few things to love this fall

. to choose what’s best .

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It’s officially fall! Which makes me so excited. Fall is my favorite season (or one of my favorites). The chill in the air, the rain, the color change in the environment, the leaves falling & so much many other things that make fall uniquely beautiful. I wanted to gather a few pieces of product that would make this fall a little bit better. This fall I am in love with a few things for you & for your home….

for you

When fall starts to show itself all I want to do is pull out everything cozy. A couple of things that should be on your wish list this fall are: the cozy cashmere sweater from h&m & the comfy shoes from American Eagle. Play up the season with some fun accessories. Everyone is so excited about the iPhone 6, so why not show it off to it’s fullest with fun custom iPhone 6 cases from Shutterfly (they have so many iPhone 6 case styles to personalize)? Also don’t forget about the perfect bag to go with anything, by Gap (this style comes in many colors & is perfect to fit everything you need). Grab pieces for you that will let you enjoy fall fully. Think about neutral, earthy colors.

for your home

This fall is about creating a cozy environment for you to enjoy the best of fall. Get your home ready by adding accessories like; the fox plates or a comfy throw from h&m, adding a statement piece in your kitchen like an artful cutting board from anthropologie (don’t forget to add the fun matching apron from h&m) & of course rainy days will lead to lots of reading (check out the new covers on classics by rifle paper or grab a few great reads from amazon) & you can place all your fun reading material in this fun magazine rack by anthropologie. If you want to make a few major adjustments to your environment for fall, two pieces you’ll fall in love with are the antler chandelier & grey-tufted sofa from anthropologie. There are a million ways to bring fall into your space.

 

Do you have any fun fall plans? What is your favorite part of fall?

Truly, Lindy

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art : eric blum

. to be inspired .

art : eric blum | Nuance Design | LindyJacoby.com Eric Blum brings unique mediums together (silk, ink & beeswax) to create these beautiful pieces. It would be so amazing to see these in person. I wanted to show a few of my favorite paintings by Blum, but make sure to check out his drawings as well. There is something that is stunning and makes you not want to look away from it.  To view all of visible art work by Eric Blum check out his website.art : eric blum | Nuance Design | LindyJacoby.com art : eric blum | Nuance Design | LindyJacoby.com art : eric blum | Nuance Design | LindyJacoby.com art : eric blum | Nuance Design | LindyJacoby.com art : eric blum | Nuance Design | LindyJacoby.com art : eric blum | Nuance Design | LindyJacoby.com art : eric blum | Nuance Design | LindyJacoby.com art : eric blum | Nuance Design | LindyJacoby.com{ images from eric blum website }

Truly, Lindy

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fashion design to interior design : modern chic

. to embrace your inner style .

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Modani designs modern and contemporary furniture in-house to provide affordable prices for customers. With several locations spread through many major cities across the US and also in Toronto, as well as on-line, Modani can be a great source for any design project. Modani has several Modern Furniture Stores opening soon as well. Make sure to check Modani Store Locations to see if one is near you. Along with great product Modani also offers design consultations to help on any project.

Recently I was asked a question that I had to share for todays post.

If you think back to your first touch in independence when you moved into an apartment & could go back in time with the decorating expertise you have now, what changes would make?

{I took Modani product to design a first apartment.  Above is a design I created based on their product alone & below are a few tips for those just entering the first apartment wonders…}

Moving into your own place for the first time is always exciting, but extremely terrifying and a complete challenge. You want to make a great impression on those who will see your place, show your personal style & create a space that is officially yours. When I moved into my first apartment alone I was in college, getting my architecture degree. It was very exciting to create a space, but if I were to go back I would make sure to give myself a few tips.

 

No. 1 | Make sure to choose a place that fits you architecturally.

 

Sometimes we are limited, but make sure that the pieces that are important to you are there. For example I love to cook and for some reason I choose a space with a horrible kitchen that I never wanted to be in. Also choose a place that allows for the space to be designed better. Chose a place that had better fundamental materials that works for the space or can be adjusted (aka carpets, wall color, etc).

 

No. 2 | Think about the pieces that you need.

 

In a first apartment alone we tend to see either too big or too small. We think we need everything or we tend to get nothing. Before you move into a space really evaluate what you do on a day to day basis when it comes to your home, especially if you are starting from scratch. Do you watch TV a lot (if so get a tv console and tv, if not maybe that leaves space for another chair or two)? Do you read a lot (maybe you will need a bookcase rather then a book shelf)? Do you entertain a lot (you will have to make sure there are plenty of seating or can at least accommodate that)? There are many questions you can ask yourself to figure out what you need.

 

No. 3 | Don’t be afraid to just play.

 

Going into the adult world, we still have the pieces that we grew up with mixed with grown up pieces to create our collection. As you grow you still want the spirit of the age you are, but finding the pieces that elevate you from at home to on your own are the pieces that should inspire you and be kept. Finding pieces that fit your personal style, as well as be on a more elevated level of design can do this. Getting a first apartment is a place that helps us grow from being at home or dependent on others to adjusting into the lives we want. It will help us grow as individuals so it’s important to seek the pieces that fit that.

