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5 Home Office Must-Haves for Entrepreneurs & Bloggers
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : 5 Home Office Must-Haves for Entrepreneurs & Bloggers

If there's one place I spend most of my time these days, it's my home office! Well, if we're being totally honest here it's really just my desk, but you get my drift! My desk has been getting a lot of action these days because it's where I get down to biz for Bold & Pop and my blog. So today I wanted to highlight some of my home office must-haves!

Cute Decor & Office Supplies

First things first, if you're going to be working from home or just spending a lot of late nights at your desk it has to be cute right?! The answer is YES if I'm highlighting it on my blog! 😉 No matter if you have a legit home office or just a little corner like me, having fun decor that showcases your personality can make such a difference! You want your space to feel inspiring so make sure to fill it with some of your favorites.

For me, I like to have my space filled with lots of color, things that inspire me and a dash of glitter. Same goes for your office supplies. I'm such a sucker for an adorable notebook or notepads, pens and you know I have to have a cute planner! Plus because I'm always looking for a good deal I find more of my finds at Target, Marshalls or TJ's! Cute and budget-friendly is always a win in my book. Don't forget about a cute desktop wallpaper too! 

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : 5 Home Office Must-Haves for Entrepreneurs & Bloggers

Vision Board

You may have caught my post earlier this year on creating my first vision board and here it is! Since I have a small space, this puppy is always staring me right in the face, which has worked out well. Entrepreneurship is such a rollercoaster ride so I really LOVE having this right in front of me. It helps remind me what I'm working for on the tough days and gets me excited when I realize I just crushed a goal. If you've never put together a vision board for your biz or blog I totally recommend trying it out! Mindset is so key to accomplishing your goals and my vision board has really helped me.

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : 5 Home Office Must-Haves for Entrepreneurs & Bloggers
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : 5 Home Office Must-Haves for Entrepreneurs & Bloggers

Fresh Flowers

Another one of my favorite things for my desk are fresh flowers! I absolutely love having fresh flowers in the apartment #AdultingSoHard. They always lift my mood and make my work space smell amazing. Plus they totally come in handy for styled branding shoots or for social media props. I got extra spoiled with my arrangement this week from the flower delivery company Ode à la Rose too. How gorg are these?!

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : 5 Home Office Must-Haves for Entrepreneurs & Bloggers

Water Bottle & Flavored Water

Something I've been working on lately is drinking more water. I get so in the zone with my work that I realized some days I was going almost all day without drinking any water. I know... I know.. that's bad. So something I've been working on is filling up my water bottle each night along with fruits or herbs -- loving cucumber and mint right now and then keeping it at my desk each day. I realized if I have water in front of me I'll drink it like a fish so it's officially one of my must-haves now. Staying hydrated is so important so it's officially one of my must-haves.

Storage Options

And last but not least... to have a functional home office you need to have places to store your things. Besides some business essentials, most of my storage space is dedicated to props for styled photos. And while I dream of one day having a full props closet, for now I'm just thankful to have my own closet in the apartment 😂 So not exactly in the cards right now. Until then, I've invested in some cute storage boxes and felt cubes where I can keep things accessible but also keep things tidy.

My must-haves are all about creating an inspiring space where I enjoy spending time at and that functions well. Do you have any other home office must-haves?  Be sure to share in the comments with your favs!

Farewell Colorful Studio
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Colorful NYC Studio Apartment Tour

Since life was a little cray when we moved and I didn't have time to do a proper goodbye post for my studio, I'm doing a little #ThrowbackThursday today!

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Colorful NYC Studio Apartment Tour

While everything turned out just fine (as it usually does) I was pretty sad to say farewell to my colorful little studio! It was my second solo apartment, and will definitely go down as one of my favorites! Bright colors, cute little balcony, subway tile, and a dishwasher, oh heck yes! Living in luxury in NYC 😂

It was also unfortunately the second apartment I've lived in that the landlord ended up selling the building 😳. NYC real estate is no joke guys.. So today I'm giving it one last hurrah to share some of my final decor dets before it got boxed up! 

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Colorful NYC Studio Apartment Tour
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Colorful NYC Studio Apartment Tour

The perk to living in an apartment that is basically just a big rectangle is helloooooo wall space for a BIG gallery wall! Haha, I'm a sucker for a good gallery wall so I filled this baby up.

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Colorful NYC Studio Apartment Tour
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Colorful NYC Studio Apartment Tour
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Colorful NYC Studio Apartment Tour
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Colorful NYC Studio Apartment Tour
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Colorful NYC Studio Apartment Tour
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Colorful NYC Studio Apartment Tour
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Colorful NYC Studio Apartment Tour
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Colorful NYC Studio Apartment Tour
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Colorful NYC Studio Apartment Tour
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Colorful NYC Studio Apartment Tour

Something I've adopted in multiple apartments now, is my washi tape wall designs! Such an easy way to add some color or dose of excitement to your walls and it's just as easy to peel off when you move. Ideal for renters like me!

