Tres McKinney Design


Services Provided
Interior design, space planning, finishes and material specification, color and furnishing schemes, cabinet and furniture design, kitchen and bath remodel.

Areas Served
Northern California: Carmel Valley to Mendocino, San Francisco Bay area to Tahoe.

Typical Job Cost
$50,000.00 - $1,000,000.00+
Job costs vary depending on how extensive a renovation is required, if new construction, and the number of rooms to be designed and furnished.


Business Description
Tres McKinney Design is a full service design office specializing in designing residential interiors.
Working with an extensive vocabulary of stylistic approaches, Tres is known for designing timeless, gracious interiors - executed with great attention to detail. The architectural style and site of the property are taken into consideration to achieve a seamless integration of architecture and interior design integrity.
She enjoys collaborating with clients incorporating their personal taste, collections and lifestyle requirements. In addition, her longstanding relationships with antique dealers and an extensive group of artists and craftsmen/women are integral to creating her distinctive interiors. Please call us with any questions.
Bay Area Interior Designer
Best of Houzz 2013
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2 Henry Adams Street, #M-30
San Francisco, CA 94103 
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(415) 626-5514 
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I think black wood counter stools would harmonize with the black cabinetry. Have you considered painting the walls a deeper shade of taupe. This would unify the cabinets, counter and tile elements and be a handsome back drop for furnishings. The ivory walls look a bit weak with the darker elements in the kitchen. Paint the trim the same color as the walls but in a satin finish. Paint all the interior doors in satin black.
August 21, 2014 at 10:09PM     
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Faddu1, If the cabinets are espresso choose espresso colored barstools. Paint suggestions remain the same. Interior doors could be black/ brown or espresso with brushed nickel hardware but keep the trim and walls the same color. Walls matt finish, trim satin finish.
August 21, 2014 at 10:16PM     
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August 21, 2014 at 10:26PM     
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Love the ideas!
August 22, 2014 at 7:17AM   
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I recommend removing the microwave over the stove. relocate a small microwave on a shelf in the pantry. Remove the cabinets over the refrigerator or bump them out to line up with the face of the refrigerator. Paint all the cabinets , pantry doors, back door and trim and casings all the same color in a satin finish. Natalie's recommendation of a putty taupe/gray would be pretty. Paint the walls and ceiling an off white 50-75% of the putty color. Remove all the clutter off the refrigerator and create a bulletin board somewhere else for all the memorabilia. Painting the cabinets, doors and trim all the same color will unify the elements and make the space seem larger and brighter. You might consider changing the cabinet hardware for a relatively inexpensive update.
August 21, 2014 at 10:03PM        Thanked by htabish
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A non-vented hood can be placed under a new cabinet, and neither have to be expensive.

And don't worry about white appliances! They are not dated! Just because lots of people are buying stainless or black or whatever doesn't mean it's best for you. I personally do not like stainless and think it's trendy. When I rebuilt my kitchen, I added new cabinets painted off white, with black granite counter tops and a new white refrigerator and dishwasher. Stainless would have stuck out like a sore thumb.

Also, install some under-counter lighting. Also not expensive and makes a world of difference.

ENJOY!!
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Great Design Plant: Western Sword Fern Adds Prehistoric Drama

For distinctive looks and easy care in a shade garden, go for North American native Polystichum munitum Full Story
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There is nothing so fine as a green woodland garden that sustains its beauty year round.
August 21, 2014 at 9:32PM   
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Hi nettiez -- prune western sword fern right as you see the first new, bright green growth emerging, some time between Feb and April, depending on where you live. Simply cut out all of the previous year's dark green, tattered foliage, right down to the base (the cinnamon-brown nub where the new croziers emerge). The plant will be beautifully refreshed for a new season.
August 24, 2014 at 8:20AM   
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Wow, nice ferns, these ferns make the garden a little more beautiful than expected. I particularly loved the ones near the fences, the ones in the second pic. Thanks for sharing the idea. I would definitely look for them in the market for my garden as well. Thanks again.
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This antique Italian walnut chest my client found is about 54"W x 24"D (deeper than most chests). It definitly is the focal point of the Entry.
August 17, 2014 at 7:03PM   
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Thank you very much! My entry is only about 8 feet wide but I may try and put in a larger chest like this. I love the scale of everything in this entry. Thanks again.
August 17, 2014 at 8:13PM   
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The antique botanicl prints were part of the clients existing art collection. Rare book and print shops and some antique stores often have loose botanical prints for sale. You can have them matted and framed at a local frame shop. These prints have beautiful French mats which add to their decorative quality.
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I met Tres at a professional conclave of designers and was immediately impressed by her graciousness and charm. One would think this was typical of a service pr...
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Tres McKinney worked wonders for my 1460 square foot (2 bedroom / 1 bath / dining room / living room) Marina condo. She took the time to learn about my style a...
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My company worked with Tres on a high-end remodel. it was on the Silverado golf course. The project came out very tastefully. She was very organized and made...
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Tres transformed my house into a beautiful home that I enjoy everyday. I often entertain, and all of my guests kindly share their excitement about the warmth ...
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I have known Tres McKinney for almost 20 years. She has helped me decorate three homes and two condominiums. I could not have been more pleased with her tastefu...
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Ken Burghardt is a knowledgeable and talented designer with years in the industry designing kitchens, libraries and all areas of the home. His design and mater...
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