French interior and upholstery by Sophie Bailly

SOLD: The French crown

  One-of-a-kind shape for this music chair! Reupholstered in a mix of script style fabrics and faux-leather. Redesigned by Sophie Bailly-Soulier.


Louis XVI loveseat, the ultimate elegance

  Make it over! High potential furniture was in need for a new styling…there we go: matte white paint, solid grey linen fabric and silver nailing. Works as simple as … Continue reading


FOR SALE : Pair of Eastlake antique chairs “en 2 façons”

Eggplant stripes and linen vs mattress toile…both timeless elegance, right? Eggplant color still available ($250), contact me if interested (Houston TX new location)  


Roll back cosy armchair in grey

Brand new style for this classic and comfy armchair. From brownish pattern to solid grey nicely finished with a silver decorative nailing. Look how the curves stand out!


Set of French Bridge chairs

Customer project-. Bridge chairs rejuvenation! Wood was fully striped, stained and varnished to bring back the beauty of the curved arms. Back and seat recovered with a cream leather, enhanced … Continue reading


Monochromatic blue Bergere

From A to Z, French Bergere complete reconstruction. Recovered with a solid blue linen fabric, coordinated gimp. Custom sized pillow box.


Game of Throne

Corporate chair custom-designed for the Sebastiani Fencing Academy of Princeton. Black paint, custom printed fabric on the back, handmade double welting finish.


SOLD: Boho chic barrel chair

Boho Chic barrel chair recovered with heavy Jacquard woven fabric with a bohemian, mix of geometrical and floral pattern. Neutral beige linen on the outside of the chair. Red trimming … Continue reading


SOLD-. “Cherry blossom” Louis XVI fauteuil with

French Louis XVI style redesigned with a faux white paint, French heavy jacquard woven upholstery fabric with Japanese inspiration, red velvet on the rear back and French gimp.  


French Bridge chair with Suzani Fabric

The “Bridge chair” is a classic shape for the Art deco period (ca. 1930) along with the monumental “Club”. The “bridge” is a light and comfortable chair featuring bentwood arms, … Continue reading


SOLD- Antique Louis XV high back chair- $300

Antique Louis XV chair with upholstered seat and back. Wood is partly refinished, to keep a reminder of the old olive green patina, enhanced with gold leaf. Freshly recovered with chocolate … Continue reading


SOLD – Bohemian armchair – $450

  Bright Accent chair ! Queen Anne armchair redesigned in a heavy jacquard woven fabric, gipsy style. Wood is refinished in a natural look. Design by Sophie


SOLD- The NAUTICAL Star – Small cubic ottoman with arched legs

NAUTICAL STAR – Small cubic ottoman with arched legs. Top recovered with printed linen featuring an old map of the World, sides with heavy basketweave recycled cotton fabric, metallic “nautical … Continue reading


“Mr and Mrs”, rejuvenation for two

Pair of French “fauteuil”, slightly different with refined carvings. Complete restoration: mat faux-white paint, traditional upholstery, recovering with metallic linen and contrasting double cord .


SOLD- LOUIS XVI fauteuil in grandpa suit- $400

Classic and Frenchy! Small fauteuil, Louis XVI style with lovely carved details, fully renovated in traditional upholstery and refinished with a flax color recycled cotton fabric (thins stripes on front … Continue reading


FOR SALE- Redesigned antique rosewood carved balloon chair, $250

Lovely antique Victorian rosewood carved chair redesigned in a timeless elegant look. Freshly renovated in a traditional upholstery (see pictures of reconstruction) that provides to the seat comfort and durability. The distressed … Continue reading


SOLD – Bohemian chair $250

Never let your life fade away! Don’t you notice how bright colors make you feel invigorated and positive? I have to confess working with such kind of fabrics provides me a real … Continue reading


French Louis XV wing chair , i.e. “Bergère à oreilles”

French Louis XV Bergère, with removable down cushion. The fabulous white wax from Libéron enhances the wood grain and makes the carving even more elegant. The fabric is a very strong … Continue reading


Napoleon III rolled-back armchair

This low-sitting French armchair with its curved lines is a classic Napoleon III style piece of furniture (fauteuil lambrequin in French). The frame is completely recovered featuring an elegant rolled … Continue reading


SOLD -Bucolic French mattress ticking chair – $250

High back Queen Anne side chair fully reupholstered with a French printed mattress ticking, 100%cotton… Wood is refinished with antiques wax and black glaze to give it a “smoky” look. … Continue reading


3-seat Camelback sofa

Complete make-over (repainting, stuffing, recovering). One by one nailing finish… that was a BIG one 😉  


Art Deco parisian chair

Lovely Art Deco side chair from Paris (ca. 1920) featuring typical carved roses on the back and columned legs. Traditionally reupholstered. Recovered with striped linen fabric in flax/ lavender tints.


