Bergere Chairs: Before and After

December 13, 2011 at 5:09 AM 13 comments

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I found a great pair of antique bergere chairs on Craigslist for a client.  We loved the style and look of the chairs but the dated fabric had to go.


And the After:

I’m so happy with how it all came out.  The chairs look even better in person (sorry for my terrible I-phone taking skills).  We went with a printed cotton on the back in a fun pattern and then a velvet on the front.  Not only is the velvet extremely soft to the touch, it’s also durable for little ones.  That’s how we wanted it.  Party on the back and kid friendly on the front.  The rest of the room is really coming together and I can’t wait to show you the finished product!

These pillows are in the mail for each chair…

Dwell Studio Metallic Pillow

(Today, Bumble Cafe is featured over at Elements of Style – one of my all time bloggers and designers!!  Needless to say, I’m pinching myself.)

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13 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Ashley  |  December 13, 2011 at 7:18 AM

    I am absolutely CRAZY about this chair and adore the contrasting piping. I am waiting with bated breath to see the finished room this is going in!

  • 2. dmm  |  December 13, 2011 at 8:08 AM

    only one word is necessary. . . Brilliant! Can they even BE the same chairs?!!!!

  • 3. Kristen  |  December 13, 2011 at 8:24 AM

    Gorgeous, Kate! I love the chair. Looks so fab.

  • 4. Katy  |  December 13, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    Looks GREAT! And congrats on the feature on Elements of Style!

  • 5. Brittany  |  December 13, 2011 at 10:31 AM


  • 6. bridget  |  December 13, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    the look awesome! i love them.

  • 7. Rita  |  December 13, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    Really interesting style, what a fun way with traditional furniture, yo are very clever

  • 8. The Vintique Object  |  December 13, 2011 at 5:14 PM

    Oh WOW! They look so super great. Party on the back and kid-friendly on the front. You’re killing me here!

  • 9. The Zhush  |  December 13, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    Holy moly!!! What a great job, your chairs are stunning!!!!

  • 10. Lauren  |  December 13, 2011 at 6:41 PM

    Love love love those chairs! So cool on elements of style! Congrats!

  • 11. classic • casual •home  |  December 13, 2011 at 7:03 PM

    Beautiful chairs. They look comfortable, too.

  • 12. Glynnis  |  December 13, 2011 at 10:46 PM

    Really nice Kate.

  • 13. Valerie Kaul  |  January 6, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    Hi, I love your idea with these beautiful chairs and since my two need re-upholstering I am going to copy your idea! I live in Lahore, in Pakistan, where the cloth is wonderful and prices reasonable…


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