Tour Coco Chanel’s Paris Apartment – Come With Me Inside 31 Rue Cambon

Before the renovation of 31 Rue Cambon was complete, I had the privilege of going inside Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s Paris Flat aka. Apartment! In December of 2016, the renovation yet to be complete. The furniture and the walls were completely covered on Christmas Day but the CHANEL boutique was open. This was quite a surprise on top of our beautiful four days that Boyd surprised me with before celebrating Christmas, Boxing Day, and New Years with our moms in Scotland. Little did either of us know that our quaint hotel was in better than the “right neighborhood”.

Visiting Coco Chanel’s 31 Rue Cambon Apartment on Christmas Day

On Christmas Day, while Boyd was packing us to depart to Scotland, I made one of my last stops into CHANEL. Being from America where everything is closed on Christmas Day, I was happy that the boutique was even open. After photographing and overflowing with inspiration with my favorites of the Coco Cuba collection, the boutique clerk asked if I would like to peek into 31 Rue Cambon!!!!

Foyer Entry to Coco Chanel’s Paris Apartment

When stepping onto the cream marble, I could feel the presence of Coco herself. I could only imagine her gracing these stairs over 80 years ago as she entertained Giacometti, Stravinsky, and Dali. Surrounded by mirrors and black gloss with fine gold accents, every turn of the Parisian staircase is art deco. Mirrors making space feel larger than life exude refined grandeur in all languages even though they speak none. If only the walls of this Paris flat could talk.

Inside Coco Chanel's Paris Apartment, Inside Coco Chanel’s Personal Paris Apartment: 31 Rue Cambon

Me, Christi Tasker inside 31 Rue Cambon
Inside Coco Chanel's Paris Apartment, Inside Coco Chanel’s Personal Paris Apartment: 31 Rue Cambon

Coco’s portrait hangs over the understated dark table.

Inside Coco Chanel's Paris Apartment, Inside Coco Chanel’s Personal Paris Apartment: 31 Rue Cambon

Inside Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s Paris Flat

From the signature camelia fleur to the glossy, lacquered black surfaces, to the soft suede upholstery, CHANEL is evident. I can barely begin to imagine what Karl Lagerfeld must do to maintain the house codes of the CHANEL brand but he managed to incorporate everything from lions to wheat to other fine details found in the Mademoiselle’s flat into the CHANEL collections over the years.

The cognac hues and ornate gold accessories and touches of vibrant scarlet red are rich yet timeless. Details only found in the couture collection mimick parts of the Paris flat. The desk has fine scratch marks and pen marks as if Chanel may one day return to finish a sketch or a letter. Tiny details and accouterments are tastefully nestled in every nook and cranny. Attention to details of the light switch plates are beautiful and brass.

Photography by: Jake Rosenberg | Coventeur

Attend My 31 Rue Cambon Tour

P.S. Thank goodness you read this far in the post! Here’s why…. I can arrange to take a group to a couture fitting inside Coco Chanel’s 31 Rue Cambon on my next trip to Paris!!!!! I’m beyond excited!!! To be notified of the announcement to sip on champagne inside Coco Chanel’s personal flat aka. 31 Rue Cambon and sit in the same seats that Coco and Salvador Dali sat in, click here to subscribe now! My guesstimation is that the timing will most likely align with Maison et Objet or Paris Fashion Week,

Comment below with your motivation or questions. Motivation always helps with bloggers, including me, as we want to know that you’re reading. And…thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed and learned a little something along the way.

Cheers! XO

Christi

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Christi Tasker
Christi Tasker For more than 10 years, Christi Tasker was a nationally acclaimed award-winning retailer and interior designer. While she treasured and nurtured her gift boutique and interior design company, she ultimately discovered her true passion – MARKETING and BRANDING! With an eye for detail that only comes from a skilled and experienced designer, Christi learned the secrets to creating a clear, concise brand – one both unmistakable and unforgettable − that would stand out from the crowd. The interest in marketing and branding for businesses actually had its beginning in her family. As did many devoted moms, Christi shadowed her then eleven-year-old daughter, Macy, whenever she ventured online. On one particular day, Christi had an epiphany as she watched Macy scour MySpace for any news in the virtual world of “Webkinz.” Christi placed an order for those lovable furry friends, with their special codes for use with online games, and when they arrived, she shared the news on MySpace, not knowing at the time that she had crafted her first social media campaign. When the college gates went down on Facebook, Christi immediately became one of the first non-college friends of Facebook. And more than just a casual user, she quickly discovered a side of Facebook that only programmers knew about – The Facebook Developer − full of options and tools to help companies better use the web. Christi quickly recognized that marketers either needed to be formally educated about social media or needed a partner to manage their sites. She launched a social media marketing company, which today provides social media branding, strategy, monitoring and training worldwide. Before long, she realized her ability to keep up with her many social media accounts was hampered by the lack of a suitable tool to keep everything in one place. Christi decided the best way to do a job properly was to “do it yourself” and developed PuTTin’ OuT (Socially Accepted) a set of tools to moderate, manage, create, schedule, and publish content, and automatically engage people, all in a single package. In early 2009, Christi began traveling nationally as a social media expert speaker for various brands and businesses, and today is a sought-after social media keynote speaker at the foremost conferences worldwide. she also appears on NBC as a social media advisor/expert.