Oprah's Home Makeover: She's Changing Everything
And we're taking you behind the scenes.
Oprah has said yes to a half-dozen trends (sleek and modern? sure! English chintz? why not!) and always dressed her house to impress. The result? Decor that looked picture-perfect—though somewhat impersonal. But recently she received some wise counsel: Where you live should reflect who you really are. Now—finally—she's turning her house into a home that's all her own.
See the photos of what she's changing!
"It's not easy to do an entire library that says, 'Do not touch the books,' but I somehow managed. words are precious to me, so I'm looking
for ways to incorporate my love of them into every room in my home."
"I can honestly tell you: Not once in ten years did I ever sit here—for fear of getting the fabric dirty."
"This is a very grand space, but I don't want to live in a grand space anymore. I want dinners to reflect my heart and spirit. I want people to feel free to ask for seconds!"
"When you have friends over, everybody tends to end up in the kitchen. I like being there, so I'm getting rid of the fireplace and the pizza oven to gain some space. Everything else is staying put."
"Maya Angelou once told me you can become either an old female or a wise woman. All I can tell you is that I'm evolving, my taste is, too, and someday soon this room will represent the person I've become."
Silk slipcovers? That was then...
"I wish everyone had an awesome team like Ashlee Mayfield (left) and Urania Greene. I couldn't have tackled this project without them. Okay, them, and some strong guys with a serious knack for packing."
Pack 'em up and ship 'em out!
"What you find beautiful has a lot to do with where you've been and what you've seen."