Living In: Carol


The drama of 2015’s Carol is set in motion when Rooney Mara spies Cate Blanchett while perusing the doll display of a Manhattan department store. From there, the two set out on a love affair that changes both of their lives. The backdrop of the tale is a mixture of pastels, rich winter hues and sets that could’ve come right out of a paper doll house. It may not have taken home any Oscars this year, but we couldn’t resist digging into the stylish film and finding a few ways we can bring home the look of the movie. Enjoy!  —Garrett


Living In: Carol, Design*Sponge

1. Silk Pajama Top | 2. Plaid Robe | 3. Mint Paint | 4. French Settee | 5. Eagle Bookends | 6. Cosmetic Case

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7. Floral Chair | 8. Vintage Bracelet | 9. Brass Fireplace Tools | 10. RCA Salt and Pepper Shakers | 11. Plaid Coat | 12. Wool Scarf

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13. Watercolor Artwork | 14. Mid-Century Dresser | 15. Green Coat | 16. Fur Pillows | 17. White Purse

Film: Carol

Year: 2015

Director: Todd Haynes

Starring: Cate BlanchettRooney MaraSarah Paulson, Jake Lacy

Art Director: Jesse Rosenthal

Set Decoration: Heather Loeffler

Costume Design: Sandy Powell

  1. Despite being dressier and more formal than today, the clothes and decor seem to allow for a certain level of ease and comfort.

  2. M says:

    SO glad to see Living In return! The best. Really.

    1. Sorcha Brennan says:

      me too!

      1. Karin says:

        and me tooo!!!!!

  3. Ruth Vallejos says:

    Living in! I’m so glad you are back. This is some beautiful stuff.

    Oh, please would you do the 1st or 2nd season of Outlander? Or both?

    And the movie “Hook”? I’ve always loved Wendy’s bedroom. And Tink’s grandfather clock.

    And “The Godfather”? 1, 2, and 3.

    And “Places in the Heart”?

    And, and, and…. SO excited you are back!

  4. Julie says:

    Soooo happy you did Carol. 1) LOVE Carol 2) omg all the style in the movie is MAGICAL, love seeing you guys bring it to life. I hope you keep this column going!!

  5. Karen says:

    I’m another big fan of Living In — happy to see it back!

  6. Marina says:

    Everything about this is just so charming!

  7. Chloe says:

    Also love the colours in the movie and the clothes are to die for!

  8. Melissa Hansen says:

    Love these posts. Love them.

  9. fiona says:

    my god, i am so glad that Living In is back!! Definitely one of my favourite posts!!! Everything is utterly charming.

  10. Michele says:

    I’m also so very happy that Living In is back!

  11. kim says:

    I agree with Ruth– “Hook” would be a great subject for Living In. So glad to see you’re back. I check all the time.

  12. Michele says:

    Could we please please please have more Living In?


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