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.
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.
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 elaborate wall system engineered by Matthew Smith consists of a series of twenty-four operable door panels. There are also double acting pass-through doors on each end of this thirty two foot long facade. The facade is comprised of a blueprint matched sequence of pamele sapele veneer schedule. The middle four doors break into two sets of bifolding pocketing doors to create a fully continuos niche (see view 2). The doors on either end conceal built-in linen and silver storage (see view 3).
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.
This traditional design was inspired by Stephan Jackman. It features three pocketing beveled glass doors. The cabinet is made with walnut solids. The hand carved base features claw feet beneath a rope braid. The side panels showcase sequenced book and butt walnut burl sketch face panels. The top projects slightly revealing a reeded leaf covered molding.
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.