Nominated for Actress in a Leading Role at this year’s Academy Awards for her portrayal of Cheryl Strayed in the film Wild, Reese Witherspoon is no stranger to antiques and cultural preservation.
In 2008, Reese purchased a historic Ojai Valley ranch built in 1923 by famed architect Wallace Neff—often deemed the originator of “California” style. Reese was committed to preserving her new Spanish-Colonial style home’s architectural legacy and elevating Neff’s original design foundations—including its Spanish tiles, stucco walls, wrought-iron chandeliers, and exposed beams.
In an Elle Décor interview, Reese said of her ranch, “When you buy a beautiful piece of art, you don’t really own it. You’re just the caretaker.”
Along with interior designer Kristen Buckingham, Reese stylishly filled the home with a mix of traditional European antiques and western elements—including a Belgian table, Turkish rugs, Art Nouveau bergères, Swedish Chesterfield chair, and Danish pottery—cultivating a retreat full of care and natural beauty that would have surely received Neff’s approval.
Go Wild, and shop our collection inspired by this living space in Reese’s Ojai sanctuary.
1. Maison Jansen Mid-Century Etagere
2. French Kitchen Table | 3. French Louis XV-Style Settee
4. Deer Skull with 8-Point Antlers
5. Belgian Oak Gate-Leg Dining Table
6. French Kilim Upholstered Ottoman
7. Fine Domed Rosewood Box | 8. French Enameled Pot
Images via Elle Decor.