The latest Sex And The City movie is pure fluff and popcorn. Don't ask us about the plot, we went for, and got, the costumes (especially the lavender dress Carrie wore on the plane and the orange dress she wore for a walk on the beach) and the decor. We especially loved Carrie and Big's home -- a little traditional, a little mid-century, masculine in feel and feminine in fabric. It's a great example of how to meld two styles into one home, a lesson for any couple considering a move in together.
This is a grownup home that strikes a balance between the colorful, frivolous, outrageous style that Carrie embodies and Big's sombre, minimal masculinity. Most of the furniture is vintage French furniture from the 40's and 50's, chosen for its smaller scale that works with the delicate architectural details that one might find in a one bedroom on NY's Upper East Side. There are lots of bookcases, a spotless kitchen (whose sole purpose is heating up takeout) and a closet that is practically a room in and of itself.
- The front entryway: With a giant landing strip to hold Carrie's bags and boxes and a mirror to check herself in before heading out the door.
- The living room: A cozy sofa upholstered in silk velvet by Donghia. Rug by The Rug Company. One of our favorite details is the wainscoting, covered in a deep chocolate cashmere pinstripe.
- The living room, corner: Sheer curtains in Osborne & Little fabric frame a beautiful view of NY.
- The dining room: A 1940's French dining table (Alan Moss). We love the amusing details: the pattern on the chairs, the lamp, the mix of books, colourful vases and artwork in the bookcase.
- The kitchen: A rug in the kitchen? This room is used for cooking...eh, not so much.
- The closet: Don't forget the closet! Looks like Carrie's encroaching on Big's side!
Production design by Lydia Marks and Jeremy Conway.
(Images: Craig Blankenhom for Warner Bros)