A little over two years ago I wrote a post entitled “Carrie Bradshaw Gets A New Apartment”. That post continues to receive a few hits a week. I felt it was my sacred design duty to write about the decor in the sequel. So, of course I had to view Sex In The City 2 immediately upon its release. The opening scene finds our heroine leaving the apartment she shares with Mr. Big. I of course desperately love the Halston Heritage dress. The Chanel clutch isn’t too bad either.
I would like to take a moment to say that the 80’s flashbacks didn’t seem all that unfashionable to me.
Now onto the decor. Carrie and Mr. Big have left their penthouse apartment and moved twelve flights down. She has almost finished the decorating and it is the first hint that she has perhaps given up a bit of her sparkle. Dark colors and masculine lines dominate the selections.
The accessories are where you see the Carrie we know and love shining through. The Birdie Blossom pillow that she clutches in the film is by Paul Smith.
Still unidentified are the silk panels with lace overlay and the spectacular ottoman, of which I could not find any information on. I imagine that they are custom. Lydia Marks I desperately ask for your assistance.
The wallpaper in the entry is a chocolate confection known as “Oiseau” by Katie Ridder. It is right on trend with the return of a love affair with wallpaper and of course the over popularized bird theme. The dining area features chairs upholstered in “Belgravia” by Lee Jofa.
Although not much cooking occurs in the kitchen, I adore the nod to mid century modern. The “Starflower Blue” rug is by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby
Onto the bedroom. Of course a very heated domestic squabble occurs regarding a television beautifully hidden in a “Hallings Secretary”. The lovely rug is “Harem”. I absolutely adore the “Rococo Damask” wallpaper. Completing the scene is a wing chair inspired headboard upholstered in luscious “Velvet Gate Tuxedo” fabric.
The girls embark on a spectacular vacation to Abu Dhabi. (I will pause for a moment to say I will be leaving the current turban and harem pant fashion faux pas to the Fashionista.)
The scenes from the movie were actually filmed at the Mandarin Oriental Jnan Rhama Hotel in Marrakech. It is set to officially open this summer.
I imagine there will be a surge of Moroccan inspired decor occuring. (For additional information on Moroccan/Islamic architecture please see the post “A Love Story Set In Stone”.)
The interiors in the film steered away from traditional bright Moroccan colors and settled on the dark and dramatic. I have to admit that up until this point I had no desire to travel to the middle east but I could possibly be persuaded if such mirages do indeed exist.
Aidan. Sigh... Hmmm… What’s that? Design? Nope, got nothing.
Get Carried Away,