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Casa Interview: Sex and the City's Jeremy Conway

Casa Interview: Sex and the City's Jeremy Conway

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,


The surprising source? The Rug Company! In particular, my eye was attracted to a gorgeous piece of art in Carrie's redecorated entry. I asked Jeremy if it had been commissioned or painted by a local artist. No — that as well was from The Rug Company! The lovely damask-patterned rug in the picture below? Also from The Rug Company.

For more details from Carrie's apartment remodel, check back tomorrow.

Photo courtesy Craig Blankenhorn/New Line Cinema
©2008 New Line Cinema

Ldybug0426 Ldybug0426 8 years
What about the wall unit in her apartment? The one that has all the new storage that Jennifer Hudson's character sets up for Carrie. I am really looking for something like that in my room
judithnycgirl judithnycgirl 8 years
I loved the look, especially the bedroom. Does anyone know where I can get similar bedding?
DGirl8 DGirl8 9 years
Anyone know where her fabulous flowing cream curtains are from? I am assuming they are custom made so in that case what kind of fabric and from where??
Schmeghan Schmeghan 9 years
Does anyone know what the Gertrude Stein quote is on the living room wall?
carharp carharp 9 years
Just wondering if anybody knows the style of arm-chair that was upholstered in that gorgeous floral fabric to match the sofa ... also where is the fabric from ... dying to know :)
natsmiles natsmiles 9 years
it was love at first sight--between that wall color and my eyes. i've been putting off painting my room for a while and it was definitely so i could be inspired by carrie's new apartment. i'm doing my room this color tomorrow! :)
glamshopper glamshopper 9 years
I loved the mirrored furniture in her room. I spent all night searching and found a website that sells a lot of great mirrored furniture pieces. It's I think they also sell on ebay.
roor roor 9 years
I loved her room makeover too - wouldn't have thought that such a bold colour choice on all the walls would work, but it did. and i love the pics behind the behind.
la-dee-da-dee la-dee-da-dee 9 years
I was definitely not dissapointed by carries room makeover! I liked the use of the lamps and that mirrored vanity table! I also think those curtains are gorgeous! thanks for sharing!
VennieB VennieB 9 years
i loved her new apt, but these photos don't show everything...she had a chaise lounge that i absolutely LOVED. also, did anyone else notice that she watched the movie from louise on an old tube tv, not on the flat screen?
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i haven't seen the movie yet but i love the above pics of Carrie's apartment! it looks like she has a fair bit of space, which wasn't always evident on the show. i love the rug under her bed!
raieven raieven 9 years
I like the bedroom and the area with the table where the girls had cake, but didn't like the tv modern storage cubicles thing. it reminded me of Samantha's old apartment in a way, Carrie was not a 'modern' person, there needed to be some warm/vintage pieces mixed in I thought.
witchbaby witchbaby 9 years
loved the apt makeover but I agree with briandiesel the corkboard by her door with the word LOVE looked to much like it belonged in a teenagers room. >.<
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 9 years
i loved it.... so nice...
madonna-x-j madonna-x-j 9 years fault for looking at the comments huh? but it was a tad unexpected since this had to do with carrie's bedroom...
madonna-x-j madonna-x-j 9 years
smiley face that was not nice :( i hadn't seen it yet.
emalove emalove 9 years
I love the way her apartment looks...that blue shade on the walls is fabulous.
cyndillard cyndillard 9 years
Thank you so much for this info! I fell in love with many pieces of the set design and immediately after seeing the movie wondered where I could find the source info. I should have known you'd be the one for the "scoop" and can't thank you enough! We ended up at Lowe's after the movie for some other things and I found myself scouring the paint chips for just the right shade of blue like Carrie's new bedroom. Of course I couldn't find it but now, thanks to you, I can find a very similar shade! I also fell for the rug in Carrie's old apartment (Lily was rolling around on it while Carrie was doing her "fashion show" of old dresses) and now that I know The Rug Company was used for other pieces, I'm off to check their site to see if I can find it or something similar. Thank you...thank you!
rachelcal rachelcal 9 years
the blue color is beautiful
Tech Tech 9 years
I agree, aimeeb. The blue was so amazing, but in general, the place was a little too cold and modern. All those sharp-lines should have been tempered with one or two older things, like her old coffee table or Aidan chair. And, um, did she do this on writing just three books? Must have sold verrry well.
nelsonae nelsonae 9 years
Loved the look! more mature and pulled together but still fun and bold. But did anyone notice Miranda's place? Other than the 80's mirrored wall in the entry it looked great. Can we get more details on that one too!?
girlie871 girlie871 9 years
carries room definitely inspired me. I walked out of the movie talking about her new apartment and the color and I have been waiting for the still shots of carries room since. I also loved the mirrored furniture so last night I spent hours bookmarking mirrored funriture. :)
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I loved seeing her apt redo in the movie, although some of it was a little too "cold" for me vs grown up.
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