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.


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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.
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Best of Houzz 2013
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How to Choose the Right Window Shades

Should you roll with rollers or do as the Romans do? This mini guide to choosing window shades can help Full Story
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Wow, the shades in the third picture are amazing!
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#14 looks like a bad Greek restaurant
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Wood side chairs with natural linen seats or blue and ivory stripe linen upholstered seats would look great. The wood chairs could be in the dame dark finish as the host and hostess chairs which contrast nicely with the off white table.
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This is a small room, I would keep all chairs the same. Good job.
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for a more eclectic look you could go with something like this:
http://deciture.com/shop/furniture/world-market/bishop-dining-chairs-set-of-2/
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Laurakdesigns 3rd image of a gray walls with darker charcoal gray trim is the most striking option. Also paint the garage door the charcoal gray of the trim. Don't use any white or light colors for the trim. If dragons breath gray is the swatch you have on the walls in the latest image I think it looks great with the brick and slate. You cold paint the front door a rich deep gold picking up on the gold tones in the slate. This palette will be striking, sophisticated and unpredictable.
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Tammy, I was thinking the Mystic gold for the stucco and the lighter color for the trim....sorry I wasn't clear!
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Dark lower cabinets and white uppers would be the best choice. The dark charcoal lower cabinets will tie in the stove and dishwasher and give that run of cabinets a more cohesive look (ditto for the refrigerator wall). The white upper cabinets will make the kitchen feel more expansive and give it an updated look. If you are doing dark lower cabinets then I recommend Carrera marble counters as black granite counters will not offer enough contrast with the dark base cabinets. White subway tile of Carrera subway tile if budget permits would be very attractive. If budget permits choose an under counter sink for a ore seamless counter and less maintenance. The contrast of the dark base cabinets and white uppers will be striking not boring.
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Thanks! A com earn I had about the two tone cabinets was how it might play in a smaller space and for potential buyers if we sell in a few years- hopefully it stays as popular as it is now... Any thoughts on removing the upper cabinet to the left of the sink? Put thought was that it would give better line of sight to the window from across the room and make the kitchen feel more open. We could make do without it- I just want sure if the benefit of removing it would be outweighed by the loss of storage space in a small kitchen.
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pick a color that matches the lightest or medium cream color in the granite and it will work beautifully with the blue green cabinets. If you prefer a richer color then go for a cafe mocha color for the walls in the same tone as the browns in the granite. the trim should be a creamy white instead of bright white or paint it the same colors as the walls.
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Thank you all for your responses. Really didn't think that this would be sigh a hard decision. I just want it to look terrific! Our house is a cape cod and I would love to go with a cottage feel design scheme....
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Love the cabinet tone - can't tell but the granite appears to have a lot of gold / yellow. You want to avoid that deep yellow with your wythe blue but the creamy wood work is just the right thing. You can go soft on the walls to bring in more light but it needs to pick up the undertone of the stone . . .yellows are the hardest to pick, even in a cream tone but that is what you need - something that will appear darker than your creamy trim but lighter than the countertops in the same family. Test bm simply irresistable http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-color/simplyirresistible if you don't like the ideas for chocolate or mid tone neutrals in the brown family. Test, test test for anything with a yellow undertone - they reflect the light around them so very latitude and room specific.
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A banquette bench on the back wall with an upholstered back and a rectangular table would allow you to still use a chair at each end and 2 on the sides opposite the banquette. That electrical outlet in the middle of the wall is an eyesore. Have an electrician relocate it to lower on the wall or eliminate altogether. I would put a large scaled horizontal mirror on that wall instead of the 2 small prints. This will make the space feel more spacious and add to the bistro look. Move the cat poster to another wall in the kitchen. Consider painting the walls a tera cotta brown to harmonize with the floor color. I agree that you could consider painting the upper cabinets a cream color which might make the space feel brighter.
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travisinteriors
Check Ikea for lights. They have a artichoke one that would be perfect. Or go a pop of color like the one Grover showed but in Red.
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sondramartina
I decided to move these chairs back to DR and bring Gus Thompson chairs in the kitchen. But I can still apply some ideas mentioned above.
thanks guys
I 'll be back! :)
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I recommend a medium taupe gray for the siding and all the trim, pillars etc. ( The siding needs to be medium to dark to unify the siding with the brick otherwise it will look like the brick is pasted onto the front of the house. Go for black or dark charcoal gray for the shutters and a rusty orange in high gloss for the front door (pull the color from the orange brick). Then add landscaping that includes some russet red and orange plants interpersed with various shades of green. I would add a railing on the front and sides of the porch to tie in the tall handrails on your stairs. Add a large scaled pot or planter to the right side of the door with orange or russet red annual flowers and change out to box wood or an evergreen in the winter.
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Tried the oranges, and Charcoal's and blacks today purchasing samples of an array of shades that looked good with the brick and roofing I had in my hands. ......It did not work for me. I did today find out however that Sticks and Stones is the color they used as trim on this house, and they went with some other color that was lighter on the sides. They reversed the body and trim color for what ever reason? This house was Red Door and Shutters when we purchased it. It looked great, now everyone is going red and I am struggling trying to find a color. I love a taupe however that I can change to what color of shutters and door when I want, suddenly if my neighbor decides they like my coloring without having to change the complete paint job. I am now trying to look into the Teal's like SW 6754 Ionian that was suggested.
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Paint your siding GREY! Be sure you pick the right shade.. something that compliments the brick. As far as your door, I'd go TEAL! Teal compliments the red in your brick. :)
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My Houzz: From Dated to Dreamy in 3 Weeks

