Reupholstered bergère


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.

The antique bergère with damaged damask fabric.10


The framework of the bergère is painted in white/gray with a shade of blue.11


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.

12ARISTIDE Flax Cedar Sky


13ARISTIDE Flax Vancouver Sky


We finished the upholstery with a traditional trimming.

14JAB 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.16Source here


In the kitchen.2Source here


In the living room.17Source here


In the bedroom.3Source here


In a dressing room.18Source here


In a library or study room.1Lefèvre Interiors Source here

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There are many different ways to embellish a French bergère.

You can choose for a more feminine and romantic fabric as the one here of the KATE FORMAN collection.Kate FormanKate Forman Source here

Or you can opt for a plain fabric in combination with a patterned fabric.4Source here

Or a velvet upholstered bergère.19Source here

Do you love the French bergères? I do hope I inspired you to make the right choice to upholster yours !



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