bachmansVisit Bachman’s Fall Ideas House to see 100s of creative home décor and entertaining ideas with a modern twist on fall harvest celebrations. Starting with a palette of muted fall colors, Bachman’s designers are layering on bright and bold graphic accents for a young and trendy update to the historic Bachman family home. With three party setups and plenty of space for casual gatherings, this home is focused on celebrating the season with friends and family.

For the third year in a row, Bachman's invites visitors to get inspired by the Fall Ideas House. Each season, Bachman’s designers transform the home by repainting, refurnishing and redecorating the house with a signature mix of new trend items, repurposed pieces and a touch of vintage.

Quick Facts

  • Dates: September 13 – October 7, 2012 (Open 7 Days a Week)
  • Theme: Cool Trends for Fall Gatherings
  • Color canvas with paint by Hirschfield's: muted fall colors with bold and bright graphic accents
  • Location: Bachman's Historic Family Home, located at 5936 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis (map)
  • Tickets: On sale now at and at 612-861-7311.
  • Hours: Tickets are sold on the half-hour during the following times: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 10-5:30, Thurs: 10-6:30, Sat: 10-4, Sun: 11-4.

Themes by Room

In addition to its overall design, the house's many rooms showcase unique themes with dozens of creative ideas, big and small. Here's a sneak peak at what Bachman’s designers are planning for the 2012 Fall Ideas House.

Porch: Set up for a beer tasting party, the porch is full to the brim with beer-inspired décor including a vintage German beer table with benches, an ornate beer bottle chandelier, and bottle cap curtain accents.

Dining Room: With a table set for a six-person casual dinner to enjoy the final CSA harvest, this room features layered textures, modern dried stem arrangements, and a rich blend of muted fall colors.

Living Room & Sunroom: These casual gathering spots are relaxing rooms with natural textures displayed in a updated, modern style.

Kitchen: Bold, graphic posies make a bold statement in the kitchen, on everything from the dinnerware to the wall art.

Master Bedroom: Using repurposed door panels to create an oversized headboard with built-in drawers, this dramatic bedroom creates a modern loft look in an 19th century home.

Nursery: For the expectant newborn, this gender-neutral nursery features Etsy-inspired DIY touches that are adorable yet contemporary.

Office: This funky office space makes work fun, with bright colors, bold patterns, creative storage solutions and functional artwork.

VIP Dog Room: This room has gone to the dogs, but in a good way! Designed for a pair of pampered pups, this room features doggy-inspired furniture and décor with hounds tooth accents. They even have their own balcony dog park!

As Seen in the Ideas House

Nearly every item in the Fall 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 October.

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 house. Many of these items are also available

Tour Details

The Fall Ideas House is open 7 days a week, September 13 – October 7, 2012. Self-guided tours are sold in 30-minute increments during the following times: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10-5:30, Thursday: 10-6:30, Saturday: 10-4, and Sunday: 11-4.

$5 Tickets

Tickets are available for purchase at or by calling 612-861-7311. Your $5 ticket includes a coupon good for $5 off a Bachman's purchase. This year, 20% of ticket proceeds will benefit Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota to help fund a new rooftop garden being built at Children's Hospital in St. Paul.

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About the Rooftop Garden at St. Paul Children’s Hospital

The rooftop garden will cover 8,000 sq. ft of spaced located off the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) on the 4th floor of the new Sky Tower. The garden will be a place of healing, respite, learning and activity to be enjoyed by patients, families and staff. This healing garden will provide access to nature, play distractions and sensory stimulation to improve health outcomes as well as provide resources for coping and restoration for families and patients.