Great ideas

2003 Idea Houses
Table lamp
Bathroom
Nursery
Shingles

1. When you use a muted, tone-on-tone palette, try adding texture for drama. These squares of grasscloth wallpaper, arranged in a checkerboard pattern, turn a blank wall into a work of art.

2. A custom-made concrete shelf in the guest bath extends through the glass shower wall for a flowing line and increased storage. The red walls add drama in a small room.

3. In the nursery, lights above the window seat shine through the leaves in an eye-catching way. The seats lift up for storing blankets, pillows, and toys.

4. Shingles contribute to the home's traditional look. While they look like real wood, they're actually a maintenance-free fiber-cement product from James Hardie.

PAINT PALETTE FOR WARM AND COLORFUL HOUSE

We used 13 different colors from Dunn-Edwards Paints in our house, ranging from soft pastels reminiscent of the seaside to the vivid red and orange hues of a sunset.