The Symphony Designers' Showhouse in Kansas City is so inspiring that after my first tour, I turned around and walked right back into the house to revisit all my favorite rooms, which meant touring most of the house. The rooms range from an elegant cream colored dining room to lovely bedrooms done in serene blue tones to rooms featuring more intense colors, such as deep coral. Between the cozy sitting rooms, porches and library I had an overwhelming urge to curl up on a sofa with a good book, but I didn't think the showhouse guides would appreciate that. The Designers' Showhouse costs $13.00 online and $15.00 at the door, which is a small price to pay for so much inspirationn. And when you visit the 42nd Symphony Designer Showhouse, be sure to stop and smell the roses in the private garden on your way out.