Love-seat “American romance”

Origin : USA / Love-seat, French Louis XV inspiration ORIGIN : USA- 20th-century – TYPE OF CHAIR : half-sofa (loveseat), French Louis XV inspiration, central medallion and sophisticated carving RENOVATION … Continue reading


Louis XV fauteuil make-over

Type of chair : french fauteuil, Louis XV style – Makeover : stripping of the wood, whitening with french white wax – recovering with rustic linen fabric, double piping finish.

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The “pink toad”, so french !

ORIGIN : France / Type of chair : classic French low armchair commonly called “Crapaud”, (toad in english, due to its shape) featuring a characteristic bump in the low-back area. … Continue reading


Tacks and Fabrics organizes the 10th edition of Oh-la-la!Ephemeral Boutique I

For the 10th time since 2013, Tacks and Fabrics will be part of a unique pop-up event dedicated to the French Art de Vivre, promoting French artists and designers. This … Continue reading

April 10, 2017

SALES EVENT 2016 : Oh-la-la! Ephemeral Boutique,Dec 9-10-11 in Hopewell

Friday Dec. 9 thru Sunday, Dec. 11, the French Ephemeral Boutique Oh-la-la! will be back in Hopewell for a unique, glittering and refined shopping event. Organized by a group of … Continue reading

December 4, 2016

SALES EVENT: Oh-la-la! Ephemeral Boutique, May 6-7 in Hopewell

As a celebration of Spring and right before Mother’s day, a French Ephemeral boutique named “Oh-la-la!” will pop up in the Hopewell Railroad Station, May.6-7. Tacks and Fabrics will be … Continue reading

April 11, 2016

JUST LAUNCHED- A new E-boutique to purchase French linens

After 3 years selling French home linens directly to the public on the Princeton Farmers Market (NJ) and through Pop-up sales (Oh la la Ephemeral Boutique), I’ve decided to move … Continue reading

February 19, 2016

NEW UPHOLSTERY WORKSHOP starting Feb. 10 2016

Learn the traditional techniques of upholstery and discover what’s behind the fabric! During this 10 sessions hands-on course, you will learn the step-by-step process of traditional upholstery: deconstruction/stripping of the … Continue reading

January 3, 2016

SOLD – winged lamp, $250

  Vintage sprinkler with fixed arm, newly wired with vintage look twisted cord, cloth covered. Big antique bulb. Unique piece designed by Sophie

November 8, 2015

For Sale- Blue like water $250

Repurposed vintage garden sprinkler into desk lamp. Distressed blue metallic base with movable arm, brown cloth covered wire, vintage plug and socket.  Unique piece! $250- Design by Sophie B.

November 8, 2015

For sale- The GREEN ANGEL II. $250

Vintage garden sprinkler repurposed into desk lamp. Wire is cloth covered and twisted, dark brown color, brand new/ brass light socket with switch/ Edison like smoked bulb. Unique piece, designed … Continue reading

November 8, 2015

For sale- The Green Angel I- $250

Vintage garden sprinkler with movable arm. Can stand on a desk or be fixed on the wall. Wire is brand new, copy of vintage cloth covered and twisted style, new … Continue reading

November 8, 2015

Oh La La, French Holiday Sale at Hopewell Nov 21-22

A celebration of French fine living is coming to Hopewell Borough Nov.21-22 as an international group of artisans, designers and sellers present Oh-la-la! French Holiday Sale. The sale will feature … Continue reading

October 31, 2015

SOLD -. Bohemian blues

The perfect accent chair that will give a boost of color in your home! Heavy Jacquard woven fabric from France, dark turquoise pompom trim. The wood was refinished in a weathered … Continue reading

September 23, 2015

ONGOING – UPHOLSTERY workshop starting Wed, Oct. 7 from 11am to 1.30 pm

PRINCETON ADULT SCHOOL FALL 2015 CATALOG-  Learn the traditional techniques of upholstery and discover what?s behind the fabric! During this 10 sessions hands-on course, you will learn the step-by-step process … Continue reading

