Interior Finishes – A Look that Complements Your Home

Residential Architecture | Remodels | Additions | Healthy Homes | Interior Finishes

Theresa Tamley believes that architectural design is about creating a cohesive whole, both inside and outside the home. In addition to being a residential architect, Theresa is also talented in the design of interior finishes. Her combination of architectural and design knowledge enables her clients to have complete continuity from the outside to the inside of the home.

A recent example of an interior remodel and interior finishes design project:

A couple in San Rafael had raised four children and were finally empty nesters. They were ready to create a new look for their home, and they turned to Theresa Tamley for architectural design and interior design help.

First, a master bedroom suite was added. Then, Theresa designed the entire cabinetry to suit the couple’s lifestyle. She created a window seat large enough for the wife to lie down while reading a book. To add storage, the window seat doubled as a cabinet with storage below. The same cabinetry elegantly incorporated a fireplace with a TV above. Theresa chose the wood and all of the hardware. For the master suite bathroom and walk in closet, Theresa designed the cabinetry and closet system as well as selected the tile, plumbing fixtures and paint colors.

The couple also desired a remodeled kitchen. Theresa designed completely new layout to improve the kitchen’s function, resulting in a wonderful environment that allowed comfortable and efficient cooking. When designing the cabinets, Theresa incorporated specialty storage items, including: pull out trash, mixer lift, compost bin storage, baking center, efficient pantry storage and lighted display shelves. She also worked with the couple to select beautiful energy-efficient appliances, countertops with coordinating backsplash, and even the final details of the cabinet pulls.

If you are looking for an architect who can also design interior finishes, please contact Tamley Architectural Design at: 415-488-1698 or