{friday finds: bachman’s fall ideas house 2015}

Each season, Bachman’s designers transform the historic family home into a magical destination for design inspiration. They completely repaint, refurnish, and redecorate the house with the latest product and trend ideas in home décor and entertaining, using their signature mix of vintage and new pieces.

“Rustic Meets Refined” is the theme for Fall 2015.  Muted colors of the season next to light neutral tones met with gold accents, a mix of natural wood, and modern patterns create a tapestry of autumn delights…combines colors, textures, and natural elements that set a rustic yet sophisticated scene*…

Bachman's Fall Ideas House 2015

Living Room

The stone above the mantel makes the entire fireplace a stand-out focal point in addition to pulling together the colors and textures in the room. And it’s wallpaper.

The Wine Room

The Wine Room! Nothing more needs to be said except, “I need a refill, please.”

Gallery wall in Bachman's Fall Ideas House 2015

Photo Gallery Room Bachman's Fall Ideas House 2015

Given the popularity of the gallery wall, Bachman’s has given us an entire room of gallery walls. Gather inspiration on creating a professional looking gallery wall in your own home mixing and matching photos, artwork, and favorite collectables. The framed pieces of scrapbook papers (first gallery photo) caught my eye and it would be so easy to update.

She Shed Bachman's Fall Ideas House 2015

A little piece of heaven from the She Shed! She what?

 Hopefully this glimpse into the Fall Ideas House makes you want to stop by and see for yourself what Bachman’s has to offer for fall decor and design. Mixing vintage, repurposed and new is where Bachman’s designers excel. Hirshfield’s Pinterest board will be updated with additional Ideas House photos later this evening AFTER I visit my Wine Room. Enjoy your weekend!

The Ideas House runs through October 4, 2015. Here’s a link for details.

Any of our Hirshfield’s paint specialists will be happy to help you find the colors used in the Bachman’s Fall Ideas House 2015.

Bachman’s Fall Ideas House 2015

Front Porch
0012 Bunny Cake (Trim)
0211 Light Lichen (Floor)
Dining Room
0275 Highlight
Kitchen, Lower Bath & Back Hall
0225 Roman Ruins
Wallpaper B4990P15S222
Living Room
0275 Highlight
Wallpaper YK25P38S222
0274 Polished Marble
Master Bedroom
0225 Roman Ruins
Wine Room
0123 Monterey Chestnut
Photo Gallery
0225 Roman Ruins
Guest Room
0274 Polished Marble
Upstairs Bathroom
0225 Roman Ruins

*taken from Bachman’s website

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{friday finds: take a quiz to pick the personality of your home}

When decorating a new or existing home, the space becomes a blank canvas to convey your style and personality. The inside of your home can say so much about the type of person or family that lives within the walls, so you should consider what each color will reflect when visitors step inside.


Whether you are simple and focus on the functionality of a color, or you are whimsical and creative, your paint color can truly reflect the persona of every room in your home—and the fun part is each room’s décor can be as similar or as different as you please. Read the rest of this entry »

{how do you paint brick?}

Tricks for Painting Bricks

Painting brick isn’t for everybody. But if you don’t like the color or texture of your brick, deciding to paint over it can open up your design choices, as we explored in our last blog. So, once you decide to paint your bricks, what are the tricks? Whether you’re working indoors or outside, you’ll need to start with a good scrubbing. And you’ll need to leave plenty of time for drying, because bricks are porous. They soak up moisture and require extra cleaning attention.

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{do i need to use primer?}

Prime Examples: When You Need Primer and When You Don’t

You’ve seen them on the shelves and probably asked the question, now that we sell so many Paint & Primer formulas, do you even need to use primer anymore?

“The short answer to that is, it depends on the situation,” says Ron Clarin, Manager of Hirshfield’s West St. Paul location. “Normally when they ask us that question, we ask questions in return. Depending on the situation, they may or may not need one.”

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{friday finds: problems with peeling paint}

What Can I Do To Avoid Peeling Paint?

As the robins return, you may find yourself making a list of outdoor projects to tackle this Spring and Summer – among them repainting the exterior of your home. It’s a big job, but a valuable investment in keeping your house in top condition. If you’re trying to fix a problem with peeling paint, Doug Kehoe, an experienced Hirshfield’s store manager, has some tips on how to get the job done right.

Exterior Paint Peeling

Deal with peeling paint now to prevent more in the future.

“Peeling is caused by a variety of factors,” explains Doug. “Many of them are tied to issues with surface preparation.” Peeling paint is not a reflection of the paint itself, but a loss of adhesion to the surface.
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{bachman’s spring revival ideas house 2015}

Spring Design Inspiration from a Minnesota Tradition

The Bachman’s Spring Revival idea house is filled with attractive and affordable ways you can put your personal stamp on room design. This year, many inventive solutions utilizing found art and objects were featured.

Bike wall at Bachman's Spring Ideas House 2015


Who needs a conventional headboard? Make the space above a bed an eye-catching focal point using a large-scale, found object – in this case a replica of an antique bicycle. A warm color like 0294 Rub Elbows provides the background with enough contrast to make every element pop. Read the rest of this entry »

{color of the month: jungle adventure 0739}

Jungle Adventure 0739 paint color

March Color of the Month

The month of March represents renewal and optimism. Winter is behind us and we look forward to the first day of Spring and St. Patrick’s Day. Green is the obvious choice for March, but not just any green. Jungle Adventure 0739 is a classic, organic green with a hint of yellow undertone. Think nature, foliage, a jewel tone, but not as blue as the Hunter Green of the 80’s.

Jungle adventure from Plascon

Did you notice how the wall color flows onto the floor? Source

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