|Gorgeous antique bergere|
They look great in almost any situation. They work with traditional interiors, of course, because they are traditional. But they also look amazing in more modern settings.
|Love them here mixed with a modern gold table.|
|Here one is used in a little girl's room - how cute is this?!|
|This living room has a mix of antique and modern and the bergere works beautifully!|
|The always amazing Gerrie Bremmerman uses them often. Love them here in a French inspired room upholstered in a check.|
|This room is more transitional than traditional, and I love that the frames are gold!|
|This has been pinned and re-pinned about one thousand times - it's that gorgeous! Eleanor Cummings mixes them with other French antiques and covers them in an amazing floral fabric.|
|Gerrie Bremmerman again!|
|This antique one is just gorgeous with it's extra wood down the back. This room has antique and modern elements, yet the chair works perfectly. Love the zebra rug!|
|This one with a bold patterned stripe is interesting, especially when mixed with such a beautiful and formal mantel and mirror.|
|I love this whole room! Great mix of styles. And the bergeres frames are white but upholstered in a darker grey.|
|The other great thing about them is you see the fabric from the back. How pretty is this!?|
|Antique chairs covered in a stripe here. I think it's leather which is a great way to take off that traditional edge.|
|Love it in this bird pattern!!|
|Love this whole room! (goes with my current blue and white obsession and my bergere obsession!)|
I recently found my bergere at a resale store. Unfortunately, it's not a French antique, however, it was a steal! I still need to recover it, but I love the lines of it and the simplicity. Many of them have carvings of flowers and other things at the top, however, this one is a simpler version and I kind of like that.
As I said earlier, the antique French chairs really are the prettiest, but obviously, they are also the most expensive. Several retailers, Ballard Designs, Horchow, and Wisteria, to name a few, do a really nice bergere at a decent price. Or scout a resale or consignment store! And if your taste isn't as traditional, try mixing it into a more contemporary or transitional space but using a brighter or bolder fabric. They look great in leopard, or zebra, or bright velvets! The sky really is the limit with these, they are that adaptable.