Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel’s private apartment is situated in Paris on “Rue Cambon”. The late French fashion designer’s residence is adjacent to one of the most luxurious and fashionable streets in the world, “Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore”.
Coco was known for her distinctively opulent style, and this was translated to the interior of her property. The apartment has remained relatively untouched and the interiors have been preserved since she passed away in 1971. Vogue Magazine takes us on a tour of this historic space and we discover the grand scale of each room and the highly decorative elements that make this apartment so special. Every piece of furniture and accessory has its own story and history to tell. Consisting of three levels, this apartment space is a magnificent collection of Coco’s treasures of years gone by.
The ground level was first opened as a hat store in 1910 named “Chanel Mode”. This eventually became the flagship store and is now one of the most sought after, luxurious fashion boutiques and brands in the world “Chanel”. The second floor is where you will find Coco’s personal sanctuary. This is where Coco would work and entertain friends on a daily basis. Her atelier, where all of her creations and designs came to life, was found on the top floor. This decadent apartment connects all 3 levels with a mesmerising mirrored staircase which was famous in showcasing Coco’s latest collections and also a place for her to witness her audience’s first reactions.
Coco’s lavish apartment boasts a sophisticated eclectic style. Venetian mirrors paired with lacquered Chinese antique screens; classic French ornate furniture combined with large wrought iron chandeliers. You will see a wall to wall bookcase with endless leather-bound books, large sculptures mixed with small delicate ornaments. The clever use of the textured gold toned wallpaper softens all of these elements and creates a seamless and cohesive finish. Gold lion ornaments are seen throughout the property, representing Coco’s zodiac sign “Leo”.
Every room is highly detailed from ceiling to floor and presents beautifully. This rich dramatic style is a mix of 18th century, Venetian, French and Chinoiserie, a visionary statement of Coco Chanel herself.
What a pleasure to step inside Coco Chanel’s Parisian apartment. Learn more about this impressive property and enjoy the gallery of images showcasing the unique interiors here.
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