Love it or hate it there's no ignoring the dome chair's presence, both in a room and on the design scene. Cristina from Fuji Files here with some Global Style dating back to 18th century France. This chair is a reproduction of a French regency period chair and its dramatic dome and deep wings exude major drama and intrigue.

Chairs like this were stationed at the entrance of grand French chateaus for the porter to be seated in when admitting visitors. The canopy and deep wings were intended to block drafts. Now I don't know about you but that short history alone has my imagination running wild envisioning my own French chateau, complete with porters and such.
Even if this look is not your cup of tea (I admit they are not suited to most families' living rooms), I think we can all appreciate a piece of furniture that commands such a glamorous statement.

Design greats such as Kelly Wearstler and Ryan Korban have used them to great effect in rich hues, but the linen version below (for sale at Restoration Hardware) could be an understated option for the home that evokes its original classic lineage.

What do you think? Would you? Could you? Have you?

*images via kwid, ryankorban, restoration hardware