The results belie the speedy makeover of this 1940s Quebec home — which not even a colony of ants could derail Full Story
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The change with the most impact, also the easiest and least expensive is painting all the trim and interior doors the same color as the walls. This is beautifuly illustrated in the before and after images of this project. So many homeowners are afraid to paint natural wood but the cheap oak trim and doors of countess 1970's and 80's homes detracts rather than enhancing rooms. If color is what you prefer then unified wall and trim color works just as well as an all white approach.
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Really wonderful job. I second painting or staining the banquette - it looks too raw compared to the polished look of the rest of the remodel. But please, no collaging!
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lisadoll
Congratulations on your fabulous renovation.
This is a beautifully done home, but it wasn't the decor that made everyone feel instantly at home for the first holiday. It was the graciousness of the couple who lives there!
It's refreshing to see a young couple who is just so respectful , and appreciative of the talents of generations past, while incorporating their own fresh ideas.
It's so lovely that dad helped with furniture construction; that the original blueprints are framed, and that vintage fixtures and family finds are included.
I adore the bold choice of "decorator's white" throughout, and also the color of the kitchen cabinets! The deep color anchors the countertop and I find that contrast is the key to making a statement in a small space.
Thanks for the great reno advice,
and may you have many happy years together renovating future homes. I'm sure this is ONLY THE BEGINNING!
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Custom curtains, simple roman shades, grass weave or shutters bring warmth and polish to any room. Skimpy single width panels or over fussy treatments add nothing or generally distract from the beauty of a room. When choosing window coverings they should be a beautiful solution to function (light control or privacy) and or a beautiful decorative element that harmonizes with the interior scheme.
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chemayne
I think it's OTT.
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sondramartina
I have one friend who would like that window treatment but not me nor my 20 other friends. It is too intricate for our taste.
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Lynnie
You could go with a pale coral or tangerine.Those two colors look very nice. If you can post pictures, it would help.
February 11, 2014 at 9:44pm   
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This room pictured is too narrow to paint an accent wall on one of the long side walls. Accent walls are over rated and don't always add to the room. This room would have look better either all turquoise or all green.
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How to Choose the Right Window Blinds

