Day: January 21, 2022

Casey Keasler on Finding the Harmony in Details

Interior architect Casey Keasler grew up on a construction site – literally. When she was 11, her parents bought an 1860s Victorian for $11,000. For Casey, it was the start of a lifelong love affair with the architecture, interiors, and the way a room comes together: “I don’t know if this is an interior designer thing or not,” she says, when we ask her what she notices about a room before anyone else. “I would say the details – just a sense that comes with experience and doing a project over and over again, getting beyond the bigger picture to see how the tile meets the drywall meets the wood meets the stone, and that juxtaposition of those different materials.”

Just one year later, at 12, Casey decided to become an interiors expert – an ambition she realized with the founding of Casework, her design studio, in 2015. Now, she leads the development of residential and creative commercial spaces ranging from a 550-square-foot attic space in a 1912 Craftsman home to an award-winning showroom at the famed Chicago Merchandise Mart. Then there’s the ongoing (re)design

New textile design firm launches inaugural line

Courtney Krug is owner and designer at new textile firm At300Nelson. Photo by Christina Karst.

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – New textile design firm At300Nelson has launched its first fabric and product line.

Owner and designer Courtney Krug specializes in creating one-of-a-kind fabric that sells by the yard as well as creating made-to-order pieces such as ottomans and pillows. All the fabric is hand-designed by Krug.

“After a decade of boomeranging back-and-forth from Florida to California and everywhere in between, my husband, Jake, and I chose to move back to Florida to be close to family and so I could start At300Nelson,” said Krug, a Northeast Florida native who completed studies in Fashion Design at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.

“My time on the West Coast, specifically in the Santa Cruz Mountains, as well as the encouragement of my Dad and growing up surfing both coasts, has all influenced my designs,” she added.

Krug said her work begins with pen or pencil on paper. Once she’s mastered her design – heavy in organic details, architectural lines, high contrast, stacking patterns and block print inspiration – she recreates it on canvas and prepares it for print.

The designs