Pretty much everything that Oprah touches turns to gold, so when she interviewed Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex in March this year, the world (predictably) went wild. And while the fanfare over the royal couple (and even Queen O herself) was to be expected, there was a star of that interview that no one saw coming: The Chairs.
I’ll be the first to admit a mild interest in the royal family, so I tuned into the interview only to find myself frantically searching the internet for the chairs featured during the royal tea party. They were the epitome of California cool—oversized and comfy with light wood, woven wicker details, and a creamy white cushion—and perfect for the backyard hangout zone I was envisioning for my own home.
As it turns out, I wasn’t alone. The chairs sold out almost instantly (no, I didn’t score a pair and I’m still upset about that), and just as quickly, its manufacturer, Christopher Knight Home, became a household name.
If the name Christopher Knight rings a bell, don’t be surprised. The actor played Peter Brady on The Brady Bunch and is now enjoying a second career in furniture and design. Founded in 2012, Christopher Knight Home sells furniture, tabletop decor, accessories, and more, while Christopher Knight Collection stocks bedding. Everything has a California-casual style with a mix of vintage and mid-century modern touches. It feels like something everyone has or that you’ve seen at everyone’s homes—and you may have!
It’s easy to shop pieces on Amazon, Wayfair, and Overstock (all of which have regular sales), but slightly harder to find actual details behind the brand itself; pieces aren’t designed by Knight, though they all bear his name and the actor is reportedly very involved in the leadership and tech side of things. What’s not a mystery, however, is why everyone fell in love with Christopher Knight furniture: the comfy designs feel at home no matter your style, and the reasonable prices make it easy to upgrade just a corner of your space or your whole house.
Want a bit of inspo? Check out some of our favorite current pieces—yes, including The Chairs.
1. Burchett Outdoor Club Chair, $578.99
After selling out at nearly every retailer, the outdoor chairs fit for royalty are back in stock for us normies. Made of beautiful (and durable!) acacia wood, they feature water-resistant cushions that will hold up against stains, rain, and whatever else the elements have in store.
2. Salli Wood Dining Table, $429.87+
Curved furniture is gaining steam these days, and Christopher Knight Home’s Salli Dining Table is a fun and functional way to try it out without fully committing. While the tabletop is rectangular, it features a curved spider leg base and has a distinctly mid-century modern feel. Plus, at 5-feet long, it’s the perfect dining solution for cozy spaces and roomy eat-in kitchens alike.
3. Red/Blue Microfiber Quilt Set, $70.99+
Dotted with ditzy, Liberty-inspired florals, this charming comforter and sham set is a great way to add pattern and color to your bedroom. The dark red and blue palette is also a touch moody, making it ideal for cold months where cozy vibes are at their peak and you want bedding worth snuggling under.
4. Cottage 16-Piece Dinner Set, $94.99
This white dinnerware set is perfect for fans of the rustic farmhouse look to deck out their table for year-round use. The creamy white glaze acts as a blank canvas for seasonal accents, like colorful napkins or textured glassware. Each 16-piece set comes with a dinner plate, salad plate, soup bowl, and mug for four.
5. Abilene Fabric Storage Ottoman, $206.01
This vintage-y ottoman lives right at the intersection of form and function, making it a versatile piece for small spaces. From the outside, it’s a multi-seat ottoman with an exposed natural wood frame. However, lift up the hinged top and it transforms into a bonus storage space where you can hide away everything from extra throw blankets to kids’ toys when guests come over.