Lake Oswego is a wooded area just south of Portland, OR—it’s a quiet, comforting, and family-oriented place to call home. This home was built in 2003 and is within walking distance from the lake. “My clients are a young family who moved to Portland from New York City pre-pandemic,” interior designer Casey Keasler says. “They were looking for a forever home and a place for their two kids to play, learn and grow.” Casey’s firm, Casework, was hired—and the makeover would take several years. 

“Coming from NYC, the client hadn’t lived in a home of this size before and wanted to see how they would use the rooms before starting a remodel,” she explains. “I gave the home a fresh coat of paint (Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace) throughout in 2015 before they moved in and then the Casework team dove into design in the spring of 2021.” The scope included the renovation of the entire main floor: everything from flooring to finishes in each room. 

“When we began, the home had great bones and was well constructed but the style was dated,” Casey recalls. “It was holding tight to an early 2000s faux-Tuscan style of dark stained oak wood floors, cherry built-in cabinets throughout, and buttery cream-colored walls. Picture Olive Garden, circa 2003, ‘when you’re here, you’re family!’”

In the slideshow, Casey shares details on some of the main changes made to the space. Once construction was underway, it was about a year before the space felt complete. “After a year of being out of their home, our clients were beyond excited to move in and enjoy their first summer with a home that felt like their own,” the designer says.