Sunday, September 16, 2012

Idea House Fall 2012

If you remember,
I shared photos
of the Bachmann's
Idea House last fall.
(Bachmann's of Minneapolis, Link)

Burlap wreath flowers along the side of the garage wall.

I was lucky enough to
attend the opening
of this year's 
Fall Idea House 
and took many pictures 
before my cell phone 
camera battery died 
.... again!

Gorgeous fall foliage filled window boxes.

So many clever ideas
at the Idea House.

Casual fall picnic table set up for a gathering on the front porch.

My two favorite rooms
were the powder room
and the dining room.

Pay special attention
to the balcony of the dog's
bedroom upstairs. OMG,
that's all I can say!

Dining room shots.

Close-up of the plain drum shade made into something cool
with twig balls and dried eucalyptus sprigs. 

Living room mantel arrangement.

Living room.

Coffee table made with an assembly line roller section.

A vintage aluminum and wood optometrist's desk is converted
to a make shift bar.

Small round kitchen table w/room for storage. A galvanized storage drum.

Fall arrangement inside the window frame.

Wire pails for storage in a tiny space.

Natural cork covered walls.

Sorry the lighting is poor. It was 6 pm and the sun was very bright!

Baby's nursery.

Diapers make up the three hanging sacks above the changing tables and they are labeled with
nothing other than silver safety pins.

Yarn and nail wall sculpture.

This is the dog's room. A little table set for two with all the perfect touches.

Dog bowl stool turned into wall sconces.

Blurry photo of lion's leg table flipped and upholstered to become a dog bed fit for his royal canine highness! Felt pad stickers were added to the top of each leg to continue the dog theme with the paw pads.

Puppy play area through the screen door. Complete with bone-shaped swimming pool
and bone-shaped and topiaries. Fresh wall-to-wall sod.

Puppy hop skotch and sand box for hiding bones. Too cute!

Silver dog bowls have round mirrors added to become wall art.

 Hope you have enjoyed 
the little tour of the Idea House.
They have this home decorated
for each season so if you are ever
in Minneapolis, be sure to check
their website for the showhouse
schedules. An inspirational visit 
every time you go!


Dogge biscuit and studded chandelier hangs above the little dining table.


Ron said...

Gorgeous, Alison! I absolutely LOVE that coffee table. Thanks for sharing. Do you decorate your beautiful home for Fall? xo

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Now that's what I call inspiration!! Thanks for taking us along Alison! Have a great week!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Alison, that was a great tour! I saw so many things that I would love to have! Thanks so much for sharing!

michele said...

loving that baluster table with the fishbowl arrangement!

bachman's brings back good memories of years lived in minnesota.

smiles and hope you'll visit soon.


Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love the nursery. So sweet! Thanks for sharing, Alison!

Sarah said...

Alison, thanks for taking us along again this year. Lots of inspiration! Love the doggie room. ;-)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I can't wait to get over there! It was so great seeing you, Alison! Hope you are feeling better and found lots of goodies!

brodahl jahren said...

Dette er et flott hus, takk så mye for å dele deg bilder. Jeg låste bildene av skuffen tak. Jeg har en skuff taket i min master bedroom jeg fortsatt prøver å finne ut hva de skal gjøre med.
Håper din ferie til fantastiske.

Rebecca said...

I haven't even visited the link from last year - but had to tell you how much I enjoyed this tour!

I thought the large window box was really beautiful - as well as the living room mantel. I liked the round kitchen table idea, too ....
and so much more. Very inspiring!

The enchanted home said...

What a treasure trove of neat ideas!! Love so many here......great fall inspiration!

Calypso In The Country said...

What fun - there really are some neat pieces and the dog stuff is so cute! Thanks for the tour!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

WOW, the idea house had lots of great... ideas! Love that mantle and all the dog inspired elements! Thanks for taking us along!!!

Terri ~the dressed up cottage said...

Several cute ideas, to steala and call your own.
Thanks for the tour.

Bliss said...

My dog is really upset by all of this. He feels like a pauper not the prince he is.


Anonymous said...

great pics love the
dogs room such unique
Burlington MA

SavannahGranny said...

Ahhh, to live a dog's life!
Great photos, no wonder your battery died. You did, however, get some awesome pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Designs By Pinky said...

Great tour!!! Thansk for all the pictures. Wonderful fall inspiration. I can't wait to ge started. XO, Pinky

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

ok - i was first thinking i LOVEd the drum shade chandelier with the rattan balls cascading down it. then i saw the milkbone chandelier. i die. SO CUTE

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

Alison, how have you been? I'm just getting back to blogging and I've missed so much.
Great dining room! The burlap wreaths were very creative. Thanks for the tour!


Garden, Home and Party said...

Very fun. The powder room is great and some of the dining room ideas will be helpful, if fall weather ever arrives here in SoCal.
Thanks for sharing.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love all the great Fall ideas....such a great house full of inspiration...really love the burlap flowers on the wall! Incredible! Thanks so much for the presentation of this great Fall decorated home!!...

Katie Clooney said...

Love all the photos... especially love the window box!

Rhonda said...

Hi Alison,
I love the tour of the Ideal House. So many fall decorating ideas - and the dog's quarters beats anything!!!

I still think your gorgeous home is better than any show home I have ever visited! : )


PURA VIDA said...

I just love a pretty festive window box!

The Old Farm Bell said...

Hi! Alison,

Love the tour of the Idea house. All the rooms are fabulous! The doggie table setting & bone-shaped pool is just too adorable. The nursery mirrors are soooo sweet & the optometrist desk repurposed, is truly ideal. Great ideas!

Thanks! for sharing. Have a beautiful weekend.

Blessings & Hugs,

GRC Ltd said...

Hi Alison!
Love the post--I grew up with Bachman's and still use them to send to my family. Are you from the Twin Cities, too?