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Colorful NYC Studio Apartment Tour
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Colorful NYC Studio Apartment Tour
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Colorful NYC Studio Apartment Tour
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Colorful NYC Studio Apartment Tour
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Colorful NYC Studio Apartment Tour

Another fun touch in the studio was my "confetti wall" above my bar cart. To add a little fun to that wall I got 2 different types of gold paper and used a die cut punch to create the little circles. Pop a little double sticky tape on them and wa-lah confetti wall!

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Colorful NYC Studio Apartment Tour
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Colorful NYC Studio Apartment Tour
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Colorful NYC Studio Apartment Tour
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Colorful NYC Studio Apartment Tour
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Colorful NYC Studio Apartment Tour

I also had the most adorable little balcony that I LOVED! The perk to being on the top floor was there was nothing above me too -- the one perk to living on a 5th floor walk-up! Haha. In true Anna fashion, the balcony was just about as colorful as the apartment!

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Colorful NYC Studio Apartment Tour
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Colorful NYC Studio Apartment Tour
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Colorful NYC Studio Apartment Tour

Little colorful studio, you are missed! Especially my extra dose of girliness, or as Chris referred to it as my "barbie dream house" decor. Well, that's a wrap! If you missed the apartment tour of the new digs make sure you check it out here too!

Apartment Tour Partayyy 🎉
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: NYC Home Tour Colorful & Stylish Upper East Side Apartment

This post is long overdue! I finally had a chance to take some shots of the new apartment (okay it's been 4 months..) and am excited to share! This is my 4th apartment in the city, and my first with Chris (other than the few months in the studio) so it's a bit of an eclectic blend between both of our things. 

The Specs

Location: Upper East Side

Apt. Sq. Feet: Apx. 385 sq. feet

Outdoor Sq. Feet: Apx. 240 sq. feet

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy

So living in NYC, they never tell you the square footage of apartments (unless they're new buildings) so it's always a bit of a mystery until I measure for my apartment tour posts. I have to say after moving in here, my guess was it came in around the 450 sq ft. range because it feels a lottt bigger than the studio, which was around 373 sq ft, but to our surprise it doesn't even break the 400 mark coming in at apx. 385 sq ft. Can I also take a moment to acknowledge I just said I thought 450 sq. ft. felt big?! 😂 You know you've lived in NYC too long when... haha. 

I must admit, while we certainly could have made the studio work for a bit (if my landlord didn't sell the building), having the bedroom is pretty nice. I'm very much a night owl and work pretty late a lot of nights, so it has been nice to have the separation in the space. Plus, we can have two TVs out now too so I'm not tied to watching sports 99.9% of my evenings anymore. 

Oh and btw, note on the pics -- my marquee sign has some blinking lights which is fun when you're in person, not so great for taking pics lol!

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy

I really loved using washi tape to decorate the walls in the studio so I went at it again in the new place! This time around I went with a gold washi tape and went with a linear design to spice up those white walls a bit.

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy

Chris had a few "must-haves" in the new apartment... Cue his Pearl Jam, the Iron Sheik, and Bob Dylan posters.. Sooo yeah those made it in. 😂

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy

While most days we end up just eating on the couch, I wanted to create a little eating nook. I decided the perfect little spot to create one was on the wall in between the kitchen and living room so I bought a shelf from Ikea and wa-lah instant little eating bar!

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy

Another thing that was a little tricky is we don't have many cabinets in the kitchen and we didn't have any drawers. So we bought a hutch and put up some open shelving to create some addition storage space and kind of a galley kitchen feel. I have a lotttt of glasses -- hey a girl needs cute glassware for girls nights right?! So this really helped maximize the space we have.

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy

Okay, so total confession.. I've become a magnet hoarder. I've been picking up new ones whenever I got somewhere new and I've worked up quite the collection.

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy

As you can see, our apartment is old -- Pre-War baby. So there's some older and kind of funky things. Yes, we have an electrical reader in our living room lol.. buttt that's what people on HGTV like to call 'character', right?!

As renters, obviously most are things we can't change but we still did some DIY projects to spruce the place up where we could! Like our bathroom! While it isn't anything to call home about, I did do a lot of work on it when we first moved in to get it up to my standards. Just call me handy Anna! I re-grouted and re-caulked the bathtub, which let's just say needed some love.

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy

Our apartment is long and skinny so from north to south it's our bathroom, kitchen, living room, bedroom and then the backyard.

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy

It's okay that our apartment is still under 400 sq ft. too because what reallyyyy MAKES this apartment and why I really really wanted it was because of its private backyard which comes in at a whopping 240 sq ft! Bringing us in at 385 sq ft inside and 240 sq ft outside for a nice 625 sq ft of living space when the weather is nice. Summer come back to me already!!

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy

I put some serioussss sweat equity into the backyard to get it to look like this. Let's just say it was a bit of a fixer-upper but I'm sooo happy with how it turned out with some help from the Felicetta's! I'll share the before and afters on this one (along with the bathroom projects) on a future post to show some inexpensive projects you can take up as a renter.

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Apartment Tour Partayyy

All and all, we're really happy with the new place and the new location! Anddd being on the first floor instead of the 5th of a walk-up has totally changed my life #realtalk. Hope you've enjoyed checking out the new digs too!