Sunset Idea Houses retrospective

Take a look back at a few of our favorite Sunset Idea Houses from years past

A distinct interior in Menlo Park, Calif.

Get inspired to combine old and new in a style that's all your own

2008 Menlo Park Idea House
E. Spencer Toy

Living room: add drama with color

Inspiration: Benjamin Moore's steel blue Flint (AF-560) creates a distinctly elegant mood in the living room. Affordable curtains from Ikea add a light, soft touch.

Steal this idea: In a room with lots of light, try experimenting with a dark paint. Paint the ceiling a lighter color to bring the eye up and heighten the space.

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