{bachman’s spring ideas house 2017}

Bachman's Spring Ideas House 2017

Photo credit MSP Magazine

Urban Farmhouse

Each year the Bachman’s Spring Ideas House marks the end of winter and welcomes  a season of warmer weather and beautiful spring colors.

The theme for the 2017 Spring Ideas House is Urban Farmhouse. This transformation from season to season takes place in the historic Bachman family home on Lyndale Avenue. Truly an urban farmhouse.

A neutral background palette allows the colorful spring florals and accessories to be  focal points throughout the home. If you’ve never been to an Ideas House the design team does an amazing job creating charming vignettes with new items, up cycled pieces, and vintage pieces.

Look for these key trends for 2017:

  • 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 farmhouse decor
  • Galvanized metal and reclaimed wood used for accent and function
  • Botanical greens from dominant fiddle leaf figs to refined ferns

Barn door Bachman's

Photo credit MSP Magazine

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{NuWallpaper by Brewster Home Fashions}

NuWallpaper

Playroom goals from @terrimchugh

Peel and Stick Wallpaper

NuWallpaper is the latest innovation in wall decor. This peel and stick wallpaper collection has all of the beauty of modern wallpaper styles while being easier than ever to apply and remove.  NuWallpaper goes up in minutes and comes down in seconds!

Printed on a premium substrate that is completely removable and will not damage walls, this new peel and stick solution saves you both the time and money of ordinary wallpaper. Simply peel and stick on any smooth, flat surface.  You might recognize some of the patterns from traditional wallpaper books. Read the rest of this entry »

{magnolia home wallcovering}

magnolia home wallpaper

It was only a matter of time, right? Joanna Gaines has partnered with York Wallcovering for her first wallcovering collection aptly named  Magnolia Home.  This new wallpaper collection offers 16 signature designs in multiple colorways, with the core of the collection in neutral, black, and white

The designs and colors in this collection reflect Joanna’s very approachable style to decorating that we see on her TV show Fixer Upper. Patterns include shiplap, blueprints, quiet polka dots, vintage farm toile, botanicals, 1930s newsprint and a watercolor buffalo check.

An added bonus for consumers is that her wallpapers are backed with York’s Sure Strip® technology making for easier installation and easier removal.

Skinnylap wallpaper

Skinnylap – not to be confused with shiplap!

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{bits & pieces: utah mountain house by way of veranda magazine)

veranda magazine utah mountain home

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From what I can tell this magnificent mountain home in Utah has some awesome views, but the attention to detail on the inside is what caught my eye. Can’t you envision many of this home’s design features in a cabin or lake home right here in the midwest?
See what you think. Tour the rest of the home right here.

Designer:  Anthony Baratta

Photographer:  Eric Piasecki

Wall color in this room is White Dove (OC-17) and the ceiling is Yarmouth Blue (HC-150) both by Benjamin Moore. No mention of any other wall or door colors in the resource section of the magazine.

Since Frank and Elizabeth Hirshfield opened their first store in 1894, it has been our mission to do the best job possible meeting customer needs and solving customer problems. Hirshfield’s. People and products you can trust.

{february color of the month: awakening 0560}

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In sports, a utility player is one who can play several positions competently – a sort of jack of all trades. Hirshfeld’s February’s Color of the Month is just that. A color our employees go to when customers don’t want a gray and they don’t want a beige, but they want a neutral.

Awakening 0560 is a chameleon color.  It looks gray or it looks beige depending on the lighting in your home.  Some of our customers want to go gray (“because gray is all the rage, you know”) but can’t commit to a true gray without spending a lot of money changing their entire decor. Awakening is an excellent choice for hinting at the gray color trends.  You can see in the photo below it’s also a very flattering color when used with taupes, grays and browns.

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Awakening 0560 is the backup singer allowing other design features in the room to take center stage – Bachman’s Ideas House

Cindy (Hirshfield’s Maple Grove) says it’s a color that should satisfy EVERYONE! Pay attention all you “I-don’t-know-what-color-I-want” people! This is the color for you.

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Since Frank and Elizabeth Hirshfield opened their first store in 1894, it has been our mission to do the best job possible meeting customer needs and solving customer problems. Hirshfield’s. People and products you can trust.

 

{friday finds: creating aged gray wood}

 

Cottage paint Hirshfield's

This is it. These are the only supplies you’ll need to start and finish this DIY project.

Are you a fan of the look and feel of rustic well worn barn wood? Beth (Hirshfield’s Woodbury) shares her quick and ridiculously easy tutorial on how to age wood using Cottage Paint products.

Here are directions for creating gray barn wood from new pine boards.

Quickly sand the wood with 60 grit sandpaper. Distress your boards and dust.

Cut one of Hirshfield’s yellow cellulose sponges into 10 pieces (so it’s a nice size to fit in your hand). Get it wet and wring it out so it’s pretty damp. With the sponge, pick up a little Cottage Paint in Antique White, and wash the board so you can still see the grain. Allow the board to dry at least an hour.

Using another damp sponge* piece, pick up some Cottage Paint Asphaltum Glaze and wash it over the paint.

If your project needs additional protection, Cottage Paint Flat Varnish works great.

Hirshfield’s Credit Manager shares this tip: If this finish is too dark, use the same procedure except after the white dries, lightly dry brush on Cottage Paint Shadow for a nice antique look.  Ben did an entire wall with his method and it turned out great.
Cottage paint display

Check out the back of Roseville’s Cottage Paint display – Do you see the “weathered” boards in different colors? The possibilities are endless using the Cottage Paints and glazes.

 

Cottage Paint on oak.

Oak sample showing the different steps.

How’s that for an easy-peasy DIY? Beth, and all her Cottage Paint skills, works her magic at Hirshfield’s Woodbury.

*wash out your sponges, as they’re reusable

Since Frank and Elizabeth Hirshfield opened their first store in 1894, it has been our mission to do the best job possible meeting customer needs and solving customer problems. Hirshfield’s. People and products you can trust.

{window treatment wednesday: add personality with valances and cornices}

There are so many styles and fabrics available for your window treatments that it’s easy to forget one of the easiest ways to add another decorative touch — at the top. Valances and cornices add style and sophistication to the top of your window treatments, while also concealing the curtain rods or other hardware if necessary.

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Kellie Burke Interiors via House of Turquoise

What’s the Difference?

In some ways, valances and cornices are very similar. They both add style to the top of your window treatments, but a valance is a soft treatment — similar to a very short drapery panel — while a cornice is a hard top treatment.

The style of the customer’s home usually directs our Hirshfield’s Shop at Home designers to use one or the other. Dawn Feda says valances can appear much softer while cornices have more of a hard line. However, she points out that each treatment can be dressed up or down by adding decorative trims, contrast banding or lining, or unique shapes.

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