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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.

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East Bayou Remodel

A monochromatic scheme with pops of color set the tone for this cosmopolitan interior. Low volatile organic compound paints in warm shades of gray and white coordinate with engineered walnut and full body porcelain floors. Updated lighting selections compliment sleek yet inviting furnishings in practical materials such as reinforced leather, stainless steel, natural stone and glass, as seen here.

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In the living room, a modern aluminum chandelier suspends from a stenciled faux finish ceiling, which was preserved in the remodel. The walls are painted Sandy Hook Gray a tough walls flat latex with trim painted in White Dove a satin oil-based impervex enamel. The fireplace was overhauled by eliminating a dated mantle and inserting and adding a solid slab of Priscilla Fire marble and fire glass. A flat screen television and surround sound speakers are among some of the home’s technology updates. A modular sectional sofa with custom silk pillows anchors the low-profile living seating arrangement. A large cowhide hide is flanked by contemporary lounge chairs and tempered glass and iron tables. Existing built-ins were painted to showcase choice accessories.

EAST BAYOU REMODEL

A modular sectional sofa with custom silk pillows anchors the low-profile living seating arrangement. A large cowhide hide is flanked by contemporary lounge chairs and tempered glass and iron tables. The wall seen behind the couch features an original abstract painting produced by the designer, above an antique French console.
A chrome and glass pendant light sets the stage in the stepped entry landing. A bent glass console table and a custom wall clock now sit where a bedroom doorway was eliminated. The walls are painted Sandy Hook Gray a tough walls flat latex with trim painted in White Dove a satin oil-based impervex enamel.
Lafayette artist Christopher LaBauve was commissioned to create a 7’x7’ abstract landscape painting to face a large set of windows in the dining room. The painting channels the styles of Pollock, Twombly and Friedman. The wood panel features a reptilian texture created from black speedball tattoo ink and archival bookbinding resin, mounted in a custom floater frame. Highly pigmented paint powder creates swirls of yellow, the home’s signature accent color.

EAST BAYOU REMODEL

A modular sectional sofa with custom silk pillows anchors the low-profile living seating arrangement. A large cowhide hide is flanked by contemporary lounge chairs and tempered glass and iron tables. The wall seen behind the couch features an original abstract painting produced by the designer, above an antique French console.
A chrome and glass pendant light sets the stage in the stepped entry landing. A bent glass console table and a custom wall clock now sit where a bedroom doorway was eliminated. The walls are painted Sandy Hook Gray a tough walls flat latex with trim painted in White Dove a satin oil-based impervex enamel.

EAST BAYOU REMODEL

A chrome and glass pendant light sets the stage in the stepped entry landing. A bent glass console table and a custom wall clock now sit where a bedroom doorway was eliminated. Dated wainscot was removed and an extra step added to enhance the landing’s practicality. Sleek leather and chrome dining chairs help to redefine the clients’ traditional stone dining table, while a pair of black glass chests offer sophisticated storage.
A custom drop ceiling was constructed to define the seating arrangement and conceal electrical wires for a new chrome and crystal chandelier and warm LED accent lights at the heads of the table.

EAST BAYOU REMODEL

Sleek leather and chrome dining chairs help to redefine the clients’ traditional stone dining table, while a pair of black glass chests offer sophisticated storage. A custom drop ceiling was constructed to define the seating arrangement and conceal electrical wires for a new chrome and crystal chandelier and warm LED accent lights at the heads of the table. The walls are painted Sandy Hook Gray and the trim is painted White Dove.
The adjacent living area features a modular sectional sofa with custom silk pillows anchors the low-profile living seating arrangement. A large cowhide hide is flanked by contemporary lounge chairs and tempered glass and iron tables. Existing built-ins were painted to showcase choice accessories.

