mandy moore home renovation

Mandy Moore Laundry Room Design

mandy moore laundry room design // sarah sherman samuelI’ve got another peek into Mandy Moore’s house with her Laundry Room design today. And let me tell you this isn’t your average laundry space. This room opens right up into the kitchen so we wanted to make sure it was just as gorgeous as the rest of the house. And boy did we have our work cut out for us, so we teamed up with Electrolux to make some laundry room magic. Here is a peek at the before.
mandy moore laundry room design // sarah sherman samuel
As you can see the space is limited and the style doesn’t match Mandy’s OR the modern house at all. There is some awkward ducting that creates some odd ceiling lines and the old machines are sticking out right into the space. So here is the plan and already some good progress…
mandy moore laundry room design // sarah sherman samuel First, we wanted to extend the footprint of the room and make it a little larger so we borrowed some space from the HUGE pantry next door and moved the right wall back. Second, we are rearranging the fixtures so the new Electrolux Washer and Dryer will be set against the back wall facing out instead of on the right wall and the sink will now be where the old machines were, creating a much better flow. We will then be building out some custom cabinetry around the machines (oh and you can see we already re-worked the ducting so goodbye funky ceiling lines). While we are going with gold toned hardware in most of the house we are mixing it up in here with matte black for a modern touch that matches the appliances.
The flooring will be the same custom terrazzo poured flooring that we have going throughout the entire house (you might have caught me going terrazzo crazy on my instagram story, but if not, no worries I will do a summary post because I receive a bazillion and one questions about it). On this side of the room the custom cabinetry will continue but above the sink we plan to install two poles for items that need to hang dry, also matte black, and beneath some floating base cabinets we left space to accommodate the kitty litter.
And last but certainly not least, this stunning wallpaper will set the stage for the dreamiest of laundry rooms.

Wallpaper // Hangers // Electrolux Washer // Electrolux Dryer // Sarah Sherman Samuel x Park Studio Hardware (shown in brass because we don’t have images of the black yet but it will be available soon!) // Rods from The Mine // Faucet // Drain from The Mine // Sink from The Mine // Nesting Brushes // White Quartz Countertop // Stool // Terrazzo Flooring

Mandy Moore 2nd Guest Bathroom

mandy moore bathroom design // sarah sherman samuelIf you’ve been checking in on my Instagram Stories you will know that things are really moving along with our Mandy Moore residential project. It is literally the house of my dreams, a mid-century gem that we are taking back to it’s modern roots, and after many months of design, planning, and construction a lot of the finishes are starting to make their way into the house.

Today I am sharing a peek into the second guest bathroom. First let’s talk about that slab… we (Emily Farnham, the architect, Mandy and her Fiancé Taylor) all went stone shopping hunting for the perfect slabs for the kitchen and the three bathrooms. We fairly quickly settled on the kitchen and the other two bathrooms but in this bathroom we knew we wanted a statement colored stone and it wasn’t as easy to track down. A couple weeks later I went to another stone yard and had them pull out this beauty and knew it was the one!

stone slab for mandy moore residence// sarah sherman samuel

I don’t normally work with purple, like ever, but I am broadening my color spectrum because this is a beautiful shade of eggplantey purple with bits of lilac and peach that I just couldn’t resist.

And now for a peek at the before…


As you can see, not much to look at, or work with. We gutted the entire room (just like the rest of the house), poured terrazzo floors, and will be installing all the gorgeous finishes above. Right now, the tile just went in (still needs to be grouted) and the vanity has been installed (that beautiful slab is hiding under the cardboard) which takes us to here…


The tile is from Fireclay (2×8 in calcite) and I found all of the fixtures from Wayfair (the undermount sink, faucet, shower head, toilet, drains etc).

front bath design for mandy moore residence // sarah sherman samuelThe sink wall is my favorite feature in this room because, hello stunning slab, and in the end it will look a little something like above.

For more progress and plans on this project check here and follow along as the house is coming together on instagram. Mine, Mandy’s, and Emily’s.

Shower Head from Wayfair // Shower Faucet from Wayfair // Pendants from Lumens // Sink from Wayfair // Sink Faucet from Wayfair // Mirror from Rejuvenation // Tile from Fireclay (2×8 in Calcite) // Toilet Paper Holder // Toilet from Wayfair //

Mandy Moore Guest Bathroom plans & design

mandy moore guest bath progess and design plans // Sarah Sherman Samuel

I probably say this with every new space but this might go down as one of my all time favorite bathrooms I’ve designed. The color palette, the fixtures and the extra special floor, I just can’t wait for it to all come to life. So many little details went into this room and a little finish selection like shown above only scratches the surface of what awent into a bathroom design but it really is the cherry on top and gives you a great glimpse into how this space is going to turn out.

But before we get into the details… let’s take a look back at where we started.


terrazzo love

terazzo stairs large scale terazzo floorterazzo showerTerrazzo has been around for ages but it’s made a comeback in a huge way in interiors and my love affair for the material has continued to grow. In short it’s pieces of marble, granite, quartz and sometimes glass set in polished concrete or resin and the possibilities are endless. I love it in jumbo scale like the second image above, as well as in a more subtle small scale rendition like the samples below.

Terrazzo Stairs by NOMOS – GROUPEMENT D’ARCHITECTES, image by Miguel de Guzman | Large Scale Terrazzo Floor by Area Architecture, photo by Ioanna Roufopoulou | Terrazzo Shower by Made Architects

mandy-moore-house-terazzo-samplesWhich is why I am SUPER excited that we have decided to do all terrazzo floors in Mandy Moore’s house. Above are two of our favorite samples from the terrazzo guys we will be working with, we are leaning towards the darker flecks and warm tones of the bottom one but we will be coming up with our own exact mix and I cannot wait to see and share the final result.

If you aren’t doing a major renovation anytime soon but still want a little terrazzo in your life, never fear, there are so many amazing terrazzo and terrazzo-like home decor products popping up on the market. Below, I’ve rounded up a few of my faves.

terazzo pics

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