Sunday marked what would have been Coco Chanel’s 129th birthday, and despite dying in 1971 her legacy still lives on. Coco was a pioneer in the world of fashion with a colourful and exuberant character. Her iconic designs from the boucle jacket, the classic quilted bag and strings of pearls still remain relevant today and are wardrobe staples for many fashionistas. She redefined how to dress women with classic and timeless designs and was a firm believer in elegance… And of wearing perfume! She left the world with a legacy of fabulous, wise and witty quotes which transcends generations, and here are a few favourites.
“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”
“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress, dress impeccably and they remember the woman.”
“A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.”
“Some people think luxury is the opposite to poverty. It is not. It is the opposite to vulgarity.”
“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping it will turn in to a door.”
“Fashion fades, only style remains the same.”
Here are some of my most favourite Chanel designs of late, which showcases how this classic brand is still relevant, fabulous and above all modern today.
I make no secret that I am ‘l’m all about’ elegance and timeless design, so today I would like to bring some Chanel styling in to our interior designs. Below are some rooms that Coco herself would adore, all you’ll need to do it pop on your box boucle jacket, have a spritz of Chanel No.5 and imagine an era of timeless sophistication.
Voila! Think a classic black, cream and neutral colour palette, pearls, luxurious accessories, and simple, classic designs, with of course copious amounts of Parisian chic.
I hope Chanel will continue to give us such aspirational and elegant designs. Oh, how I love Chanel!
Nikki Wright is an interior design blogger and self-confessed homebird. Her blog showcases her inspirations along with specially selected beautiful products and design. Her design style is opulent and elegant, using muted colour palettes and lashings of sparkling glass. She firmly believes it's time to channel English country living at its best. Take a look at her blog here - butterflylaneinteriors.co.uk. You can follow Nikki on twitter @ButterflyLane_. Read more posts by Nikki.