GOLD Medal Winner of the 2014 INDesign Awards, a regional competition honoring excellence in interior design and architecture. Design by Sarah James Moss. Furnishings supplied by MOSS MANOR: A Design House. This turnkey remodeling project began with a house swap. A young family of five needed room to relax and entertain in style. In a twist of fate, they traded their smaller home for a larger, but dated 2,836 square foot home near East Bayou Parkway in Lafayette. Sarah James Moss of MOSS MANOR was hired to select and source all new interior and exterior finishes and furnishings, and to supply and manage all construction materials and installers from start to finish. The clients commissioned a full-scale remodel that would appeal to their contemporary palette. Frequent entertainers with three young children, they required design selections that would withstand an active lifestyle and remain within a reasonable budget. Bold but sensible materials were chosen by the designer to create a sophisticated urbane family home. A monochromatic scheme with pops of color sets the tone for the cosmopolitan interior. Low volatile organic compound paints in warm shades of gray and white coordinate with engineered walnut and full body porcelain floors. New doors throughout were painted espresso black, and updated with lever-style hardware. Updated lighting selections compliment sleek yet inviting furnishings in practical materials such as reinforced leather, stainless steel, natural stone and glass. For further details and project specifications, reference individual project photos.