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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It is an Emperador dark marble slab surround.
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Is there room to pull the seating arrangement back a bit from the fireplace wall? The fireplace looks a bit diminutive on the wall so I would add a pair of cabinets or console tables on each side with a table lamp and framed print or painting above. A square coffee table works better with sofas at a right angle. Pull the chair in at an angle next to one of the new cabinets. Try your existing console to one side of the fireplace to see how it looks.
July 11, 2014 at 9:38pm   
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You have the makings of a nice room but... I'm sorry to say that the existing wall colour is clashing with your red accents and is doing nothing for your fireplace or even your beautiful floors. If you don't want to repaint (which I think you should consider sooner rather than later) then I would remove the red altogether and create a more neutral scheme of black, grey, cream and brown.
July 12, 2014 at 4:03am   
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The wall in front of the sofa is still a bit empty. I think you'd benefit from some shelves and plants over there.
July 14, 2014 at 10:33am   
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I think the floor is fine with the cabinets but the white trim is fighting with the darker wood tones, black counters and backsplash. Consider painting the trim around the window and base board the same color as the walls or a shade lighter. Look for a very large scaled framed poster or blackboard on the opposite wall to balance the run of cabinetry and appliances on the main wall.
July 11, 2014 at 9:26pm   
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The floor looks like Red Oak with matching red oak stain.
July 12, 2014 at 4:52am   
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Upon looking at your photos again, I agree that the evergreen should be relocated. Then, if the white-bark birch can be relocated, put it in front of the right corner of the house. This way, both shade trees will frame the house. I would suggest you paint the pavers around the tree with white reflective paint. I also would suggest that you edge the driveway and sidewalk with brick painted with white reflective paint so that the edges can be seen in the dark. Some pole-mounted coach lights along the drive and walkway may be helpful too. I also would suggest coach lights, in white or black, on each side of the outer porch wall. A matching light centered in the porch ceiling also would be a good idea.
July 10, 2014 at 10:18pm   
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I recommend white washing the brick which would brighten up the house and tie it to the carriage garage doors. Remove the shutters as they would not authentically work. Paint the trim off white or taupe. Add a pair of large scaled wall lanterns at the entrance. It looks like there are a pair of black poles supporting the overhang over the entry. Replace with a pair of boxed pillars on each side of the door.
July 11, 2014 at 9:19pm   
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Lovely flowers around the lamp post, looks like you have a green thumb. I suggest you look into adding a wide flowerbed in the front, extending around the tree base. Many bags of compost will make it good for planting. Plant with annuals the first year so you can see what grows in partly shaded areas, then add small shrubs and perennials the second year. Choose plants that attract hummingbirds, other birds, and butterflies. Add easy-clean birdbath and hummingbird feeder.
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I like Mick 50's recommendation. Another option is to paint all the siding taupe and white wash the brick. New windows with black or off white window frames and devided light window panes. Paint the front door black. Loose the storm door as weather permits. If you must have one keep the lines simple and clean with as little distraction from a handsome front door as possible. Carve out a much larger planting area incorporating the tree and curving towards the walk way. Fill with evergreen and flowering perinials.
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Key Measurements to Help You Design Your Dream Bedroom

Learn the dimensions that will help your bed and more fit neatly and comfortably, so you can get a good night’s sleep Full Story
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This is an informative article. Measuring the overall height of the mattress when choosing bedside table heights is great advice. If a room is to have a king size bed then I like to specify a bedside table or chest at least 30" wide if there is enough space. Smaller bedside tables look out of scale with a king size bed. I often specify bedside chests of drawers if more storage in needed in the room. I also like to see a table on one side of the bed and a chest on the other side or a desk on one side and a skirted table on the other side.. Bedside tables don' need to match other than the height so that table lamps are the same height. Alternatively you can have a table lamp on one side and a wall mounted swing arm light on the other if the table heights are not equal.
July 2, 2014 at 10:00pm     
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We live in an older home without A/C, so we leave our windows open at night to cool off. Since our bedroom has five! doors, furniture tends to be under the double hung windows, making them difficult to access to open and close. The room with the bed in the middle of the windows made me think of that.
July 17, 2014 at 11:21am     
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I solved the small-bedroom problem in my 100-year-plus central-stair colonial by hunting down an antique 3/4 spool bed. Love it!
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Dare to Go Gray in the Garden

Use neutral gray as a soother, a buffer and a framework for plants in many colors Full Story
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Thank you martinmittlemark for your delightful poems and Frank Organ for the article. I agree that gray, charcoal gray or black structural elements are a great back drop for the variegated greens of a garden. whether concrete, plaster, stone, weathered or stained wood - all make for an harmonious back drop for pantings. If you have ever hiked in the Sierra mountins and incountered clumps of chartreuse green moss on gray granite and weathered bark you will recognize the inspiration.
July 2, 2014 at 9:44pm     
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parfaite harmonie de couleurs et de formes, bravo
July 14, 2014 at 2:57am   
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Hugh Janus
I used a deep, charcoal-y gray on my backyard fence. The fence disappears and the plants zing out. My multi-trunk crepe myrtle with their pale trunks are spectacular against the charcoal.
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The Unexpected Color That Goes With Everything

Move over, beige. Green is staking its claim as the freshest neutral around Full Story
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A friend recently moved to a wooded property on the coast and asked for my color advice. The interior architectural style of the house is typical for the area, white walls, pine ceilings and redwood trim and posts throughout. There are large skylights that reflect the green of the trees on most of the walls. Any color she tried was affected by the reflection. I recommended Benjamin Moore Shitacki mushroom which is a muddy greenish taupe that could absorb the green reflections beautifully. The color reads as an earthy neutal and ties the pine and redwood elements together and keeps the focus on the many window views of the woods and her gardens. It is also a great backdrop for her antique pine furniture and art.
July 2, 2014 at 6:29am     
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geejay, If you're craving brighter than 'all the green' I wonder still about bringing a slightly brighter, more striking, version of your colors, but in an area rug, sort of like this [cause there's only pattern at the windows? or maybe a bright bed pillow? ] :
July 12, 2014 at 10:47pm   
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LIFESTYLE DESIGN
Thank you for this article. Green has been my neutral for years. Imagine living in Rainy Seattle, WA and painting a room beige or, heaven strike me, grey. Perhaps in another region where the sun is intense. Green is the color of balance and nature. It helps us concentrate and even helps us heal. Long live green. Let's all take a lesson from nature and use more green. The world would be a happier place
July 15, 2014 at 10:13am     
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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
April 8, 2014 at 8:28pm   
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When choosing taupe or any other wall colors it is best to try samples on your walls and look at them at different times of day. If you have a lot of trees and greenery outside your windows it can also affect the interior colors with reflections through the windows. I prefer satin or semi gloss finishes on furniture and cabinetry.
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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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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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