Friday, February 18, 2011

Design and the City

I have been a huge fan of the series Sex and the City for a very long time.  I'm actually surprised that I have yet to blog about it.  Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the show, but the design always seems to steal my heart.  When the second movie came out, I could not wait to see it.  I was actually in Mexico and joked with my family that I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to go to Mexico because the movie premiered while we were out of the country. (Extreme? Yes, and a complete joke.) After you see these images you will know exactly why I am so in love with this interior.

The living room is phenomenal.  From the blue sofa to the floral area rug and baby blue side chairs.  What I think I love most about it, is that it doesn't "match" so to speak, but it WORKS!  I'm not a matchy-matchy person.  I don't like when things are too symmetrical (appropriate in some instances) or when things are all the same color or texture.  I think that differences in all of these areas are what bring interest and character to a space.  Favorite piece?  The coffee table  I looked it up, and if I remember correctly, it ranges from $1,000-$2,000.  <- I doubt my fiancée will go for that.  Oh well, I can dream :)

This is the view from the living room through the dining area into the kitchen.  I also love this, because of the built ins that are illuminated and enhance the objects that are displayed.  I adore the light fixture, and how beautiful is that back splash?  

This space will forever and always only exist in my dreams.  The closet in the movie is so elegant and beautiful.  The clothing is on display.  I love the area rug and the small circumference of wood that peeks out from underneath.  Chic and Classy.

Now, onto my favorite space in the Entire movie!  This bedroom is everything that I want in the design of my future home.  I want the glamor (the gold lamps, the wallpaper, the velvet pillow cases), and I also want the Edgy/Funkyness (The contrasting patterned headboard, the blue window drapery).  I love glamour, but I also want to be different and make people to question it and think "wow, that actually works", which is where the edginess comes into play.  

Last but not least, the entry way.  It is done perfectly.  Its contemporary retro.  It looks retro, but you know it's not.  The wall paper is a perfect scale of pattern, and in the neutral color makes this space interesting, but not overwhelming with print.  The mirrored sideboard adds the glamor and the striped gold and white lamps along with the funky shaped mirror add in that little bit of edge that make this space so beautiful in my mind.  

This apartment is the inspiration to the ultimate goal I have for my future home.  I can't wait! :)


  1. love Love LOVE!!! I was so excited to read your post, SATC has also stolen my <3

  2. I love love love too! Fabulous interior spaces, how can you take inspiration on your next studio project?

  3. I could use the color scheme and the variety of textures. We are working on a design book publishing company, and I think that the scheme presented here brings a level of sophistication that would be appropriate.