On June 6, 1998, the world was introduced to Carrie Bradshaw and her sometimes fun, sometimes frustrating, but always fabulous life in New York City. Twenty years ago, Sex and the City debuted and we all fell in love with Carrie's friends, her fashion, and yes—her apartment.
Although Carrie might be hesitant to let anyone aside from her renovate her iconic Upper East Side home (we all remember what happened to Aidan when he tried), interior design startup Modsy decided to celebrate the big 20th anniversary by reimagining the apartment for 2018. Even better: Just like their treatment of the Friends apartment, they imagine what Carrie's apartment would look like if her gal pals put their own stamp on it.
You may know for sure if you're a Carrie, a Miranda, a Samantha, or a Charlotte — but take a look at the photos below to determine who your home most closely resembles.
Modsy's Director of Style, Alessandra Wood, calls Carrie's design style "Mod Collector"—a combination of eclectic and modern aesthetics. The reimagining was "inspired by her original apartment and sense of fashion" and they selected furniture with a mid-century touch to complement the mid-century elements in the original. Though a little less lived-in than the show's apartment always looked, Modsy's 2018 version makes sure it is still full of books and magazines, there's a nice nod to Carrie's favorite necklace on the wall, and of course the walk-through closet that leads into the bathroom (with two doors, thank you very much) remains in tact. Who is Carrie Bradshaw without her closet?
It was a big freaking deal for Miranda Hobbes to bid farewell to Manhattan and move into her Brooklyn brownstone with Steve, so she might be craving an apartment in her favorite borough by 2018. It's no surprise that Modsy deemed Miranda's interior design style "Contemporary Minimalist," an aesthetic that's "no-nonsense" and all about "quality, lasting pieces." Speaking of furniture, the bedroom dresser Modsy selected for Miranda looks to have lots of storage space for all the battery-operated devices our favorite lawyer could want. But the best part of the new apartment? The little nod to Cynthia Nixon's gubernatorial run.
Thankfully, Modsy got the memo on what's most important in a Samantha Jones apartment and the bedroom is the focal point of the entire place—which is just as it should be anywhere that Queen decides to live. Wood says that the team designed Samantha's take on Carrie's apartment "with a minimal glam approach" called "Less is More Chic." Thanks to the bold color choices and the mix of materials like velvet, leather, and fur, Carrie's place in Samantha's hands is one that makes you feel good. And that's really all that matters, honey.
We already know that Charlotte loves a good home renovation (she completely—and thankfully—redoes her first husband Trey's Park Avenue place), so she'd have no trouble reimagining Carrie's apartment as her own. Wood refers to Charlotte's design style as "Refined Connoisseur," an aesthetic that includes "a mix of all things classic with a minimal twist." It is, of course, pristine, elegant, and conservative. Best of all: No mallards.