Inside the Iconic Sex and the City Apartments (In All Their '90s Glory)
From swilling martinis in lower Manhattan with Sanford to missing Carrie's bust of a 35th birthday party at Il Cantinori (the one downtown), we've grown up alongside Carrie Bradshaw, Samantha Jones, Charlotte York, and Miranda Hobbes on Sex and the City. The iconic six-season series, which celebrated its 20th anniversary a few months ago, contextualised an idealised Manhattan life in the '90s that went on to fuel the lofty lifestyle aspirations for generations of people to come. Beyond the covetable clothes, the endless stream of dates, and the bottomless lunching opportunities in the then-burgeoning Meatpacking District (and beyond), the carefully curated home décor set the backdrop for the enviable lives of the iconic foursome.
Production designer Jeremy Conway is one of the many people responsible for fueling the dreams of countless aspiring New Yorkers. Conway designed each character's apartment in the series and both movies, moving Carrie from a junior one-bedroom apartment in Greenwich Village to closet heaven with Big on the Upper East Side. "We had our specific looks that we had built around the characters and then we were able to sort of go off and say, right, we want that to be a more modern compact space," Conway told Vogue Living. In terms of developing the personalities of each of the four women, Conway zeroed in on the details: "We focused a lot more on real materials in the apartments, beautiful wallpapers, just the details and textures that you would expect to see." Step inside the iconic New York City apartments belonging to Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha, and Miranda that we all know and love.
Carrie's Brownstone in Greenwich Village
Charlotte's Apartment on the Upper East Side
Samantha's Apartment in the Meatpacking District
Miranda's Apartment on the Upper West Side