Luxury Homes: A Chanel-inspired apartment in London
Coco Chanel once said: "Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only." A Singaporean businesswoman's holiday home in London brings this adage to life.
A holiday home for a high-flying Singaporean businesswoman, this luxurious three-bedroom apartment in Chelsea, London, was refurbished to inject life into a previously uninspiring, dull space. Working with interior designers Andrea Milward and Alison Teverini, the lady of the home gave a clear brief: As a fan of fashion designer brand Chanel, she wanted her home to channel a Chanel-inspired look, as well as incorporate hints of 1950s luxe to imbue the home with warmth and character.
The interior designer and homeowner commissioned an artist from Ibiza to design the painting in the living room, which was inspired by the baby pink shade used in the classic Chanel tweed jacket that the homeowner loves.
An overall neutral colour palette of beiges and browns makes the splash of pink stand out, while textural details of the furnishings, such as a chevron-patterned rug, an antique mirror-glass coffee table, and quilted cushions that remind one of Chanel’s iconic bag design, complete the look.
Furniture selection in the dining room was kept pared down and blend with the overall colour palette in the home.
In creating a moody yet bold look in the second bedroom, charcoal greys and darker hues were used. To draw the eye in, Andrea accented the space with gold detailing, such as on the bedside lamps, and positioned a black feather Juju hat above the bed for a quirky, playful touch.
An antique retro mirror with an illustration of one of Chanel’s fragrance bottles lends this space personality, and is testament to the homeowner’s love for the fashion brand.