Featured in: Architectural Digest via Bjorn’s Randoms
Today we’re thrilled to continue our “Design 101″ series! Once a month, we dive into the backstory behind specific furniture styles and show you the best way to use the pieces in your home. Hailing from a humble beginning as a 16th century French guard’s seat, elegantly curved Porter’s chairs are popping up everywhere in the design world from upscale restaurants to contemporary homes.
Featured on: Gracious Style
A seat fit for royalty, these high-backed dome chairs were originally used to protect hall porters from inclement weather. Today, they lend a touch of romance to living rooms, reading nooks and bedrooms with a deeply cocooned, wingback construction. In these spaces, the canopy chairs’ enveloping sides, carved wood frames and plush upholstery create an intimate dining experience for two when paired with a small center table.
Featured on: I Dream of Chairs
A grand statement piece, the neatly tailored canopy furnishing provides the perfect design for unused bedroom, office or entryway corners. When combined with a plush ottoman or round side table, you can easily create a cozy reading nook in any small space.
Captivated by these posh, intimate seats? We’re curated a collection below of our favorite dome and porter’s chairs!