TACKS AND FABRICS

French interior and upholstery by Sophie Bailly

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

July 26, 2017

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!

July 26, 2017

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

July 26, 2017

Monochromatic blue Bergere

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

July 26, 2017

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.

September 4, 2016

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

January 4, 2016

“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 .

September 16, 2015

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

June 24, 2014

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

May 28, 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

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

3-seat Camelback sofa

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

October 25, 2013

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.

August 13, 2013

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

April 9, 2013

Ethnic mandala ottoman

Low ottoman 22x18x9″- Beautiful thick weaved fabric with red wine mandala pattern, long fringe finish. Black stained wood bun feet

March 6, 2013

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.

February 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

January 16, 2013

Sea shell Bergère

ORIGIN : USA /  Type of chair : Bergère with small wings and columns, 20th-century. RENOVATION : stripping, painting, new stuffing, creation of the missing cushion (feather stuffing), recovering with purple velvet … Continue reading

November 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Hippie chic suzani footstool

ORIGIN :USA/ STYLE : upholstered modern  footstool REDESIGN:  Recovering with suzani fabric and denim, twisted red wine cord and persian brush fringe

October 8, 2012

Spindle backrest side chair

ORIGIN : USA / Mahogany side chair, with spindle backrest and carved wood REDESIGN:  sanding, two-colored painting beige/dark blue, webbing, stuffing, recovering with 100%linen solid fabric, double piping in a dark-blue … Continue reading

October 5, 2012

Ladderback country chair

ORIGIN : USA / STYLE : Ladderback country side armchair, originally with rush seat. REDESIGN:  stripping, painting, webbing, stuffing, recovering with 70% cotton/ 30% linen striped fabric, single piping finish

October 5, 2012

Experimental: 100% organic ivy chair

Summer time on a rainy Sunday. I  had to tidy up my garage full of my stuff. Among others, this classic french chair recently bought for $15 at a yard sale. … Continue reading

July 30, 2012

Queen Anne chair, ruby line

ORIGIN : USA / STYLE : classic Queen Anne chair, characterized by vasiform splat and horseshoe feet. REDESIGN:  sand and ruby painting, solid linen fabric and ruby piping

July 12, 2012

Authentic french Louis XVI window bench

ORIGIN : Authentic french Louis XVI style window bench with  twisted legs and side wings beautifully carved. RENOVATION : traditional upholstery

June 20, 2012

French oak dining chair, Louis XV

ORIGIN : France/ STYLE : Oak dining chair, Louis XV RENOVATION : stripping of the frame to get a natural oak wood finish,  removing of the old rush,  new webbing,  horse hair stuffing, recovering … Continue reading

May 10, 2012

Vintage Club Chair

ORIGIN : France/ STYLE : Art Deco Club Chair RENOVATION : destressed paint finish,  stripping, repairing, new webbing in the back, new stuffing, recovering with 100% linen solid color fabric, double … Continue reading

April 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

“Shabby chic” chaise longue

ORIGINE : FRANCE / TYPE OF CHAIR : chaise, convertible to daybed, Art deco style,  20th-century MAKE-OVER : destressed paint finish,  stripping, repairing, new stuffing, recovering, hand sewed mattress, cushion, double piping finish

April 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

French printer’s writing desk

ORIGIN : FRANCE/ TYPE OF FURNITURE : 10 drawers printer’s writing desk, oak, 20th-century RENOVATION : cleaning, staining with a white ceruse of the drawers and top of the desk, new metallic cabinet’s handles … Continue reading

January 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Low-sitting armchair

ORIGIN : NORWAY/ TYPE OF CHAIR : caned chair, 20th-century RENOVATION : shape redesigning (removal of the cushion and  a part of the wood molding), lightening of the frame and caning,  recovering with … Continue reading

January 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Gustavian Sofa

ORIGINE : NORWAY / TYPE OF CHAIR : 3 places sofa, 20th-century /RENOVATION : make-over in Gustavian Style, whitening of the frame , recovering with a solid grey fabric, 100% linen, bronze … Continue reading

January 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Caned chair

ORIGINE : NORWAY, consignment store / TYPE OF CHAIR : 3 places sofa, 20th-century /  SPECIFICATIONS : vdjfbvhmdhbvdmhbmdi / DIMENSIONS : 12x121x89 RENOVATION : painting, recovering with grey linen fabric, … Continue reading

January 18, 2012 · Leave a comment
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