Sunday, May 29, 2011

My 100th Post! Bachman's Summer Idea Home Highlights 2011

Welcome to the Bachman's Idea Home for Summer 2011,
the original home of the Bachman's Family adjacent to the flagship store
on 67th and Lyndale in Richfield, Minnesota.  $5.00 to enjoy.
Open through June 19th, 2011.

Love the porch room!  The name of the paint trim is Bunny Cake by Hirshfield's.
Above the fireplace, they used placemats above the fireplace, and the woodshims mirror is fun, too.
Love the yardstick shelves, and the painted art on vintage pans.
Two stacked benches = bookshelf

Living Room-Shutter Collage on Wall

Love the dining room, especially the side table holding the wine bottles,
flowers on the wall, and rust orange "framing" the collection.

On the dining room table, the napkin rings are bracelets re-purposed.

Strawberry kitchen with vintage spools used for knobs on cupboards.

Fence/gate holding the pots and pans, vintage shopping cart for extra storage.

Little girl's room holds butterflies, and a little fence for the valance.

Master Bedroom

Love this! 

Media Room

Skateboard Themed Boy's Room

Garage Birthday Party! 
Paper plates on right wall nailed/pinned on for color,
rug on floor, and trees fill the space.

Party table includes candy trees, utensils, drinks, orange vases w/flowers.

In the shed, held a reading and writing nook.

Love the hats over the curtains, the word poem on the plates, the trunk under the desk + birdcage.

Backyard cuteness!

Terra Cotta saucers are used as chargers-table is a vintage bed

Hope you enjoyed!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Stencils, and my $2.00 Tray!

Stencils have really changed in the last 20 years-this is an affordable way to add some texture, style + design into your decor:

But...I searched some images on the internet, and found a pattern online for free!  and, it is my favorite shape, too.  I'm made my own stencil by printing the template, tracing it with a sharpie onto a plastic, sheer folder, and cutting it out carefully.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Inspiration Pics for my home

One of the decorating tips is to hold onto your inspiration pics, keep a list of your likes, and keep a wish list.

Black + White
Aquas + Pinks
Cherry Blossoms
Silver Accents
Function Storage

...From Better Homes and Gardens...
Love ribbons on edges of curtains(made some myself, IKEAE linen curtains + black satin ribbon), damask pillows, folding screen for privacy, and items on coffee table.

...From Pottery Barn...
Love black and white striped pillows, silver lamps (scored at Marshal's) + cabinet.

...From Ana's Knock Off Wood...
Love the wall color, mix + match with the wood with black and white, damask chairs, linen curtains...and you can make the table + bench! For my home, I feel like I need a drop leaf for space.

Love the white couch + slipcover concept, the chaise shape to take advantage of a corner, + the 2 silver lamps.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Wilde Roast Cafe

The Wilde Roast Cafe:

On Saturday, I had a great girl's day which started with gluten free corn cakes (pancakes) with fresh orange juices + maple syrup. The last time I had pancakes was in 2007 on Huntington Beach.

Then, we went to Aveda Institute for pedicures and relaxing, in a historic Masonic Lodge. Perfect day, perfect friends!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Admiring Fabric, Eye Candy

This year, I am loving all the fun patterns appearing on fabrics and in fashion. Thinking some of these would make fun shower curtains, lamp shades, chair covers + pillows!

For now, I'm just dreaming and hoping to inspire you from JoAnn's Online Fabric.

...Love aqua, teal + black + white...