mandy moore home renovation

Mandy Moore Dining Room Tour

This room… I want to spend all my days in this serene, ethereal space. An extension of the “formal” living room in our Moore Residential project is the formal dining room. In the last post I talked about the original fireplace and how we had it restored to show the original copper finish and now we get an even better look the beauty. It is the showpiece of the living room and dining room along with that brilliant built-in planter that further blurs the line between the outdoors and indoors, like the brickwork I mentioned in the living room post as well.

We all instantly fell in love with the idea of a burl wood dining table so the search was on and when AllModern got involved we found the perfect one. The chairs, also from AllModern, are a gorgeous ivory complement.

And lest we forget, here is a peek at the before…

BEFORE

AFTER

The color palette came together rather magically for this space. We had the burl dining table, the chandelier, and the fabric for the blush drapery all chosen as we started to look for art. My friend Lou Mora later sent me an email with a line sheet of his latest pieces, that would soon be available for purchase, and I couldn’t show Mandy fast enough. The colors, the mountains, the dreamy layers, we were all sold right away. We had him print a custom extra large version of the artwork and once on the wall, it tied the colors of the space together just right.

To see all the tours and progress of the Moore Residence project, check here. And there’s more to come!

Also right now you can shop an AllModern curated sale here that is alllll about this room!

Shop the Look: Dining Table from AllModern // Dining Chairs from AllModern // Dining Armchairs from AllModern // Chandelier from AllModern // Artwork by Lou Mora via Shop A House in the Hills  // Vases by Heather Rosenman // Drapery is custom

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

Mandy Moore Living Room Tour

The living room and dining room in our Moore Residence project was thankfully relatively spared of from from the 90’s renovation. The original brickwork and copper fireplace remained in tact. The copper hood needed to be refinished and the brick planter needed restoration, but the space still had all the wonderful features from the original architect, Harold b Zook. One of the favorites of Emily and I was how the brick walls play with the relationship of the indoor and outdoor spaces. They intersect the floor to ceiling windows as they continue from the exterior into the interior which carries your eye through, blurring the line between the two.

When it came to furnishing these spaces I wanted to keep that exterior view and the architecture the star of the show while still matching its’ unique qualities. I looked for pieces that were low profile, sculptural, and modern but still warm. We worked with AllModern to completely furnish this room!  That is right,  everything you see in this space, aside from the piano and the custom drapery, you can find AllModern. It was such a fun challenge to source everything from one place while still giving it my artful, modern, and unique touch, but I think we more than pulled it off. I actually thought of that sofa when I first saw the room and begged Mandy to put it there. It was made for that little nook and I was thrilled to find out AllModern carried it.

Mandy and Taylor only had a few requirements for this room. They wanted it to have a piano and a place to play records. Done and done. I’ve found that so many people who have a more formal living room hardly use the space but I’ve loved seeing how they are able to enjoy this room through Mandy’s IG stories while Taylor plays the piano. On our few install days and while we were shooting the space, he would often sneak off to the room and his music would fill the house, it was pretty magical and definitely not your everyday interiors shoot!

Now lets all remember how it looked before…

BEFORE

AFTER

BEFORE

AFTER

To see all the tours and progress of the Moore Residence project, check here. And there’s more to come!

Also right now you can shop an AllModern curated sale here that is alllll about this room!

Shop the Look: Bench from AllModern  // Sofa from AllModern // Accent Chair from All Modern // Coffee Tables from AllModern // Tall Wood Accent Table from AllModern // Short Wood Accent Table from AllModern // Floor Lamp from AllModern // Rug from AllModern // Credenza from AllModern // Table Lamps from AllModern // Artwork from AllModern // Wood Chain From AllModern //

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

Mandy Moore Master Bedroom Tour

This post was created in collaboration with Parachute

Ok you guys, it is time! It is Mandy Moore’s house tour time. If you have been following along on our project, you have gotten sneak peeks galore on Mandy’s, Emily Farnham’s (the architect), and my Instagram feeds. In that case, you also most likely saw the Arch Digest story/tour, but now I get to share allllll the details that so many of you have asked for, and all the photos that I have been dying to share.

