Editor's Note: Today I am wearing a dress from Gianni Bini and shoes from Christian Lacroix.
Happy Wednesday! Or is it...... today is Adison’s last day. She is off to Auburn to do some more learning. Mackenzie and I thought about handcuffing her to her chair... but did not think that would work. What a delight she has been to have in our office and her talents have been so useful. Now it is up to me to grow my business over the next two years so she can come to work for me in May 2020! Today is bittersweet because we have loved having her with us so much... but she gets to go have two more years of college. Those college years are very special and are never to be repeated in your lifetime. But for today... she is still MINE!!!!!! I am going to enjoy every moment. We have a super busy day in Dallas today so I am sure the time will fly by! I truly cannot believe that the month is half over. It seems like yesterday was just the first!
Today’s article comes from July/August issue of Architectural Digest. I was astounded that Mandy Moore bought her first home when she was 18– the same year she had the starring role in A Walk to Remember. She lived in that house for 15 years— and said it never felt like her own. Now she is engaged and purchased a mid-century house with her soon to be husband that feels very much like her own. She restored the 1950s home with the help of architect Emily Farnham, interior designer Sarah Sherman Samuel to more of it’s original design by architect Harold B. Zook. One of the major part of the remodel was installing Terrazzo floors... which is a dying art. I love them so!!! Moore said this is her dream home. What a delight to start her life with her fiancé in a home they both love. Enjoy and have a super day!!
Love this front room with mid-century vibe. The rose gold cocktail table from Statements by J. Vase makes such a statement . The full draperies add warmth to the room. The brick was restored to it’s original beauty.
Darling Mandy Moore in her backyard.
What an amazing custom Terrazzo shelf created by Emily Farnham for underneath the fireplace. So unique !! I love the vintage pink bench done in a Fabricut velvet.
What an incredible breakfast room that opens onto the balcony. Such a happy place to start the day!!! The light fixture from Lambert & Fils is perfection in the space.
Beautiful waterfall island done in a Calacutta marble. The pendants from Cedar & Moss remind me of my light fixture in my home that is truly from the 50s.
This is SO COOL!!! The copper hood was originally to the house and was fully restored. What a conversation piece!
The pool area— so sleek and classic— was redesigned by landscape designers Terramoto.
Fabulous master bedroom overlooking the pool. I love the extended headboard that has the floating side tables usoing the same wood on the base of the bed. The green is regal! Precious 4-legged babies Joni and Jackson —- and of course the wonderful fiancé Taylor Goldsmith of the indie rock band Dawes.
The Terrazzo floors were custom made— so stunning! The vanity counter top is Volakas marble.
Yes please and thank you to this free standing tub with this view!!!!!!
The armchairs in the family room are from Anthropologie!! They are such a cool shape! The view is amazing! What a fabulous home to start a new life in!!!!!!!
"This is Home" article featured in July/August 2018 issue of Architectural Digest
Text: Mayer Rus
Photography: Trevor Tondro
Styler: Lawren Howell
This is so true!
My dinner last night was asparagus with salmon. Easy and delicious!
This song was perfect for today since we had to say good-bye to Adison until we see her at Thanksgiving. It's been a great summer!