oprah, alex molina, and jeremiah brent

Photo: David Tsay

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Primo Work Station
"When I lived here, I didn't have a work space, so I did my homework on my nasty bed," says Molina. Now modern angular desks from Pier 1 Imports and woven chairs will make study breaks more productive. Volunteers from the surrounding community clamored to help Brent realize his vision. "At one point, there were 50 of us unwrapping sheets and making beds and getting things organized," he says. "I was shocked by how many people wanted to be involved."

"This is my favorite space," says Oprah. "When you're surrounded by beautiful things, it feeds the beauty in you. You can really feel the love in this room."