Get the privacy, light filtering and look you want with this breakdown of blind options Full Story
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There is nothing that kills a beautifully executed room more than honey comb, verosol or vertical blinds. Grass or wood weave shades, roman shades or shutters are a much more appealing solution to window coverings when it comes to shades.
Solar shades can be an elegant solution in a contemporary room when sun control is an issue.
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Sharon Whiteman
Not all blinds have slats - only Venetian blinds. What about roman blinds? Austrian blinds?
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I bought custom pleated shades from Budget Blinds for the front facing bedrooms a couple of years ago. The one in my bedroom is room darkening as light from the street light comes through the window (Room darkening did the trick). I forgot that there was a possibility that the remainder of the condo complex would be built, so the mistake I made was not getting the top down option or getting trilights. I'm debating on whether to get them. I had planned to get another room darkener for the guest bedroom, and put the current gbr shade in the loft/office (the windows are the same size). The moral of the story; get what you really want and stop trying to save $$-I regret not getting the trilights!!
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Thank you. I designed the chair and ottoman and had my upholsterer make them. The tight back and seat and the tailored drop skirt showcase a large scaled print like this.
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The rug was purchased by my clients when they were traveling in Turkey.
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With your preference for deep tones fabrics and furniture I recommend you paint the walls a mid range brownish gold or pumpkin orange. Paint the trim in the same tone as the walls but 1 or two shades lighter (not white). Then carry this range of color throughout the first floor. For example a gold room leads into a pumpkin orange room into a room with teal blue green cabinets or furniture. Use the pillow image you posted s the lead fabric and color direction for all the rooms. With a thread of colors running through all the rooms wether it be the main elements or secondary as accent colors. This way you create harmony and color flow throughout the house.
March 31, 2014 at 8:52pm   
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Shaker beige by Benjamin Moore is a great place to start with paint for this room. It's a warm, rich neutral that you can decorate around, and then go back in a few months and add a focal wall color inspired by an art or furniture piece.
March 31, 2014 at 10:15pm   
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With the "plum" curtains and chair, Idd choose a white with a little gray in it.
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I recommend white walls, white bedding and white curtains. The short burgandy curtains look heavy. Choose white floor length curtains which will make the cieling look higher and the room look larger. The curtains could also be in a gray and white pattern as wel as a couple of patterned pillows on the bed in the same curtain fabric. Paint the upper walls above the dark wood trim over the windows the same gray as the ceiling. Tis will also complement the travertine stripe floors.
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Houzz Tour: Picture-Perfect Simplicity

It’s like camping out in a catalog sometimes at this classic farmhouse — Pottery Barn and other retailers love it for photo shoots Full Story
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What a beautifu home! Rustic and refined, functional and comfortable and beautifully edited furnishings, housewares and art.
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Simply beautiful! A little goes a long way with this wonderful farm-chic decor!
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A lot of effort went into this house to make it look so effortless. Beautiful.
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Dream Spaces: 12 Beautiful White Kitchens

Snowy cabinets and walls speak to a certain elegance, while marble counters whisper of luxury Full Story
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Well there is nothing like a white kichen to get the hackels up "Love them" or ""Think they are boring" and boy does poor marble get a bad rap. But I am here to say that I love them. There is nothing more classic, classy or contemporary. You can always add color with wall color or interesting flooring materials, light fixtures and furniture if an all white kitchen is not your cup of tea. I love any of the white marbles in a honed finish. Let it get stained. It will just add character and give it more of an old world look even if it is a contemporary kitchen. The more white marbles age the better they look.
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I am so very glad stainless is on the way OUT!! Besides the fingerprints, it makes the family-friendly kitchen look like a laboratory. We are thinking of redoing our entire kitchen, in white again because we love it. Two big appliance stores told us to consider white appliances!! Hooray, finally!!
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What is the color of the walls ?
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Even if the architect can tell you the name of the color and paint brand it won't look the same in your house. Every house has different light situations and regions also affect the quality of light. Photographs are rarely true to the actual color of the room. This white appears to be a warm white such as Benjamin Moore linen white or Navajo white. Try two or three white samples on various walls in your room to determine the best color for your particular space.
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I agree that white plantation shutters would look great. Consider painting the walls the palest powder blue.
March 23, 2014 at 4:25pm   
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libratravel
Etsy shows these if you look up "faux roman"
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Thanks everyone. Hi abbyjean and thanks.
March 23, 2014 at 6:12pm   
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Tammy Gore
The beautiful wallpaper…. mfg, etc?
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The wallpaper manufacturer is Cole and Sons. The pattern is Pagoda, color -pebble.
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Thanks, yes it is an 8ft. ceiling.
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picasso58
True, One thing I do notice in many rooms is they are not just square box type rooms with plain windows. The architectural elements including the soaring ceiling heights in some rooms you will never find in average homes. So I just go from picture to picture with a sigh ! LOL
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Clay LaHatte
Me too.
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Since the dining set is quite traditional, I'd suggest working in that direction and keep the color scheme neutral as the fabric of the dining chairs are quite unique.


