The home’s owners Erik and Julia reached out to Casey Keasler, founder and creative director of Casework, with a straightforward request for an efficient new master bedroom, ensuite bathroom, closet, and nursery. They wanted to update the finishes and create a clean and modern space that would be beautiful yet practical for day-to-day living with a young child.
Before: The Sleeping Area
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Keasler had to find a way to include four distinct spaces—a master bedroom, master bathroom, master closet, and nursery—within a compact, 550-square-foot space underneath a pitched roofline. The angled roof made it challenging to add all the storage components while still keeping the floor space open.
After: The Sleeping Area
The master bedroom is open to the dressing room, but visually separated from it by an open bookcase. The former hallway, which was extremely wide, now serves as a dressing room. Instead of closets with doors, Casework created cabinets for clothes and shoes.
"We extended the cabinets as a bench from the dressing room into the bedroom. You can’t walk along this section because the ceiling is too low, but it's high enough to sit on a bench and take off your shoes at the end of the day," says Keasler.
Keasler kept the color and material palette mostly neutral so that the space would feel timeless. Rich blue-green elements balance out the simplicity of the oak cabinets and floors.
"In the beginning, we looked at many different floor plans to maximize space. We even explored adding a second dormer, but in the end, we realized this wouldn’t add that much additional square footage. So we worked on creating compartmentalized storage, much like what you would find in an RV, where everything has its place," says Keasler.
Before: The Nursery
The nursery is located where an office used to be. Keasler and her team removed a partial-height wall at the stairs and added a railing to increase transparency and let in more natural light. The formerly unused space along the pitched roof now features a built-in closet and bunk.
After: The Nursery
Before: The Bathroom
The bathroom follows the same clean and timeless palette as the sleeping area and nursery. Casework swapped the old raised tub for a new shower with a tile wall that extends over the pitched ceiling of the dormer. There wasn’t enough space for two separate sinks, so Casework incorporated one large sink with two wall-mounted faucets to save counter space.
After: The Bathroom
The vanity rests on legs, giving the small space a light aesthetic. A large mirror mounted horizontally on the wall is flanked by sconces at eye level.