A Portland Apartment Undergoes Bold Transformation by Casework

02.14.23 | By
A Portland Apartment Undergoes Bold Transformation by Casework

What began as a kitchen renovation and floor replacement in 2021, turned into a major renovation of a condo in Southwest Portland, Oregon. Overhauled by Casey Keasler, founder of interior design studio Casework, the once dated apartment needed its spaces reevaluated to make it work for the long time owners. The results of the bold transformation have brought about a modern and fresh aesthetic seen throughout, most notably in the main living space.

woman standing in apartment with angled view of modern dining room and kitchen in pale green

Homeowner Ana Quinones

The contemporary kitchen stands out with its cabinets painted soft Rushing River green by Benjamin Moore. Paired with the marbled Dolomite countertops, island, and backsplash, and walnut elements, the kitchen feels high end yet livable.

apartment interior with view of modern kitchen in pale green

Casework worked with general contractors, Hammer & Hand, to complete the transformation, which was inspired by some of the homeowner’s favorite museums and spaces, including The Walker in Minneapolis, SFMOMA, Portland’s Snow Peak store, and Stockholm’s Ett Hem. The couple loves clean, contemporary interiors and the use of natural materials, which Keasler incorporated into their new space. The design theme can be broken down into three works – purposeful, clean, and cultivated.

apartment interior with view of modern kitchen in pale green and dining room

closeup down view of two mustard colored candles in glass candle bases on marble tray

angle side view of pale green fridge being opened by hand

apartment interior with view of modern kitchen in pale green

closeup down view of marble kitchen island with black basket of fruit

closeup counter view in modern kitchen with marble countertops and bowl of limes

angled view of modern interior looking past kitchen bar to wood credenza with blue painting over it

White oak flooring throughout the main areas and bedrooms, lightened the overall appearance of the space.

closeup view of pot holding greenery on top of wood credenza

angled side view of multiple wood and black leather bar stools pulled up to kitchen island bar

view in modern bathroom with marble fronted tub

The main bathroom is contemporary with a classic feel, thanks to the mix of the textured marble pattern, rich wood details, and clean, white and grey tiles.

view in modern bathroom of wood base vanity with marble countertop

modern bedroom in shades of navy blue

Rich shades of blue outfit the main bedroom, alongside lighter elements like the flooring, headboard, nightstands, and art piece above the bed.

modern bedroom in shades of navy blue

angled view in modern bathroom

Photos by George Barberis.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.