!  It is designed for a an event planner and her downtown business exec husband, and their daughter.

You enter the house in the charming porch, which is set up to entertain with a fun hot chocolate bar and wonderful red accents...

Lots of chalkboard elements in the house...

This old metal cart holds winter necessities...

Paper luminaries, moss, pinecones, 
and ornaments decorate the window sill...

Old truck tire rims, stacked and topped with 
glass make an inventive side table.

Tea towels, attached with clothespins, 
make charming curtains!

A festive wreath greets you 
as you enter the main house...

and a little mistletoe...

Here's the wonderful living room...
ready for holiday entertaining!

I love how a table runner 
was used to accent this chair...

Hope you enjoyed part one!  Join me on my 
next post, as we continue the tour!

I am joining Debra over at Common Ground for

Until next time...


  1. Linda
    I so look forward to this seasonal tour!
    thanks for sharing it-it always inspire.

  2. Wasn't that a great decorating theme! I was there on Saturday and have a lot of pictures too but don't have any edited yet. I loved all the red and white but loved the master bedroom and the girls bedroom too.

  3. House is decorated beautifully and i think it is a very beautiful place to spend our holidays.

  4. I love that you Minnesota girls share this every year!! Cute ideas!


  5. So charming! I love these tours! Missed your last post. I am in love with your welcoming holiday porch!!!!
    XO Kris

  6. Oh yes I enjoyed that!

    Lovely start to my day :)

    Karen x

  7. First of all, loving your new blog header, Linda!

    Oh, how I wish they'd come to my house and add all that wonderful greenery outdoors! And the Scandinavian look indoors is so charming! Tire rims? Who knew they could make such a fun side table! Thanks for sharing. I can't wait for the next installment!

  8. thanks for part one - can't wait to see the rest...and though I'm not a red girl...I love that red painted table on the porch!

  9. Loved part one!! Love, love, love that porch! Thanks, as always, for sharing all of the pictures!

  10. Love it!! Isn't that card holder cute?

  11. I always get so excited when you share these tour photos - thanks VERY much for your generosity!

  12. Awesome Linda, always a treat to see. I love all the reds they used this year in the Holiday decorating. I love the window treatments, they look like tea towels I believe. Everything is just adorable!

  13. I've been "going" on these tours with you for three or four years now and I am always amazed that it is different every single time! I would think all the ideas would be done by now, but nope, it's something new again! Love it!

  14. Very nice, Linda, thank you! I always enjoy your seasonal Bachman house posts. Thanks again.

  15. Thanks for the tour, I've heard of the Bachman idea house, but have never been there. I live in neighboring Wi so it is doable and is on my list. I'll have to check out your other posts.

  16. Thank you for another wonderful tour. I always look forward to your posts about this wonderful house. My favorite was the curtains and clothespins!

  17. Thanks for the tour! Love the living room with all the red and white.

  18. There's a hot chocolate station here too! I didn't see this post until now. You have to make one too!!! :)

  19. Dear Linda, this is truly old fashioned christmas feeling I get when visiting the Bachman house this year. All the red, green and white, makes me think of childhood christmas( I`m more white and wine red now ). That couch in the livingroom looks OH SO cozy and inviting .
    Thank you sweet for the invitation also this year!
    Hugs,Dorthe--OH love your header!!!

  20. what a wonderful tour Linda. You took some great photos. I just marvel at how creative designers can be with their vignettes. That decorated cart is adorable and I just love the way greenery is used everywhere. I'm off to see the other part.

  21. So love this tour! Love the hot chocolate station - such a cute idea. And the little 'dog' house is just too cute. Everything is so creative and unique! xo Karen

  22. Beautiful! You had me at "Hot Chocolate Bar" LOL


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