Bachman's Spring Ideas House
Urban Farmhouse
March 15 - April 15, 2017
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Each season, our designers transform the historical Bachman’s home on Lyndale Avenue by painting, furnishing, and decorating the entire house with their signature mix of new items, repurposed pieces, and a touch of vintage.

Bring inspiration home and celebrate spring’s arrival with the welcoming charm of an urban farmhouse. Our spring house is filled with seasonal home trends of galvanized metals, gray hues and a burst of spring color.

Spring Ideas House

Explore a refreshing mix of indoor gardens, spring blooms and lush green foliage, and enjoy repeatable inspirations and ideas throughout our historic Bachman’s home.

Schedule a self-guided Ideas House tour, enjoy shopping for your home and garden and experience spring in our indoor garden green house!

There's always a reason for Bachman’s.

Quick Facts
  • Location: Bachman’s Historic Family Home 6010 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis.
  • Tickets: $5 tickets on sale online and at 612-861-7311.
  • Same-day tickets may be available, only at Bachman’s on Lyndale at gift counter.
  • Hours: Open 7 days a week. Self-guided tour tickets are sold in 30-minute increments on the half hour during the following times: Monday-Wednesday 9:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., Thursday 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Charity: 20% of ticket proceeds benefit Minneapolis Institute of Art's Friends of the Institute.

2017 Key Trends
  • Fresh contemporary meets vintage permanence!
  • Shades of grey against farm fresh white to create warm contrast
  • Floral Patterns and Ditsy Prints add dimension to our simple farm house decor
  • Galvanized metal and reclaimed wood used for accent and function
  • Botanical greens from dominant fiddle leaf figs to refined ferns
Room Themes
Porch – A mixture of floral prints and plaid pattern lay the foundation for casual entertaining. Containers planted with pansies, kale and ranunculus bring an inspirational sneak peek for the warmer weather to come.

Dining Room – Cabbage and kale nestled in wood textures and galvanized metals create a warm inviting table.  Vintage porch screens create a backdrop against the rustic wood furniture. A combination of permanent stems and live greens erupt from the chandelier, spill on to the table and tuck themselves into the place settings.

Living Room – Relaxing and serene gray subtleties with spring blooms, galvanized metal, white washed pottery and reclaimed woods. Loose flowers introduce color and greens plants tumble from the wall and fireplace. A writer’s station for casual correspondence and personal reflection.

Sunroom – Faux farmhouse brick walls create the background for the warm and sunny breakfast room.  A nontraditional table setting among tall green fiddle leaf figs welcomes you to sit and enjoy.

Kitchen – A playful nod to farm life with chickens, cows and pigs throughout. Traditional mason jars explore new opportunities and farm utensils assume a new role!

Master Bedroom – Find renewal and balance in this tranquil mix of soft muted tones. Natural woods and green plants combine to create a space of casual comfort.  

Nursery – Featuring our new launch of baby gifts and décor at Bachman’s. Soft gray is the foundation for puppy dog tails or sugar and spice. Stenciled flags add a pop of color and movement in the serenity of white washed furniture.

Guest Bedroom – Bohemian meets botanical, sea foam blue compliments golden green – crazy fun prints and patterns with unique decorative accents – a pineapple lamp, macramé wall hangings and framed botanical artwork.

Botanical Room – Relax in our ‘egg’ chair and absorb the calm through our assortment of lush botanicals. Greens abound in terrariums and vases. Air plants make their way to multiple vessels. Eclectic, industrial accents make us take note as wispy ferns breath freshness into the air.

Dog Walking Station – Ready for the daily outdoor walk, you will find all that is necessary for your furry friend’s daily dose of exercise and love. And rewards for good behavior.

Main Floor Bath – A simple life in every way. Sweet and easy.

Outdoors – Spring planted containers of loose farmhouse bouquets. Plastic permanent stems that can be introduced with the warm seasonal days and cool nights.

As Seen in the Ideas House
Nearly every item in the Spring Ideas House is priced for sale. Items with blue dots on their price tag are one-of-a-kind item, available only at the house. They can be purchased on a first-come basis. Buyers can pick up or arrange to have these items delivered after the house closes April 15th. 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 items featured in the home.

About Our Spring Charitable Partner, Friends of the Institute
Friends of the Institute is a volunteer organization of members of the Minneapolis Institute of Art dedicated to supporting, enhancing, and sustaining the collections, programs, and influence of the MIA. Learn more at

*NOTE: Tickets are required for entry and may be purchased in advance at or through our Call Center. Same-day tickets may be available only for purchase at the gift counter at Bachman's on Lyndale. If you have not pre-ordered, please call before you arrive. Tickets are limited, especially on weekends.

Ideas House Photo Galleries
View photos from past Ideas Houses on our Facebook page.

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Fall 2012 Ideas House Photos
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Spring 2012 Ideas House Photos
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Fall 2011 Ideas House Photos


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