|Detail - Silk Pillow|
|Darden's Silk Pillow|
|Detail - Silk Pillow|
|Darden's Silk Pillow|
|Song's Upholstery - Norcross|
|Mrs. Song's last full day in shop!|
|BEFORE - Chaise Lounge|
|Detail - Piping|
|AFTER - Chaise Lounge|
|BEFORE - Hickory Chair Martha|
|AFTER - Hancock and Moore - Shorter Version|
|AFTER - Hancock and Moore|
|AFTER - Hickory Chair Marthas|
|Brookhaven estate sale fabrics|
|Hand-embroidered Crewel Fabric|
|BEFORE - Chair and Ottoman|
The distinction here is that the arms are fully upholstered - not exposed. In doing my "research", I noted that many examples of French chairs are labeled "bergere" even when they have exposed sides (like my chair here) - these are labeled "bergere" by places like Ballard Furniture, etc. SO, I believe I have found a distinction that many do not follow.A bergère chair is a large arm chair usually associated with the French Country style of decorating. It usually has an upholstered seat, possibly with a loose cushion, an upholstered back, upholstered arms and exposed wooden frame. A bergère chair is often displayed with a matching ottoman or stool.
|AFTER - Country French Chair and Ottoman|
|Thomasville True Bergere Chairs|
|Classic Chair in Cornflower Boucle (PAIR)|
|Hickory Chairs in Yellow Stripe|
|Wingback in Yellow Italian Fabric|
|BEFORE - Cane Sided Chairs|
|AFTER - La Petite Ferme Chairs|
|AFTER - detail|
|AFTER - Previously Redone Chairs (SOLD)|
|BEFORE - French Country Chair (one of a pair)|
|AFTER - Redone in Blue Boucle Fabric|
|AFTER - Wood and Piping Detail|
|Detail of Hickory Chair Wingback - Taupe and Cream Damask|
A color scheme that includes only colors not found on the color wheel, called neutrals, such as beige, brown, gray, black and white.A decorating source (http://yourdecoratinghotline.com/exploring-color-neutrals/) used a very broad definition:
Neutral is a very broad category. It covers everything from buff to chocolate brown; from ivory to mocha; from tan to espresso. At the lightest end of the neutrals you’ll find ivory, bone and cream. Add a little gray and you’ll get mushroom and taupe. With a little yellow undertone straw, sandstone and biscuit will warm your walls. Khaki has a hint of green.
|Neutral Tufted Loveseat (sold)|
|Sandstone and Cream Damask (sold)|
|Cream on Cream Pattern|
Pink is so much more than bubblegum! From youthful and exciting to sweetly sophisticated and soothing, pink can create many different moods depending on the shade.
|Bright Fuchsia Pink Clubs (sold)|
Mint green and other pastel accents like baby blue make a light pink palette feel cheerful and sweet.
Chocolate brown adds a deliciously fresh spin to a variety of pink shades from raspberry to cool mauve. The combination creates a warm feeling that makes a space feel comforting and grounded.
Metallic shades like bronze, brass, silvery gray and gold can make a deep pink room feel luxurious and add a bit of old-Hollywood glamour.
White or black provide the perfect backdrop for a bright pink palette. White makes a space feel crisp and feminine, while black adds a classy, modern look.
|Pink and Green Checks on Hickory Chair Club Chairs|
|Deep Pink with Green Accents (sold)|
|Coral Pink (sold)|
|Black and white flocked velvet settee (SOLD)|
|Hickory House Chair and Ottoman|
I think people who are hesitant to use the color in their home need to spend some time looking at examples of its use by checking out magazines and websites - it is easy to see why, once embraced, it becomes a source of decorating pride!!“Black comprises everything. So does white. They possess absolute beauty. They are in perfect harmony.” -Coco Chanel
|Vintage Ethan Allen Chairs|
|Wood and Double Cording Details|
With its versatile nature and sunny-side-up appeal, it’s little wonder that yellow is a perennially popular choice for interiors. “I think yellow is a fundamental color to decoration because it’s the basis of a warm palette,”
Yellows such as pale citron or mellow ocher are usually easier to incorporate than high-voltage tones, which can quickly become overbearing.
You might think of yellow as challenging to pair with other colors, but in reality, it’s incredibly versatile. “It’s a primary color, so you really can’t strike out [adding just about any other color]
Err on the side of excess -- with just a couple of different yellows, you risk a mismatched effect. “You can combine two shades of a color pretty easily, but if you add a third, it gets more difficult,” Jayne says. “When you add a fourth and fifth, it gets easier again.”
A little yellow goes a long way - in its brighter incarnations, yellow has a certain boldness that must be kept in check.
When using white and yellow together, keep the white tones warm.
|Deep Yellow with Cream (sold)|
|Mellow Cornflower Yellow|
|Yellow with Cream Stripe|
|Monique waiting outside of estate sale|
|Monique and Mrs. Song (see my french chair set purchase on right)|