Bergere – reveal

A bergere is an enclosed, upholstered French armchair, though our particular pair of bergeres are not from France.  We found them in Victoria-by-the-sea on our summer shopping spree and had to have them.

Originally upholstered in a green velvety stripe, they were faded and worn.  One of them was missing a cushion, and they were still stuffed with their original horsehair.

They were tired, and desperately begging for a new life.  So we gave it to them.

We had the back upholstered in the fabulous vintage looking citrine fabric with this smashing bird and twig design from Tonic Living.

We had the inside upholstered in a complimentary stripe that we found at Fabricville.

And to top it off, we added this amazing pillow from Dwell Studio.

Here’s one last look.  We hope that you love them as much as we do.

For those of you that have been asking about the couch fabric, stay tuned.  A reveal is forthcoming.

17 thoughts on “Bergere – reveal

  1. That’s fantastic~!! I love Tonic Living but I don’t remember ever seeing your gorgeous bird and twig pattern before — must go check it out!

  2. The chairs are absolutely gorgeous–their form is wonderful and I live your great mix of fabrics. Where do you plan to use them in your house? With the four cushion sofa in the living room? dining area? bedroom?

    • Hi Earlene, we plan on using them in the living room, opposite the couch. The fabric we choose for the couch is a complimentary taupe colour that picks up some of the browns in the striped fabric, and the browns in the twigs. Stay tuned for the upcoming couch reveal.

  3. The chairs are absolutely gorgeous–their form is wonderful and I love your great mix of fabrics. Where do you plan to use them in your house? With the four cushion sofa in the living room? dining area? bedroom?

  4. Hi Christopher and Craig,
    Thanks so much for forwarding the link to your blog. You did a fantastic job with this post and I LOVE the chair – fantastic job on that too! We have some Lee Industries bar stools on order for the store which we’re having slipcovered in the same fabric. I’ll let you know when they arrive so you can check them out – you’ll also be able to view them on our blog too. Good luck with your reno

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