Fashion and interior design are interwind and wherever there’s an iconic designer, there’s sure to be a modish residency they can call their humble adobe. Yet in the case of Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, that meant a honey work space or chic pit stop before heading to the Hotel Ritz.
Nonetheless, the infamous Parisian Chanel apartment nestled on 31 Rue Carbon 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 No5 perfume, the space always been the talk of the town and the embodiment of Chanel (both the brand and the one and only).
Despite months of works, 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 anciet 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 aprtment’s restoration.
Alongside Chanel’s apartment, the spiral staircase surrounded by mirrors and the minimal, cream – coated showroom housed inside the 31 Rue Cmbon building are as infamous as the house’s tweed suits and pearls.