We are in the home stretch of our Mandy Moore house tour. Sidenote: I forgot how long it takes to put these posts together, you know all the sizing photos, linking sources, and then actually writing about it. Time is something not on my side at the moment so thank you for being patient in what has turned into the longest reveal ever. haha

Today I am sharing the study, as we called it, and it serves as Taylor’s office/music room. Mandy wanted this space to be all Taylor so while he rolled with whatever Mandy, Emily and I came up with in the rest of the house, he had just a couple boxes he wanted ticked in this space. One of which, that at the beginning, I was fairly worried about executing.

The first request was built-in book cases to house some of his collection and second was a desk (easily fulfilled requests), but the third was that he wanted a guitar wall. To be honest I got a little cringey as visions of huge clunky wooden guitar racks filled my brain, but I am never one to shy away from a challenge so I set out to turn the guitar wall into a feature to love and to my surprise it ended up being my absolute favorite part of the room.

I thought we were going to have to build something custom but when we came across these gorgeous minimal guitar mounts I knew they were the answer to all my worries. When it came to mounting them I asked taylor to bring out all the guitars he wanted to hang. Similarly to how I hang a gallery wall, I then treated the guitars as art and composed the exact layout that I wanted on the floor. From there I eyeballed the placement one by one as we replicated the layout on the wall.

guitar mount - mandy moore house - sarah sherman samuelFor the built-in cabinets and shelves, we initially thought to have them separate from the desk with a floating desk in the middle of the room. However in order to maximize enough space for a sofa and lounge area, we integrated the desk into the cabinetry and the result Emily and I both agreed it was a much better flow and use of space.

And here is a quick look at what we started with.







See all of the progress and tours of our Mandy Moore Residential project here. 

Shop the Look: Sofa From Lawson Fenning // Rug – Vintage // Coffee Table – Vintage from Chairish // Black Armchair // Green Stone & Brass Side Table from CB2 // Leather Office Chair From West Elm // Wood Side Table From Candelabra // Arm Sconce by Photonic Studio // Guitar Wall Mount From Hudson Valley Hard Goods // Ceiling Pendant From Cedar & Moss // Grey Trays From Jayson Home // Throw Pillows From The Citizenry

Interior Architecture by Emily Farnham 
Interior Design by Sarah Sherman Samuel
Photography by Tessa Neustadt 
Built by Bronstruction

  • Sarah

    Oh, I could move right in. That looks stunning and so functional! The desk and shelves are gorgeous. The couch looks amazing and comfortable. The guitar wall is fantastic.

    The before pictures made me laugh. If only it had just a few more outlet boxes and cover plates on the walls! (I counted at least ten!)

    • Stephanie

      Ha! Thanks for pointing that out, Sarah! I scrolled back up to take a look. So funny.’

      The room is gorgeous! So bright and pretty.

  • Anna

    What source did you use to find the vintage rug? Thanks!

  • Hi Stephanie, I was pleased to see your use of the Hyla guitar hangers by Hudson Valley Hard Goods in Mandy Moore’s home. We craft the hangers for Hudson Valley Hard Goods, and also create a wide range of humidity controlled cabinets for displaying and preserving fine musical instruments. I wanted to bring our work to your attention in case one of your clients has a need. Our Web site is at http://www.americanmusicfurniture.com

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