Oprah's library in Santa Barbara

Photographs by Michel Arnaud, styling by Carlos Mota

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"I'm not a blue person, so this room meant stepping outside my comfort zone," Oprah says as we take in the soft periwinkle blues, creams, camels, and rich chocolate browns of her library. "But Andre and David made it work." They discovered the room's prize possession—a giant penny—at an antiques fair in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and based the room's color scheme on its faded patina."

The weathered surface of the giant penny sign from Harold E. Cole Antiques was the basis for the library's cream and brown accent colors, echoed in a collection of antique mochaware that Andre and David arranged on the floor-to ceiling shelves. The two George IV leather-covered mahogany library chairs were bought at a Christie's auction.