It’s A Classic
I love this new category. It will be fun to explore and pick the classics to share with you in the Arts, Design, Architecture, and Beauty. These classic furniture pieces work in any decor. They add style, sophistication and classical beauty.
19th Century French Settee, Loveseat, Sofa
The iconic Bergere
“Other than baguettes, berets, and Brigitte Bardot, few things are more classically French than bergères. Popularized in Louis XV–era salons, these cushy armchairs survived the revolution, adapting easily to the changing fashions of the Directoire and Empire periods. Today they remain as in vogue as ever. And for good reason—with their plush upholstery and regal frames, bergères blend comfort and style seamlessly.” Elle Decor
What sets them apart from other stately seats are their characteristic closed arms, loose seat cushions, and exposed-wood frames.
“Bergères were really designed for palaces,” notes interior architect Beata Galdi. Still, she finds their elegant form fits into even the most contemporary rooms, whether grouped in a formal seating area or standing alone in a bedroom. “Excellent design is timeless,” Galdi says.
This is a recliner from LazyBoy
Timeless English Leather Chesterfield
A favorite classic of mine. Had my first kiss with my life partner and business partner next to a Morgan+4 he was rebuilding, which he still has.