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.
Matthew's design for this lobby establishes a professional looking interior with beautiful reverse diamond wainscot panels punctuated with engaged floor to ceiling pilasters. The engaged columns are capped with beautiful book and butt olive ash burl capitals.
This studio library environment is full of rich architectural details. The room is beautifully balanced as the walls and ceilings are covered with mahogany paneling and moldings. The library features pocketing doors, arched passageways, a built in credenza, and fluted pilasters.
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 kidney bean shaped executive desk does not have conventional corners or corresponding parallel planes. However, it is symmetrical in it's layout and function. The large, vertical and coved mahogany planks render a sculpted curved facade with open bookcases on each end. The desk has a standard compliment of drawers. The credenza end panels are also coved mahogany planks. The credenza has drawers and general storage areas behind doors.
This dining table incorporates a variety of exotic veneers and hardwoods such as radiused zebra wood aprons with rosewood beading, sketch and patterned curly maple top, and mahogany legs with ebonized boots. Each corner block is hammered for texture and gold leafed.
Crotch mahogany veneers, mahogany solids and mappa burl accents come together to create this unique office look. The customer requested that we engineer a number of concealed compartments throughout the desk. Observe the bowed crotch panel, the bowed drawer front and the decorative 3-dimensional appliques.
This elegant server is made with mahogany solids and sequenced olive ash burl veneers. One unique feature is that there is no visible hardware. The doors operate via a "touch latch" while the drawers , which project slightly beyond the doors, open via a finger pull groove that runs along the bottom edge. The donut stack columns are accented with ebonized rings and capped with an olive ash burl capital. The Richardson Credenza is one of the many pieces that Woodleaf Studios has built and donated to a fundraising auction. This particular piece was donated to the Visual Art Exchange(VAE), a non profit that supports emerging artists.
Art Deco inspired six door dresser. Three dimensional solid wood appliques. Maple and mahogany applied over carpathian elm burl drawer fronts with black lacquer pulls.
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.
New meets old within this fully wrapped mahogany library/drawing room. Woodleaf Studios took two rooms from this historic home and made them into one. The original wall separating the two rooms was replaced with a balanced group of columns and pilasters. The coffered ceiling provides elegant character and depth. There are concealed wall panels engineered to allow access to mechanical systems. This elaborate room also has integrated cabinets and bookshelves. The north end of the room is tailored around a large flat screen TV(see image 03).
This mahogany cabinet is loaded with features tailored to a wine lover's needs. It is part of the tasting room in the client's wine cellar which Woodleaf Studios also designed and built. The upper cabinets have interior lighting and are made with German glass and lead came dividers. The left glass doors pocket to reveal a sink. There is ample storage and display room in this cabinet. The liquor display cabinets employ rope braid carvings and dadoed shelves for adjustability.