{bachman’s spring ideas house 2016}

Bachman's 2016 spring ideas house

Hello (channel Adele) and welcome to the Bachman’s Spring Ideas House 2016!

Each season 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. Refreshing bursts of color are a welcomed sight against a backdrop of soft, muted tones and natural elements.

Key Trends to look for in this season’s Holiday Ideas House:

  • Shades of Grey – Provides a sophisticated backdrop for colorful accents.
  • Floral Patterns – Offers a tribute to spring through fun and whimsical patterns.
  • Terrariums – Gives room a fresh look with a living, botanical creation.
  • Coral Color – Revives energy throughout house with refreshing color.

Let Bachman’s Ideas House help you forget that it snowed today here in town.

Bachman's Spring Ideas House 2016

Wallpaper that looks like old tin ceiling tiles grace the sunroom walls. Spring has sprung with coral accents which always look fabulous with gray.

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{window treatment wednesday}

Decorative hardware can be used to enhance many different styles of custom window treatments. Any decor style from traditional to contemporary to casual or eclectic can be found to suit your decorating scheme. Choosing the right drapery hardware is not only important for the design of your treatment but also the function of your treatment.

Does your drapery hardware need to function so that you can move draperies with ease or do you need a pole to hang panels or valances from?

If needing to move panels back and forth there are a few things you should consider when selecting hardware. Heavier pinch pleated draperies are best suited for traverse rods which allows you to open and close your panels across a window by using a draw cord. These rods are typically supported properly, so that the rod can hold the weight of the drapery.

Drapery panels can also be hung by using clip rings, tabs and grommets. This type of drapery is hung onto a decorative pole and requires you to draw the panels by hand. One thing to consider is that if you have a wider window to cover, your rod should have a center support. Hand draw draperies will not move over a center support, so a one way draw will not work. Consider using this type of treatment with a split draw drapery. Hand draw draperies do not always move easily back and forth and require the user to “dress out” or fix the panels to look nice in their resting position.

Decorative hardware is also used to hang stationary side panels and fixed treatments like open swags. For this application there is a wide variety of holders, poles and end pieces or finials available. For the more challenging window designs, there are even specialty brackets that can create a bay or bow rod.

Decorative drapery hardware is available in a limitless array of materials, styles, colors and finishes. Most decorative poles are constructed of wood, brass or iron and are capped at the ends with decorative finials. Selecting the right hardware can make or break the overall appearances of your custom window treatment. Many times I have been in a home furnished with beautiful custom draperies or valances and the overall appearance is compromised by unattractive hardware.

Working with a Hirshfield’s Window Treatment Specialist such as myself, you can achieve a custom home decor that provides a desired function with a unity of design. Call me!

Guest post from Andrea Mandel, Hirshfield’s Shop at Home



{window treatment wednesday}

Guest post from Jon Lovejoy, Hirshfield’s Edina and Eden Prairie

I appreciate my paint and wallcovering customers who also think of Hirshfields’s when it comes time to add window treatments to finish off a room. Hirshfield’s has a large selection of window treatments; from a “starter” shade to a custom drapery, and all price points in between. I enjoy hearing from customers, who thought we would be expensive, and they are pleasantly surprised when they receive my quote to see how competitively priced Hirshfield’s window treatments are.

Paint, wallcovering, and window treatments all go hand in hand to create a space you’re proud of and one that represents your personal style.

Wallcovering side note…I am surprised I still hear people in the store comment that wallcovering is not in style. Oh, so not true! I’m seeing more people finding the true balance of a beautiful home when a wonderful wallcovering is added; wallcovering really sets the mood for any space. With all the new marbles, beautiful ceramic and glass tiles customers are bringing in for us to work with, introducing wallcovering into the project adds the element which creates a true designer look.

Come see me at Hirshfield’s Edina or Eden Prairie with all your decorating projects or questions. If I don’t know the answer, I will certainly work on getting the answer for you.


P.S. Some of my co-workers and I increased our window treatment IQ and went through The Window Fashions Certification Program™ last year. Check out our credentials; I’m the good-looking one at the bottom of the page.

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