EAST BAYOU REMODEL

Prior to the renovation, the kitchen had dated cabinetry and appliances, mismatched countertop surfaces and an impractical layout. The remodel included updating and relocating appliances, refacing cabinets, adding granite countertops, and installing a custom tempered glass “waterfall” bar to seat four. The designer commissioned an intricate marble mosaic backsplash, illuminated by dimmable LED tape lighting. Energy efficient appliances include an in-wall Gaggenau coffee maker and oven, a stainless side-by-side refrigerator and dishwasher, a six-burner gas stove topped by a custom fabricated stainless hood vent, and an industrial modern sink and hardware. The designer customized the steel and crystal chandelier over the island.
The adjacent keeping room was significantly improved by editing light fixtures and defining seating arrangements for dining and lounging. A durable cowhide, lengthy media console and modular sofa accommodate 360-degree entertaining. The tempered glass and steel breakfast room furniture seats six while remaining compact. Long white cotton curtains soften the space while filtering late afternoon sun in both the keeping and living rooms.

EAST BAYOU REMODEL

The kitchen keeps with the monochromatic color scheme of the keeping room and dining room. The remodel included updating and relocating appliances, refacing cabinets, adding granite countertops, and installing a custom tempered glass “waterfall” bar to seat four. The designer commissioned an intricate marble mosaic backsplash, illuminated by dimmable LED tape lighting. Energy efficient appliances include an in-wall Gaggenau coffee maker and oven, a stainless side-by-side refrigerator and dishwasher, a six-burner gas stove topped by a custom fabricated stainless hood vent, and an industrial modern sink and hardware. The designer customized the steel and crystal chandelier over the island.

EAST BAYOU REMODEL

The remodel included updating and relocating appliances, refacing cabinets, adding granite countertops, and installing a custom tempered glass “waterfall” bar to seat four. The designer commissioned an intricate marble mosaic backsplash, illuminated by dimmable LED tape lighting. Energy efficient appliances include an in-wall Gaggenau coffee maker and oven, a stainless side-by-side refrigerator and dishwasher, a six-burner gas stove topped by a custom fabricated stainless hood vent, and an industrial modern sink and hardware. The designer customized the steel and crystal chandelier over the island.

EAST BAYOU REMODEL

The remodel included updating and relocating appliances, refacing cabinets, adding granite countertops, and installing a custom tempered glass “waterfall” bar to seat four. The designer commissioned an intricate marble mosaic backsplash, illuminated by dimmable LED tape lighting. Energy efficient appliances include an in-wall Gaggenau coffee maker and oven, a stainless side-by-side refrigerator and dishwasher, a six-burner gas stove topped by a custom fabricated stainless hood vent, and an industrial modern sink and hardware. The designer customized the steel and crystal chandelier over the island.

EAST BAYOU REMODEL

The remodel included updating and relocating appliances, refacing cabinets, adding granite countertops, and installing a custom tempered glass “waterfall” bar to seat four. The countertop facing the bar features an integrated industrial modern sink and stainless steel hardware.
The adjacent keeping room was significantly improved by editing light fixtures and defining seating arrangements for dining and lounging. A durable cowhide, lengthy media console and modular sofa accommodate 360-degree entertaining. The tempered glass and steel breakfast room furniture seats six while remaining compact. Long white cotton curtains soften the space while filtering late afternoon sun in both the keeping and living rooms.

EAST BAYOU REMODEL

The keeping room was significantly improved by editing light fixtures and defining seating arrangements for dining and lounging. A durable cowhide, lengthy media console and modular sofa accommodate 360-degree entertaining. The tempered glass and steel breakfast room furniture seats six while remaining compact. Long white cotton curtains soften the space while filtering late afternoon sun in both the keeping and living rooms.

EAST BAYOU REMODEL

The master bedroom features a tray ceiling with bedside pendant lights on independent controls. The client’s existing bed was updated with crisp modern bedding. Wall molding was installed behind the bed to add texture and highlight the room’s symmetry. Power to a new computer nook was added, which is softened by bold striped curtains. The master bedroom fireplace was also updated with a white marble surround, fire glass, and a flat screen television. A metallic finished ceiling adds to the coziness of the space, along with new carpeting.
A collaborative art installation between the designer and Lafayette artist Christopher LaBauve features recycled aluminum cans hand cut into butterflies and mounted by aluminum wire. Painted the same dense gray color of the walls, each butterfly was carefully placed to reflect its own shadow.