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It looks like the wall to the left of the window is wider. Could you move the china cabinet to that wall and face it into the room? I agree that it would look better to have 6 chairs at the table instead of 4. I would move the bird painting to the wall where the china cabinet is now as it seems a bit small over the side board. Find a larger scaled painting or print in a similar colorful style or mirror over the side board. I would also add a pair of tall ceramic lamps on the sideboard. The dining room set is formal and your taste in art and the light fixture are more colorful and whimsical so I would play up an eclectic look. You might put a colorful collection of pottery in the china cabinet. Paint or wallpaper the back of the china cabinet to add color and interest. A pair of curtains on the window would warm up the space. You could also add a second curtain panel in the same fabric over the door to the kitchen
March 21, 2014 at 10:58pm   
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Paint it to match the weathered gray/brown fence.
March 21, 2014 at 10:36pm     
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Have you thought of Black and white pattern? Since it's a rental and you don't want to spend a lot of money, may as well make it an artistic look. If it's in the garden doesn't have to have flower pattern on it. Leave the flowers and colors to the nature and make it a unique piece of art.
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LOL, loreshep! It DOES look like a dumpster! That will certainly speed up my process of figuring out what to do...
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I just want to comment on the handsome paint color scheme. The attractive garage doors painted the same color as the stucco siding puts the focus on the entry door and beautiful French windows. The roof color is harmonious with the paint scheme and the classic boxwood landscape is in keeping with the architecture. It looks like the light fixtures might be a mix of pewter and bronze or natural steel.
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elissabi
My votes for square handleset.
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I vote for square. it is more in keeping with the architectural style of the glass.
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Here is a couple of scenarios. Paint the cabinets white which would appear to be more harmonious with your adjacent dining/living room and upholster the bar stools in a graphic black and white print or stripe. Hone the black granite counters for a softer look. An alternate scenario would be to Ebanize the cabinets with a black stain to compliment the piano in the adjacent room and change out the counters to a white Carrera marble
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I would not paint your cabinets, the wood is too pretty. I painted my old oak cabinets because the grain was not even pretty. If it was, I would have found a way to stain them. The main reason I painted mine was we had to replace the lower cabinets. Couldn't afford all new for as many cabinets we had, so the next best thing was to paint the uppers and buy new wood stained lowers. Changing paint on your walls and lighting would make a big difference and make it seem newer to you. I know it did my kitchen even before I finished installing the cabinets
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Good choice!
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Why oh why did the contractor opt for a slider shorter than the side windows? Yes- maybe it was less expensive but then the homeowner has the extra cost of making this mistake work. I recommend Roman shades on the side windows, outside mounted above the top of the window casing at the same height as the top of the adjacent upper kitchen cabinets.
On the sliders mount a curtain rod just above the height of the roman shades.
Then install a pair of working curtains (or panel) that's heading top lines up with the top of the roman shades on the side windows. You will need to measure the size of rod and rings to determine how high the rod needs to be installed so the top of the curtain lines up with the top of the roman shades. This will also tell you how long the curtains need to be made.
A word to contractors and developers - At the risk of being insulting; when designing spec houses - please stop trying to be clever and consult with an architect or designer for a second opinion. It would have looked so much better if the windows and slider were all the same height and less expensive and cumbersome to design window coverings.
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If you like the Jacobean style, you might also like these premade curtains from Country Curtains. They sell the fabric separately if you prefer to make them.
http://www.countrycurtains.com/product/010150845+jacobean+floral+lined+rod+pocket+curtains.do?sortby=ourPicks&refType=#
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Make a simple box pleated valance mounted on a board for each window. Attach with L-brackets.
Align top of valances with top of crown molding on cabinets. Length of both valances should be equal and come just to the glass part of the slider, just covering the molding and frame of slider.
This will give the illusion that windows are equal height. Visually pleasing.
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Put a recessed medicine cabinet in a side wall with either a panel door or mirror front if you prefer a large mirror above the vanity. That way you have the best of both worlds. The more clutter of product you can keep off the counter the better. And yes - Robern medicine cabinets are the best but will require a higher end budget.
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Beautiful bathroom Hyde Evans Design!
March 23, 2014 at 4:35am   
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Mark
The mirrored medicine cabinet was the first thing on the list to go when we renovated our bathroom. Never liked them. There is never enough room to store things properly and things fall out. We keep our medicine and other items stored in a cool dry space.
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The paint color is Benjamin Moore Navajo white. you might also look at Linen white depending on your wall color, wallpaper, floor and counter tile and stone you are using. I always prefer to use a creamier, warm white rather than a pure white. When you put a white like Navajo, Linen or Elephant tusk next to a pure white piece of paper it will look dark but when it is on cabinets and trims it still reads a pretty bright white but softer in tone. Photographs are disceiving when it comes to the true color so you need to try a few samples to get the best color for your particular lighting situation that compliments the other materials you are using.
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Love your work ! So Elegant. I've been going crazy trying to pick a soft beige or off white that is not going to give off any strange color tones. I have a taupe on my walls now that has an odd pink hue to it certain times of day. Can you recommend any that won't present this problem. Navajo is one of my choices and also Philadelphia cream, both BM. The other question is what finish do you select for furniture that is being painted ? Its difficult to envision from a small sample of sheens what it will look like over a large piece of furniture. Thanks so much.. Linda
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Well here you have it - Microwaves over stoves, black appliances, '70 oak cabinets, too many pillows on beds and sofas, chaotic mix of mid century fabrics, furnishings and lamps, rooms full of over stuffed leather sofas and recliners, duette blinds, TVs over fireplaces, overuse of recessed lights, fully carpeted stairs, built in book cases when homeowners don't own books or have meaningful collections to display, snap in paned windows and year round storm doors.
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Donna
Wow, I guess I'm out of style before I even get started! We are in the process of building my dream house in SC at a lake and the Sheetrock is being hung as I write.

