Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sex and the City 2: The Interior Design Review

Even though the film won't be released until May 28th, the Sex and the City 2 hoopla has already begun. While the fashions will probably steal all the scenes, I am interested in the sets, specifically Carrie and Big's apartment. While there are some views in the trailer, I was able to find a few more photos online that give us a look at the living room. Not sure where the upholstered pieces are from but that floral pillow is the Paul Smith Birdie Blossom cushion from The Rug Company.

In this better shot of the living room, we get a good look at the coffee table. I've never seen anyone display books standing up on a coffee which is interesting. If you can zoom in, the books themselves are interesting too. They include Walton Ford; Lewis Carroll; Tracey Chevelier; Sol Levitt, 100 Views; The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco; The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger; Poe & Fanny by John May; Voices of Time: A Life in Stories by Eduardo Galeano; All Yesterday's Parties: The Velvet Underground in Print 1966-71; and last but not least, Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence. Quite an interesting assortment of reading material and those were only the titles I could make out!

In this photo of Big reading the paper on the sofa, you can glimpse the foyer wallpaper in the background. Anyone know the artist of the gold painting?

This is a slightly better view of the foyer wallpaper which I could not identify so lucky for me one of my readers, Jenny of Fancy Pants Design, recognized it as Oiseau in Chocolate by Katie Ridder available through Holland & Sherry in New York. That is very exciting for Katie! I love the black doors too!

I apologize to Sarah Jessica Parker for posting a photo of her with her eyes closed but I wanted to show the draperies. On first glance, it looked exactly like the Zoffany fabric that my friends Mercedes and Alberto of Etos used for their Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Gala table but on closer inspection, it looks like a lace overlay on another fabric. Or that could just be a weird shadow. Not exactly sure. The hyacinths and roses hint that the scene was set in spring too! So pretty!

This shot of the dining room table and kitchen is interesting too. The fabric on the dining chairs is Belgravia from Lee Jofa which is exactly the same as the pattern of the Belgravia wallpaper from Cole & Son available through Lee Jofa. The tile in the kitchen is interesting too. It doesn't really look like something Carrie would pick out but perhaps her decorator suggested it!

I wish I had better photos of the bedroom but here you can see that Thomas O’Brien's Hallings Secretary from Hickory Chair! I bet he will be very excited when he sees that unless he already knows about it. The wallpaper here is also by Cole & Son, the Rococo Damask pattern. You can also glimpse a little of the headboard in this photo too.

Thanks again to my readers who identified the headboard fabric as Velvet Gate Tuxedo fabric from Kravet. The pattern is similar to a fabric named Riad by Windsor Smith for Kravet.

In this view of the bedroom, you can see that they are using the Hallings Secretary as a television stand while in the previous view of it, it was set up as a desk. You can also peek into what I am sure will be the scene stealer in the film, Carrie's closet!

It appears that the left side must be for Mr. Big since it's a darker wood while Carrie's side is all white and illuminated. Now let's just keep our fingers crossed that the film is as interesting as the interiors!

63 comments:

FancyPants-design said...

I know the wallpaper!! It's Katie Ridder - available at Holland and Sherry! :) Thanks for the sneak preview!

FancyPants-design said...

Oh.. and the pattern name is Oiseau.

rikshaw design said...

dying..i want to be her..i am gonna drool over this flick can hardly wait!

Erika @ Practical Princess said...

I love this post! I will be sure to keep an eye on all the decor now.

Elle said...

Stunning! I'm not a Sex and the City fan, but I am so glad you did this post! I'm going to link to it tomorrow!

Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself said...

Where oh where did you get these pictures?!?! I love that there is so much footage of them in their place. I liked Big's place a lot in the first film. This is so exciting! Loving the his and hers closet.

Alaina

polly said...

Hi Heather,

The fabric on the bed is Kravet/ Velvet Gate Colour: Horizon. It is a linen with a velvet applique.

Love your blog. I have been a fan for a few years now but never left a comment. Thank you for all the inspiration!!

Paula
Australia

Marcus Design said...

So beautiful! I can't wait for the movie next month, I was going to do a post soon looking back at the interiors from Part 1!!

The Wife said...

GREAT Story!!!

