French interior and upholstery by Sophie Bailly

SOLD – Old glory side chair – FOR SALE $200

From my workshop -. Classic armchair recovered with “Old Glory” chenille fabric and denim. Tapestry beige eggshell paint. $200

October 10, 2013

SOLD- “Week-end à la campagne”, antique Queen Anne armchair – $750

Forget about fancy velvet! let’s play country chic French style with this traditional upholstery look. French stripes, burlap, muslin, blue tacks, hand stitches… this is a 100% natural chair reconstructed … Continue reading

September 23, 2013

SOLD – Chaise gourmande

“Millefeuille”,”macarons”, “religieuse au chocolat”… how to resist to french pastries ! Dark green stain with chocolate glaze, french gimp.

September 9, 2013

New upholstery workshop starts Oct. 3!

I am really enthusiastic to start a new upholstery workshop in October with the Princeton Adult School. Be prepared for a fully hands-on workshop, where you will use hammer, stretcher … Continue reading

September 1, 2013

Armchair traditional renovation, from A to Z

Complete make-over based on traditional French upholstery technique : 100% natural materials (burlap, jute twine, cotton batting, cotton muslin, double stuffing – vegetal fibers and horsehair), hand-stitching- The original chair … Continue reading

August 13, 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.


Treasures storage bench for girl

Special order- storage bench with a mix of 2 printed cotton fabrics.

April 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


SOLD – Back to the 50’s, Vintage kitchen chair- $119

Vintage kitchen chair redesigned with “glamour toujours” french fabric. White-cream satin painting. $119

March 11, 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

SOLD – Genius cube ottoman – 15x15x15″- $90

Bring a bunch of colors to your kids playroom with this fun ottoman featuring a famous brain-teaser pattern. 100% cotton heavy duck fabric. 15x15x15″. $90

February 22, 2013

SOLD – Western bandana cube – 15 x15 x 15” – $80

Western spirit with this pouf covered with blue denim underlined with red paisley bandana fabric. Big jeans pocket on one side. 15x15x15 ” $80

February 14, 2013

SOLD- New-York dice – 15 x 15 ” – $110

Special New-York lovers! Square ottoman upholstered with oversized New-York typography fabric and shiny denim on the top. Designed by Sophie $110 – Order yours !

February 11, 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.

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SOLD – “Around the world” ottoman

Ottoman 30x22x14 ”/ recovered with a combination of 2 heavy linen fabrics, map of the world pattern + French stripes- French head nail finishing . Turned wood feet. $ 250. … Continue reading

February 4, 2013

Recycled 2-door cabinet

Origin : USA Make-over : upholstering with Chinese toile, antique bronze nailing over hemp trim, Martha Stuart cup pulls, brass chest corner

February 4, 2013

Square storage pouf, “Old glory” fabric- Special order

January 21, 2013

SOLD – “La Dolce Vita!” storage pouf. ∅ 14”/ 14’’ – $110

Take a ride through Roma and bring a touch of Italy in your kids bedroom. Vibrant fabric with vintage Vespa and Fiat big classic roman vehicules. ∅ 14”/ 14’’- $110. … Continue reading

January 21, 2013

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


“Fashion victim” small ottoman – $110

Fashion Victim ottoman ∅ 13.5’’ / 15’’ – Perfect for a teenager girl bedroom ! Fabric from Paris. Unique piece, $110. More fabric available for custom-sized projects. Feel free to … Continue reading

January 11, 2013

French laundry pillow

Custom-sized pillow made of a mix of linen fabrics, french laundry medallion, stripes, solid grey

December 9, 2012

Storage pouf, “old glory” special order

December 1, 2012

“Old glory” Collection – From $49

Order your “Old glory” pouf or cushion made of flag patterned thick chenille fabric and blue denim POUFFES  LARGE  – Ø 21.5 inches  / $199 or  $159 (cover only) MEDIUM – Ø … Continue reading

November 25, 2012

“Oh là là” pouf

Designed by Sophie Bailly -Black patterned velvet, trimming and suede lace

November 24, 2012

“Old glory” pouf

Designed by Sophie Bailly- Vintage chenille fabric “american flag” fabric mixed with shiny denim, finishing with red stitching and upholstered buttons. 14 inch x 23 inch (diam)

November 19, 2012

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

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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

DIY WORKSHOP : 6 session upholstery class starts on tuesday 9/25

You have an old chair in your basement you’re about to get rid of…. DON’T ! Join us to learn how to reupholster your seat and give it  a new … Continue reading

September 12, 2012

DIY WORKSHOP : Upholstery basics on friday 9/28

Before renewing your grand ’ma old chair, you’d like to know a little bit about upholstery. Can you really do it yourself ? Is it that complicated ?  This session … Continue reading

September 12, 2012

SOLD – Upholstered 4-drawer dresser with mirror

ORIGIN : USA / Mahogany 4 drawer dresser with standing mirror REDESIGN:  sanding, painting, recovering of the top with chinese pattern toile, trimming, new floral knobs by Anthropologie, coordinated jewel chest

August 29, 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

Cherry red colonial bench

ORIGIN : USA / STYLE : colonial outdoor bench REDESIGN: cherry red painting and custom-made cushion creation

June 29, 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

Glamour chair “Bons baisers de Paris”

ORIGIN : USA / STYLE : 50’s RENOVATION : new stuffing, reupholstering with glamour  fabric from Paris (Marché St-Pierre at Montmartre) and black suede, piping finishing and beaded trimming

May 18, 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

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Workshop , session 2 / Stripping your chair

As you all experienced it during our first sessions, upholstering is not only a question of recovering ! Before thinking redesigning your chair, you have to prepare it for its … Continue reading

April 19, 2012

Workshop , session 1 / When Voltaire meets the Whepherdess

Before any comments about our first session, I would like to say “welcome” to our 6 brave students (Sophie, Julie, Sandrine, Gitanjali, Ophélie…plus a special “thank you” to Corine, our … Continue reading

April 13, 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

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JOIN US ! You have an old chair in your basement you’re about to get rid of…. Don’t ! Join us to learn how to reupholster your seat and give … Continue reading

March 27, 2012

Focus on french furniture style : Louis XIII

The Louis XIII Style covers the period of 1610 to 1660 and combines many foreign influences (Flemish, Italian or Spanish). The main innovation for the chairs consists in the replacement … Continue reading

February 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

French Art Deco banquette

ORIGIN : FRANCE / Style : Antique Art Deco banquette (daybed), ca. 1930. L 56″, expandable into a narrow child bed fitting a 63″x 27″mattress (IKEA) – Oak wood RENOVATION … Continue reading

January 29, 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

Barrel chair, Louis XVI

ORIGIN :  USA / TYPE OF CHAIR : barrel chair, Louis XVI inspiration,  originally partly caned, 20th-century RENOVATION : makeover, removing of the old caning, painting in a metallic grey painting, stuffing of the … Continue reading

January 19, 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

Small oak chest

ORIGIN : FRANCE , flea market/ TYPE : small rustic oak cheast RENOVATION : grey staining, recovering exterior and interior of the chest, nailing finish

January 18, 2012 · Leave a comment