This year, I was lucky enough to interview several familiar faces in the interior design world, and you were always eager to hear a word from the wise. But when Sex and the City production designer Jeremy Conway stopped for a chat about Carrie Bradshaw's new bedroom, you were blown away and full of chatter. Revisit the interview here.
Babysugar and I were lucky enough to get a sneak peek of the Sex and the City movie last week, but while everyone oogled the fab four — Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda, I had my eye on the new girl in town — Lily. The four-year-old adopted daughter of Charlotte York and Harry Goldenblatt was quite the scene stealer. And, production designer Jeremy Conway put great thought into designing the lil lady's pink lair. Our girl, Casa had a chance to ask him what inspired his creation. He said:
With Lily it's the kind of scene in her apartment where Charlotte wants Lily to feel we're all the same all over the world.
What girl wouldn't love her multicultural dolls, chandelier and polka dot wing chair? But, it was the hot pink wallpaper with hand drawn Chinese lanterns that caught my eye.
What inspired your child's room?
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I was recently lucky enough to chat with Sex and the City production designer Jeremy Conway. While many of my Sugar friends were wowed by the clothing in the movie, I was blown away by the sets. I was particularly excited about Carrie's apartment makeover.
My eye was definitely attracted to the bright blue shade on the walls of Carrie's apartment. Jeremy told me that he custom mixes all of his colors, but the brilliant, lovely ocean blue on Carrie's walls is very close to Benjamin Moore's Electric Blue. Concerning the dramatic change in Carrie's apartment, which was previously dressed in subdued, natural tones, and flea-market chic, Conway said, "Carrie had really grown up, but she wasn't living that life in her apartment yet." The challenge in the redecorating was designing an apartment that seemed like it could be a little more organized, lived in, and put together. One important change was to fit a dining table into the house, "so it could be a place that she and Big could have dinner together."
Conway said that redecorating the iconic apartment of Carrie Bradshaw definitely made him a bit nervous. "[Writer and director] Michael Patrick King didn't see the apartment until the day before shooting started. He came into the living room and said nothing, and I thought, 'Oh no,' and then he started to tear up, and again, I thought 'Oh no,' and then Michael said that it was fantastic."
I have a feeling that most fans of Carrie's old apartment will be equally — if not more so — thrilled with the updated look. To hear about a surprising source for materials of the set design, read more