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Optimizing a home for serenity doesn’t mean it has to be boring

When art consultant Jacqueline Becker returned to this waterside home in Sherborn to help interior designer Kim Macumber and her clients make final art selections, there was one piece that posed some challenges. They hadn’t found a spot for the pop art-inspired piece by Mitch McGee of a comic book-style gal with turquoise eyes, yellow hair, and bubble gum pink lips. Yet the couple was reluctant to let the circular work painted on layered birch go.



a kitchen with a dining room table: A retractable glass door disappears into the wall, making the kitchen and three-season sunroom into a single, continuous space. The stone fireplace surround informed the gray cabinetry in the kitchen, where interior designer Kim Macumber added a runner from Dover Rug for warmth.


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A retractable glass door disappears into the wall, making the kitchen and three-season sunroom into a single, continuous space. The stone fireplace surround informed the gray cabinetry in the kitchen, where interior designer Kim Macumber added a runner from Dover Rug for warmth.

The team marched it around the house, pinpointing the sunroom’s ledgestone-veneer fireplace surround as the perfect backdrop for the 40-inch assemblage. Still, the installation wasn’t complete. The

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