FOCAL POINT STYLING


Services Provided
Interior styling, seasonal decor, home staging, retail store display, visual merchandising, online design, pinterest & blog collaborations

Areas Served
LOCAL: Chandler and Gilbert Arizona plus Online.

Typical Job Cost
$5,000 - $10,000

Business Description
Lynda Quintero-Davids is an Interior Stylist, a Visual Merchandiser, a Design Blogger and a Social Media Influencer who has specialized in home & store lifestyling for the past 25+ years. Lynda’s work can be found published online. Her expertise includes home & store styling created on a moderate budget, savvy shopping, visual merchandising, online board designs and blog collaborations.

After living in Miami for 33+ years, she now lives in the Phoenix area of Arizona with her husband and their adorable white cat, Sephora.

Lynda is a regular makeover contributor at HGTV.com and Houzz.com plus she has been regularly featured on the popular online moodboard site, Olioboard.

Early on, Lynda recognized the importance of featuring presentation online as a means of branding. Her strong eye for visual presentation is not limited only to brick & mortar shops – but has made its way online for virtual visuals. Her focus on details for creating online lifestyle boards can be easily marketed through Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and your own website.

Lynda is currently building & growing her brand (Focal Point Styling) and establishing herself in her new location by bringing moderate budget minded sophistication to the southwest. She is also collaborating with other design bloggers, online retailers and social media professionals for online design joint ventures. Most recently, she has collaborated with online e-tailer 1stdibs and has an ongoing collaboration with HomeGoods.

Please contact Lynda to discuss your styling projects – for your home, your store, or online e-commerce. Lynda can be contacted at nyclqd@yahoo.com.

Certification and Awards
- FEATURES: http://bit.ly
- DESIGN BOARDS: http://bit.ly/Ryl3XS
- PINTEREST PROFILE: http://pinterest.com/nyclq/
Location:
PHOENIX AREA, AZ US 
Contact:
Lynda Quintero-Davids 
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Address
Available Upon Request,
PHOENIX AREA, Arizona,
United States, 85295 
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21 Free Ways to Give Your Home Some Love

Change a room’s look or set a new mood without spending anything but a little time Full Story
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I liked this article so much! I've done some of the things but today I'm going to cut a sprig from some plant outside (don't know which one yet) and put it in a vase and then I'm going to go around and look at all the knickknacks and make a pile for charity. This article is just in time for Spring!
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srgerova
I cut a daffodil, put it in a cute little vase with some colored marbles and water and put it on my Mother-in-law's windowsill. It is amazing how it brightened up her room and her face!
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How to Keep Your Outdoor Furniture Looking New

Give cushions and wicker, teak or metal frames a little regular TLC to help them last Full Story
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cseabourne
Fun round chairs and use of colour
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Fireplace
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Here's How to Steer Clear of 10 Top Design Don'ts

Get interiors that look professionally styled even if you're taking the DIY route, by avoiding these common mistakes Full Story
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ombudsman
Most homes have a TV in every room, but you never see them in these beautiful photos - not practical
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lindaksidney
Could you tell me where to purchase the area rug in #7, Tobi Farley's design, blue with abstract figures?
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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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Doree Yates-Colter
Stunning!
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tishnyc
A few lessons learned from having our all-white kitchen in a NYC pre-war apartment: One, it is true that carrera marble is impacted by use and it gets marked up. But to me this is its beauty. Our counters and backsplash are honed carrera and I love it all. I cook every day and knew that the marble surfaces would develop a patina. It's what I love about it, but anyone who wants a countertop or backsplash to stay pristine should not choose honed marble. It will make you crazy.

Two, while polishing stone can protect against marks or stains, the polishing also produces a high glare if your kitchen gets lots of light and you'll need dark glasses to cook. Plus in any high use area, a polished surface will gradually show wear and the counters will look mis-matched. Besides loving the look of honed marble, these are the reasons we avoided a polished surface.

