Interior Designers Created a Modern Version of Carrie’s Sex and the City Apartment—and It Looks So Gorgeous
To celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary, an interior design firm has reimagined what Carrie’s iconic apartment would look like today if she had never moved out.
Sex and the City premiered 20 years ago, in 1998, and in the two decades since, millions have fallen in love with the show’s bold characters and the glamorous city they live in. The four main characters’ escapades are legendary, as are the locations they frequented, including narrator Carrie Bradshaw's iconic (and debatably unrealistic) apartment in New York City.
To celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary, interior design startup Modsy reimagined what Carrie’s Manhattan apartment might look like today, in 2018, if she still lived there.
In the show, Carrie’s apartment tended to have a lived-in, relatable feel. Modsy’s design team mimicked her assortment of moderately mismatched furniture styles (flea market chic and mid-century modern, to name two) and united them with common fabrics and detailing, like the gold accents in Carrie’s bedroom. The creators behind the reimagined space call the collection of furnishings “a combo of eclectic and modern, which we call Mod Collector.”
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The apartment features plenty of storage space for Carrie’s collection of books and magazines. In the closet, home to her extensive (and elaborate) wardrobe, her tutu hangs in a place of honor.
Carrie’s original apartment featured mid-century pieces, so many of the furnishings in her 2018 apartment have mid-century bones, with low silhouettes and structural details.
The Living Room
Most of the apartment’s colors were kept true to the original space’s hues, but the bright blue sofa in the living room is an homage to the made-over apartment featured in the Sex and the City movie.