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Get the Look: Carrie Bradshaw's Creative Crib, the Palette

Get the Look: Carrie Bradshaw's Creative Crib, the Palette

Last week I showed you how to get the Miranda Hobbes look in your home, and FabSugar showed us how to get the Carrie Bradshaw look for Halloween. It’s only fitting now that you learn to be 100% Carrie by also getting her look in your home. I’ve always been a fan of the “lived in” look of Carrie’s apartment. Like many NYC apartments, it's small, so she has to make room for her creative clutter wherever she can find it. Although Carrie’s not a decorator (she’s a fashionista/writer), her apartment is still stylish and looks put together, even though it’s full of flea market finds. Charlotte, on the other hand, is a decorator and fought to the death with her mother-in-law, Bunny, to take charge of her décor.

To learn how to get the Carrie Bradshaw look in your home,

The Palette:
Definitely go for a soft color scheme, but with more of a gray hint than Miranda’s. Carrie’s walls are a soft shade of celery green washed with a lavender iridescent glaze. SATC Production Designer Jeremy Conway said, “We employed a particular color theory for each of them that helped in identifying character and personality. The idea is to be able to look at a room and say, ‘Now that’s very Carrie.’” Although there actually isn’t too much color in Carrie’s apartment, the color scheme is very ‘her’ because it serves as a base for her bold wardrobe.

Most of her furniture is wooden, and any upholstered pieces she has are leather or brown or gray-ish fabrics, and her closet is painted sort of a hyacinth gray. The lesson here is to choose soft colors that don’t fight with a colorful, patterned wardrobe, but don’t go all white because that’s just not creative. Bonus question: Can you name the paint color of Carrie's kitchen cabinets? Answer below.

Click the images below to see CB-esque products, and stay tuned for more details on how the get this look.


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moss1080 moss1080 9 years
That closet is unfair and about the only thing I really like in this appartment
aoitenshi aoitenshi 9 years
I can't believe I never commented in this post! I love Carrie's apartment, I have all these pictures saved in my hard drive. I have to agree with everyone, the closet was the best feature of the place. :)
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
jennaboa jennaboa 9 years
I am in lust with her closet. Look at those coats. Those purses. I could cry.
ksacks717 ksacks717 9 years
EGGSHELL!!! That was one of my fav episodes!
siúcra-gaelach siúcra-gaelach 9 years
big thinks it's ecru and she says eggshell ;) and i have the calvin klein comforter and it is just about the softest thing ever. i love it!
pennylane pennylane 9 years
my thoughts exactly hboogie! esp at 73rd and madison... i live 6 blocks away and there is no way carrie bradshaw could have afforded that or most of the decoration/clothes/shoes... although in one episode she claims it's rent controlled at 750$ a month (haha)
kitson1 kitson1 9 years
EGGSHELL! Trust in this dearies.
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 9 years
Eggshell. Looove the show. I have the Kiss and Tell book that shows all the girls apartments. :]
hboogie hboogie 9 years
Man, that kitchen and closet are pretty huge for New York. Especially on a writer's salary.
Lianna Lianna 9 years
Ya who could forget the eggshell episode, I love how her closet is the hallway to her bathroom
TheMissus TheMissus 9 years
It was eggshell! She painted them eggshell in one of the earlier seasons.
oofhgoo oofhgoo 9 years
I like that the Aiden chair was included!
DCStar DCStar 9 years
I have a closet between my bedroom & bathroom...but it sure isn't filled with Manolo's!
estrela estrela 9 years
fashionhore fashionhore 9 years
In the first picture where you can see her bookshelf, I do that too. I label little half boxes for my magazines and books that I have collected from classes and stuff that I want to keep. It keeps stuff in order and you never have to search through a drawer or a box! Her's look like Vogue magazines. "I once bought Vogue instead of dinner because I felt it fed me more." --Carrie Bradshaw
kersalli kersalli 9 years
Oh the closet, how I missed it! I just noticed how very "Carrie" this apartment is. Notice how none of her framed artwork (by the door or in the closet) is actually hung? It's like she bought it on a whim and then just never actually got around to hanging it.
emalove emalove 9 years
The only thing I'd want is the closet! I never cared for the way her apartment was decorated on the show actually. I liked Charlotte's apartment much better, it was gorgeous.
marieantoinette marieantoinette 9 years
elizabelle elizabelle 9 years
I have coveted that closet (and all the clothes — SHOES — in it) for years!!
Fashion Fashion 9 years
I always loved the simplicity of Carrie's pad - it was obvious her creativity was channeled through her writing and wardrobe. To this day I am seeking an apartment with a closet between the bedroom and bath, every fashionista's dream really...or a huge walk-in. ;) xo
CocoChic CocoChic 9 years
It's Eggshell!
lindaloo lindaloo 9 years
Looks like celedon.
Babychloe Babychloe 9 years
Her closet was the best!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I agree with glam sugar.
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