A lot of us have an old furniture piece somewhere that we either don’t like anymore or that doesn’t match with the rest of our décor.
A client of mine had an antique French small Louis XV bergère that didn’t fit their new, more contemporary, home interior, and asked me what to do with it.
The floral damask fabric was totally damaged, so we needed to reupholster the bergère. At this moment we are finishing the interior design of the house and for all of the fabrics we prefered to choose for tones of blues and greys.
Because I knew that my client had her doubts about choosing to reupholster the bergère with either a classic or a more contemporary fabric, I suggested to use 2 different fabrics.
A floral patterned fabric for the frontside and the seat cushion and a checkered fabric for the backside of the bergère.
In the composition of both fabrics, 30% to 50% linen is used.
ARISTIDE Flax Cedar Sky
ARISTIDE Flax Vancouver Sky
We finished the upholstery with a traditional trimming.
JAB trimming Engadin
The reupholstered bergère, ready to move to our client’s home!
I have always loved the small French bergères, they have a feminine look and they fit in several rooms.
I show you a few examples of small bergères placed in different rooms of the house.
In the entry hall.Source here
In the kitchen.Source here
In the living room.Source here
In the bedroom.Source here
In a dressing room.Source here
There are many different ways to embellish a French bergère.
Or you can opt for a plain fabric in combination with a patterned fabric.Source here
Or a velvet upholstered bergère.Source here
Do you love the French bergères? I do hope I inspired you to make the right choice to upholster yours !