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Celery Green Bergere: Before and After

When I found this French Bergere armchair with caning in great condition, I was inspired to reinvent it as a modern piece. Bergere chairs first appeared during the French Regency and this one was likely created during the American Empire Revival Period. I refinished the wood by sanding, priming, and then layering a coat of glossy black enamel lacquer. One panel of the caning had to be completely replaced.

With the help of a talented upholsterer, this French arm chair has come to life in a celery green cotton linen that is super soft and comfy. This item is in my shop now.
While, I’m getting ready to experience France and Italy firsthand, I will make sure not to leave you hanging while I’m away. Look forward to pictures of Spa styling that I just completed as well as photos from a lighting spree to inspire you.

 

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Before and After: French Armchair

I love this French Country style chair that my client and I found at a local thrift store. We needed a simple piece for the entryway of her Mediterranean style home.  While the original black and white did pop to begin with, we wanted to alter it to make it a better fit with the home’s earth toned interior and I pictured it as a Scandinavian piece.

The blue gray paint by Dunn Edwards is called tarnished silver and the fabric is a gorgeous block printed linen from Deco Home, one of my favorite fabric sources in LA!

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