Mandy Moore Guest Bedroom Tour

I already shared a peek into this guest bedroom from Mandy Moore’s house a while back, but we were missing some final touches like the art and mirror so I’m happy to share the photos of the finished space! It’s light and inviting, mostly neutral but with just a touch of blush and a pop of cranberry. Bold brass geometric accents like the nightstands, sconces and mirror are balanced out by the natural wood on the bed and dresser, as well as the textures of the layered cream bedding. It ticks all the guest room boxes.

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our cross country move & how we survived

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If you guys have been following me on Instagram, you might have caught a glimpse of our recent cross-country road-trip. Rupert and I bought a new (old) house in Michigan, packed up our Los Angeles house (the photo above was just days before we left), rented it out and drove from Los Angeles, California to Grand Rapids, Michigan with a 3 year old, a 6 month old and two dogs. 11 days on the road, 10 nights of packing and un-packing a hotel room (because with babies it seems like you need 10,000 things just to survive), 46 hours in the car and 2,765 miles. To say it was challenging would be an understatement but in the effort to simplify our lives and slow down a bit, for our family, we are moving out of the city and into the woods.

As a business owner, mother, and an LA transplant, on and off the road, I am all about seeking simplicity and get thrilled about anything that can make my life easier. Grocery delivery? I’m in! Valet parking? Check!… Apps for everything? yep… A credit card with intuitive Cash Back rewards? Yes Please! So, I am partnering with American Express to share our route, some tips on how we made it through getting from point A above to point B and why we love the new American Express Cash Magnet™ Card.

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Mandy Moore Guest Bathroom Tour

mandy moore guest bathroom tour sarah sherman samuel 3This stunning little bathroom is right at the front of the Moore house and is mostly just used by Mandy and Taylor’s guests. Previously it was quite dark institutional. There wasn’t anything special about it so we gave it a full overhaul, brightening it up with all white walls and a sleek built-in sink to bring back some modern lines and add a touch of glamour. Mandy, Emily and I worked with Wayfair to bring this space to life. Everything aside from the marble slab and Fireclay tile we sourced from Wayfair. From the toilet to the towels, and everything in between.

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Mandy Moore Exterior Tour

If you’ve been following along my IG stories, you know I have had my mind on exteriors since we have been working on ours at our #samuelfamilyfixer this week. So while I have been sharing the Mandy Moore project tours here, I couldn’t help but jump to her homes’ exterior. I sure do miss having this magical place as a job site.

I wasn’t involved with the exterior design, other than a few supportive oohs and aahs, so together we can ogle at the work Emily Farnham did with Landscape Architects, Terremoto.

Can you handle these views and that incredible poolside furniture? Here is a bit about the site from Emily.

Progressive landscape architects Terremoto brought rigor and drama to the exterior environment. They gave the property the well-composed entry sequence it deserves, and an inspired view from every vantage point thereafter.  I worked closely with them to capitalize on all possible indoor-outdoor connections.  They added amenities to the site including an entry court fountain, a fire pit, and beautifully detailed outdoor benches.”  

And about that outdoor kitchen, also from Architect Emily Farnham

“We collaborated with Terremoto on a pool-side entertaining pergola including an outdoor kitchen and dining area overlooking the pool and mountain views beyond.  We chose Fire Magic outdoor appliances for the kitchen.  They have a great minimalist drop-in outdoor grill as well as a pretty stainless-steel under-counter ice machine and refrigerator.  During the design phase Johnston Vidal, Terremoto and I realized that all have the same favorite engineer – Craig Phillips.  We asked for only 4 columns on our pergola and Craig obliged by pre-cambering the support beams to achieve the impressive long span.”     

For the furnishings, Emily noted that she looked to Terremoto’s raw aesthetic for inspiration.  She selected pieces that had elemental geometry and a sculptural quality and turned to some of her favorites brands, Croft House, James Perse, DWR and Sutherland. Outdoor furniture can easily get clunky and I am always on the look out for pieces that don’t scream “hey look at me, I’m outdoor furniture!”. Emily nailed it with every single piece. They are sculptural as well as functional and complement the architecture so well. 

Shop the Look: Poolside Lounge Chairs by James Perse // Chair, Sofa and coffee table from Sutherland // Dining Table from Croft House // Outdoor Appliances by Fire Magic

Now onto the before and afters…

BEFORE

HISTORICAL “BEFORE” PHOTO

AFTER RESTORATION

The most important thing they did (in my opinion) was bring back the original terraced look of the eaves. At some point someone replaced them with flat stucco (shown in the first photo of the series) and I know they hoped that the original was still hidden underneath but on further inspection it was not. Emily worked with the contractors Bronstruction to completely re-build them, replicating the original design.

 

BEFORE

 

AFTER

BEFORE

AFTER

Stunning transformation don’t you think?!

Interior Architecture by Emily Farnham 
Interior Design by Sarah Sherman Samuel
Landscape Architecture by Terremoto
Photography by Tessa Neustadt 
Built by Bronstruction and Johnston Vidal Projects

See all of the progress and tours of our Mandy Moore Residential project here. 

Mandy Moore Second Guest Bedroom Tour

I’ve got a new room tour from our Mandy Moore residential project that we have been keeping under wraps until now! Most of the house has a soft color palette, without a lot of high contrast, but we wanted to have some fun in one of the guest bedrooms with this bold graphic look. Stripes on stripes on stripes, with some beautiful natural textures like linen bedding from Parachute and caning on the Modernica headboard, to keep it from looking too stark.

This guest room was done more on the budget friendly side of the spectrum pulling a lot from some of my favorite accessible brands like CB2, Zara Home, and Cedar & Moss. The CB2 nightstand and sconce combo is one hot pairing and the Blockshop prints were a late addition to the design but were the perfect fit.

Let’s take a look at what we started with…

BEFORE

 

AFTER

Dark floors and dark curtains were absorbing all that light. We used Farrow & Ball’s “All White” for all the interior paint and the light terrazzo floors certainly help brighten up the space.

To see all the tours and progress of the Moore Residence project, so far, check here.

Shop the Look: Ceiling Pendant From Cedar & Moss //Bed From Horne // Side Table From CB2 // Bedside Sconces From Urban Outfitters // Rug From Nordic Knots // Bedding From Parachute // Throw Pillow From Etsy // Throw Blanket From The Citizenry //  Glass & Carafe From Crate & Barrel // Black Candleholder From Zara Home // Left Artwork From Block Shop // Right Artwork From Block Shop // Leather Valet Tray From Zara Home //

Interior Design by Sarah Sherman Samuel
Interior Architecture by Emily Farnham 
Landscape Architecture by Terremoto
Photography by Tessa Neustadt 
Built by Bronstruction and Johnston Vidal Projects

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