Warm, White and Welcoming

Nestled in the hills of Forest Heights in Portland, Oregon, this builder-grade home from the 90’s had an ideal location and great bones but was in need of a modern makeover. By replacing a dark and worn out kitchen with all new cabinets, appliances and PentalQuartz in Statuario, Rachel Anderson of Harper Rae Design Co. succeeded in transforming her kitchen into an open living space that is bright and welcoming all year round.  

PentalQuartz countertops were perfectly suited for this busy, design-savvy family. “We wanted a timeless, classic look but also a bit of a modern feel to make it feel fresh and up-to-date and Statuario fit that model perfectly,“ says Anderson, “Plus, between raising two young kids and wanting a renovation that would stand the test of time, I knew quartz was our best option due to its durability.” 


Charming details like the Mid-Century style light fixtures, a vintage rug and a subway tile backsplash soften the white palette. Sleek brass hardware lends a modern flair while the white marble look of Statuario complements the white cabinets and stainless appliances. “I was captivated by the brown and grey veining in Statuario and felt it had enough pattern and movement to add some visual interest to our all-white kitchen design,” says Anderson.  

A small nook of the kitchen was transformed into a beverage station complete with open shelving, an espresso maker and a built-in beverage chiller adding style and convenience. The large center island with seating for four is perfect for Sunday morning pancakes and helps the flow from the kitchen to the adjacent family room.

See more from Rachel Anderson on her Instagram, @pintucksandpeonies, and online at Harper Rae Design Co

Photos by Travis Stanley.