The Modern Design That Casey Keasler Is Loving Right Now

06.27.22 | By
The Modern Design That Casey Keasler Is Loving Right Now

Casey Keasler is an interior architect and founder of Casework – a Portland-based interior design studio that develops approachable, experiential environments that are just as nuanced and unique as their clientele. No stranger to home renovations (her parents bought a Victorian-era home when she was 11), Casey has always been fascinated with all of the small details that come together to tell a story in a space. After working her way through the design world for over fifteen years, Keasler went on to launch Casework in 2015, and has been working with her all-women team to bring their modern, personalized design approach to residential spaces – like this cozy colonial remodel – and commercial spaces – like Hightower Studio’s newly debuted showroom – ever since.

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Drawing on an eclectic range of materials, textures, and references, Casey’s spaces embody a cool yet comforting aesthetic that’s always guided by function first, making them as livable as they are stylish. Most recently, she teamed up with Hightower Studios to create a collection of playful, modern pillows that bring the Casework aesthetic to your home. Featuring relaxed, artsy shapes, a modern color palette, and tactile materials, the Casework x Hightower Pillow Collection brings whimsy and texture to any spot in the house.

obakki candles

4″ Totem Candles | Set of 5 by Obakki

“I just returned from a trip to Copenhagen and the quality of light and ambiance is incredibly critical, especially in the winter. There you’ll find burning candlesticks on tabletops, even for lunch. Which I plan to embrace! It elevates the basic take out lunch from the local food truck and makes a quick meal feel special. These totems are the perfect sculptural set.”

eclipse candle holders

Eclipse Candle Holder by Aaron Probyn

“You can’t have candlesticks without having a holder! I love the clean lines of these brass holders paired with a sculptural candle. They elevate the most basic beeswax candle and reflect another layer of light.”

merino throw

Chalk Merino Throw by Studio Variously

“When looking for a throw, I have two qualifiers. Is it soft, and will it add a layer of texture to my room? The Chalk throw from Studio Variously checks both boxes. I also love that they support the employment of women artisans.”

northern plant pot

Oasis Medium Self-Watering Flowerpot by Northern

“I am notorious for over-loving my house plants – a.k.a overwatering and then killing. The Oasis Self-Watering Planter by Northern is genius in that it won’t allow me to slowly kill them all!”

casework x hightower pillows

Casework x Hightower Studio Pillow Collection

“I designed the pillow collection with the Hightower showroom in Chicago in mind. It is full of arches and curves and I wanted these pillows to contrast with a regular square pillow. The Round Pillow ($225) with a large button is the most nostalgic for me. It’s the one pillow that pops up time and time again from my memory as a child in the 70s and 80s at my grandmother’s house. This time it’s updated with a post-consumer recycled fabric from Maharam and a large-scale button.”


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Alexa is commerce editor at Design Milk. She lives in Miami, Florida with her fiancé Alex and retired greyhound, Phoebe. A longtime art and design enthusiast, Alexa’s first stops in any new city are the art museums. When she’s not writing about her favorite DM shop picks, she might be buried in a book, binging reality tv or adventuring around her city with her partner and pup.