How to Decorate Like Carrie Bradshaw

We've always envied Carrie Bradshaw's adventurous style, but when her character's Upper East Side apartment got a makeover in Sex and the City II, it truly turned our heads. It's been a four years since the film hit the theaters, but Bradshaw's studio interiors are still as enviable as ever. Want to learn how to get the look? Read on below.


_paint Sex and the City II production designer Jeremy Conway custom-mixed paints to achieve the color of Bradshaw studio's brilliant ocean blue walls, but the shade is very close to Benjamin Moore's Electric Blue. Paint your trim and ceiling white with a shade like Benjamin Moore's Decorator's White to replicate the look. Electric Blue, $7/pint, Benjamin Moore

Contrasting the blue walls is an undercurrent of white elements, include billowing curtains, ceramic table lamps, a Parsons-style desk, and side chairs. The pieces are feminine, airy, and trendy. They're also versatile and can easily be repurposed in another setting (such as Carrie and Big's future shared home).

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Safavieh Ceramic Table Lamps, $227 for two, HomeClick Serendipity Bench, $1629, Horchow Parsons Rectangular Dining Table, $399, West Elm


Compared to Bradshaw's print-heavy wardrobe, her apartment is notably minimal in pattern. Instead of layering in prints, Conway selected a few high-impact patterns, including the broad-scale purple damask in her Marni Overleaf Rug from The Rug Co. and the chintzy floral from Wolf Home on her settees.
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Marni Overleaf Rug, $105/sq. ft., The Rug Co. Love Too Needlepoint by Paul Smith, $3370, The Rug Co. Pennie Chair, $559, Crate & Barrel

With a wardrobe as extensive as hers, Bradshaw seems to leave a mess of designer shoes and accessories in her wake. But in the second film, she has really grown up and learned a thing or two about organization. Conway adds a built-in cabinet in Bradshaw's living area to store odds and ends, as well as her archival collection of Vogue magazines. In her bedroom, a mirrored vanity holds all her beauty essentials, and that iconic closet, well, it's a beast that cannot be tamed.

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5-Drawer Mirrored Vanity, $3200, 1stdibs Besta TV Storage Combination, $699, IKEA Clear Magazine File, $15, The Container Store

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Photographs: Craig Blankenhorn for New Line Cinema