Coco Chanel’s Paris apartment on 31 Rue Cambon. No bedroom, just ornate sitting rooms. Coco didn’t live there – she lived in an apartment in The Ritz hotel nearby, simply decorated with just an iron bed. By contrast, in this lavish setting she held meetings and appointments, and watched her own fashion shows sitting on the sweeping cream carpeted staircase where no one could see her peeking. C’est adorable.
Chinese screens, with bird and camellia motifs – still used in Chanel’s designs today