Published on September 30, 2020

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Between the season five premiere of This Is Us coming to NBC next month, her first Emmy nomination, and her recent pregnancy announcement, Mandy Moore is glowing for more reasons than one these days. 

While the actor and her husband, musician Taylor Goldsmith, eagerly await the arrival of their baby boy, designer Sarah Sherman Samuel is already hard at work reimagining the guest room in the couple’s 1950s Pasadena house into an airy, jungle-inspired nursery—and she gave Domino a sneak peek of her design plans. Here are the five foundational pieces she’s using to set the stage for baby Goldsmith.

The Toile With a Twist

A bit traditional, a bit unexpected, this wallpaper by Aimee Wilder is filled with animal silhouettes that let little ones’ imaginations run wild—think: roaming lions, prancing peacocks, and sleeping cheetahs—but just subtle enough to grow with them (which means no redecorating projects a few years later).

The Multitasking Nap Spot

Every nursery needs a space for exhausted grown-ups to rest their heads, and this vintage Hans Wegner daybed achieves that in style. The rattan backrest even lifts up and locks in place to convert into a twin bed. When closed, it’s a concealed storage space for bedding.

The Statement Crib

Team Domino isn’t the only major fan of Leanne Ford’s Crate & Barrel collection—so is Samuel. With its rounded edges and oak finish, this piece will feel right at home in Moore’s airy mid-century retreat.

The Do-It-All Glider

There’s no need to pick between a swivel chair and a glider with this dual-purpose seat from Lulu & Georgia; this option is both in one. Moore will be able to rotate from rocking the baby to sleep to staring at her sweeping hills view while nursing, and better yet the performance fabric means she won’t have to worry about spills.

The Cozy Layer

Samuel’s personal touch will serve as the base of Moore’s nursery, by way of a handwoven tonal rug of her own design. On the star’s vibrant terrazzo floors, this wool-blend carpet creates a soft landing for playtime and first steps.

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