home-icon/Inspiration/Celebrity IOU Season 4, Episode 8: Emma Roberts’ Makeover for Aunt Moo
July, 2023 | Mandy Schremmer

Emma Roberts’ Makeover for Aunt Moo

Emma Roberts’ honorary Aunt Mela (aka Aunt Moo) has been a part of her life for as long as she can remember. Not only did Mela help raise her alongside Emma’s mother, but she rescues animals, creates wigs for cancer patients, and does everything in her power to help others.

Recently though, Mela moved into a new house that was poorly renovated and lacked character and charm. So, Emma teamed up with us to surprise Mela with a custom kitchen transformation that will provide her with an eclectic space to enjoy.

Before and After

previous arrow
next arrow

Resource Guide

Celebrity IOU: Emma Roberts

wdt_ID Room Item Type Product Name Company Product Code / Sku
1 Throughout Wood Flooring VITALI COLLECTION - NAPOLI Provenza Floors PRO4103
2 Throughout Base/Case FLATSTOCK WOODGRAIN
3 Kitchen Fabricator Marble Yard
4 Kitchen KITCHEN BACKSPLASH Rework Plaster White 3x12 Matte Porcelain Tile - White TileBar
5 Kitchen MICROWAVE 24 in. Built-In Smart Convection Microwave Drawer Oven Sharp SMD2499FS
6 Kitchen REFRIGERATOR - PANEL READY Viking 7 series 36" panel ready Left Hinge/right open Viking FBI7360WR
7 Kitchen DISHWASHER - PANEL READY Forte 24" Panel Ready Dishwasher Appliances Connection F24DWS450PR
8 Kitchen RANGE Forte 36 Inch Freestanding All Gas Range white w/brass Appliances Connection FGR366BWWBR
9 Kitchen Hood reselect Forte 36" Maya Hood Insert Appliances Connection MAYA1136
10 Kitchen KITCHEN COUNTERS Silestone Et Marquina (Polished) in 2CM Cosentino 2CM
Room Item Type Product Name Company Product Code / Sku

Design Highlights

emma roberts celebrity iou episode

Green With Envy

While Mela did previously have a breakfast bar, there was so little leg room, it barely got any use. We extended the peninsula to add in more room for seating and painted the cabinets her favorite shade of green.

emma roberts celebrity iou episode

Made to Last

The last time Mela tried to do renovations, the floors took some damage. Now, she has durable white oak hardwood that can withstand anything she or her many rescue animals throw at it.

emma roberts celebrity iou episode

Tea Time Treats

The first thing Mela does when she has guests over is offer them a cup of tea. We created a custom tea and coffee station so that whenever Emma visits, they can both easily grab their favorite beverages.

Visit HGTV for information on upcoming episodes, and be sure to check out our previous Celebrity IOU recaps.

If you buy via our links, we may earn a commission.


Get tips, product updates, and inspiration from Drew and Jonathan.


Drew and Jonathan Scott in neutral colors


  • Celebrity IOU Season 4, Episode 8: Emma Roberts’ Makeover for Aunt Moo

  • Celebrity IOU Season 4, Episode 7: Taraji P. Henson’s Garden Surprise

  • ciou derek and julianne hough

    Celebrity IOU Season 4, Episode 6: Derek and Julianne Hough