From Dark and Awkward to Bright and Functional: A Louisiana Kitchen Gets a Total Makeover

The power of thoughtful space planning is essential, especially when renovating an older home. Designer and Blogger, Arianne Bellizaire from Arianne Bellizaire Interiors, stripped-down an entire twenty-five-year-old kitchen in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to create a uniquely designed space from scratch. The once dark and dated kitchen became a bright, stylish and functional space through enhancements of products and planning.

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With an end goal of presenting a practical beautiful space for her clients, Arianne Bellizaire bases all of her design decisions on finding the right balance between functionality and creating a visually appealing space that makes guests want to take a second look. She creates homes specifically so homeowners can alter their style.

Sometimes with particular designs such as rustic or minimalism, homeowners can tend to feel stuck with one style.

“I never want you to be able to pinpoint one defined style of any of my spaces. Rather I want them to be a healthy mix of complementary styles that help to tell the homeowner’s story,” Says Bellizaire.

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Although the masterpiece came out as a stylish, functional space, Bellizaire faced some crossroads during the renovation. The extensive construction led to the removal of an 18x cypress beam that provided structural support to the home. She also removed the upper cabinets making the space feel larger. Bellizaire had to ensure the new design incorporated enough storage and included a walk-in pantry to the plan.

With the installation of all-new cabinetry, Bellizaire was on a mission to find the perfect hardware to compliment her design, leading her to Top Knobs.

“Top Knobs is our go-to hardware resource. We love how much variety there is in the product line and how much depth there is within each collection. The Kinney and Hollin combination was the perfect, sleek complement to this kitchen renovation” Bellizaire commented.

The transition between the before and after of the kitchen was so impactful because of the versatility of the new space. From dark and awkward, to bright and functional, the homeowners have new space can that can easily evolve with their changing styles.

Thank you Arianne Bellizaire for choosing Top Knobs and sharing your project with us! For more design inspiration from Arianne Bellizaire Interiors be sure to follow on Instagram and Facebook.

Flat black Top Knobs hardware adds charm to One Room Challenge kitchen

When designer Vanessa Francis participated in the ‘One Room Challenge‘ she choose Top Knobs cabinet hardware to be part of her charming kitchen renovation.

Twice a year, twenty design bloggers participate in the One Room Challenge and transform a space. Every Wednesday for six weeks, designers document their process via social media while sharing their sources and professional advice. For the most recent challenge, Francis redesigned her own outdated kitchen.

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Vanessa Francis in her redesigned One Room Challenge kitchen

Top Knobs Barrington Channing 3 3/4″cup pulls (TK773BLK) and Top Knobs Serene Lily 1 1/8″ knobs (TK820BLK) were used. Francis selected Top Knobs’ Flat Black finish to offset off-white cabinetry.

Here’s a close up look at the pieces installed in the refreshed kitchen.

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Top Knobs Serene Collection – 1 1/8″ Lily knob

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Lower cabinets and drawers feature Top Knobs Barrington Collection – 3 3/4″ Channing cup pulls

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The flat black cabinet hardware finish accents off-white cabinetry

Read details about the complete kitchen makeover on Francis’ Decor Happy blog. All photos courtesy Ashley Capp.

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In The News: Top Knobs becomes part of classic townhouse restoration

07 14 Traditional Home (TK)_edited-1Interior designer Mary Douglas’ recent restoration project of a 1920s townhouse is featured in the latest issue of Traditional Home magazine and Top Knobs is part of the classic transformation.

Washington D.C. couple Barbara and Bill Sullivan, owners of the stunning townhouse on Embassy Row which Douglas re-decorated, are friends of the designers and knew of her talent and decor style from her flawless track record working with clients.

Douglas has been working to restore the “classic jewel box” for over 20 years and says “It’s really just evolved just as I have.”

The townhouse was build in 1924 by local architect Robert O. Scholz and the Sullivans wanted the place to have as much of a vintage feel and look as possible. Douglas was able to provide that by reintroducing vintage elements such as historic crown moldings, friezes, paneling and wood trim- all things synonymous with historical beauty.

The kitchen includes a silk checkered fabric used for draperies which sets the foundation for the rest of the room’s design.  Top Knobs cabinet hardware was used to highlight the beautiful cabinetry.

“It has a simplicity and directness to it,” says Barbara Sullivan of her new restored home. “And at the end of the day, that’s what I hope people take away with them when they visit us: that they’ve been to a warm, inviting home that offers up a little bit of s surprise in each and every room.”.

The article “Past Perfect” from Traditional Home magazine is written by Brielle M. Ferreira, produced by Jenny Bradley and photographs by Ron Blunt.