Mandy Moore Goes Retro Chic With Her Pasadena Home Renovation

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Actress Mandy more appears to be living her life like it’s golden in more ways than one. Firstly, the cast of her hit TV show, This Is Us won for Outstanding Performance at the recent Screen Actors Guild Awards. Then, after lot of publicity about her Mid-Century home purchase in Pasadena, Ca, Moore is letting out a sneak peak at the ongoing renovation. It seems her acting awards will match well with her decor.

Moore purchased the house with her fiancé, Taylor Goldsmith in January 2017. Interior designer Sarah Sherman Samuel and architect Emily Farnham were enlisted to transform the 1950’s  3,551-square-foot home into the couple’s dream pad. Golden fittings and fixtures appear to be a theme with faucets and cabinet pulls along with pendent lighting, mirrors (well, okay brass from CB2) in a distinctive midas hue. The influence is undoubtedly ’70’s retro, including terrazzo floors with gilded divider strips.

The kitchen, which underwent a full scale demo, introduced a single waterfall design island made out of Calcutta Venato marble with juniper cabinets. Contemporary flair is added with more slabs of marble, a theme which is continued into the shower. No cleaning grout lines with a toothbrush for Moore and Goldsmith.

The upholstered green headboard hasn’t been seen in boudoirs since Barry White was used for seduction. And those pendant lights will have you digging out your parents’ flares. As for the felt fabrics on the sofas, cue an old episode of Charlie’s Angles and you might have seen them. That said, the retro elements don’t overpower this renovation. Instead, the clean lines, and modern touches add a sophisticated cool with a touch of fun.

Moore and Goldsmith clearly nabbed Sherman because she didn’t want a home that looked like everyone else’s. No white cabinets, grey walls and hardwood floors for them. Sherman’s ’70’s flirtations are clearly bold statements but not garishly so. The softer greens and  natural elements —stone and wood — take down the disco ball and turn the show house into a home, which can actually be lived in as opposed to photographed.

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