Gaeten Havart overhauled his Ikea Akurum cabinets, electro-painting them with a resistant black matte coating. To streamline, he capped the doors with the same finish as the metal appliances and added handles.
A key request from the client was ample room for books. "Brian had us promise that we would give him room to grow his collection," the firm says. The solution was a large library with walnut shelves that was custom-built by woodworker Tom Clossey.