Making the most of a studio apartment

As some of you may have seen, I consistently write "funny" tweets about my apartment using Jimmy Fallon's #MyFirstApartment. 

Let's say that my first place is far from the nicest... and I'll leave it at that. 

I rented a studio right out of school because, well, I had to adult at some point. And because, I wanted to pretend I was a city girl in SF or NYC and what better way to do that, right? 

Anyway, I wanted to share some photos of my decor, because if I do say so myself, I made the most of the space I was given, and on a budget. Most of my shopping was done at TJ Maxx, Ross, World Market, Francescas, Target, and Urban Outfitters. Oh, and The Nest — a local store that buys from yard sales and what not around town, very cool stuff.

Take a look...

Full scape/bedroom:

 Panorama of the place. It's a super studio, so the bedroom is a little offset. I tried to tie in different aspects of my love for black and white combined with color because, in a studio, everything is exposed and trying to stick to solely black and white would have been a nightmare, and boring.

Panorama of the place. It's a super studio, so the bedroom is a little offset. I tried to tie in different aspects of my love for black and white combined with color because, in a studio, everything is exposed and trying to stick to solely black and white would have been a nightmare, and boring.

 Prior to hanging the world canvas behind my bed, a look at the living room/bedroom.

Prior to hanging the world canvas behind my bed, a look at the living room/bedroom.

 Post-hanging the world canvas. 

Post-hanging the world canvas. 

Far left: I used my grandma's old hat bag for my nightstand and books. 

Far right: My grandparents old typewriter, dried flowers of course.

Living room:

 From the couch looking out.

From the couch looking out.

 Throw pillow courtesy of Urban Outfitters.

Throw pillow courtesy of Urban Outfitters.

 Tea time with the matching blue. 

Tea time with the matching blue. 

 Books as a side table.

Books as a side table.

 Apparently the living room became a backdrop for photoshoots.

Apparently the living room became a backdrop for photoshoots.

 I used a $15 blanket as a nice rug to match the white theme.

I used a $15 blanket as a nice rug to match the white theme.

 Many a nights were spent plotting on the floor for new projects. 

Many a nights were spent plotting on the floor for new projects. 

See above more full views of the living room in to the kitchen and (no) TV area.

Entry way: 

 In addition, on the other side of the entry, I have a vintage desk with a clock and blue plate to hold my keys (not pictured).

In addition, on the other side of the entry, I have a vintage desk with a clock and blue plate to hold my keys (not pictured).

And now we make our way toward the kitchen/dining room...

 I got really obsessed with drying flowers, because duh, they last forever. This is on a shelf that served as an open cabinet for mason jars, wine glasses, and cute mugs (not pictured). 

I got really obsessed with drying flowers, because duh, they last forever. This is on a shelf that served as an open cabinet for mason jars, wine glasses, and cute mugs (not pictured). 

 Across from the living room and right near the fridge, probably where a TV would have gone had I ever purchased one.

Across from the living room and right near the fridge, probably where a TV would have gone had I ever purchased one.

 Yep, got vintage with it. 

Yep, got vintage with it. 

Here we go... to the kitchen/view of Reno.

 I kept fresh cut flowers out pretty often. They make me happy so why not?

I kept fresh cut flowers out pretty often. They make me happy so why not?

Above see my coffee corner/nook, wine books, and other kitchen stuff. 

 A morning with my coffee. 

A morning with my coffee. 

 And a rainy morning with my book. 

And a rainy morning with my book. 

 And still, a sunset with my (decaf) coffee.

And still, a sunset with my (decaf) coffee.

If nothing else, this experience has taught me what it is like to live alone, to fend for myself. It has taught me that no matter the situation you can make it a good one, and that with a positive attitude, anything is possible. 

It also taught me that I dig my taste in interior, and that I don't want to live alone again for at least a year or so. 

Peace out, crazy place. #myfirstapartment

Anastasia Warren