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Oprah Winfrey's Private Library in her California Home

Oprah Winfrey's Private Library in her California Home

Where does the woman who got America reading curl up with a good novel? Decorated with soft, celadon-green walls, sage-colored chairs, fresh flowers and elegantly lit paintings, Oprah's library is the kind of place where a beloved dog is allowed to hop up onto the furniture.

Explore Oprah's book-filled haven at her California home

Oprah Winfrey's Montecito California Tea House

Oprah Winfrey's Montecito California Tea House 

Surrounded by hundreds of rosebushes, thousands of hydrangeas and a sea of dahlias, Oprah's teahouse sits on the spot and faces the view, not any view, but the view, the reason Oprah bought her home in Montecito, California.

Shadowed by the Santa Ynez Mountains, this is the place Oprah comes to read, meditate and enjoy a cup of tea. She could listen to music at the touch of a button, but doesn't: "I don't want to affect the mood here." She could transact business here, but doesn't: "No meetings, ever." (


Oprah Winfrey's Secret Rose Garden

Oprah doesn't consider her teahouse's rose garden a collection. "I don't think of flowers as something material," she says. "Flowers come, and then they go back to where they came from. You can't hold them for long." And yet, the 600 rosebushes she has planted come in enough varieties to impress any aficionado. (


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