Places: Coco Rocha's Apartment

Photos: Claiborne Swanson Frank, Vogue recently featured supermodel Coco Rocha's home, and we're not surprised as her... recently featured supermodel Coco Rocha's home, and we're not surprised as her home is beautiful!

With one-of-a-kind pieces that litter her home, it's interesting to see what she has collected over the years.
(Wait till you see her piggy bank!)

“When I was first decorating the apartment, I asked an interior designer about adding mirrors just like these, and he estimated a cost of about $15,000,” says Rocha (pictured with husband James Conran) of her living room. “But then I went to Crate & Barrel and found the exact same mirrors—all eight of them— for $200! I love it when I find a good bargain.”

“These are Andy Warhol’s actual candleholders. I got them at one of his estate sales and thought they were the coolest thing,” she says. “I gifted them to James, but then he moved in with me and, luckily, I got them back!”

“I had a company come in to build my closet,” Rocha says. “There were a few things that were important to me, like drawers for my jewelry, a shoe area, a makeup counter, and plenty of space to put my clothes.” Although she crafted her dream closet, the model admits that half her collection of clothes has overflowed into the closets in her guest bedroom/study.

“My closet is full of a lot of vintage pieces, and everything is very random,” she says of choosing her own clothes for her sitting. “I have Tudor-era clothes mixed in with pieces from the 1920s and 1940s.”

“One of my favorite things about my closet is my makeup counter,” Rocha says.

More closet raiding: A favorite jacket (her mom loved it so much she had a copy made for herself) paired with Conran’s grandfather’s hat.

“James is always laughing at me for buying things like very expensive pillows for the bed,” Rocha says of her bedroom. “He thinks they just end up on the floor.”

Coco Rocha’s desk inside her study/guest room. “Before, I had a studio, and my guests had to sleep on my couch and I could never go out and watch TV when I wanted,” she says of her spare room. “I grew up with Murphy beds, so we have one in this room. We only bring it down when we have people staying with us.” The desk is lined with antique books the model has collected over the years, and her “mouse pad” was a wedding present from a friend.

To the right of the desk in the study, there is a large chest of drawers, a brass candelabra, a mirror—and “a lot of James’s things”—like this bust of Beethoven.

“These teapots are from all the different places I have been to for photo shoots—from Morocco to Michigan,” Rocha says. “It was James’s idea to cover the books in old newspaper, and one of the books is actually wrapped in a paper from June 1911, which is almost 100 years before our wedding date."

“I found this dress form on the street. I guess it was a child’s dress form because it’s so small,” Rocha says. “Anyway, there were a couple of pennies glued onto it and I thought it looked great, so I kept gluing pennies to it until I had covered the model. Then I decided to add some feathers to the piece and . . . voilà!”

“This piggy bank is one of my favorite things,” Rocha says. “I love how at first glance it looks like a YSL bag, but when you take a closer look you realize it actually reads, yove saved la rent. It’s genius!"

“This photograph is a wedding present from Steven Meisel,” Rocha says. “I’ve never liked hanging my model photos in my home, but this is an exception because it almost looks like a painting.”

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