Reese Witherspoon turns to her friend Kristen Buckingham to infuse a classic California ranch with a youthful spirit
Actress Reese Witherspoon with her nieces, Draper, left, and Abby James, at her Ojai, California, home, which was designed by ; Witherspoon's dress is by .
The 19th-century leather chairs in the living room are English, the sofa is by Buckingham, and the settee is upholstered in a Rogers & Goffigon velvet; the small table is made from an apple-tree stump, the curtains are of a cotton from , and the jute rug is by .
The living room's wood ceiling, wrought-iron chandelier, and fireplace are original to the house; the Swedish trestle table and the marble plaque of Virgil are 19th century.
An alcove in the living room contains a mahogany desk from , a 1920s Swedish chair, and a 19th-century Spanish stool topped with an Indian blanket; the wrought-iron railing, plaster walls, and wood floors are original to the house.
An antique Belgian table, Art Nouveau bergères, and a Swedish chesterfield chair in the games area; a circa-1930 portrait by Carl Fischer hangs beside a custom-made étagère filled with vintage Danish pottery.
Custom-made leather benches and a pair of Swedish wing chairs from the 1760s surround the Directoire dining table; a Biedermeier chest of drawers holds a lamp by .
A collection of antlers surrounds an Italian mirror in her son's room; the desk is antique, the chair is by , the rug is Turkish, and the sconces and built-in bed are original to the house.
In her daughter's bedroom, an 1830s Swedish table, a 1920s tole chandelier, and a vintage chair.
Witherspoon's nieces at play in front of the foundry.
An antique hanging lantern and vintage wicker and iron chairs on the terrace.