Talk about a dream team. When we learned that actress Mandy Moore had enlisted interior designer Sarah Sherman Samuel and architect Emily Farnham to gut-renovate her midcentury Pasadena home, we couldn't wait to see the first photographs—and boy, did they live up to the hype. Sherman Samuel documented the renovation and design process on her website and Instagram, offering a first glimpse at the stunning project.
"The midcentury bones, combined with Mandy's great style, are a pinch me kind of win-win client situation," she wrote on her site. Sherman Samuel completely renovated the 3 bathrooms, kitchen, study, library nook, and family room fireplace wall—and they ended up drop-dead gorgeous.
Sherman Samuel posted a video tour of the bathroom on her Instagram Stories, revealing a standalone bathtub, marble shower, and brass mirrors.
"The house is getting to its final stages and this is the last bathroom of the three in the home," she said on her website. "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?"
Veined marble makes a statement in the bathroom.
Sherman Samuels designed a desert-hued built-in sofa in the library.
Sconces from Candelabra add a touch of brass to moss-colored tiles.
"As you can see Mandy modeling, the green color goes so well with the marble and it will keep the kitchen light, but still give it more interest than an all-white kitchen," she said.
"I chose the color the same way I did in my kitchen, by painting large foam core boards and holding [them] up in the space," said Sherman Samuel.
"All the [bathroom] brass plumbing fixtures/faucets are from Rejuvenation—they are solid brass and I love that you can feel the weight of them."