11 June 2008

"Sex And The City" - Silver Screen Set Design

Two weeks ago, the HBO television series "Sex and the City" made its way to the Silver Screen. Greeted with rave reviews and a better than expected box office dollar return, the movie has captured audiences not just with a very fun and romantic story line but with beautiful visuals. From strong costume/fashion design to sharp interior design, the movie is almost picture perfect.

In the July 2008 issue of Traditional Home magazine, readers are invited into the apartments, offices, etcetera of the several characters we have come to enjoy and love. The pictures shown above and below are a small handful of movie sets created for the "Sex and the City" movie.

The movie tells the story of close friends Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha about four years after the television series ended. At the beginning of the movie, Carrie is still living in her Upper East Side apartment and the decor is very much as we last saw it. However, by the end of the movie Carrie's place has been given quite a "face-lift" and reflects a new, more "grown up" Carrie. Charlotte's Park Avenue Pre-War apartment is still elegantly appointed in creams and golds, but is richer and more layered, and, of course, has a lovely child's bedroom for the baby she adopted at the end of the series. Miranda and Steve are still living in Brooklyn, with their son and their home is warm, comfortable and a tad bit messy. Samantha, on the other hand, has moved to Malibu and is living with Smith in a fabulous beach house. Sadly, no photographs of the Malibu home are available at this time.

The movie incorporates Most Excellent set design and is definitely worth a trip to the theatre.

Carrie's new and updated Upper East Side apartment, (above and below)

Carrie's updated bedroom

Miranda in her Brooklyn Walk-up

Charlotte, as elegant as ever, in her impeccably furnished Upper East Side Pad

"Big" also has a new "Crib" in the "Sex and the City" movie, (above and below)

Carrie, in her Vogue Editor's Dorothy Draper inspired office