Oprah's Hawaiian dining room

Photo by Michel Arnaud, styling by Carlos Mota

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Things that have been in Oprah's life for years have also been put to fresh use, creating a collage of her personal history. A Shaker chest that sat in her Indiana kitchen for 10 years now stands in the front hall; a table from a former pool house fits right into the new dining room. Ellie added the chairs, covering them in a striped cotton that contrasts playfully with the checkerboard design of the wool rug from Beauvais Carpets.

"I grew up in a rural folk environment, and I'm still rooted in things that have brought me comfort over the years," Oprah says.