Living IN STYLE like Carrie Bradshaw on 245 E 73rd Street, between Park and Madison

carrie bradshaw apartment diva on a dime interiors

Every girl I know watches Sex and The city in hope of one day living in the stylish world of Carrie Bradshaw with insight on life and love as she has experienced through out the episodes.  I do have to say my guilty pleasure is laying in bed with a face mask and good tea watching re runs of probably the best made show for woman in our generation.  Living in downtown Chicago for 7 years, I completely could relate to her life and the things she went through.  I swear every episode I would text my Chicago pals to inform them our lives are a sex and the city episode.  From the designer goods, to the ever ending dating stories I feel we all can relate in some way or form.  Due to my love for interior design, I would always observe the sets of the show, especially the ever so famous Carrie Bradshaw apartment.  We saw her transition from her old apartment to a fresh bright new look in the movie.  I wanted to inspire all of you who dream of a city apartment, you too can have this fabulous look! We all know Carrie spent way more on her clothes, shoes, and handbags rather than her apartment and so are you! With my diva on a dime budget yet savvy stylish decor picks, you will be living in Style and the City Luxury!
1. White Frames, IKEA
2. White Lamp, World Market
3. Black Side Table
4.Silver Candle, Z Gallerie
5. white Entertainment Wall System, IKEA
6. White Desk, IKEA
7. Mirrored Vanity, Pier 1
8. Purple rug, The Rug Company
9. Sofa, SPLURGE! Anthropologie
10. White Drapes, World Market
11.Sherwin-Williams 6794 flyaway
12.Sherwin-Williams 7103Whitetail
13.Sherwin-Williams 6523 Denim

The items above are my picks that still resemble luxury yet are more budget friendly than the actual pieces used in Carries Apartment.  Ikea has many items that resemble very closely to the pieces in her bedroom such as: the frames, her desk, and the wall system.  They have many different types of wall systems to choose from if you want a different look than the one pictured. The paint colors are all interior paint swatches found at Sherwin Willliams.  The redone apartment is stylish and extremely neat and decked to the nines.

Carries Closet:

The only world I can think of when I think of the ever so famous Carrie Bradshaw closet is FABULOUS! Carrie Bradshaw has been described as a modern-day Cinderella, the girl next door, and the best friend we all wish we had on multiple occasions.  Her famous line, “I like my money right where I can see it…hanging in my closet” has been on the minds of woman all over the globe.   The closet is where Carrie’s collateral can be found in piles of designer clothing, shoes, and handbags. With an enviable list of names that would make any fashionista salivate, Carrie is an ideal candidate to work at Vogue and write about Marc Jacobs accessories.  To get this closet look you will have to have many areas for all of your favorite pieces.  Ikea has great on a budget closet organizing systems great for any space.  To put all of your favorite shoes you can use an old bookcase, by painting it to make it look vintage. You could also find one at Ikea where they come in 3 different colors at many different heights.  I currently have 3 of them and they work great for my shoes and keep me organized.

Today’s post may be one of my favorites..I am a dreamer and quite often dream about having that special place between Park and Madison with a closet full of shoes.  I hope I inspired you to depict a Sex and The City Pad in your own home that depicts your style from floor to ceiling.

XOXO
Designer Marissa Iacovoni

Credits for floorplan: Artists Brandi Roberts and  Inaki Aliste Lizarralde draw the floor plans of TV homes.