Brick and stucco walls, Spanish tiles, exposed beams, extravagant iron light fixtures, and other original architectural elements have been and are well preserved in Reese's ranch. To put her own touches on the property Reese worked with interior designer Kristen Buckingham to incorporate European antiques, rustic accessories, and custom-designed upholstery.
Landscape designer Jay Griffith said "Reese is a Southern belle and wanted something poetic and feminine. I tried to capture the ethereal quality you see in plein-air paintings, the mythical California of Ojai, Bel Air, and Carmel-by-the-Sea." So, he added a gravel driveway and courtyard as well as large patches of fragrant lavender, jasmine, roses, and Mexican sage.
Reese calls the magical home, which serves as her family's weekend and holiday escape, "meditative and restorative." I can see why.
|Witherspoon wearing Derek Lam with her nieces|
|Inside her son's room: a collection of antlers, a Turkish rug, an antique desk, and an Italian mirror.|
|Inside her daughter's room: a vintage chair, a 1920s chandelier, and an 1830s Swedish table|
|Custom-made leather benches and 1760s Swedish wing chairs|
|An antique Belgian table|
|The wood ceiling, wrought-iron chandelier, and fireplace are original to the house|
|The living room has a combination of 19th-century and modern pieces|
|Witherspoon's nieces at play in front of the foundry|
|On the terrace: an antique hanging lantern and vintage wicker and iron chairs|
|I'm absolutely in love with this alcove!|