I have been making my staff crazy trying to find an image of the private dining room at Chanel in Paris that I saw months ago in a German magazine.
It is so rare that I don't immediately file inspiring images but this one must have fallen through the cracks. Finally, Eric Pike, MSL's Editorial and Creative Director, found the original tear sheet in his inspiration folder and it is as gorgeous as I remembered.
Shot by Francois Baudot, the space, designed by Karl Lagerfeld, reminds me of a take on Chanel's famous mirrored staircase. There is no doubt that this idea will find its way into my final apartment design. I am thinking of stacking thin, bronze-framed mirrors above the console in the living room to reflect the view and add some glamour. Thank you, Karl. And thank you, Eric Pike, who first brought the idea to my attention a few years ago and found it after all this time.