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help: curtain dilemma!

by Grace Bonney

carrie curtains

i’m a bonafide sex & the city fanatic. i find myself tuning in to hbo on demand just to catch glimpses of carrie’s apartment and the little details of its design. i’ve searched every inch of the hbo site but can’t figure out who makes these beautiful curtains she has above her desk (or who makes the fabric). does anyone have any ideas? or where i could find similar medallion style fabric with the same color palette? these are sort of pink and slate grey/mauve. i want them in my bedroom so, so badly but just can’t seem to find them. i emailed the set designers but no luck yet…any help would be greatly appreciated! xo, d*s

[UPDATE: a d*s reader found it! reka from finland says “it’s a Marimekko fabric, designed by Maija Isola in the 60’s called Tantsu!” and i think she’s right. hooray! now for the hunt…]

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  • I wish this show was still on. I miss Charlotte and her preppyness. And Harry, what a sweetheart.


  • aren’t they the best? i’m always trying to find them. the marimekko is similar but needs to be a bit more “medallion” like and with a pink colorway. i really love the subtle pink. i’m sure ac will LOVE it too. ;)


  • What a kiwinkidink. I was watching a rerun the other day and noticed those curtains! I swear I saw that Merimekko inspired fabric sold by the yard at Ikea a few seasons ago….

  • Are we sure it’s Tansu? Because looking at that pattern they aren’t circles like in Carrie’s apartment. Their smashed circles. I think the pattern is move likely Kivet or Pienet Kivet but I can’t seem to find it in that color way. Anyone else have any luck hunting for it?

  • So in her apartment they hung them with the pattern horizontal? I can just barley see any green in there. I am going to have to watch an episode tonight and check to see for sure!

  • yup. if you watch an episode you’ll see. and marimekko confirmed to me that their set designer ordered that fabric, so i promise- that’s it ;)


  • I see that they sell the fabric on the website… but how would you make this into curtains? Anyone have any luck with this craft yet? :-)

  • I am looking for drapes for my place, and I always noticed those drapes on the show. What luck!!! WOW!!! I LOVED THAT SHOW! DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY IDEA WHERE I COULD GET THE FLOOR LAMP IN HER LIVING ROOM OR THE PARFUM POSTER IN HER ENTRANCE WAY? THANKS!!

  • I am looking for the bluish- purple rug in Carrie’s living room. Does anyone know where I could find it, or something similar?

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