Mandy Moore’s Nursery and Toddler Room: 7 Ideas to Steal from Mid-Century-Inspired Kids Spaces

Transforming their 1950s mid-century home into a dream home was a blast for design enthusiast Mandy Moore and her husband, musician Taylor Goldsmith. When the actor and singer welcomed his second child, Oscar “Ozzie” Bennett Goldsmith, in early October, she knew the nursery also had to mingle with her almost two-year-old son’s room, August “Gus” Harrison Goldsmith. as with the rest of his home, designed by Sarah Sherman Samuel.

“In every room, you’ll see nods to the original bones of the house, but with a modern, fresh twist,” says Moore. She wanted to take the same approach with her sons’ bedrooms. “It was important to keep their rooms consistent with the mid-century design that runs through our home,” she points out. “Their rooms strike a good balance between fun and functionality – they’re kids after all – while still being design-focused.” Also important were bedrooms that could convert into bedrooms for big kids as her boys grew up.

Moore has teamed up with Crate & Kids to create a welcoming nursery for Ozzie and a bedroom refresh for Gus. She worked with the free Crate & Kids Design Desk service, which allows parents to partner with an expert who guides them through mood boards and styling and blending their existing furniture with new decor and furnishings. for children. “When we remodeled our house, we made it our home and knew we’d like to expand our family here eventually,” Moore says.

With that in mind, she chose items with a transitional element, including the Leanne Ford-covered Ever daybed in Ozzie’s nursery and the Roone hand-tufted wool rug in Gus’ bedroom. Moore sees the two objects staying in her children’s room for a long time.

To help her through the process, she worked closely with Sebastian Brauer, senior vice president for design and product development at Crate & Kids. “I shared my initial vision with Sebastian and his team of design professionals,” says Moore. “They created mood boards, and we had zooms and calls to discuss what I liked and what felt most realistic for our lifestyle, and we continued to refine the design. from there.” To achieve this cohesive whole, Brauer was mindful of the aesthetics of the rest of the residence, ensuring it was an extension of the existing mid-century modern mix. “One way we were able to do this was to pull out the terra cotta colors, which are seen in the wood floors throughout the house,” Brauer explains.

When it came to finalizing nursery options, the duo created spaces that can grow from baby to toddler to big kid and teen. Each piece can grow on its own, so to speak. “I like to think about its longevity, or how certain pieces can be modern heirlooms that are passed on to subsequent generations,” says Brauer. “An example of a piece that achieves this goal is the Fields Rattan Back Side Chair by Leanne Ford. This is an adult piece that Mandy can sit comfortably in while reading to Gus, and As Gus grows, he can sit in it himself or use it in other spaces. Moore echoes the sentiment, “I wanted to incorporate fun areas to promote independent play while he was in his bedroom.” , she says. “So the music corner was the perfect complement.”

Dora W. Clawson