CREATE YOUR PERFECT SPACE | DESIGN CLASS NO. 5

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WEEK FIVE | get out your drawing tools

main objective : getting to know your space intimately.

weekly lesson : how well do you know your space? This week is about making sure you know your space the best you can, to create the most beautiful space and utilize it well. Before we get to know it grab your drawing tools; paper, pencil, eraser and trace paper!

Getting to know your space can be a layered process. We may not see everything right away. At this point it is important to get to know your space as well as you can.

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First look at the architecture, the bones of the space. Draw the basic wall layout out. It doesn’t need to be perfect by any means, just a drawing that shows you what your space looks like. (Note: it needs to be big enough you can make notes on it – I suggest drawing on an 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper.) Next you will want to add the below details to your drawing. Check them off as you go to make sure you get all the details of the space on the paper.

architecture check list | _ all walls    _ windows   _ doors    _ molding   _light switches    _ electrical outlets    _ overhead lights    _tv outlet  _architecture details such as fireplaces, shelves, etc

Now try to add all the dimensions of the above notes on the plan or you can use trace paper to add the dimensions to an additional sheet.

Once you have done the basic drawing, use trace paper to draw the existing floor plan over the plan you drew. Then you can start drawing the fun stuff. Create different furniture schemes on trace paper over the floor plan you just drew. This will help you for future design and start to think about what you’d like for the space.

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You will definitely want to the above for the floor layout, but you can either take photos or do additional drawings to showcase specifics, like style of windows, style of fireplace, molding, etc.

homework : draw and get to know your space.

contact : if you have any questions along the way feel free to contact me via email {LindyJacoby@gmail.com} (You can see my personal qualifications for helping you under about!)

Truly, Lindy

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05.20 playlist

Happy Friday lovely people!

Truly, Lindy

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WEEK FOUR | look at your current space

main objective : figure out what you have and how you can utilize it to the fullest.

weekly lesson : you live in your space and know exactly what you have. This can be the most challenge part of the design stages, simply because you are about to really look at what you have and decide what stays and what goes. Since you have developed your 125.jpg 126.jpgpersonal taste, you are able to look around the house and figure out what fits and what doesn’t. Take an inventory of what you have that you can keep. (If you don’t know what to do with all the items you don’t want anymore, you can always donate.) Either take photos of the items you believe would potential fit or write them down. This will make the next few steps easier.

Questions to ask yourself when going through everything; Do you ever use it? Does it mean anything to you? How could you use that item? Does it Design Class#4 | LindyJacoby.com - Nuance Designfit within your style? Does it fit with how you want your space to eventually look? Are there pieces in other parts of the house that could work?

This can sometimes be a great time to start a list of what you either think you may need in the future or what to replace what you are throwing out with. Also note the items you choose don’t have to be items that you keep all the way through. This is just a great start to know what you have and could potentially use. Design Class#4 | LindyJacoby.com - Nuance Design

homework : take pictures of your space and pieces you enjoy. Take an inventory of the items you could keep.

contact : if you have any questions along the way feel free to contact me via email {LindyJacoby@gmail.com} (You can see my personal qualifications for helping you under about!)

Truly, Lindy

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05.13 playlist

Happy almost weekend!

Truly, Lindy

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WEEK THREE | figure out your overall goals

main objective : to figure out your exact needs for the best design possible.

weekly lesson : starting can be one of the hardest parts of any design project. 2aWhere to begin? In the last two classes we have got very excited about our personal style, so now it is about figure out what our design project will be. Figure out the space you want to design.

Once you have figured out which space you want to design, or redesign. Set a few goals of what you would like to change about the space(s) or would want in the space(s) or how you want the space(s) to feel.

Write all your goals down and then pick a few that are very important, but know that each goal can shift and change during the process. It is good to have a start thought. design class #3 | Nuance Design - LindyJacoby.comAnother way to set goals is by taking photos or drawing a quick plan of your space and sketching out what you would like to change.

Some example goals would be; creating a space that fits my needs as well as those I live with, make sure I have space that I can completely be comfortable within, make sure that the windows are a focus, make sure the entire space feels brand new, have it flow with the spaces around it, etc.

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homework : set some goals and start to look at your space more closely.

contact : if you have any questions along the way feel free to contact me via email {LindyJacoby@gmail.com} (You can see my personal qualifications for helping you under about!)

 

 

 

Truly, Lindy

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#NUANCEDESIGNTRAVELS NO. 2 – off to my next adventure

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H e l l o    e v e r y o n e ! I’m going to be in no mans land till June 12th, literally no service and I’m so excited to be drifting in the middle of nowhere, traveling to some wonderful places in the US and Mexico with my sister. Not only will we see beautiful landscapes, but I’m sure encountering some amazing people as well. Unfortunately no services means I won’t be doing regular post other then the weekly playlist and of course the free design class will continue! I was hoping to get more done for you guys, but I can’t believe how busy I have been to get ready for this trip. I will miss all of you though and am excited for when I get back!

Traveling is such an inspiration to life so I wanted to share a few photos from previous adventures I have had and trust me there will be several photo post after this month away! I will be back to complete posting June 13th! See you then!

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Where are some places that have inspired you?

Truly, Lindy

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05.06 playlist

Happy Friday everyone! Are you enjoying the sun? This playlist has two of my by far favorite songs, so I hope you enjoy!

Truly, Lindy

CREATE YOUR PERFECT SPACE | DESIGN CLASS NO. 2

WEEK TWO | pick your palette

main objective : bringing all your muses together to figure out your perfect pieces and color palette.

weekly lesson : welcome to week two! It’s time to collect all the muses you found over the past week!

step 1 – Look at all your muses that you gathered. Spread them out on a surface and look for common themes, what stands out to you and what are the aspects you LOVE about them! Look at the colors, the pieces, the details, the objects, anything that makes you smile. Circle them or make note of them. (See example below.)

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step 2 – pick out the colors that stand out to you. Are there common colors that run throughout your muses? Pull the colors out that you love and then collect them together. A great way to is to take your muses to a paint store to grab larger samples of the colors you love – you won’t use all the colors for paint, but it an easy way to get the colors you love on a larger scale for when you shop for product – plus samples are typically free. Try to narrow your favorite colors to about six or seven colors. (When picking a color palette you will want to pick a white, a black or dark dark color and a color shade for wood along with your other fun colors.)

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step 3 – now find a fun (trust me it needs to be fun) folder or box. Place all your muses and colors into that place.

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homework : three times this week pull out all your muses and sit in front of them for about an hour and continue to develop the list what inspires you to develop your palette.

contact : if you have any questions along the way feel free to contact me via email {LindyJacoby@gmail.com} (You can see my personal qualifications for helping you under about!)

Truly, Lindy

PS. If you miss the first class check it out here – seek our muse!

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04.29 playlist

Since we are all so excited that Beyonce’s cd came out this week I had to do a few of my favorite songs she created. She is an incredibly talented woman and been an inspiration, so I am so excited about her new cd!! Have a beautiful weekend!

Truly, Lindy