First up is the Master Bedroom. We didn’t have to do any huge architectural changes in this room (aside from the flooring. hello poured-on-site terrazzo… more on that later). Thankfully the 90’s renovation didn’t flounce up this space. On the first walk through with Mandy, I immediately had the idea to create a custom built-in bed. The space between the little “bump outs” (for lack of a better term) begged for it. We ended up building them out a touch to make them more substantial, and to house the built-in headboard with floating nightstands. Everyone’s favorite Parachute bedding, emerald green velvet, and soft textured layers of ivory and white make this space impossibly inviting. The view isn’t too terrible either.

One of the most satisfying aspects of this project was getting to work with many of my favorite artists, friends, and the people behind brands I love. The master bedroom truly highlights that. From the minute I heard about Parachute and founder Ariel Kaye’s mission to create the best sheets on the market, I was interested, and from the first night I slept in their bedding, I became a devout fan. So, it was a no brainer to outfit Mandy’s bed in Parachute. If you’ve ever heard me talk about Cedar and Moss, or founder Michelle Aaro, all the bazillion times I have used their lighting in projects, you know how much I love their product. Her collection is perfect for the modern home and I am not sure if it is the beautiful designs or the fact that Michelle is one of the genuinely sweetest persons on the planet that has me always sourcing from them (it’s both).

Now, let’s talk about that bench. I met Katy Skelton at a trade show after she reached out to me on Instagram saying she was going to be in town. I nearly missed her as I was leaving the trade show and realized I didn’t see her booth. After furiously DMing her, I ran back inside just in time to catch her and her stunning line and was so glad I did because every piece is just that.

And last but certainly not least, the wall hanging. Fiber artist Sally England and I go way back, ok not that we had ever actually met in person, but we have been on email basis for years while I have been saving my pennies for one of her pieces. Before she recently (ish) moved to Ojai, she got her start while living in Grand Rapids, MI (where we just landed) so we have a friend or two in common as well. I have always admired her artistry and the way she is continually pushing forward with her work in a medium that is riddled with copycats. We commissioned this custom piece for Mandy and Taylor and it was the perfect addition to the space.

mandy moore bedroom sarah sherman samuelOk this post has turned into a giant mushy love fest but I couldn’t be more thrilled with how this project turned out and all the people involved.  Mandy, as I’ve mentioned before, was the type of client one can usually only dream of and my design team partner in crime, Emily Farnham, is the architect one can usually only dream of working alongside and of course my love for the photographer, Tessa Neustadt, runs deep as does her talent.

And before I leave you… a little before and after

BEFORE

 

AFTER

So there you have it… Mandy and Taylor’s master bedroom, their two cute pups, and the whole rest of the house to go (including another Parachute clad bedroom that hasn’t been seen before). Stay tuned!

To see all of the posts on the Moore Residence project, check here.

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

Shop the Look:  Bedding From Parachute (Percale Venice Set) // Bedside Pendant Lights From Cedar & Moss // Ceiling Pendant From Cedar & Moss //  Custom Wall Hanging by Sally England // Bench From Katy Skelton // Moroccan Rug – Vintage // Sheepskin Pillows From Pottery Barn // Ring Cone From Horne // Wooden Candle Sticks From Urban Outfitters // Drapery – Custom // Custom Built-in bed by Sarah Sherman Samuel, Built by 4th Period Woodshop

Mandy Moore’s Laundry Room

You guys… I’ve been waiting for this day to come for over a year now! Today is the day I get to share the first finished space of the Moore house, and while you might think the laundry room might be a funny place to start, just wait until you see how gorgeous this laundry room is! Electrolux helped Emily Farnham and I make some magic happen in this space. Also, we’ve waited so long for the full house reveal why not build a little more suspense. ;)

Mandy Moore's laundry room reveal // sarah sherman samuelRaise your hand if you also want to live in Mandy Moore’s laundry room?

