A Room We Love from the 1stDibs 50: MMB Studio | The Study

A Room We Love from the 1stDibs 50: MMB Studio

Each week, we spotlight one of the notable talents from the roster of our most recent 1stDibs 50.
MMB Studio-designed dining room in Palm Beach, FL
Photo by Nickolas Sargent

Nodding to the tradition-in-the-tropics vibe of his clients’ Palm Beach house, Matthew Boland, of MMB Studio, designed the dining room around a very special set of Chippendale-style chairs. The pieces, from Century Furniture, have trellis backs and ultra-comfortable seats. And their hand-painted faux burl frames shine in a fairly minimal setting, says Boland, who adds, “Their scale is fabulous — they are very large.”

Diagonal patterns on curtain fabric from Dedar, the area rug and the Bermuda-style tray ceiling help ease the classic seating into a space with an otherwise modern bent. Not too modern, however: Vintage Murano glass lighting and an 18th-century Thai Buddha statue help create a comfortable balance of old and new.


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