Fashion and interior design are intertwined and wherever there’s an iconic designer, there’s sure to be a modish residency they can call their humble abode. Yet in the case of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, that meant a homey work space or chic pit stop before heading to the Hotel Ritz.
Nonetheless, the infamous Parisian Chanel apartment nestled on 31 Rue Cambon has been restored fifty years after the eponymous designer’s death. While the building is known for its historic abundance and notorious location – resting on top of her second shop which housed a cornucopia of products from clothing and jewelry to beauty products and N°5 perfume, the space brims with Chanel sentiments – it’s opulent interior styling has always been the talk of the town and the embodiment of Chanel (both the brand and the one and only).
Despite months of work, the space still reflects the inherent luxuriance held by the designer. Restored by French interior designer Jacques Grange, the apartment exudes a worldly ambiance with pieces from ancient Greece, Egypt, China and Italy according to WWD. “The apartment, where mademoiselle’s presence still lingers, continues to be an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the creative worlds of Chanel, be it fashion, perfume, beauty, watchmaking or jewelry,” the house said about the apartment’s restoration.
Alongside Chanel’s apartment, the spiral staircase surrounded by mirrors and the minimal, cream-coated showroom housed inside the 31 Rue Cambon building are as infamous as the houses’s tweed suits and pearls.
Because the apartment isn’t open to the general public, click through the gallery to view the newly restored space to feel the essence of Chanel’s style.
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