September 9, 2015

FOR SALE- Artist chair “La semeuse” – $150

Bentwood highchair recovered with an heavy fabric featuring a French vintage stamp with “La semeuse”. Hemp cord on the edges. Wood was stripped and refinished in a smoky look. FOR … Continue reading

June 27, 2015

For sale – The red sprinkler, $250

Industrial look for this wall light made of repurposed Squarespray sprinkler. Rewired with cloth covered wire, ceramic socket and vintage bulb. Designed by Sophie

June 3, 2015

SOLD- Polka dots and more / Bohemian chair, $150

Bohemian spirit for this colorful chair recovered with a mix of different cotton prints and finished with small and large orange pompoms. Sky blue  paint. Perfect for a girls desk … Continue reading

June 2, 2015

New upholstery workshop starting Tuesday April 28, 2015

During this 18-hour hands-on workshop, you will learn the basic skills used in the upholstery craft and get familiar with the step-by-step process of restoring/redesigning a chair; from stripping down … Continue reading

April 8, 2015

FOR SALE – American Flag ottoman, $200

Perfect for family room, kids playroom or bedroom. Large ottoman recovered’with navy blue solid velvet and american flag chenille fabric . Contrasting covered buttons on each side. Round wood feet in … Continue reading

March 18, 2015

PRIVATE SALE – THURSDAY, Feb. 12, from 9am to 4pm

The next Oh-la-la Private sale will be held on Thursday, Feb.12 at Studio 231, Riverside dr in Princeton. Tacks and Fabrics will present a wide selection of “Beau Linge” from … Continue reading

February 3, 2015

SOLD – Midcentury armchair with Scottish accent- $450

Redesigned Midcentury armchair. I loved at first sight its simple and thin line!  For the rear back and the seat, I chose an heavy tartan fabric from Calico Corners. I added … Continue reading

December 29, 2014

SOLD – Lyre back side chair in a blue celadon damask – $200

ORIGIN : USA / Type of chair : Mahogany side chair, Duncan Phyfe style, ca 1940 RENOVATION : stripping, painting, new stuffing, recovering with a blue-beige damask

December 2, 2014


FRIDAY, NOV. 21st / From 10 am to 5 pm Studio 231 Riverside Dr., Princeton, New-Jersey Oh-la-la Private sale is a relaxing place to get exclusive FRENCH PRODUCTS (jewelries, French food, … Continue reading

November 12, 2014

NEW : Home linen catalog, Fall 2014

From your kitchen to your dining room, enjoy beautiful home linen for your everyday life or formal occasions: tea towels, aprons, runners, tablecloths, napkins…  All products are high quality Jacquard … Continue reading

October 15, 2014

FOR SALE – Restored Victorian cabinet with decorative mesh. $300

This is an antique Victorian cabinet featuring a large storage with 2 shelves and drawer. I restored the black patina, added a decorative mesh and accessorized with industrial knobs (Paris … Continue reading

September 1, 2014

Pair of French Louis XVI chairs

Lovely classic pair of Louis XVI armchairs with beautiful carving and elegant medallion. Reupholstered with rustic natural linen, double welting finish.

March 28, 2014

NEW ARRIVALS : Refined kitchen towels from South of France

More than 30 different collectible models (some examples bellow) for these bright and fresh tea towels designed and produced in South of France by Tissage Moutet. 100% cotton. $21. Too … Continue reading

March 6, 2014

Happy New year 2014

Chairs don’t talk, but if they could, maybe they’d ask for more attentions! I am here in case you need a mediator 😉 All the best to you and your … Continue reading

January 6, 2014

French Louis XV Chair

This classic Louis XV style armchair was in excellent conditions… regarding the frame I should say 😉 … I presented it “nude” to my future client who loved it at … Continue reading

January 4, 2014

Hepplewhite Chair

George Hepplewhite is one of the most famous english cabinetmaker of the 18th century. Hepplewhite’s style and reputation rest on his Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer’s Guide (1788), which contains nearly 300 … Continue reading

January 4, 2014

Louis XVI wing Chair

This “Bergere à oreilles” is the French version of the American wing chair. This is a beautiful antique classic Louis XVI style, with exposed walnut frame. Traditional reconstruction with fiber … Continue reading

November 6, 2013