In the heart of Paris at 31 Rue Cambon lies the home of Coco Chanel. Recently, The Coveteur did a story on the breathtaking apartment, and it is truly amazing to think of what all happened within these four walls. The apartment spans four floors. On the street level is the Chanel store, above that on the second floor are the haute couture dressing rooms, on the third floor is her apartment, and on the fourth floor is her workshop. Some say some of the best views of Paris are from the rooftop of Chanel's building.
The chandelier below features interlocking 5's and C's:
Chanel designed the suede couch, which was cutting edge at her time, since people used mostly silk or velvet.
The gold boxes on her coffee table were gifted to Chanel from the Duke of Westminster. They were gold on the inside but not on the outside to symbolize the idea of hidden luxury. "Luxury is not something you have to showoff, only you know it is there." ~ The Coveteur
This famous set of stairs was designed by Coco herself. They wind from the first to the fourth floor, so Chanel could stand in one place and see what was happening on every floor.
"During the fashion shows, which took place down stairs, Gabrielle Chanel would sit on the staircase. Thanks to the mirrors she could see everything taking place, but no one could see her. She wanted to know the immediate reaction, if the journalists and clients were pleased with the collection."
Finally, the famous store front with Chanel's signature black block letters and white background that we all recognize today. Chanel was a woman of class and luxury.
An inspiration to us all...
A thought for today...
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Please view the full story of Chanel's home in Paris at The Coveteur .. it's a great read!