Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky: Design Inspiration

I spent Friday night indulging in one of my favorite solo activities: a movie and.. a bottle of wine. Last night’s menu included rosé and Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky.

Film critique aside, I could not get over the gorgeous interior design showcased throughout. The majority of the movie takes place in Coco Chanel’s country home, outside of Paris in the 1920s, which is as elegant and bold as its proprietor.

In one of my favorite scenes, Igor’s wife asks, “You don’t like color, Mademoiselle Chanel?” To which Coco dryly responds, “As long as it’s black.”

The tailored, yet feminine aesthetic that ruled the furniture, paint, wall coverings, rugs, and of course, the fashion, played nearly as large a role as Mademoiselle Chanel herself in the film.

If, like me, this sparks in you the urge to start splashing black paint on just about everything in your home (crown moldings, door jams, painted wood floors, staircases), here are a few items to help start the Art Deco transformation.

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