Oprah's Santa Barbara Study

Photographs by Michel Arnaud, styling by Carlos Mota

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"The English take what they've accumulated over the years and pass it down and recycle it and develop rooms that have an instant sense of history and drama," says Andre. "Some of Oprah's things have stayed in the back of my mind for ages. For example, there's this painting of a black dog that I've always adored, so we decided to do a room around it. The piece became the focal point in that little green cocoon of a study."

The guesthouse's tented study—with its Biedermeier desk, blue leather Art Deco tray table, lotus-and-peony-patterned rug, and fabric-tented ceiling—is now presided over by a gorgeous, panting Labrador that had once hung at Oprah's farmhouse. Marita Bradley Designs handcrafted all the upholstery and pillows with fabrics by Jane Shelton from Holly Hunt. The custom-dyed Scroll rug is from Atelier Lapchi; the étagère table and desk lamp are from Vaughan.