Just after Mandy purchased the home, we did our first walk-through together and the laundry room was one of a few sad spaces in the once incredible Harold B. Zook designed mid-century modern home. The house was renovated in the early 90’s with clashing traditional features like crown moulding and raised panel cupboards (like you will see in the laundry before photos) and Emily and I worked together to bring the house into this century while keeping in mind it’s mid-century past. The former laundry room was cramped and bare bones basic. It had white walls, white cabinets and your average run of the mill 12×12 floor tile.

Mandy Moore's laundry room reveal // sarah sherman samuelMandy actually loves doing laundry, so we wanted to make the room a place she would want to spend some time in and it is right off the kitchen so all the more reason to make it a statement all on its own. She had a few requirements… one was a place to be able to hang dry clothing, another was a good amount of space for folding, and the third was to make it beautiful. I also added to the must have list, closed storage, a statement wallpaper, and a sink.

Mandy Moore's laundry room reveal // sarah sherman samuel We found the perfect slim sink and black shower rods that we repurposed as a place for Mandy and Taylor to hang dry items. The matte black version of the hardware I designed for Park Studio (Mandy got the very first black prototypes!) and the faucet add to the wallpaper to create the bold graphic look.

Mandy Moore's laundry room reveal // sarah sherman samuelMandy Moore's laundry room reveal // sarah sherman samuelI also wanted to add just a few natural elements sprinkled throughout the space to give a touch of warmth like the wood shelf, the natural basket and wood hangers.

And now to remind you what was there before…

Immediately we knew we wanted to swap the sink and laundry machine’s locations and make the space bigger so we borrowed about a foot of space from the pantry on the other side, by moving the wall over, which made a world of difference (insert me for scale. ha). Now there is ample counter space for folding, room to maneuver and the Electrolux machines have their custom cubbies to take center stage while blending seamlessly with the design. They even match the room’s color palette perfectly. And aside from being clean and modern looking I know Mandy is excited about having her clothes and linens Electrolux clean.

Mandy and I are going to be doing a Facebook Live on the Electrolux channel June 5! at 8 p.m. CT (6 p.m. PST) so be sure to tune in TONIGHT!

To see all the posts on the Mandy Moore Residence check here. 

Photos by Tessa Neustadt

Product Sources:
Washing Machine from Electrolux // Dryer from Electrolux // Custom Cabinetry // Black Hardware by Sarah Sherman Samuel for Park Studio // Canisters from West Elm // Sink  // Hanging Poles from The Mine // Faucet from Signature Hardware // Wallpaper by Fornasetti  // Basket

My Dress is by Christy Dawn x Midland 

This post was done in partnership with Electrolux, all thoughts, designs and ideas are my own. 

Mandy Moore Guest Bedroom 1 Design

mandy moore guest bedroom // sarah sherman samuelLast Friday we started the furniture install at our Mandy Moore residence project and it was thrilling to see all the pieces we’ve collected over the year finally coming into the space. If you want to catch up on the project you can read through all of the posts so far, here, or go to my instagram on your phone and click through my saved story “highlights”.

Now that we are on the furniture stage and Mandy and Taylor are moving in probably this week! whoop! I get to share some peeks at the furniture plans and first up is one of the guest bedrooms. There are two guest bedrooms total and we made one a little more feminine and one a little more masculine for a fun take on his and hers.

mandy moore guest bedroom design // sarah sherman samuelHere’s a tiny glimpse into what might be my favorite bed/sconce combo ever!

Sources: Bed by Anthropologie // Side Tables by CB2 // Dresser by Kalon Studios // Rug by Jaipur // Sconces by Dylan Grey  // Mirror by West Elm //   Vases by Dwell Studio // Bedside Carafe by Kati Von Lehman

See more of the Mandy Moore Project Posts here, including the before tour.

Mandy Moore Master Bathroom Design

mandy moore master bath // sarah sherman samuel

Happy New Year! I’m really excited to share another room design and progress from our Moore project. The house is getting to it’s final stages and this is the last bathroom of the three in the home. It is the master bath, complete with a serious statement marble slab shower, custom vanity area and a bathtub fit for a queen, or rather Mandy Moore… close enough, am I right? ;).

Before we talk about all the beautiful finishes that are going into the space lets take a look back where we started. READ MORE