Go Behind The Scenes Of Mandy Moore’s Home Renovation
Much like her performance on the hit show This Is Us, Mandy Moore’s home renovation is nothing less than riveting. After purchasing a circa-1950 house designed by the mid-century modernist architect Harold B. Zook, the actress partnered with California-based designer Sarah Sherman Samuel and architect Emily Farnham to take it back to the studs. “Together, our work is guided by an appreciation for the original mid-century architecture while combining it with a thoughtful mix of old and new, to create fashion forward spaces that respect their origins,” says Sarah.
The design team has been posting behind-the-scenes glimpses on social media, revealing a cotton candy-coloured palette of mint and blush, terrazzo, heavily-veined marble and all brass everything. In anticipation for the final reveal — coming soon, according to Sarah — we’re sharing some captivating teasers sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. Click through for a sneak peek, and for updates on the final reveal, follow the hashtags #lessismooremm and #mandymooremidcenturyhouse on Instagram.
Here is Mandy pictured with her A-team, Sarah and Emily. Although the house was unfortunately renovated in the early ’90s, it’s clear the incredible bones are still in tact.
The team’s goal is to bring back some of the historical integrity based on the home’s original design. “The blending of the lines from interior to exterior with all glass walls and indoor planters make me want to gush over this house forever,” says Sarah.
In the kitchen, “Mandy wanted to keep the space bright and light with one accent color,” says Sarah.
After narrowing it down to light green, Mandy settled on Farrow & Ball’s Mizzle (266) for her kitchen cabinets. Finding marble for the countertops with beautiful veining was a must, and they ended up selecting Calacatta Venato.
Mandy shared a peek at her finished (and very organized) kitchen pantry on Instagram. A Smeg toaster is a nod to the retro design, while the clean white palette will help keep the space looking fresh day-to-day.
Here’s a glimpse at one of the guest bedroom designs. “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,” says Sarah.
One of the guest bathrooms will get a countertop made of this beautiful eggplant-toned stone.
Sarah shared a look at the master bathroom on Instagram. “iPhone photos don’t do this bathroom justice,” she says.
The floors will be terrazzo, which complements the marble to a tee.
A built-in sofa with ochre-colored cushions sits pretty in this sunny library nook.