Thursday, October 4, 2012

Le Dome Chairs

I'm not sure if I should credit Kelly Wearstler for bringing back Le Dome Chairs aka Balloon Chairs, but they are just super cool. Also known as a Porter's chair, it was originally used in medieval England and later France. It was placed by the front door of an estate or home for use by a gatekeeper servant who was in charge of screening guests and visitors. Since there were often cold breezes near a front door, the chair was designed to envelop and keep the servant relatively warm in his task of remaining at the door for long periods. Reproductions abound and they come in all sizes, colors and textures. I think with chilly days soon approaching, the idea of snuggling into one of these cocoons sounds nice!

fawn galli bedroom new york green headboard
This bedroom designed by Fawn Galli featured a soft green le dome chair and graced the House Beautiful March issue.

dome chair pair for sale yellow leather butter colored

Floral Le Dome Chair kelly wearstler
One Kings Lane featured Kelly's Floral Le Dome chair back in June!

silver garden stool le dome chair pair
Check out this zebra print pair.

printed le dome chairs lack and lavender decor
These feel more delicate with open sides and delicate legs.

le dome chair beige porter's chair balloon chair
Horchow has several options to pick from. 

The Room Service Store has a ton of options...this is in a pretty soft blue green.

white console table and chair

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