I recently met with a fun new client. A newly married couple looking for design help for their first condo. They wanted the flavor of Carrie and Big’s apartment in Sex and The City 2. Yeah, wouldn’t we all? They have a nice budget, but not unlimited.
In developing my preliminary presentation, I ,of course, had to do a bit of research
Now for my interpretation –
I selected a dramatic wallpaper for the entry way, similar to the movie. Instead of a bold repeating pattern, I selected a malachite paper. It will be YUMMY! As with the other rooms in this project, the accessories still need to be fleshed out, but I put enough in so the client (and you) can get the idea.
The master bedroom uses my favorite kind of bed, a mixture of wood and upholstery. The lamps are a knock off of a beautiful Murano glass lamp from Donghia at a fraction of the price. The side table for the chaise is hard to see here but is inspired by the cool ottoman in the key final scene in the movie.
Finally, the dining room. I selected reasonably priced chairs from Pottery Barn. The back of the chairs will be hand painted with a monogram. The faux bois rug is intended to create a subtle pattern on the floor. The art is from 20×200 among other affordable accessories.
There are more rooms to be addressed. The office consists of mostly built ins, I won’t bore you with shop drawings. The guest room will be the last room designed. We are waiting to see how the budget for the rest of the project goes before designing that room. It will probably be an interesting mix of reused and low budget items.
I hope you enjoyed my preview of this project. We are plowing full steam ahead. I just need to find some time to have it photographed!