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Purely for symbolic value, Mead identified this as one of his favorite moments in the entire house, an example of how well his and Boatright’s sensibilities can complement one another. He put up the backsplash behind the sink, and she couldn’t rest until she felt it was visually resolved, ultimately adding the tribal trim around the top. The cup on the dish rack is from a Knicks game. “I’m a Knicks fan,” says Mead.