Fabulous Friday – The Porter’s Chair

For my first “Fab Friday” post I share with you – The Porter’s Chair! They are one of my many obsessions and I would love to add one to my home decor. What is a Porter’s chair you ask?
It’s quite a unique chair that dates back to medieval England and later France. They were kept by the front entries of castles and large estates for the porter, or gatekeeper, to use during their watch. Since there was often a cold draft by the front door, the chair was designed with a high domed back to help keep the porter warm.
If you browse the internet, you will find several modern day versions available for purchase, but the one I am obsessed with is the Versailles chair from Restoration Hardware.  You can customize in assortment of  colors and fabrics ranging from linen to velvet and even your choice of wood finish.  Mine would be made of  Belgian linen in the color sand, with a burnt oak finish.  Ahhh, major coziness factor!
I think it would make a great statement piece in my living area.  What are your thoughts?

Have a Fabulous Friday!
– Sarah

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