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

I watch Sex and the City movie over and over just to drool over the sets and clothes! This is going to be a good one. That upholstery maybe is A. Rudin? Not sure, but maybe.

Hope you are well and have a great week.

G

Tabitha said...

Oh does anyone know the provenance of the chair that Carrie is sitting in, in pic one?

Barbara said...

Ms. HC,
While I was rubbernecking all the details of your fantastic post I couldn't help but cool off from
"The Bigs" at home.
Have a great NYC day,
BarG

artluvr said...

Another fabulous post, full of great info. As you know, I love set design, and make myself cross-eyed (and my husband nuts) by rewinding and pausing so I can scrutinize sets on TV shows and movies. And I would have also tried to read the book titles! Thanks for saving me (and him) on this one. If as Paula says, that headboard fabric is velvet appliqued on linen, I gotta go find me some!

Also those flats are gorgeous. I can't wear heels (unlike SJP who somehow manages to run all over NYC in 4" Louboutins), so thanks for this, too.

Sue in RI

drooz studio said...

great post ! thank you for such great detective work! I keep going over and over each image.. please share if you find more!

Tammy@InStitches said...

Thanks for the preview, loved it ! I used the headboard fabric to cover a memo board in my craft closet.

Simply Luxurious said...

Heather, Thank you for digging up all of these images. The set is gorgeous. And the detailed account of what is exactly in each image - thank. I'm going to have to retweet this to my readers.

Luciana said...

God!!!! I need to see immediatly this film!!!

Jenny at LGN said...

The pattern on the dining chairs is Lee Jofa's Belgravia. I'm using the orange/pink/magenta color way for a nursery. It's a really beautiful fabric.

Great post!

jenny

Sandra Ling said...

The fabric on the dining chairs is by Lee Jofa 2008157 Color 118 (Belgravia Grey/Black).

I'm laughing as I'm typing, we're all a little crazy in that we can spot a fabric or piece of furniture and immediately identify it :-)!!

Thanks for a great post, I've been in such a mood for a movie with great interior design eye candy.

Have a fantastic week!!

Ruthie's Renewed Treasures said...

I especially love the painting in the living room, wonderful golds. So warm and inviting. Thanks for the pictures!

Ruthie's Renewed Treasures said...

I especially love the painting in the living room, wonderful golds. So warm and inviting. Thanks for the pictures!

Sally J said...

Well, I'm mad that I didn't get here first to identify the Lee Jofa fabric, but I bow down to those with swifter fingers than me. I had read that Kravet/Lee Jofa were doing the fabrics for the movie. I don't know if there are other companies represented or not, but I can't wait to see the movie!
Sally@DivineDistractions.blogspot.com

Casey said...

Am I the only one that's sad to see they changed the closet?

La Maison Fou said...

Thanks for posting Heather, I luv the fact that I can relate what I see to who is the maker and from where it is produced. Another level, layer of knowing design.
Love the apartment in the pics.....
looks like a BIG success!
L.

styleodyssey said...

This is wonderful. I'm always so interested in SATC set design and interiors, of course especially Carrie's environment.

tab said...

love this post! thanks for sharing all the amazing finds

rosiecampbell said...

Fabulous set design to go with fabulous wardrobes! Excited for the movie.

Tracey said...

Can't wait for this! The dressing room is to die for!

ashley said...

I work at Silvercup Studios, where the movie had their offices, one day the elevator opened on the wrong floor and I saw the film's interior design office. I only saw it for a minute, but they had tons of fabrics and wallpaper samples hanging on the walls in different story boards. One I saw was children's wallpaper (wonder if its for Charlotte's new baby's room). It was really cool, wish I could have worked in that department or on the film. Just have to see it like everyone else. :)

Ryan Hines said...

I think those tiles are Ann Sacks.

Roxy Te Owens said...

Oh I can't wait til May! I've been dying for a secretary! Looks like Carrie beat me to it.

Lacquered Life said...

I absolutely love that headboard fabric! Just the right hint of modernity in a thoroughly traditional-style pattern. Can't wait to use that somewhere!

TheIconicBlog.com said...

Looks amazing!x

Katrina Lynn said...

Kitchen tile is from Ann Sacks... although it might be discontinued now, can't seem to find it on the website..... hmm...

