This East Indies inspired built-in, with it's louvered doors and warm mahogany finish, anchors this master bedroom suite. The central gas log fireplace is flanked by two large cabinets with pocketing doors that house a TV and other general storage. The louver doors allow increased ventilation and create the East Indies feel. The large rope braid turnings add dimension and character.
A beautiful blue print matched ribbon stripe mahogany veneer adorns the walls, cabinetry and valences of this contemporary den. The wall panels and wooden architectural elements are separated with 1/4" reveals. No fasteners are exposed leaving the curious to wonder how the wall panels are attached. The TV mounted within the wall has a simple wooden frame and removable panel.
This entertainment center has a unique 30' bow front radius. The lower band of lacewood louvers allows air flow to the large returns located under the unit. The large middle doors with handmade pulls pocket to allow access to the TV and AV equipment. The open display compartments are ebonized cherry.
This medium sized mahogany, Biedermeier inspired, entertainment center packs a lot of bell and whistle features that make it an engineering wonder. The custom hinge pediment clad bonnet cocks open to reveal a large concealed storage space while still allowing objects to be displayed on the top of the piece. The black engaged pilasters are affixed to side panels that slide forward to reveal additional concealed storage. The large crotch mahogany doors pocket open to show TV an AV storage. The lower base panel is actually a large drawer.
Matthew collaborated with fellow artist and friend, Fred Stewart, AIA, in designing this large entertainment center. Fred painted the four panel door to depict a performer taking a bow. The upper doors pocket to reveal the TV compartment. The arched bonnet and base are veneered with balanced carpathian elm burl. The decorative squashed cubes are veneered with ebony. The bookcase and display areas are painted black and flanked by sloping mahogany wedges.
A medium sized entertainment center featuring pocketing crotch mahogany doors flanked by chamfered mahogany planks with decorative buttons. The base section consists of olive ash burl door panels flanked by curvaceous mahogany legs with dentil toothing.
This cherry castle-like fireplace surround houses the TV and AV equipment in the living room of a private residence. The cabinetry sleeves back into a dry stack stone veneer that climbs up more than twenty feet. The wrought iron hardware was designed especially for this cabinet (see view 2). There are two large decorative speaker compartments with fabric and wire covers.