6.03.2008

double take: carrie's blue apartment in the sex and the city movie.

Eek--- one of my favorite Double Takes EVER is here! The sweet Kylie from Bandelle has done it again, uncovering the decor secrets of the new Sex and the City movie [which I haven't yet seen, so don't spoil it for me!]. Here she goes...
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Just as the storyline of the Sex And The City movie did not disappoint, the set designs also exceeded my expectations. Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda's abodes were updated in the movie but the most dramatic transformation was Carrie's apartment. This time the glamour was not strictly reserved for Carrie's closet only. Jeremy Conway (production designer) and Lydia Marks (set decorator) infused her Upper East Side apartment with high fashion and vintage decor. Let's see if we can recreate this chic Bradshaw apartment...



Rarely do we ever mention the wall color first in our Double Takes but I think you'll agree with me that the intense ocean blue paint was the most noticeable change. Pick up a gallon of Benjamin Moore's electric blue for the same look in your own space (via article written by Shaila Wunderlich of the Chicago Tribune).



The Hollywood style mirrored vanity was definitely a showpiece, so I dug around and found a similar vintage treasure offered by John Salibello through 1stdibs. Restoration Hardware's chenille dining chair would tuck neatly under this vanity, dressed with a Chanel silk twill scarf -- a very Carrie accessory.

Conway upgraded Carrie's shelf headboard from the SATC series to an upholstered paneled bed similar to the Erickson bed. Her crisp white sheets are accented by a neutral plum coverlet and toss pillows. Lamoon's modern couture pillows could work well in the space, as the swirl motif would echo the curves in Carrie's overleaf rug by Marni. Now try customizing your own saarinen side table to sit beside your bed.



I recall a Love poster hung at the entryway of Carrie's apartment. It reminded me of an Us Weekly article that I read in the May 19, 2008 issue featuring a similar piece in Jessica Alba's nursery. This Love needlework design was created by Paul Smith and is now available at the Rug Company. Perhaps Conway and Marks commissioned the designer for another Love piece, just perfect for Carrie's apartment.

And one more noticeable design idea to mention is the grouping of photographs and prints above Carrie's bed. To avoid a cluttered look, keep your artwork and frames within a certain color scheme. Perhaps we can take some tips from Erin's organized collections on Apartment Therapy.

Need more style ideas? To find the source of specific furniture pieces, pick up a copy of the June/July issue of Traditional Home, which features several of the sets on the Sex And The City movie (pg 82-87 & pg 160). Stylish Erin of Elements of Style has other great suggestions for mirrored vanities, artwork, and modernized pieces around Carrie's new home. And Paloma from La Dolce Vita dishes on the lighting featured in the movie, thanks to her husband who worked on the sconces and floor lamps throughout the sets.

Image credits: Us Weekly Chicago Tribune, Traditional Home, Benjamin Moore, Restoration Hardware, Chanel, 1st Dibs, Bedroom Furniture Direct, Pillows And Throws, The Rug Company, Retro Modern, & Apartment Therapy.

18 comments:

GreenCanary said...

I was super excited to see Carrie's new apartment, and felt tre chic when I realized that the color was almost identical to that of my living room. Behr's Velvet Morning is a little less aquatic, but just as beautiful.

design for mankind. said...

You chic girl, you! :)

A Print A Day said...

i saw her post too, and i'm glad i did. i can't wait to see the SATC and it's visuals :)

oh, and her blog itself is very pretty to look at!

design for mankind. said...

It certainly is! :)

Jude said...

I ♥ Kylie. She seems to throw these together so effortlessly!

quaint handmade said...

carrie's apartment looks as though it was spectrafied! i can't wait to see the movie just to see the visuals.

design for mankind. said...

Me neither! :)

Meg said...

I can't wait to see this movie. I love the blue paint and the art up the wall behind the headboard.

Nathalie said...

Oh Wow thank you so much for sharing this !
I went to see the movie last week but will go again next week in NYC :) i have to say though that i preferred the old Carry's apartment, it felt more " home " to me...

ann said...

I love all this coverage on her new & (discovering new-to-me) old apartment. So dreamy.

Melissa Lewis - Off The Wall said...

Oh yea, I think this has to have been my favorite Double Take as well. I still haven't seen the movie yet though:(

Love that blue!

danica said...

I'm so excited to see the film when it opens here tomorrow! This feature has really put me in the mood to see it! Yay!

alis said...

Oh thanks for sharing, I didn't know about Kylie's blog. By the way I want that vanity..I need it..have to have it..crazy over it!

diana said...

Wow, didn't know I was so fashion forward. I'm so going through a blue stage at the moment. The movie isn't out here yet, but can't wait to see it. Check out Vogue this month they have a spectacular spread on Carrie and Mr Big, fab dresses and the such.

Jessica Claire said...

The LOVE poster is by Paul Smith but it's a different wall hanging from the same Rug Company collection.

so fun and hippy dippy

cloud9design said...

love it! i can't wait to see this movie!!! :)
http://cloud9designstudio.etsy.com

J said...

Love Carries new apartment - too cute and very different from the series. :)

Anonymous said...

hey !!! the actual LOVE poster that is on CArries new apartment in on the same store RUG STORE just write down love on the search box and u will see it!!! im buying it right now!! i loved it and it took me a month to find it!!

