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The Design Dream Team

Posted: Monday, Apr. 22, 2013

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It’s been one year since uptown’s 5 Church opened as the city’s hottest new dining destination. And while the creative cocktails and inventive fare may have been the space’s biggest draws, its daring design has caught the attention of the city’s most stylish. From an Art of War-inscribed ceiling to feather chandeliers, designers Mills Howell and Eric Boyd of Reaching Quiet design firm created a space that sizzles. “We were trying to make a space that was enticing and sensual,” says Howell, who is also a partner in MAP Management,

the group behind 5 Church. Now the pair are knee deep in the the group’s next venture, Nan and Byron’s in South End. “We’re trying to target that comfortable neighborhood feel,” says Howell, noting that most of the materials are produced in their NoDa studio. “We’re always creating in our shop,”says Boyd. “And with every project we branch out a little more beyond our comfort zone.”

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