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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Interior Envy- SATC2

I know I am behind the curve, but I just saw Sex and the City 2 last night. I am spoiled with a comfortable home theater in my lower level, so I infrequently go to the movies; I just wait for them to come out on demand. There’s nothing like snuggling up with a nice glass of wine and some dark chocolate to watch a movie, not to mention my husband can make some good popcorn with REAL butter- sorry Rave Theaters, you can’t compete. Anyway, like I said, I just saw SATC2, and wow, I have interior envy! I just could not keep my eyes off the wonderful sets, even with all those fabulous clothes. Perhaps Carrie said it best, "I've been cheating on fashion with furniture."Before we get to the juicy stuff, let's just touch on Charlotte's kitchen. We didn't get to see much of anyone's apartments besides Carrie and Big's, but this kitchen was so amazing. I wish there would have been some more still shots of it. The gray and white floor is wonderful, more subtle than black and white checker, yet still classic- so Charlotte. I don't think you can ever go wrong with white in your kitchen and this set proves it with all white cabinets, countertops, and backsplash. Carrie and Big's apartment. Can you hear the angels singing? Love! The round entry hall library and the absolutely stunning custom light fixture (it's only like $15,000- pocket change) make me want to come home and put my mail and keys on that table.This living room is the perfect combo of structure and comfy. After all, Big puts his shoes on the sofa (it's a sofa, Carrie, not a couch. I don't like the word "couch". That implies overstuffed cheap pleather to me). I read the chairs are vintage from Bergdorfs. The tray coffee table is super cool and she's got foo dogs. The Scouts love foo dogs. The one thing I don't love in this room though is the rug- the pink seems out of place. I think I know where the designer was going with it, but it didn't quite get there for me.
Hello to-die-for blue felt ottoman by Anne Kyyro! See the details here.
The backlit built-ins in the dining room are nothing short of spectacular. I love that they're not styled for a dining room. The chair shape is not my favorite, but that fabric... how do you spell the kissing noise?
Probably the only thing I really disliked in their apartment was the kitchen tile backsplash. It felt like it was out of place, and for me that's saying a lot. I get eclecticity, trust me, but this wasn't working. I might have tried something slightly smaller scale and maybe a metallic.What can I say about this headboard? It is glorious! So cleverly paired with the Cole and Son wallpaper. Let me design a bed like this for you.I love the draperies in their bedroom. They remind me that I want to put sheers in my living room. The tassel fringe on the panels is perfect detail. And the Scouts have always been enamored with that Hickory Chair secretary. I almost cringed when Big put the TV in it.Before we get to the real eye candy, can I just say, Miranda was never my favorite of the girls, but the dress she wore to the wedding was... I'm out of adjectives, so I'll repeat some of them: to-die-for, amazing, stunning. Me want!You know I would be remiss not to mention what we all know was the real reason to see the movie: Carrie's closet. I thought it was so sweet that it was really like two closets in one and that Big's half was different from Carrie's. They're even lit differently. And I love that Carrie's stuff has spilled over to Big's side. This must be what closets are like in heaven.
Mucho credit to Lydia Marks who created these mouth watering sets for Sex and the City 2. You made my night!

1 comment:

Jon said...

Thanks Scouts for this great synopsis. I totally agree with your evaluation. I also just saw the movie this past week and I was also very sick to see the TV in that fabulous Thomas O'Brien Secretary. That has been my favorite piece of furniture since it was introduced.