I was disappointed to see these photographs from the homes of Oprah Winfrey. Why? Because they manifest taste which is banal, unsophisticated, and too traditional, surprising when they belong in homes of one of the world's most influential women. This weekend, items from her various homes in Chicago, Maui, Indiana, and Santa Barbara will be offered at a live auction and proceeds from the sale will benefit the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation College Fund. I wish Ms. Winfrey took my program on Collecting Design, which is designed for those love beautiful things, stylish homes, but who are also interested to elevate their taste and to make it more sophisticated and educated.