Three, never put marble, honed or polished, behind a stove as a backsplash. It will quickly stain and look like a dog's breakfast in no time. While we used honed carrera slabs as our backsplash in most of our kitchen, behind our 30" stove we instead use a stove-to-ceiling stack of 30" x 12" Porcelanosa polished ceramic tiles -- white tiles with a tiny grey pinstripe that perfectly goes-with but doesn't matchy-matchy the carrera backsplash. These tiles, which stack from stovetop to ceiling behind the range hood, have a tiny bevel and thus no grout, adding to their low maintenance. We love the look and the easy-to-clean convenience.

Four, in a lesson learned from a very experienced interior decorator -- if your kitchen gets lots of direct sunlight, don't paint your cabinets bright pure white. Instead choose a slightly gray-white color to counter the inevitable glare. It doesn't have to be a perfect gray match to the carrera; even a slightly mushroom white will be lovely with the gray and white carrera, which seems to go with everything. We also chose stainless appliances (Wolf stove, Bosch dishwasher, Sub-Zero refrigerator) which adds more gray to the mix in a good way. By the way, I use a spray foam 3M stainless cleaner which is brilliant and the best product I've ever used on stainless.

Five, a white painted kitchen is the perfect partner with wood floors. The combo makes the cabinets more beautiful and also showcases the floor. Our kitchen floors are oak; they're new but we chose flooring that matches the 100-year-old oak herringbone floors in the rest of our apartment. We've found that our wood floors wear as well as any stone or tile floor we've had in the past.

To finish our kitchen we chose painted knobs to keep the white-on-white quiet (we didn't want the interruption of metal, regardless of the finish, scattered all over our cabinets and drawers). I found a small, used, non-precious Oriental rug to use as a mat in front of the stainless sink, and had room to include a white, round Saarinen pedestal table and two Series 7 Arne Jacobsen white ash chairs to create the mix of classic cabinetry with modern furnishings. To the point of maintenance, I find it's far easier to keep an all-white kitchen clean (I can see the dirt!) than I did when our cabinets were dark wood and the floors were stone. I'd never go back.

A final practical point: as much as some of us might like a totally sleek look with a continuous slab backsplash, honed marble behind a stove is a nightmare to keep and will discolor in a heartbeat. Just as we used polished ceramic tile, you could also do back-painted glass or a sheet of stainless and keep the sleek appearance while ensuring you'll be able to keep the area clean.
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Why It's OK to Hate Your New Custom Sofa

It takes time to get used to bold new furniture, but dry your tears — the shock can be good for you. Here's what to expect Full Story
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kroze
Suzanne,....... sounds like you are having a great time with the search process, and you have some nice pieces. Fortunate for you that your husband is so good at making things work! Happy shopping! : )
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Suzanne Melton
Thank you, kroze. We picked up the mirror this morning...it weight over twenty pounds!

P.S. We aren't married. Dave and I were high school sweethearts (1963-64) who reconnected four years ago after 45 years apart.
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Readers' Choice: The 10 Most Popular Dining Rooms of 2012

Comfort was king last year for dining rooms, as Houzz readers noted plush seats, toasty fireplaces and soul-stirring views Full Story
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Room entries and casing
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Love the lights
March 2, 2014 at 3:39pm   
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Review by lhw3:

Lynda has written guest posts on my blog. She is a fabulous writer and has a incredible graphic sense. Lynda also created my blogs pinterest boards and did a fa...
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Review by James Swan:

I first became familiar with Lynda Quintero-Davids and her design work almost four years ago. Her sense of style, love of quality and knowledge of design caught...
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Review by gailharsberger:

I first hired Lynda to help me update my living/dining area. Thrilled with our work chemistry and her attention to detail, I rehired her to help me organize m...
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Review by Carol Scott:

Lynda with Focal Point Styling did an outstanding job! I still receive compliments on my office design -- as a therapist to people with various sensitivities,...
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Review by tkpleslie:

I have never known anyone with Lynda's talent for taking a vintage or thrifted item, repurposing it and giving it a new life. She is a gifted visual genius. You...
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