 

No. 4 | Create a palette.

 

Although this may be the first place to live in alone and many changes will occur to personal style and the items within the home, it is still always a great idea to have a sense of design when beginning. Create a color palette or a design style that will help your space come together and flow easily. Even if the design evolves, it is important to start somewhere so they space is designed well to what you want it to be and you can create the space you want to as you evolve.

 

How would you redesign your first apartment if you could go back?

Truly, Lindy

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a little (but not so little) furry theo

. to love & be loved .a little (but not so little) furry theo | Nuance Design | LindyJacoby.com It’s been four months that this adorable little (but not so little anymore) creature came into my life. Theo is officially seven months today & he weighs in at seventy pounds! Seventy pounds! I can’t believe he is so big! I’m still unsure what kind of breed he is, but as time goes on I keep guessing. What kind of breed do you guys think he is? I have no idea how big he will get, but he’s already considered a large dog size. No matter how big he gets he is such a sweet heart & I’m incredibly grateful to have him in my life. It has been so much fun to take him everywhere, because he is so social (other dogs & people).  It’s so neat to see him grow (we will see how big) & create his personality! So for now here are a few pictures of this adorableness. Enjoy!a little (but not so little) furry theo | Nuance Design | LindyJacoby.com { check out little theo }a little (but not so little) furry theo | Nuance Design | LindyJacoby.com a little (but not so little) furry theo | Nuance Design | LindyJacoby.com a little (but not so little) furry theo | Nuance Design | LindyJacoby.com

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See more photos on the first post of Theo I did & also constant updates on my instagram.

Truly, Lindy

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facing struggles in our best way

. to heal .

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Everyone faces struggles of varies worth. Sometimes it feels that everything is falling out of your hands (literally), while other times news of an ill loved one can drop you. These struggles no matter how big can paralyze you, even if it’s just for an instant. How we deal with these moments that jolt us allows us to find & show our true strength. No matter what the struggle may be, if it affects you it affects your surroundings & how you will view the world even if it’s just for a little bit, it will also affect how you interact with those around you & it will affect how you view yourself. Below are a few tips to gather your best strength for the moments that surprise you. We can’t take away the upset entirely or how it affects us, but we have control on how we let it affect us & how we let it affect our exterior world.

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No.1 | find your space

Take a moment to breathe in deeply & come into the moment. It may not be your highest “live in the moment” experience, but if you ground yourself, you’ll be able to deal with what is happening. Taking a breath allows for you to not feel so upset, but rather step back & know it’s ok. It is ok to calm yourself for a minute. If you need to step away from the situation & find a place to breathe that is fine as well, but find that place quickly.

 

No. 2 | talk to someone you trust

There tends to be two kinds of people that I’ve found, the ones who tell everyone & those you tell no one. I tend to be the ladder. I never want to burden my issues (no matter the size) on another one. But that is entirely wrong. We shouldn’t share our struggles with everyone, but we should find a safe group of people, or a couple of people at least that we feel we can share anything with. These people should be the closest people to you that have your best interest in mind. Sharing struggles can be at times embarrassing or extremely upsetting, but if you have a person on your side to share them with it allows for the struggle to be known & others can help you through it, even if it’s just the listening that you need.facing struggles in our best way | Nuance Design | LindyJacoby.com

No. 3 | find your positive outlet

Everyone needs an outlet for feeling stress to help the struggles fade & disappear. You want a positive outlet, not a negative outlet that you’ll later regret & feel more upset by. So go find something that is positive for you & your life. Positive outlets can be stretching, exercising, writing in a journal, listening to music, doing something creative, maybe even cleaning the house. Anything that makes you feel great & is positive for your life.

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No. 4 | always seek the solution

No matter what struggle you are facing there is always a solution. Seeking the solution is always the best way to figure out how to eliminate or die down the struggle. Sometimes the solution can come easily, but sometimes you may have to think about it for awhile. Ways to find a solution is to process it (don’t over think about it though), talk to a trusting person, write the issues down & possible solutions, seek something that will help you understand the situation better. No matter what your way is of seeking a solution, it’s always important to seek a solution that will create a better life for you & help you move forward or allow for the struggle not to come back (or come back so easily).

 

 

No. 5 | dealing with the long term

There are struggles that are on going, or they may feel they are on going. Even if the “big” moment has passed, but the aftermath has to still be cleaned up we deal with mini moments for who knows how long. In the moments where you remember something or a rush of emotions come, although it can be very random, allow them to come. One time I was given this advice & thought it was a joke, but our bodies & brains need to deal with what is happening. The memories & upset emotions will come till we have figured them out. We can’t suppress the memories or emotions because it will only make it worse. If you can in these situations take five minutes to breathe & meditate so your body can calm down & know it’s not happening right now. If you are not in a situation where you can just relax your mind, make sure that you stop & take a breathe & tell yourself “it’s ok, I will be ok, I am ok”. Know that as humans we can be reminded by something deep in any random situation by the simplest thing, so know it can catch you off guard or by surprise at times. Know though you are strong enough to get through any struggle.

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Don’t be afraid of your strength.

Truly, Lindy

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