Weekend Antiquing

Went antiquing in the Junction yesterday, it was another beautiful, hot, sunny Saturday, perfect for biking to and walking around the neighbourhood.  I saw these two gorgeous old bergere chairs for $350 each and it pained me to have to walk away from them without buying them.  But they were so old and delicate, I would be too afraid to let anyone sit in them, myself included!  I would rather have style + function together.  

These slipper chairs (I'm guessing from the 70s?) were not only comfortable but were really sturdy and reasonably priced.  No matter what chairs I end up buying for my living room, I will be reupholstering them in blue velvet (which is still unsourced - any ideas?).  I have a narrow living room so armless chairs will work best in the space and will offer more comfort than an occasional chair.  

I didn't end up buying anything yesterday, the hunt for the perfect living room chairs is still on.  I hope you all enjoyed your weekend!  

The Bergère Chair

I've been looking at chairs online to try and get inspiration for the style I want to get for my living room.  After saving a ton of photos then looking back through them all, I noticed a definite trend - I'm drawn to the bergère chair.  I have a small, narrow living room, so I don't want big squashy armchairs, but the bergère chair offers both comfort and doesn't look or feel bulky.  Here are a few of the photos that inspired me.  (Not sure why most of them are pink, it's my least favourite colour.  If I were to get chairs like these, I would re-upholster them in dark blue velvet.)  

via styleathome.com: (1) Vincent bergère chair from French Heritage; (2) Homesense

Judith Balis Interiors

You can't see the chairs as well in this Judith Balis room but I'm showing this image anyway because I love this room, especially that black and white striped couch.  

Lizzie Carney via Alkemie

Lamps Plus

I doubt that I'll be investing in bergère chairs any time soon (unless I can find them for a good deal), so the other chair that's caught my eye is this 1940s chair from Angus & Company.  Two of these would also look good covered in blue velvet, maybe add some upholstery nails.  

Angus & Company