Carrie Bradshaw's Apartment, Part Two - the Re-Do

In my last blog post I talked about Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment during the SATC “the series” years, so it’s only fitting that there be a Part Two to talk about Carrie’s post Big-Left-Carrie-at-the-Altar apartment.

In the series, the décor of Carrie’s apartment took a back-seat to her fashion choices, but in the movie the the décor stepped up.  The re-designed apartment is polished, sophisticated and more organized than her previous eclectic, well-lived in and cluttered writer’s refuge.  It’s a reflection of the evolution of Carrie’s character from newspaper sex columnist to best-selling author.  It was also a way for Carrie’s character to move on from her latest Big heartbreak.

Production Designer Jeremy Conway painted the walls of Carrie’s apartment a vibrant blue color to unify the space and framed the walls with white crown molding and baseboards {Benjamin Moore’s Decorator’s White}.  The paint color is a custom-blend by Conway, but Benjamin Moore’s Electric Blue is a very close match.

The flea market finds were replaced by a mix of streamlined modern pieces {her white Parsons desk, chrome and glass bedside table, upholstered headboard, the white arm chair in the living room and storage unit,} sophisticated traditional elements {the gorgeous living room settees and billowy curtains} and some touches of all-out glam {the mirrored vanity and mirrored coffee table in the living room.}  

The furnishings are feminine and airy with an undercurrent of white -- the aforementioned desk, chair and built-ins as well as the table lamps.  The design also restricts the use of patterns to the area rug {Marni Overleaf rug from The Rug Company} and settees {covered in Amanda Lee linen from The Silk Trading Company.}  In the new apartment, the art actually made it up onto the wall instead of just leaning against them!

Gone are the asymmetrical bookshelves over her bed -- instead there is a gallery wall over the upholstered headboard.  The chair with the rotary phone {sigh.} was replaced by a beautiful chrome side table and chinoiserie lamp.

Carrie's extensive collection of magazines are now hidden behind the closed doors of her sleek storage unit.  Some titles are stacked in the open shelving across the top.

Her living space remains a perfect place to catch up with the girls, except now they are sitting on elegant settees around a glam mirrored coffee table.  And who knew Carrie watched TV!?


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