When Matthew's mother Patricia was a young navy wife she decided to branch out a bit and use her creative talents by making some tiles. She painted and glazed nine tiles that were fired thanks to the use of a friend's kiln. Some 50 years later Patricia commissioned Matthew to incorporate the tiles into furniture for her North Carolina mountain house guest room. The tiles are individually showcased, each tile with a single bead wrap and a wider beveled frame. A pickling stain was applied to the white oak that compliments the light color of the tiles. The styling of the pieces is simple and clean so as to give the tiles the stage-the main event.