Chanel’s Abode

August 20, 2015

By Tab Byrum

Yesterday we took a look at the life of famed fashion designer Coco Chanel, so I thought today we would take a look at the places she called home.


Chanel had a fabulous apartment above her workshop and store at 31 Rue Cambon in Paris, the apartment was filled with art and antiques that she loved. Join me as we take a peek at these beautiful homes of Coco Chanel, Enjoy!!!

Chanel was a great collector, being born in August she was a Leo so she loved things that featured lions as well as wheat, which is a symbol of wealth and prosperity in France.


The famed staircase that led from the workshop to Chanel’s apartment. 


Chanel’s reflection in the mirrored panels of the staircase as she watches one of her fashion shows.


The living room area of the apartment at Rue Cambon. 


Chanel’s desk in her Paris apartment. 



The dining room at 31 Rue Cambon.


Chanel having lunch in her dining room. 


There is a pair of these Venetian mirrors in the niches of Chanel’s dining room. 


Chanel’s love of all things Chinoiserie is apparent throughout the apartment. 


Here you can see the wheat motif in the gold table as well as a bunch of wheat by the fireplace. There’s also a lion on the end of the fireplace mantel, with its mate on the opposite end of the mantel. 


Not a surface was left untouched, note the silver lion at the back next to the vase of white tulips. 

Chanel’s apartment at 31 Rue Cambon was mainly for her use during the day and to entertain clients, so every night she would walk across the street to an apartment she maintained at the Hotel Ritz on the Place Vendôme.


Chanel’s dressing table in her suite at the Hotel Ritz.


Chanel on the balcony of her Ritz suite overlooking the Place Vendôme in Paris. 

Chanel started using the suite at the Ritz in 1934 and maintained the suite until her death in 1971.


All images are courtesy of Pinterest.

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