We sold a log house that we lived in for 11 years, and after looking at brown walls, brown floors, brown ceilings, and overly dark, drab cabinetry for so long, all I want is bright, bright, bright!!

My house is an open concept house.

My kitchen and living room cabinets are painted white with a charcoal grey glaze. My kitchen island will be painted in a chalky dark blue. My counter tops will be quartz with a mosaic tile backsplash. My appliances are stainless (although I hate cleaning them, white ones would be too much).

My TV will be over my gas logs and mantle.

My floors will be hardwoods in open area and halls, carpet in master bedroom, guest rooms and office, and tile in wet areas.

I also have a air jetted deep soaking tub and a large walk in shower with 2 handhelds and a 12" rain head in the center.

I chose chrome as the finish on my faucets throughout the house because it is timeless and I want a more contemporary look in the house.

The paint in the open rooms will be a light to med-tone grey with blue undertones with white trim. In the guest rooms, a griege that I can decorate around without having to spend a fortune, I am leaning towards a muted plum for my master bedroom with silver accents.

Also, I have recessed cans in the den, kitchen, and master bedroom along with ceiling fans with light kits (except for kitchen).

After reading this post, I guess I'm just going to have to be outdated before I been move in! However, these are things that I like as I will be the one paying for them and living with the choices I make! I guess that it also depends on where you live.

I'm excited to finish since we've been building since Jan 2013. We are our own GC and sub everything out. We research every decision and check prices and quotes. It may take us longer to build, but the money we have saved is worth the wait!
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As many have said, Donna, do what makes you happy!
That being said, hee, do NOT like pedestal sinks and a big HUH?!? to backwards books. I guess I'm really behind here!
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YES!
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What a huge difference...from dated to a super classy, high end look. I love it'!
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Love the butler, too! What's his name? :)
April 7, 2014 at 10:33am   
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Guest Picks: Coffee Tables That Wow

Set down one of these seriously statement-making pieces in a living room or den and watch the focus shift Full Story
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I love the Design Mix rectilinear table posted. It is a beautiful, contemporary rendition of a bureled coffee table avoiding the kitchy retro look of late 60's and early 70's styles.
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Just because a person doesn't want to spend $2,500 - $5,000 for a coffee table, doesn't mean that those who do not, end up with a "common, and cheap centerpiece". There are thousands of "art piece" type coffee tables that cost in the hundreds, not the thousands. And for the record, I like the mosaic or black coffee tables best. How much do they cost?
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I agree 100 % you don't have to spend thousands to enjoy a beautiful and unique center piece.
The furniture store in Los Angeles had a ton of amazing and unique choices. They did give me a discount down to $2240 for the iron rivet table, $688 for the white wash teak round, $1760 for the mosaic tile round table with iron base and $1440 for the antique Indian storage trunk table.
I also love this piece and best price...$540 reclaimed wood and iron strap base.
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