It's officially been 20 years since the first episode of Sex and the City aired back in 1998. Since then, we watched as Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha's lives (and fashion sense) changed throughout the years. In addition to their evolving love lives, careers, and clothing choices, it's safe to assume that their home décor styles changed with the times as well. Twenty years later, we couldn't help but wonder what Carrie Bradshaw's apartment would look like today.
Interior design startup Modsy had the same question in mind when they recently reimagined how Carrie's Upper East Side apartment would look in 2018. They took the liberty of redecorating the iconic piece of NYC real estate for Carrie and even imagined how the rest of the girls would decorate the space if they moved in. Take a look at the refreshed apartment below and shop a few of the products found inside to get the look for yourself.
"Inspired by her original apartment and sense of fashion, we thought that Carrie's Modsy style would be a combo of eclectic and modern, which we call Mod Collector," says design history PhD and Modsy's director of style, Alessandra Wood. The color palette and midcentury décor are a nod to her original space, but the pieces feel refreshed and contemporary.
The living room is a modern take on Carrie's original digs, complete with a contemporary chandelier and midcentury-modern furniture.
Carries bedroom maintains its original layout for the most part. However, the patterned rug, leather pouf, and white bed frame completely upgrade the space.
You can catch a glimpse of Carrie's walk-in closet from this angle, as well as a Vanity Fair poster that's fitting for her interests.
The writer's legendary desk still has a view right out of the window, only now, Carrie's clunky laptop has been replaced with a modern desktop. You can also spot the desk accessory that spells out love, a nod to the first Sex and the City film.
A quirky wall hanging hints at Carrie's iconic necklace positioned just to the right of her closet. We can only imagine what she'd have hanging in there these days.
The entryway features a slender console table for Carrie's keys and handbags. The baskets below and the millennial pink rounded sofa place the apartment starkly out of the '90s and in the late 2010s.
Get the Look
You'll feel like a modern-day Carrie Bradshaw in this luxurious, but classic bed.
An ochre tulip chair would look chic in the corner of any living or bedroom.
If you have the space, trade in a traditional desk for a larger dining table perfect for getting your work done.
"We know that Charlotte would bring her discerning eye to Carrie's apartment," explains Wood. "We pegged her as a Refined Connoisseur, a mix of all things classic with a minimal twist."
If Charlotte moved into Carrie's digs, the space would look decidedly more classic.
This glass desk looks elegant in front of the window and works well with the rest of the décor in the apartment.
The soft gray paint color creates a moody, sophisticated feel for the space that complements the traditional furnishings.
Of course, Charlotte would have a dramatic beaded chandelier hanging above her crisp white bed. It ties the room together perfectly.
In the living room, a traditional white sofa is situated next to a dark gray accent chair beneath two agate pieces of art for a balanced and symmetrical look.
Get the Look
Hang this beaded chandelier in your bedroom to emulate Charlotte's classic style.
For a subtle art piece that will go with most any décor, pick out a largescale agate photograph to hang on the wall. We like the way Charlotte paired two next to each other.
A simple armchair can act as the finishing touch in just about any living room. Throw in an area rug and a standing lamp and your space will feel complete.
"We imagined that no-nonsense Miranda would want an apartment that gets the job done," says Wood. "We thought her straightforward sensibility was well represented by our Contemporary Minimalist style."
Miranda's décor would be much more minimal than Carrie or Charlotte's, but this space still feels cozy and comfortable thanks to a few key pieces.
In the living room, a white pendant light acts as the focal point for the space while throw pillows and a rug add texture and layers.
The room has just the right amount of décor and appears organized and well thought out.
Instead of a desk designed for writing witty articles, Miranda would employ a practical dresser to store her belongings in the bedroom.
This understated nook would be a perfect place for Miranda to read up on her cases after work.
Get the Look
Hang a sunburst mirror in your bedroom to bring a bit of Miranda's style in your home.
A large area rug makes even the most minimalistic spaces feel cozy.
No room would be complete without a comfy armchair to curl up in after a long day, and this style will never go out of style.
"We wanted the apartment to reflect Samantha’s unapologetic love of sex and portray her as the strong, classy person she was," Wood explains. "The apartment is clean and almost minimal, but at the same time bold and dramatic."
Samantha's upgraded apartment would be just as fabulous and bold as she is. We love the statement that the dark paint color makes paired with a variety of gold accent pieces.
The gold chandelier adds a touch of glamour to the chic bedroom and the roaring fireplace neatly tucked in the wall under the geometric mirror is just the thing to set the mood.
In line with current trends, surely Samantha's new apartment would include at least a touch of animal print. The leopard patterned throw looks effortless as it sits draped on the edge of her bed.
A step back reveals more gold accent pieces, including a discrete bar cabinet and floor lamp.
It's easy to picture Samantha entertaining friends and romantic suitors in this chic and edgy apartment.
Get the Look
This large Tibetan rug would look beautiful in the living room nearby other luxe materials and textures.
Harness your inner Samantha with this lavish velvet bedframe.
Instead of a bar cart that leaves all of your glassware and bottles on display, opt for a more subtle way to store your barware. This gold cabinet is just the thing.
So are you a Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, or Samantha?
This post was originally published on June 6, 2018, and has since been updated.