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 Casasugar.com, 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.