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6.03.2008

double take: carrie's blue apartment in the sex and the city movie.

Eek--- one of my favorite Double Takes EVER is here! The sweet Kylie from Bandelle has done it again, uncovering the decor secrets of the new Sex and the City movie [which I haven't yet seen, so don't spoil it for me!]. Here she goes...
--

Just as the storyline of the Sex And The City movie did not disappoint, the set designs also exceeded my expectations. Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda's abodes were updated in the movie but the most dramatic transformation was Carrie's apartment. This time the glamour was not strictly reserved for Carrie's closet only. Jeremy Conway (production designer) and Lydia Marks (set decorator) infused her Upper East Side apartment with high fashion and vintage decor. Let's see if we can recreate this chic Bradshaw apartment...



Rarely do we ever mention the wall color first in our Double Takes but I think you'll agree with me that the intense ocean blue paint was the most noticeable change. Pick up a gallon of Benjamin Moore's electric blue for the same look in your own space (via article written by Shaila Wunderlich of the Chicago Tribune).



The Hollywood style mirrored vanity was definitely a showpiece, so I dug around and found a similar vintage treasure offered by John Salibello through 1stdibs. Restoration Hardware's chenille dining chair would tuck neatly under this vanity, dressed with a Chanel silk twill scarf -- a very Carrie accessory.

Conway upgraded Carrie's shelf headboard from the SATC series to an upholstered paneled bed similar to the Erickson bed. Her crisp white sheets are accented by a neutral plum coverlet and toss pillows. Lamoon's modern couture pillows could work well in the space, as the swirl motif would echo the curves in Carrie's overleaf rug by Marni. Now try customizing your own saarinen side table to sit beside your bed.



I recall a Love poster hung at the entryway of Carrie's apartment. It reminded me of an Us Weekly article that I read in the May 19, 2008 issue featuring a similar piece in Jessica Alba's nursery. This Love needlework design was created by Paul Smith and is now available at the Rug Company. Perhaps Conway and Marks commissioned the designer for another Love piece, just perfect for Carrie's apartment.

And one more noticeable design idea to mention is the grouping of photographs and prints above Carrie's bed. To avoid a cluttered look, keep your artwork and frames within a certain color scheme. Perhaps we can take some tips from Erin's organized collections on Apartment Therapy.

Need more style ideas? To find the source of specific furniture pieces, pick up a copy of the June/July issue of Traditional Home, which features several of the sets on the Sex And The City movie (pg 82-87 & pg 160). Stylish Erin of Elements of Style has other great suggestions for mirrored vanities, artwork, and modernized pieces around Carrie's new home. And Paloma from La Dolce Vita dishes on the lighting featured in the movie, thanks to her husband who worked on the sconces and floor lamps throughout the sets.

Image credits: Us Weekly Chicago Tribune, Traditional Home, Benjamin Moore, Restoration Hardware, Chanel, 1st Dibs, Bedroom Furniture Direct, Pillows And Throws, The Rug Company, Retro Modern, & Apartment Therapy.

18 comments:

GreenCanary said...

I was super excited to see Carrie's new apartment, and felt tre chic when I realized that the color was almost identical to that of my living room. Behr's Velvet Morning is a little less aquatic, but just as beautiful.

design for mankind. said...

You chic girl, you! :)

A Print A Day said...

i saw her post too, and i'm glad i did. i can't wait to see the SATC and it's visuals :)

oh, and her blog itself is very pretty to look at!

design for mankind. said...

It certainly is! :)

Jude said...

I ♥ Kylie. She seems to throw these together so effortlessly!

quaint handmade said...

carrie's apartment looks as though it was spectrafied! i can't wait to see the movie just to see the visuals.

design for mankind. said...

Me neither! :)

Meg said...

I can't wait to see this movie. I love the blue paint and the art up the wall behind the headboard.

Nathalie said...

Oh Wow thank you so much for sharing this !
I went to see the movie last week but will go again next week in NYC :) i have to say though that i preferred the old Carry's apartment, it felt more " home " to me...

ann said...

I love all this coverage on her new & (discovering new-to-me) old apartment. So dreamy.

Melissa Lewis - Off The Wall said...

Oh yea, I think this has to have been my favorite Double Take as well. I still haven't seen the movie yet though:(

Love that blue!

danica said...

I'm so excited to see the film when it opens here tomorrow! This feature has really put me in the mood to see it! Yay!

alis said...

Oh thanks for sharing, I didn't know about Kylie's blog. By the way I want that vanity..I need it..have to have it..crazy over it!

diana said...

Wow, didn't know I was so fashion forward. I'm so going through a blue stage at the moment. The movie isn't out here yet, but can't wait to see it. Check out Vogue this month they have a spectacular spread on Carrie and Mr Big, fab dresses and the such.

Jessica Claire said...

The LOVE poster is by Paul Smith but it's a different wall hanging from the same Rug Company collection.

so fun and hippy dippy

cloud9design said...

love it! i can't wait to see this movie!!! :)
http://cloud9designstudio.etsy.com

J said...

Love Carries new apartment - too cute and very different from the series. :)

Anonymous said...

hey !!! the actual LOVE poster that is on CArries new apartment in on the same store RUG STORE just write down love on the search box and u will see it!!! im buying it right now!! i loved it and it took me a month to find it!!