Sunday, July 24, 2011

Southwest Style: A Refreshing Challenge

When I first visited this job, the d├ęcor felt aged and weathered. I knew I had to stay true to the Southwest aesthetic of the home and the clients encouraged it. The scale and proportion of the great room is sizable but the miniscule fireplace wall looked out of place. After many conceptual drawings and meetings, the clients signed off and approved the vision I designed for them.

Once the demo began, I quickly realized that this project was going to challenge me. At the time, I had just completed a major re-design on a 5,000 sq. ft. house and I found the remodel project easier than this focal wall! Many detailed 6am jobsite meetings ensued to ensure that my vision was executed properly. The clients had an extraordinary collection of Southwest art and sculptures, therefore, I wanted the collection to be the star!



The fireplace wall was not the only area to receive a facelift. Firstly, thanks to Sherwin-Williams’ paint palette, the walls were brightened. Secondly, the lifeless carpet was torn out and replaced with knot-filled, hickory engineered wood. Thirdly, I strategically placed lighting to emphasis the beautiful finishes. Lastly, I designed custom furniture for the social butterflies (the Clients!). In the end, the Kravet fabrics helped to bring the room to life.

The project took about 8 weeks to complete. The clients and I are thrilled with the outcome☺.

With Love, Lina




Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Master Bathroom



Seriously!? This is what I get to do for a living? LOVE IT:)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Interior Designer Lina Quintero Introduces The Lina Collection Designer Fabric Line – Sonoran News

The Sonoran News highlights luxury interior designer Lina Quintero and features the launch of her couture designer fabric line known as The Lina Collection – Fabric series. Please feel free to visit the following direct link to review the article
Interior Designer Lina Quintero Introduces The Lina Collection Designer Fabric Line


With Love, Lina

Interior Designer

Monday, July 12, 2010

Designer Fabric : Interior Designer Lina Quintero Introduces The Lina Collection With Her Couture Designer Fabric Line


In several of my past blogs, I have been forthcoming about my deep rooted respect for inspirational famous interior designers including the one-of-kind charming Barbara Barry and the affable Barclay Butera. I have written about the debonair Steve Nobel and my admiration for his knowledge of complex aspects of the business side of the interior design industry. It is with these inspiring individuals who influenced my career in mind that I am proud to announce the official launch of The Lina Collection and my designer fabric line, Lina Fabric.

The Lina Collection luxury designer furnishings line initiates with my signature couture fabric series. I created Lina Fabric with the intent to address a diverse range of residential and commercial luxury interior design clients through a comprehensive selection of styles, colors, materials, patterns, weaves, and uses. Since the dawn of my career, my design vision has always been built on the belief that being a top interior designer means placing the design goals of the client at the forefront. The Lina Collection couture designer fabric line accomplishes my goal by offering universal design diversity.



I extend my special thanks to all the individuals who helped make my dream of launching a designer fabric line turn into a reality. Without your support and guidance, I couldn’t have made this dream come true. I appreciate you.


Respectfully,

Lina Quintero
Interior Designer

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Interior Designer Style: Lina Quintero Featured In SoScottsdale! Magazine For Her Timeless Fashion Sense

When SoScottsdale! Magazine, a leading fashion and style magazine in Scottsdale, Arizona, notified me that they wanted to publish a feature on my timeless sense of fashion, I literally radiated excitement. I was entirely flattered. As a lover of all things design and fashion related, on a personal level, this is an honor that transcends my early professional accomplishments in the field of interior design and business. When the magazine published and I discovered that they featured me next to Trina Turk, I felt as giddy as a child in a candy store.

In order to view the article on SoScottsdale.com, please visit the following direct link:
SoScottsdale! Magazine - Lina Quintero Fashion Feature

There is no doubt that interior design is and always has been my greatest passion. However, in both my professional and personal experiences, fashion rates a very close second. Both of these industries require a similar creative gene that forces the mind to think outside-of-the-box. In a similar manner, these two industries parallel each other in that they mandate the need to move fast and keep up with the trends. Whether I am sifting through upholstery fabric for a custom upholstered chair or I am in the Nordstrom’s Designer Department shopping for a dress, I am having fun.

Thank you SoScottsdale! Magazine. I appreciate you thinking to include me in your publication. It is an honor to be recognized as a Scottsdale Fashionista.


Respectfully,

Lina Quintero
Interior Designer

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sonoran News Highlights Lina Quintero As Carefree, Arizona’s Rising Star of Interior Design

Recently, the Sonoran News ran a featured editorial that encapsulated my career to date and in a flattering fashion, they identifed me as a rising star of interior design.

To view the Carefree Rising Star of Interior Design article, I encourage you to visit the following direct link
http://sonorannews.com/archives/2009/091202/businessnews.html

Humbly, I thank the Sonoran News for taking the time to recognize me in such a manner. I appreciate your honorable mention.


Respectfully,

Lina Quintero
Interior Designer

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A Day With Barclay – Barclay Butera


Yesterday, I had the privilege to share a day with design icon Barclay Butera. As an interior designer and a creator of luxury designer furnishings, Barclay is widely recognized as a star of the design industry. Recently, in partnership with Kravet, Barclay launched an innovative line of fabric and rug collections. His sophisticated taste is overtly visible in each of his four thematic design groupings: Mountain, Town & Country, City, and Beach. To view Barclay’s new collections, I encourage you to visit the following link
Kravet Barclay Butera Collection

During my time with Barclay, I learned that in order to become an iconic figure in the design industry, your vocation must be the dominate focus of your personal lifestyle. Like Barclay, you must have an inherent passion for design that is inextricably rooted deep within your heart and soul. Barclay is not only a talented designer, he is actively engaged in the trade, attends all the top parties and social events, and he mingles on equal footing with individuals from all walks of life.

Barclay, I congratulate you on your fabulous new Kravet collections and I thank you for taking the time to educate me on your path to success as a recognizable figure in design. Your positive approach to the business and social aspects of design is a model every luxury interior designer should analyze.

Respectfully,

Lina Quintero
Interior Designer