Friday, May 30, 2008

Sex and The City Movie: Set Design Deconstructed **UPDATED**


So I saw the movie last night and don't worry, I won't ruin it for anyone. There will be no talk here of "dream sequences," weddings, pregnancies and break-ups -- but I will give you a sneak peak of a certain someone's drop-dead-gorgeous apartment!

Art director Ed Check and set decorator Lydia Marks did a fantastic job on this character's space. I won't tell you whose space it is as that will be giving too much away, but here are some of the elements that come together to make this apartment totally amazing and totally lust-worthy:

Clockwise: White Parsons Desk, Mirrored Coffee Table, Mixed Media Collage (with more pinks, blues and greens), Small table lamp with Bronze Base and White Shade, Chenille Shag Area Rug, Bright Blue Painted Walls with White trim, White Ceramic Vases, Chrome Bar Cart, Large White and Gold Table Lamp, Mirrored Vanity (I think it had a round mirror though- not sure!)

Other features I can't find online matches for:

  • a fabulous large scale beige upholstery fabric with deep olive, rust and gold paisley designs
  • White built-in storage unit with cushioned-banquette seating and open concept shelving on top

So that's all I can remember and I hope I got it right. It's probably hard to imagine these separate elements working all together but trust -- it's stunning! I can't wait for all the other design bloggers to see the apartment too so I can hear their takes on it and hopefully some pics will start circulating soon so you can see what I'm talking about.


And for all you non-decor peeps, plot-wise the movie was fabulous! It was very long (over 2 hours) but it really exceeded my expectations. I cried, I laughed and I lusted after the beautiful clothes (and beautiful design -- just wait until you see a special custom closet!)

I hope you enjoy the movie for yourselves!

HERE ARE THE NEW PHOTOS  (via apartment therapy):



I was soooo off with the paint colour, eh? I wish I could find shots from her living room too!


Erin said...

Love. Love. Lovelovelove. :-)

I cannot wait to see this movie and I am that much more excited after reading this post!!!!

Mrs. Limestone said...

I can't see the photos :(

Im so glad to hear the movie is good. Im dying to see it but I tend to think tv turned movies are aweful so Im semi dreading it.

Percy Chatsworth said...


How how how were you able to see the movie early!!?

- Pasquale

{kay} said...

okay - can i say for the record i'm super super jealous! i can't wait to see the movie and i'm totally lovin' your blog!

Jessica Claire said...

special sneak preview- it was amazing!!

so much better than your average tv-turned feature film

Joanna Goddard said...

this was so much fun! thank you!

Maran said...

Already seen the movie twice and I've been here googling to find out the exact color of the blue walls on the apartment... the color and where to get it... plus the "LOVE" painting beside the door. Please help? I'm obssesed and happy to have found you.

Jessica Claire said...

Maran I wish I knew but I'm only a fan like you and have no clue about the actual design sourcing that went on.

We can only cross our fingers that more info will become available in the coming days as more people see the movie!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maran said...

Thanks, Jessica. Thank you also for posting new photos. I'll keep coming back to your blog hoping someone knows anything or has any ideas. It doesn't have to be the exact color.... just close enough.

design - 59 said...

The Apt Therapy Blog said it was in the newest issue of Traditional Home, usually they list the sources of things like paint etc. in the back. Maybe you could find it there...

Jessica-Love the update - I can't WAIT to see this movie, this just made me so much more excited!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know where to find the teal colored zebra striped sheets from Samantha's bedroom in the first Sex and the City Movie?

hopeyt said...

I can't wait to see the film! I love the element board colors and textures! Thanks for posting!

Ernest L Sewell, IV said...

I picked up Electric Blue from Benjamin Moore (I actually had it match with Behr paint at Home Depot), and painted my bedroom with it. I left my trim a crisp white. I went to different dollar stores and bought up different sized frames, mainly 5x7, or 4x6. I painted them all a flat white, and framed different person photos or artwork, and put them over the bed. I repainted an old black lamp into a flat white, replaced the shade, and refinished an old night stand in white (with a black top). It's looking A LOT like Carrie's bedroom. I bought material to make a duvet cover, which is a bit lighter than the one in the picture. I'm loving my bedroom.