May 27, 2010

Sexy Interiors

It's been two years and in two years, amazing things can happen. Today is Sex and the City 2 premiere day. Carrie has been cheating on fashion with furniture. And what an affair it was. Carrie and Big's apartment is a perfect mix of eclectic, modern, and classy. 

Carrie and Big’s living room includes a sofa by Montauk Sofa upholstered in blue wool-mohair from Donghia and a pair of beige midcentury side chairs. The bright floral Birdie Blossom Cushion by Paul Smith for The Rug Company adds a classic “Carrie” touch.

The sofa reminds me of a deep blue velvet sofa I spotted and subsequently drooled over at a little shop on Abbot Kinney months and months ago. No doubt a statement piece. It could have been mine had I just put down the $6000 for it. Same story for the designer rugs at The Rug Company.

In the dining room, an oxidized-metal chandelier by Property hangs above a French 1940s mahogany table from Alan Moss. The custom-made chairs were upholstered in a Lee Jofa print fabric.

A blown-glass chandelier by Lindsey Adelman Studio is a showstopper in Carrie and Big’s hallway.  Similar to the bubble chandelier I wished and wished for and finally got, now hanging over our dining table. Which, incidentally, will be moved into our hallway once I find a chandelier more fitting for the dining space.

Carrie and Big’s bedroom is a striking blend of pattern and texture. Not too girly, not too masculine. A perfect balance for a bedroom all grown up. The custom-headboard is covered in fabric by Kravet and pops against the neutral Rococo Stripe wallpaper by by Cole & Son from Lee Jofa.

{photo credit: Craig Blankenhorn via Elle Decor}

Swoon. I could live in this closet. See the chaise in the middle? That will be my bed. I love the his and hers sides. Surprisingly, the mismatched woodwork and hardware creates an interestingly sophisticated pairing.

To see flashbacks of Carrie's old digs and the new spaces of your other favorite SATC girls, go to the huge spread at ELLE Decor.

D.Y.I.N.G. to see the movie but I don't have 2 1/2 hours to spare. Le sigh. 

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