EAST BAYOU REMODEL

The master bedroom features a tray ceiling with bedside pendant lights on independent controls. The client’s existing bed was updated with crisp modern bedding. Wall molding was installed behind the bed to add texture and highlight the room’s symmetry. Power to a new computer nook was added, which is softened by bold striped curtains. The master bedroom fireplace was also updated with a white marble surround, fire glass, and a flat screen television. A metallic finished ceiling adds to the coziness of the space, along with new carpeting.
A collaborative art installation between the designer and Lafayette artist Christopher LaBauve features recycled aluminum cans hand cut into butterflies and mounted by aluminum wire. Painted the same dense gray color of the walls, each butterfly was carefully placed to reflect its own shadow.

EAST BAYOU REMODEL

The master bedroom features a tray ceiling with bedside pendant lights on independent controls. The client’s existing bed was updated with crisp modern bedding. Wall molding was installed behind the bed to add texture and highlight the room’s symmetry. Power to a new computer nook was added, which is softened by bold striped curtains. The master bedroom fireplace was also updated with a white marble surround, fire glass, and a flat screen television. A metallic finished ceiling adds to the coziness of the space, along with new carpeting.

EAST BAYOU REMODEL

The master bedroom features a tray ceiling with bedside pendant lights on independent controls. The client’s existing bed was updated with crisp modern bedding. Wall molding was installed behind the bed to add texture and highlight the room’s symmetry. Power to a new computer nook was added, which is softened by bold striped curtains. The master bedroom fireplace was also updated with a white marble surround, fire glass, and a flat screen television. A metallic finished ceiling adds to the coziness of the space, along with new carpeting.

EAST BAYOU REMODEL

Each of the children’s bedrooms was designed to reflect the tastes and interests of the child, with new carpeting, wall colors, furnishings and fixtures. The eldest daughter’s room features shades of teal blue and white with a dreamy canopy bed. The youngest daughter’s room has shades of pink with a custom bed canopy. The son’s nautical themed room is based on an heirloom artwork.

EAST BAYOU REMODEL

Each of the children’s bedrooms was designed to reflect the tastes and interests of the child, with new carpeting, wall colors, furnishings and fixtures. The eldest daughter’s room features shades of teal blue and white with a dreamy canopy bed. The youngest daughter’s room has shades of pink with a custom bed canopy. The son’s nautical themed room is based on an heirloom artwork.

EAST BAYOU REMODEL

Each of the children’s bedrooms was designed to reflect the tastes and interests of the child, with new carpeting, wall colors, furnishings and fixtures. The eldest daughter’s room features shades of teal blue and white with a dreamy canopy bed. The youngest daughter’s room has shades of pink with a custom bed canopy. The son’s nautical themed room is based on an heirloom artwork.

EAST BAYOU REMODEL

The clients' favorite Instagram photography collection is a dynamic art installation in the hallway leading to the bedrooms.

EAST BAYOU REMODEL

The half-bathroom nearby the keeping room was painted in espresso and an illuminated mirror added over a custom vanity. The lengthy hallway of the split floor plan home features a dynamic installation of the clients’ latest Instagram photography.

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Night time view of the living room.

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Night time view of the living room.

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Night time view of the living room.

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Night time view of dining room.

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Night time keeping room and kitchen view.

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Full view of the keeping room and dining room. The keeping room helps bring in warm tones, with different shades of gray and yellow accents moving from room to room.

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Partial view of the keeping room. Full side view of the dining room. The keeping room helps bring in warm tones, with different shades of gray and yellow accents moving from room to room.

EAST BAYOU REMODEL

Night view of the keeping room and kitchen.

EAST BAYOU REMODEL

A collaborative art installation between the designer and Lafayette artist Christopher LaBauve features recycled aluminum cans hand cut into butterflies and mounted by aluminum wire. Painted the same dense gray color of the walls, each butterfly was carefully placed to reflect its own shadow.

EAST BAYOU REMODEL

The clients' favorite Instagram photography collection is a dynamic art installation in the hallway leading to the bedrooms.

EAST BAYOU REMODEL

Night time view of living room.