Interior Affair: Sex and the City 2 Decor Steals the Scenes

by Janine on 27 May 2010 · 25 comments

For me the scenery stole the scenes in Sex and the City 2. “I’ve been cheating on fashion with furniture,” Carrie says in the film. I did the same from yesterday afternoon’s screening-room seat (thank you, Coty). I want to move right into Carrie and Big’s texture-and-pattern-rich apartment. Love the living room. The Ninfea coffee table in particular, from Italian luxury furniture brand Poltrona Frau, makes me swoon, and I’m crushing large on the deep blue wool-mohair Montauk Sofa (in the online catalogue under “woodframe”) offset by neutral walls, chairs and warm, amber-gold canvas.

I want a vestibule with graphic wallpaper and a place to put keys, mail and other entryway fare. (Striking wallpaper is a big decor element in SATC2.) And if Carrie and John Preston can dine on takeout or delivery here, I’m more than willing to follow their excellent example. But to complement the dressing room, I’d need a whole new wardrobe. I can deal with that.

I’ve never wanted so much to jump right into bed. Digging the Cole & Son Rococo Stripe wallpaper (it makes a bigger impression in the film); a Hickory Chair Furniture secretary desk you’ll see onscreen sparks lust in me too.

I’d keep Carrie’s singleton apartment as an office (every office should have a comfy nap place, I say). Or maybe it’s a getaway pad? (You know my views on camping.) As for Abu Dhabi, the hotel suites and grounds are breathtaking, only they’re actually in Marrakesh, Morocco.

For more photos and information, visit ELLE DECOR, from whom I did NOT steal the opening line (great minds?). You might also like to check out, from whom I cadged the secretary-desk details, and Habitually Chic, who posted on the decor pre-release. Since initially posting this story, I’ve found details on some of the pieces via Habitually Chic and Casasugar as well as trusty Google and added them to the text. Photography, Craig Blankenhorn.

And for a really well thought-out review of the film — with spoilers, sorry – click here.

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ChickAdvisor 27 May 2010 at 8:56 am

Haha your comments about the wardrobe made me laugh out loud! The decor really is stunning though, I can’t wait to see the film!


Janine 28 May 2010 at 1:47 am

Seriously, with a dressing room like that, my clothes won’t measure up! I’d have to go shopping!


Karen 28 May 2010 at 8:59 am

I love the headboard and during the movie in every apt scene I was completely mesmerized by the kitchen backsplash (still dying to get a close-up view to figure it out!). Love, love, love the living room the most.


Janine 30 May 2010 at 10:23 pm

The living room is my fave too, Karen (I dream of that coffee table!) and the kitchen backsplash caught my attention as well. There’s a shot of it on; you can enlarge it to see the detail a bit better. The text says the tile is from Ann Sacks, and links to, a distributor of the Ann Sacks brand, it seems. I found a shot of tile with that detailing, but no information. The contact info for the company is here.


LJ 4 June 2010 at 3:59 pm

Any idea where the bird fabric/pillow is from or who makes the fabric?


LJ 4 June 2010 at 4:01 pm

in the living room…


Janine 4 June 2010 at 4:41 pm

Hi LJ, such a pretty pillow, right? According to the story, it’s a bright floral Birdie Blossom Cushion by Paul Smith for The Rug Company.


betty 5 June 2010 at 7:22 pm

Looking for info on the TV low console in the living room
anyone know?


Janine 6 June 2010 at 5:21 pm

Hi Betty,

I suspect you’d get further with Habitually Chic — she’s all decor all the time and her readers are equally decor oriented. You’ll see lots more designer detail in the comments here; if you post your question, you may get your answer.

Good luck!


Gem 7 June 2010 at 8:48 am

The fashion comes almost 2nd to the interiors in this second film. I loved Big and Carrie’s marital home, it was so them! The set designers have spared no expense on the details, did anyone see the adorable Invisible lightswitches by Forbes and Lomax?? Perfect for showing off all that graphic wall paper… just requested my brochure!


Janine 8 June 2010 at 8:03 pm

I missed those! I was too busy imagining my own apartment makeover and the lottery winnings I’d need to copy the SATC2 look!


Darlene 30 April 2011 at 8:54 pm

where can I get the desk in Carries apartment shown in Sex and the Xity 2? Any idea?


Janine 2 May 2011 at 7:16 am

Hi Darlene,
I’m afraid I haven’t a clue, but if you check in with Habitually Chic you might have better luck. The woman behind that site is an interior designer; she may know something about it, or be able to track one down through her sources. Good luck!


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