The beauty of the porter’s chair belies it’s utilitarian history. Porter's chairs originated in 16th-century France and England where they were often made of cane or wicker, with high backs and sides. These chairs were commonly used for hall porters to sit in while they kept watch at the doors of grand homes and palaces. The domed back kept the drafts at bay.
You may remember this chair from the Library before I redesigned the room...Say hello to my darling Atticus! Hi Atticus!
Handsome Husband surprised me with this chair on my birthday six years ago. I think I have been allowed to sit in it once. We used to call it the Kitty Throne.
The chair found a new temporary home in Grace's playroom. That is, until Tallulah arrived on the scene and decided she didn't like the gimp trim and removed most of it in a doggy DIY moment.
Thanks, Tallulah, for the inspiration!
Another reason the red velvet upholstery had to go...notice the similarity between this lint brush and the cushion on the chair? Velvet was BORN to attract hair! It is the height of madness to have this upholstery in our home! Madness, I tell you!
I have had this photo in my files for as long as I can remember. This has a chinoiserie upholstery but I think I would use a sage green toile.
Of course I love the grey finish on this!
These are lovely with the soft leather and nailhead trim.
This is my absolute favorite!
This would be simple to reproduce with Annie Sloan Chateau Grey and simple off white cotton duck upholstery...
Once the chair is complete it will live among the furniture in the Family Room. Now that Tallulah has convinced me to change it I am excited to get to it!
I merely need to decide on the finish and the upholstery...