I was recently lucky enough to chat with Sex and the City production designer Jeremy Conway. While many of my Sugar friends were wowed by the clothing in the movie, I was blown away by the sets. I was particularly excited about Carrie's apartment makeover.
My eye was definitely attracted to the bright blue shade on the walls of Carrie's apartment. Jeremy told me that he custom mixes all of his colors, but the brilliant, lovely ocean blue on Carrie's walls is very close to Benjamin Moore's Electric Blue. Concerning the dramatic change in Carrie's apartment, which was previously dressed in subdued, natural tones, and flea-market chic, Conway said, "Carrie had really grown up, but she wasn't living that life in her apartment yet." The challenge in the redecorating was designing an apartment that seemed like it could be a little more organized, lived in, and put together. One important change was to fit a dining table into the house, "so it could be a place that she and Big could have dinner together."
Conway said that redecorating the iconic apartment of Carrie Bradshaw definitely made him a bit nervous. "[Writer and director] Michael Patrick King didn't see the apartment until the day before shooting started. He came into the living room and said nothing, and I thought, 'Oh no,' and then he started to tear up, and again, I thought 'Oh no,' and then Michael said that it was fantastic."
The surprising source? The Rug Company! In particular, my eye was attracted to a gorgeous piece of art in Carrie's redecorated entry. I asked Jeremy if it had been commissioned or painted by a local artist. No — that as well was from The Rug Company! The lovely damask-patterned rug in the picture below? Also from The Rug Company.
Image Credit: Craig Blankenhorn/New Line Cinema via CasaSugar
Monday, June 2, 2008
Carrie's New Crib
CasaSugar featured the following article about the set design for the Sex and the City Movie. I think what they did with Carrie's place was fantastic. I know that all of the sets were destroyed when the series ended in 2004. It was cool to see how closely they were able to recreate the spaces. It was so fun watching the movie (for the second time) with my husband on Saturday since he did all of the Visual Comfort and Circa Lighting that was featured in the movie. So, yes, my hubby touched virtually all of the lighting in Charlotte's apartment, the sconces in Big and Carrie's penthouse, Big's floor lamp, etc. And P.S., I loved Big's apartment. I thought it was so gorgeous that I wondered why they would go on and look for a different place. But alas, they needed a place where they could build a future together.
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