When Reese Witherspoon agreed to open the doors to her Ojai home for Elle Decor’s September issue, she couldn’t have possibly known that her home would soon be a refuge for a friend. The lovely estate is where Robert Pattinson sought solace in the aftermath of girlfriend Kristen Stewart‘s public infidelity.
Witherspoon acknowledged of her space, “It is meditative and restorative. As soon as I drive through the gate, I relax. The air is fresh, the phone isn’t ringing, you can’t access e-mail. Time slows down. Within an hour I’m lying on that couch taking a big fat nap. It’s like having a little bit of Tennessee in California.”
Part of that appeal transcends to her children: “It reminds me of growing up in Tennessee, where we spent all day outside. I wanted my children to have that experience, to get muddy and hang out with the animals.”
Read more of Reese’s interview in Elle Decor, on newsstands now.