If you thought the Chanel Summer/Spring 2013 fashion show was amazing, just imagine how Coco Chanel's apartment must be like. The mastermind behind this uber-luxurious women's brand would no doubt have a home like this! Located at 31 Rue Cambon, the dreamy Parisian dwelling represents the blend between Eastern and Western culture.
It's amazing to think that Coco entertained men such as artists, Alberto Giacometti and Igor Stravinksy, within the very walls we were walking in more than 80 years ago.
Handcrafted Chinese screens, crystal chandeliers and animal decor sprinkled each magnificent room. Since traveling was often difficult during her time, she purchased these antique pieces through antique dealers verses directly from the Orient and other areas around the world.
Behind the façade of the art-deco-influenced exterior and downstairs showrooms, there's a spiral staircase that ascends to an extraordinary second floor.
The central element of the main room was the custom crystal chandelier with iconic "5's", "G's" and "c's" hidden in the iron detailing.
Chanel was a superstitious woman and often placed open-mouthed frogs, symbols of love, money and luck around the house. Also, Chanel's favorite flower, the camellia flower, is seen on several decor items in her home.
Wondering about the lions? Coco was born in February make her astrological sign a Leo, which is a lion.