Make it Your Own: Lexington Furniture Bergere Chair & Ottoman

Giving a dated piece new life is one of our most beloved hobbies at TLV. We love looking for those diamonds in the rough that, with a fresh coat of paint or new upholstery, will become cherished, stylish statement pieces. Our “Make it Your Own” series is dedicated to giving you all the inspiration you need to revamp some of our favorite pieces from our inventory. 

Is there anything more classic that a Louis-inspired bergere chair? We certainly don’t think so. These French beauties have stood the test of time for centuries, and even though they’re timeless, they’re equally suited to both contemporary and traditional spaces. It’s precisely why we fell in love with this chair and ottoman set from Lexington furniture. The silhouette is sure to be the perfect addition to a living room seating area or bedroom reading nook. Plus, the quality of Lexington pieces means that even if you’re not sold on the country-plaid upholstery, a new textile and perhaps a fresh finish could make this just the chair you’ve been looking for.

Let’s get to the inspiration, shall we?

For a truly timeless piece, you can’t beat white upholstery and a dark finish–it will go almost anywhere. However, we especially love the combination of the curvaceous silhouette in a space that’s equally feminine, like in this living room by designer and blogger Erin Gates.

Erin Gates
Image via Erin Gates, Elements of Style blog

To take the look in a glamorous direction, all you need is an animal print-inspired fabric and a coat of black lacquer.

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Image via Etsy

Prefer a pop of color? We think this pink ikat print is a bright idea.

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Image via The Pink Chandelier

If you love the country look of the original chair, but prefer a different color palette, this blue-and-white checked print feels fresh against a dark stain.

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Image via Mustard Seed Interiors

How would you revamp it?

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