Jen of Made By Girl said...

AAAAH the CLOSET....that is my fave!!

Jen Ramos
madebygirl.blogspot.com insulation between floors

Design For All Seasons said...

I love this show the movie every single thing about it. There is so much glamour and real life daily events it keeps me wanting more. A great creative job by all.

Andrika King said...

A wonderful post. This one must have taken you more than a few hours to put together! Can't wait to see the movie and more photos of the set! Thank you for all of the sources.

Sis Cesspool said...

Your enthusiasm for this film makes me smile and your analysis was great.

AJ said...

I know the kitchen tiles. They're by Heath Ceramics, a mid-century pottery located in Saulsalito, California.

Tara said...

Did you notice the ottoman Carrie sitting on in the LV Room resembles the blue tiles. Ovals that are "pinched" in the center. I acctually like it, the tile too.
Thanks for showing.

Fifi Flowers said...

I canot wait to see the move and ALL the FAB clothing and interior design!!! Merci for sneak preview!

Hello Lover... said...

Aaaah I had a post just like this planned - awesome! The two things that really got me started were that secretary and the headboard - Just gorgeous! thanks for sharing all these sources!

Sugar said...

Thanks for sharing. I love it. Although, I think I liked Big's place in the last move better. And I can almost guarantee that the tile in the kitchen is Heath Ceramics.

AdamG'smom said...

I think the tile in the kitchen is Heath Ceramics.

Bryan said...

Does anyone know the maker of the blue and white tea cup Charlotte is drinking from at the end of the film (I think she was in Carrie's old apt.)

Leigha said...

Great post. I was searching for the amazing headboard fabric - thank you!

Julie said...

Does anyone know where the white and black dresser in Carrie and Big's bedroom comes from?

Kitty LaRue said...

I just saw the movie, came home and got online to research that coffee table... Do you know where that's from/who makes them?

Clara said...

Would love to know about that blue ottoman Carrie is sitting on... Help anyone?

Anne-marie said...

"Lola Ottoman" by designer Anne Kyyro Quinn

Chris Johnson said...

That awesome coffee table is "Ninfea" by Poltrona Frau!

H/T: HGTV Design Happens

Kitty LaRue said...

Thanks for the coffee table info, Chris!!

GEJ said...

I saw the film at the weekend, it was fab, the fashion was on top form but Big and Carrie's Apartment was amazing. The wallpaper was stunning. Did anyone notice the Lightswitches? I've read they are from Forbes and Lomax, Invisible and amazing!

Matt said...

Fab post! I like Bryan would love to know where the blue chintz tea cup and saucer is from - help please!

Heidi said...

The books on the coffee table sort of remind me of Central Park..the way they're lined up vertically and there's the bit of greenery in the middle. Wonder if that was intentional..

Kelly Showalter said...

I have the same bed and would love to buy the Velvet Gate Tuxedo upholsterey by Kravet. Does anyone know how someone can buy this if they are not in the design industry?

Kelly Showalter said...

Thanks for the response Heather! I checked calico corners and they don't have Kravet fabric on the website, unless I am missing something. I can try going to a designer. Do you have any idea how much this fabric runs in price? Love your Blog!

Habitually Chic said...

Kelly - the fabric at Calico Corners won't say that it's by Kravet because it's sold under the Calico Corners label. Search for black and white fabrics and see if you can find it. If you need more help, you should probably contact Kravet directly.

Oisgeshtrozelt said...

A wonderfully detailed review! I would also love to know the source of the golden painting above the lounge. Anyone?

Laura Holland said...

Heather - I love the story! The secretary is the Hallings Secretary by Thomas O'Brien and the desk chair is the Hunt Chair from the Suzanne Kasler Collection - both are made by Hickory Chair! Thanks for sharing.
Laura

Anonymous said...

I am searching to find the tv console in the livingroom any ideas?

applegirl said...

Hey everyone, somebody pls tell me what's the plant on the living room coffee table called, I need it to find it, but don't know the name for it, thanks Xx

alison said...

Better late then never, the photo on the wall above the bedroom dresser: http://www.aliciabockgallery.com/collections/sex-and-the-city/products/i-like-the-way-you-say-my-name

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