For a menswear touch, the bergère chairs were reupholstered in peacock-blue tweed. Often used for men's coats and pants, tweed is a classic fabric that can introduce tailored, well-structured style to a room.
Bergère chairs are iconic to classic French interiors. Known for their deep, wide seats, loose cushions and padded armrests, bergère chairs continue to remain popular both for stylistic and comfort reasons. For this makeover, to put a fresh spin on a pair of bergère chairs found at an estate sale, their wood frames were stripped, then refinished with black oil paint in a semigloss finish.
An antique side table, a brass swing arm floor lamp and a deep rose velvet bergère chair are brightened by white tulips set in a clear glass vase. Balcony french doors allow natural light to brighten the room, framed by heavy neutral curtains.
To juxtapose the masculine upholstery of the bergère chairs with a touch of femininity, flame stitch Missoni womenswear fabric was used to create graphic throw pillows. Many interior designers suggest shopping at apparel fabric retailers to save money and add touches of high fashion to a room's decor.
A large floral rug grounds this feminine bedroom. French country style abounds, from the Bergere desk chair, to the ornate velvet bench to the bombe side tables. Damask bed linens complement the leaf-print curtains.