Kitchen of the Week: A Dated Condo in Oregon Gets the “Purposeful, Clean, Cultivated” Treatment
Ana Quiñones and Eric Karl had lived in their condo in a 245-unit complex on the waterfront in Portland, Oregon for 10 years before they decided it was high time for a refresh. In that decade, they’d lived with the dated, dark interiors—and nowhere showed its age more than the kitchen. Finally, retreating indoors during the pandemic prompted a change. “Some of the heavy cherry cabinets and appliances were beginning to break, and everything needed a refresh,” writes Casey Keasler, the founder and director of Casework, whom the couple eventually hired to re-do the space. “The couple cooks and entertains often, so additional storage and workspaces were key to the renovation, as was a general facelift. Ana and Eric really wanted clean, contemporary interiors and natural materials.”
Casey often chooses three words to guide a project; for this one, she chose a simple triumverate: purposeful, clean, cultivated. What began as a complete kitchen overhaul eventually turned into upgrading the rest of the condo, with new paint, lighting, and flooring and two redone bathrooms, too.
Join us for a look at the totally transformed cook space (and scroll down to see the room before):
Photography by George Barberis, courtesy of Casework.
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