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Monday, December 15, 2014

Some Answers...and Finishing Up the 2014 Bachmans Holiday Ideas House Tour...

Ready to finish up the 2014 Bachmans Holiday Ideas House tour?  


I've had some wonderful comments and emails on the last two posts...and some fun questions, too!  Thought I'd start out answering a few of them!

1.  Thank you for the compliments...but NO, I do not live there and I did not decorate it.  They have a wonderful team of designers to do that.  But I'm flattered you think I could LOL.
 The house is used as a showcase and idea house three times a year by Bachmans , a long standing Minnesota home and garden business.  No one lives in the house, which is on their flagship property.


2. They sell tickets for every half hour, but don't rush you out.  We normally spend about that much time there.  The house is always full of other people.  Bachman's encourages photos, so many people take photos of their favorite ideas.  They are also quite polite about trying to stay out of each other's camera range, but I take photos as I walk through the house, so I am always taking photos around other people!  I usually go late morning, because I love to lunch at Patrick's, a wonderful bakery/restaurant in their greenhouse.


3.  It takes me very little time to take the photos...most of the work is done afterwards.  Resizing, working in Photoshop Elements to get them looking as good as possible...brightening, color correcting, removing pricetags when I can, and even an occasional arm or leg which ended up in the shot.  I take these photos quickly, mostly indoors without a flash or equipment, so sometimes I need some software help!


4.  I usually read their website before I visit, and have an idea of the theme...they also give out pamphlets with a description of each room, including paint colors.


5.  Everything in the house is for sale, and can be removed after the sale.   Many of the products are on their website as well, and they have also a "contact us" button there, if you need info about something you see.  I've been told they are quite helpful, if there's something you want.  And NO, I have not been paid by them.

If you have any other questions, put them in a comment, and I'll answer right in the comment section so all can read the response!

So, are you ready to finish the tour?  Let's start with the girl's room!  Whimsical and colorful, it's a charming space... 







This whimsical tree is sewn from pieces of sweaters and yarn...


A fun little Charlie Brown Christmas scene was placed in an old suitcase...




Next we'll head into the guest room... a woodland lodge space...










The upstairs bathroom had some fun storage ideas...






And last, we'll visit the master bedroom...











I hope you enjoyed the tour!  I enjoyed sharing it with you!  
The Spring Ideas House will be held March 19th- April 12th, 2015.  Remember, if you'd like to see more...there's a button at the top of this page with links to posts from all of the previous Ideas Houses since 2010.



Thank you for joining me!

Until next time...