i’ve been cheating on fashion with furniture

This is exactly how I’m feeling for the past several years and now that someone has said it out loud, it makes it even more real than ever.  Although there’s one thing that brings me back to fashion like no other. It’s Sex and the City. Buying a ticket 2 weeks in advance secured a spot for the yesterday’s opening night. And to be honest, I’ve never seen that many Louboutins in a movie theater: girls did dress up.  As for the movie, I’m not a movie spoiler and won’t open any secrets, just say despite the elevated controversy with the story line, the visuals didn’t fail to amaze and indulge both fashion and interior addicts.

The razzle-dazzle color pallets are just what doctor prescribed for the summer: golds, emeralds, sapphires, rubies and did I say GOLD? Lavish Middle East in all its beauty.

Thanks to Jeremy Conway, the production designer for the TV series and both films, along with set decorator Lydia Marks of Marks & Frantz we have a new interiors word to be smitten by. I loved to trace the interplay of feminine and masculine in the Carry and Big’s new apartment.

A blown-glass chandelier by Lindsey Adelman Studio is a showstopper in Carrie and Big’s hallway.

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.

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.

Recognizing that Carrie wouldn’t cook, Conway designed the kitchen and dining area of the couple’s home with Mr. Big in mind by including such modern touches as aqua-blue tiles from Ann Sacks installed on the kitchen walls.

Carrie and Big’s bedroom is a striking blend of pattern and texture. The custom-headboard is covered in fabric by Kravet and pops against the neutral Rococo Stripe wallpaper by by Cole & Son from Lee Jofa.

And of course, the closet. Although more subdued than the flashy mega boutique of the first movie, it’s very functional and grown up.

<Images via www.marksandfrantz.com and www.sexandthecitymovie.com

images and source references via www.elledecor.com >

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