A Clear View

Interior designer Kim Macumber embraced the challenge of transforming this 900-square-foot Ipswich home. A small house with too much color might make the interiors seem “heavy,” so she opted for a neutral base in the living area and added pops of color on the accessories and window treatments. 

According to Macumber, the house has beautiful views of Plum Island Sound, Isles of Shoals and Sandy Point — the trick was to embrace nautical elements without seeming too “themey.” “The best feature is the view,” she says, “and we made certain to make the inside cozy and fresh without competing against nature’s beautiful artwork.”   

Photo by Emily O’Brien.


Pops of color set against a neutral base make this Ipswich home seem inviting. Hidden touches of nautical imagery connect the interior with the natural environment in subtle ways. Photo by Emily O’Brien.


The dining room was designed to feel fresh and relaxing, and to harmonize with the stunning views. To accomplish this, interior designer Kim Macumber balanced the bright rug and window treatments with the soft wood tones of the dining table and chairs. Photo by Emily O’Brien.



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