Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Bergère Chair Makeover

I've been searching for a pair of vintage Bergère Chairs forever, really don't have a room in mind for them but I know I want them. Two weeks ago I came across this pair on Kijiji and picked them up in a snap - they are perfect for me in every way. I don't think they are going to stay in my living room because I do like to leave some empty space in a room for "chi" to flow through. Again, I haven't decided where in the house they go, but I know I want to do some makeover.

Here are the options I am thinking:

Option 1: Neutral all the way: white-washed oak frame as is, unbleached canvas upholstery - I will probably lose the seat cushions too just like in the picture below.

This is what they look like flanking a fireplace. Picture courtesy of Decorpad.

Option 2: Dark and dramatic: black glossy frame with geometric black and white upholstery like this from Bijou and Boheme.

Or with neutral fabric so the frame pops even more like this Louis XV Salon Chair from Ballard Designs. Not sure if I will like such a high contrast combo for a long time though.

Option 3: Shades of grey: charcoal grey frame with similar colour tone fabric (Windsor Smith Pelagos) like this from Switch Studio.

Option 4: Wild and glamorous: or how much gilt frame with animal print upholstery such as Brunschwig & Fils' Les Touches fabric?
Or how about white-washed frame with a hide hair fabric from 1stdibs? So fun right?

 So which option is your favourite? Please vote below. 

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