DESIGNED BY ONE OF THE STATE’S PREMIER LEADERS IN FINE WOODWORKING, THIS CUSTOM HOME OFFICE AND EXPANSIVE LIBRARY IS A GARDEN OF EXQUISITE DETAILS
BY EVAN MONROE
When Lodi-based design firm WL Kitchen & Home was approached to lead the conception of a custom home office, they were tasked with creating something “ornate, beautiful, and out of the ordinary.” The firm, which specializes in the old-world craft of hand-carved, high-end woodworking, jumped at the opportunity to bring their client’s lofty vision to stunning fruition. It all began with mahogany, hand carved with painstaking attention to detail into grand bookshelves, columns, and cabinetry. The wood was then finished with an ultra-light coat of olive paint before a patina was applied to highlight the natural grain of the wood, further accentuated by the many hand-carved shapes and intricate detailing. The gilded woodworking continues on the coffered ceiling, resting 14 feet in the air and topped off with a rustic chandelier. With several decorative bookshelves, the office also doubles as a library, a cozy hideaway to get lost in a novel by the fireplace.
WL Kitchen & Home
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