A Bergère Chair for Every Space
Originally, bergère chairs were used regularly among nobility and were gilded and covered with silk. These 17th century staples were made with wooden frames and upholstered seats and backs. Their light frame was made to travel with the party, frequently being moved from room to room.
Nowwe may tone down the gilding and the lace, but the bergère seat remains as popular as ever. In a pair or all alone, from extravagant to casual, these flexible chairs are still perfect for transferring and can slide seamlessly into almost any design scheme.
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A pair of bergères flanking a living room fireplace is a setup as classic as the seat itself. The symmetry is lovely and the chairs have just the right amount of upholstery to get comfortable fireside lounging while their open legs create visual space.
Even though a pair might be fine, it is definitely not mandatory. A single bergère works perfectly in a smaller area like this gorgeous bathroom.
A crisp, white linen on a plain, wooden framework is such a stunning usage of the bergère. The light and airy texture is beautiful at a coastal residence or a casual sunroom.
Kathleen Burke Design
Just because the bergère has a staid and traditional silhouette does not mean it really needs a sedate cloth. This leopard print adds whimsy and excitement to the room.
Jerry Jacobs Design, Inc..
The sunny yellow of these bergères provides this reading area a playful touch. Give your house an extra dose of bright colour by upholstering these traditional chairs at a more modern colour blend.
Judith Balis Interiors
An infusion of pink and a zebra pillow bring these chairs to life — perfect for a fun office or a teenaged girl’s bedroom.
Billy Beson Company
One of the reasons bergères are so flexible is they come in numerous varieties. A shorter pair like this is perfect for comfy chairs without obstructing that magnificent view.
Vanessa De Vargas
When using bergère chairs at an area with a space passageway, cane backs are a perfect option. They ease the transition from room to room while retaining the sight line open.
Slate Bergere Chair & Ottoman – $1,999
Coupled with a cowhide rug, the bergère chair can be informal and comfortable. This bergère and ottoman look like the perfect place to curl up with a good book!
Green Zebre Vintage Home
French Bergere Side Chair
Some bergère chairs can have an overwhelming scale. Not only is that this seat’s frame smaller, but also the cane seat and back make it look lighter too.
Hanna Chair – $2,425
A dab of white paint and a raffia cloth give this traditional seat a coastal, casual flair.