#nuancedesigntravels no.3 soaking in the sun

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Life can get you tangled in ways that you may not expect it. Even if those lines that twist your life aren’t all bad, it can still take a hold of you that can require a pause. For the past two months I have been so fortunate to see beautiful landscapes, meet some incredible people and take a step back to understand my life. My life is one that has been in a tangle for far too long and I am so ready for it to all unravel to see my path again.

Escaping is always key for me to settle back into myself. I am sure we all have our own desire of that and need for it. My life seemed to be set, planned, but yet since my heart surgery a couple years ago I have been embedded in understanding, misguidance, redirecting and consumption that has forced my life to not have a clear view. I have truly felt that my head has been barely above water, not being able to know why my health has gone down hill, while still continuing to have the same motivation for life that I have had my entire life. Putting everything together and wondering if I will ever get better is a constant thought within my mind. Where will my path lead? I have no idea.

For the past two months I was so incredibly blessed to spend time with my sister within Arizona and Mexico to not only escape, but truly to be embedded in the culture and step away from a completely different environment that I am settled in in my day to day routine. I also got the fortunate opportunity to go to Cleveland Clinic to try to figure out how to make all my heart issues and chronic illnesses become more manageable so I can live life. To see these places it truly made me want to move forward in my life differently. I am so ready to be out and have my life, but I completely understand that my life is going to be different then I originally thought, I am ready to understand what my life will look like. God has a plan for each of us and I know I have to be patient, but oh how I am so ready to understand where at least the next ten feet is supposed to look like.

My blog has been so much fun and I will continue it, but I have such little energy right now and I want to focus most of it on my people and trying to figure out how I can be my best self to love those people to my fullest ability. I have been given such an incredible blessing to have my community grow immensely the last few months and I know I have a huge support team and they have a strong supporter in me. I understand where I am within my health now after Cleveland Clinic and I may never get the simplest desires I have, but right now I want to focus on trying to be the best within my new normal. This unfortunately means that my blog will be somewhat on a pause. I have had such great success with my blog in the past and then when I revamped I wanted to start completely over and I know it may seem off to pause, but right now I know my limits, what I can do, I know what I am passionate about within the work industry (design and community) and knowing I may not be able to ever work again, I know I need to find my path and it doesn’t look how I thought it would but I need to discover it and figure out where God wants me and how I can be used best by him. So before I continue my blog and use the energy I have on wondering around trying to figure out how my blog fits within my life, I am going to pause. It is time to finally be ok with my new normal and figure out what it means for me.

As I am untangling and trying to figure out where all the links lead and which one I am supposed to truly go down, I will be thinking of you all and looking forward to reconnect. I wish my revamp of the blog was nearly as exciting as my old my blog, but unfortunately my health has been the focus of my life and I need to take the time to figure out how it won’t be such a controlling factor, I am looking to seek my new normal and where my path truly is supposed to go.

I will miss you, but I will be back!

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If you didn’t see my Arizona photos on Instagram make sure to check them out!

Have a beautiful summer and soak in all the sun you can, the friends you have and the moments that you can create!

Truly, Lindy

06.24 playlist

Have been off in another world the last two months, but finally back so post will be coming next week! After a crazy, but amazing couple months softer music was much needed. Summer has just begun, have you been taking full advantage of it yet?

Truly, Lindy

06.17 playlist

So close to summer! Have a beautiful weekend!

Truly, Lindy

06.10 playlist

Happy Friday!

Truly, Lindy

CREATE YOUR PERFECT SPACE | DESIGN CLASS NO. 7

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WEEK SEVEN | research your heart out

main objective : to find the perfect pieces that you fall in love with.

weekly lesson : you have been working so hard the last few weeks gathering information about yourself, your space and your future space. This week task is my favorite, but can be at times overwhelming because there is so much information out there in LindyJacoby.com - Nuance Design this world! This week is about researching product to find what you desire for you space!

This week seek out many shops that fit your personal style. Gather information about product that you may potentially want. Initially you won’t want to buy anything, but rather gather information to make sure everything comes together and you are spending your budget in the right way. Create a wish list; what pieces you want from where, prices and if possible swatches.

design class #3 | Nuance Design - LindyJacoby.comAn easy way to research is by going to stores, any stores around your area, researching online, design books, even friends homes, the sky is the limit. Really think about your budget and the lifespan you want the space to be, because then you will be able to narrow down the places you look. It is always fun to have one splurge piece though so keep that in mind.

When researching keep your folder of inspiration and dimensions close by. This will help eliminate items and help figure out what you need.

Although it may be fun to research and you may find things that you can’t live without, you need to always ask yourself key questions. These questions will help you not buy too many things or the wrong things.

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Does the value reflect the quality? Is there anything wrong with the product? Is it something that will have to be maintained? Is it a good quality product? What is the lifespan of what I want and can it fit that? Do you love it or like it?

homework : research and seek the pieces you love!

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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06.03 playlist

It’s the first weekend in June! Almost summer, so go enjoy it!

Truly, Lindy

CREATE YOUR PERFECT SPACE | DESIGN CLASS NO. 6

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WEEK SIX | set your fun goals

main objective : getting exactly what you want with a final plan in mind and setting the right goals to make that happen.

weekly lesson : setting your final goals can be a little intimidating, because taking the first final steps can be huge! You probably are thinking; what if it doesn’t turn out right, what if I don’t like it, what if I go over budget, what if it takes too long? You want to make sure everything is right before you spend money and get everything into place. Hopefully this weeks tips will help make the goal setting process easier and fun. Your goals don’t have to be a scary thing.

This is a great time to look over everything that you have done the last few weeks. Look at your inspiration, the plans you created, photos and notes you have made about what you desire. Set a final goal of how you want the layout to look.

To set the best goals you will want to create two list; first the product you will need and second the steps to create the your space. These goals are to create a basics list, but determining styling or what pieces will look like will come later.

With the first list you will look at your ideal furniture plan and write down all the things you will need for the space. Write everything, even if it is a long list and you feel it is too much. It is better to edit from a long list then forget something that is important. (Also you will be surprised if you are on a budget how much you can get for so little, so don’t be afraid to write everything you want down.) With this list write the ideal dimensions for each  object, as well as the largest dimensions it can possibly be to know the boundaries.  (Also remember items that can’t be broken down to assemble can only be the width of the doorway, to insure that they can enter the room.)

The second list is a simple list of what needs to get done and in what order. You may not know the exact order at this point, not till you start looking for product, but it will be at least start and will help create some kind of timeline. It is always a good idea to have an idea going forward. This list is about painting, setting up everything, ordering furniture (depending on where you get pieces –  ordering time will play a huge factor in timelines.) This list is about the things that need to get done in order to make your perfect space come alive. At the end of your list put a fun you worked hard goal in, like show off to friends!

This may seem overwhelming, but it is the start to seeing your vision become a reality, so be patient with yourself! These can also be goals that constantly change and evolve as time goes on.

homework :  determine a final layout and set your goals.

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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05.27 playlist

The weekend is near! Any plans!?!?

Truly, Lindy

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