Photo Via: Brigitte Lacombe
Good monday everyone!... I have always loved Coco Chanel's personal style, I love reading about her life and also her famous quotes. But also, it's very interesting to me to see how well her 31 Rue Cambon apartment reflects her style.
Thoug she only entertained there and actually lived at the nearby Ritz, the interior decor of the three-room space is a study of modern elegance and luxury. Coco's mix of Oriental and Occidental references was a groundbreaking move that you can see echoed in any shelter mag today.
Lined with books and decorated with a most interesting and quite large collection of objects, the living room is where Coco would conduct interviews, only allowing a select few to sit on the tan suede couch with her. Talk about privilege!
A dining room houses a sturdy table, more lacquered screens and an anonymous bust flanked by elaborately framed mirrors—more Chinoiserie contrasting gilt-edged Edwardian flourish in Chanel's typically, confidently chic way.
Actress Audrey Tautou, in Chanel's real apartment, which was used for some scenes in the movie -photo by Brigitte Lacombe