Sunday, May 25, 2008

Feeling Bikey...

Carrie Bicycle Basket, the Conran Shop

J. Crew catalog shot

My good friend Lauren Walsh! She showed up at my stoop today in this adorable ensemble ;)

Latest craving: Bicycle necklace by Cynthia Rowley. Love it.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Decorating a la Ms. Bradshaw

Photo via Zimbio

With only nine days left until the release of the Sex and the City Movie, I couldn't help but watch some old episodes!!

Photo via HBO

While taking a closer look at the interiors of Carrie's apartment, I noticed that she appears to have reupholstered her bench in Peter Dunham's classic Fig Leaf!

Photo via Style Court

The decor in Carrie's apartment was meticulously selected by Production Designer Jeremy Conway. In an HBO article, he explains "We realized that what Carrie has in her apartment is not what she's all about. She's not a decorator, but there's definitely a sense of style in the way she's put things together." The walls are a soft shade of celery green washed with a lavender iridescent glaze.

Photo via HBO

Conway found many of the pieces in Carrie's apartment in local New York flea markets and thrift stores! He wanted to achieve a "lived in" look, and didn't want her apartment to be perfectly neat and tidy since, after all, "We know that Carrie would have some deadline or date to meet. She doesn't have the time to neatly arrange her products or stack her shoes in the closet. She's more of a 'Leave 'em where they fall' kind of woman. It's what we like to call organized chaos."

Photo via HBO

Photo via Sex and the City: Kiss and Tell

Carrie always had a Diptyque "Baies" candle near her bedside (as seen above in my blurry photo!)

Photo via Sex and the City: Kiss and Tell

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Egg Chair: 50 years of style

Photo: Ditte Isager for Vogue Living Australia, Jan/Feb. 2008

Photo: Ditte Isager for Vogue Living Australia, Jan/Feb. 2008

Photo: Paul Costello

This year the Egg Chair celebrates its 50th birthday and I've gotta say, she has never looked better ;) I love how the homeowners above toned down the modern looking Egg by pairing it with rustic wood, vintage finds and a neutral palette. Perfection.

Rubie Green on ThreadBanger!