Inside Amanda Seyfried’s Peaceful New York Home | Open Door | Architectural DigestJul 02, 2023
Hi A.D I'm Amanda Seifert and this is my apartment in New York City and I would love to show you around because it's so cool. My designer architect is Sarah Zames from the General Assembly. It's not the first time I've worked with her. I live on a farm upstate so I have all that and she has done a great job with my old stone house and what I wanted here was something that felt natural and I feel so at peace here in the big city feeling like we are a little bit At
home, although we are not at
home, this oak wall takes us a little away from the kitchen, it lengthens the hall and the mirror is essential because you have to check your appearance before you leave, you know, this kitchen is
openand very airy. very light weight honestly i don't know what this is but my husband wanted me to never use it but it looks awesome in a kitchen it makes it look like it's a gourmet kitchen will it ever be a gourmet kitchen but it's not now because I?
I'll tell you who hasn't cooked here yet. My husband likes most apartments in New York City. We have this amazing feature that we couldn't get rid of even if we wanted to and I don't know if you're interested, but I can. I do my own laundry in my apartment, which is a luxury for you New Yorkers, you know that's the powder room, it's small, it has a sliding
doorbecause it's practical, it was Sarah's idea. I asked him: do we need a dresser? and she said yes. do it, I'm going to no, I don't have to leave, this is my old table from my old apartment, I will never part with it.
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Dinner time is just oil and food on the floor and mess and a new stain is made and the new memory is created and that's how we have to look at the non-wood things here because it just softens everything. I mean, there are hard edges everywhere all the time, so I love the fact that Sarah wanted to soften everything. softer in certain ways due to the curve of the windows which softens things even down to the curve of this custom shelving unit, it is very
openand each shelf is very tall and was made for this space.
Oh, actually, this is my daughter's old work. just when she started drawing people, this was years ago, my daughter is actually an amazing artist, it amazes me. I was never that good and this is my sister, she did this in high school. I've had it in my apartment since I moved downtown there. It's in every room I guess there's art in the bathroom, yeah, it's funny. In fact, in my house upstate I have a hanging wool vagina, a personalized vagina, no joke, I don't know why I like to remember that we are all human and then I have all the cookbooks that I organize specifically to be more near the kitchen and then all the books that didn't fit in Upstate or that I had in my old apartment, I just put them all here and you know, I try to keep the kids out of here. there is a small marker mark, we really pay homage to these arch windows.
I also believe that old is beautiful and if you can restore something that is so beautiful and iconic, you should do it, it is our responsibility and then I have my favorite piece of art. Mark Ryden was inspired by something I said about wanting him to paint me with a dead cat and he literally painted me with a dead cat but he says a mandal really that's me, okay, we use this base wisely, we use the space. more than any other space because it's the TV room and I'll show you where the TV is in a minute, but first another very essential piece is the table.
I had to have it because again it's like a circle so it's soft and my kids can actually sit around it because it's so low. I actually bought this couch a little bit before I moved and it was like the first L-shaped couch I ever bought. I wondered if this would really fit in this apartment and is perfect for everyone. It can fit and that's why we spend a lot of time here. This rug is from my old apartment. I bought it at ABC Carpet. It was the first rug I bought from them. I was very young and related my past to my present as a mother.
This whole space, my kitchen, dining room, living room, the fact that they all pretty much share the same space makes it feel really cozy because it's totally different from my house upstate, but there are also a lot of similarities and links that I like. we live up there and the way we live here we are still in nature I will say one of my favorite things are these outlets there are so many places to plug in electricity and they are so beautiful they are so stylish these chairs are actually from my old one apartment that Sarah reupholstered I love antiques I love mixing antiques with modern furniture I love it I think it's a great puzzle I love the fact that you can just upholster them and make them look totally different and the bones are the same as the wood awesome and they are so old that we just renovate them, recycle them and reuse them, so these are closets, coat closets, this is really cool because again, the spaces are small and I'll be honest, we never close them, I just close them for you , this type is essential for watching Dateline with your husband, your children go to bed and then these little drawers there are the toys, we don't have to see them all the time, right, are you with me, parents, another beautiful one?
You don't want to see that because I actually put everything there for your visit, no later I'll show you how easy it is, we're not going to use this part correctly and that's it, that's my big living space and then things get pretty The hallway, which is not something I've ever had before, is very long and finding a long enough rug was very difficult, but then we were able to find a place that custom made it for a excellent price. I mean, there are four
doors in this hallway and they're all incredibly impressive, like just the archway like it never had that and then all these windows, I mean, I can see what anyone is doing if there's someone on the roof terrace who I share, so the kids have this tricycle, this two-seater, and we're obsessed with it and I'm actually not sure we're allowed bikes on the roof, but no one's caught us yet and they get so much energy it's cool and This is my room, this is the only room that has a 12 foot ceiling so I don't know why I have my old rug I have my dresser I have a dresser I have my desk and my bed from my old apartment I have my hands from my old apartment look yeah , how to do it Sarah says you really want these hands and I said yes.
These hands are just special. I don't know where they come from. I don't know if they exist anywhere else. They feel like one or two and it adds a bit of a vibe to the room, it's actually a really perfect place to sing and I only do it when I'm alone of course, I don't know why I'm still afraid to sing in front of the people, but there are a lot. of Reverb in this room because of the high ceilings you sound better with your verb you just do it but I'll also show you I've never had two doors I've never had two doors so this is a secret it's a secret that's another one come out and just in case I thought which was very fun.
I love secrets. I took my dog to David Letterman. I don't know why, I guess because I knew it was great. He's a special guy and I was showing him my dog trick. because David Letterman used to do like Patrick and I showed him that he could put a hamburger on his head without eating it and yeah, I worked because he's a badass. I have to show you my bathroom because it is the best bathroom I have ever experienced. Mine is incredibly bright, it's so beautiful, the title is the perfect color by New York standards, it's huge, like really beautiful classic traditional accessories and the fact is that yes, of course, if you don't keep it open, but it's so bright, it's so bright. a lot of control with these how beautiful I love this marble we are using the same marble it is like everywhere I have two medicine cabinets for babies and these receive the most beautiful light I love them so much it is very Zen, very Zen, very light and then I have a dressing room and then a giant mirror to make sure I look great.
Now I'm going to show you my kids room, which is actually probably the most fun room, of course, it's for the kids first I'm going to show you this art that Hyundai will be um I don't know, knocked down into bunk beds, great for New York City, living this wallpaper, I don't even know what to say, it couldn't be more perfect, little watercolor prints. I'm obsessed with it and it really adds pops of color. This light was in my closet in my last apartment and my daughter was so obsessed with it, just the birds, so we had to do it.
We have my playhouse that I designed with my friends. I'll be on the market soon because of course I have another one. I have a commercial company. My friends and I are very interested in architecture and home design and we wanted to create a space for our children to play, explore and make their own interior, but with an aesthetic on the outside it is pleasant and reassuring for parents it is a small room but we made the most of it and my daughter loves sleeping in it and one day it will suit my son will love sleeping in it too so this is my mother's second bathroom, kids bathroom or bathroom. because she also has a room in this place because she lives with us and she is everything so that is my home away from home thanks for visiting me I hope you come back see you later Avi
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