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Wolf Range Cooker

Using the Temperature Probe

One of the reasons we love to cook using the Wolf range cooker is the precision and accuracy of the temperature probe. Having family and friends over for Sunday lunch is such a lovely tradition and probably one of the best ways to spend a Sunday. It can, however, be a little stressful trying to cook…

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Baron’s Cove

Sag Habor, The Hamptons

After a two-year renovation, Baron’s Cove is a far cry from its former motel identity and with Cape Resorts hotelier Curtis Bashaw and his sister, decorator Colleen Bashaw, overseeing the project it’s little wonder that the final result is nothing short of perfection. The new resort maintains the name and footprint of the original structure, which…

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Aged Brass Perrin & Rowe Taps

If you’re reading this the chances are you’ve seen our kitchens either on our website, in magazines or via social media so it’s a fairly safe bet to say you’ve clocked that we love installing Perrin & Rowe taps in our sinks. We’ve talked about Perrin & Rowe taps before on the blog before here…

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The Palazzo Venart Hotel

Venice

A luxury hidden gem in the floating city, Palazzo Venart Hotel, Venice is the perfect place to spend a weekend away. This 16th-century Venetian palace opened last summer with a new lease of life: marble furnishings, parquet flooring and antiques and artworks are layered to marvellous effect throughout the hotel. Boasting a prime Grand Canal…

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Open Plan London Nickleby Kitchen - Humphrey Munson

How to order a Lacanche range cooker

If you’ve seen our kitchen projects on the website, you may have noticed a distinctive range cooker that we love to install in our projects. For over 200 years, the Lacanche range cookers  have been handcrafted in a foundry in the small village of Lacanche in the Burgundy region of France. They are revered by some of…

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Sotheby’s

Made in Britain Auction

The Made in Britain auction by Sotheby’s is dedicated showcase of the very best in modern British art in the 20th century across the disciples of paintings, work on paper, print, photography, contemporary and studio ceramics and design. Taking place on the perfect opportunity to acquire pieces from  the biggest names in 20th century art.…

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Château St Pierre de Serjac, France

This magnificent Château estate with vineyard, hotel, restaurant, spa and luxury self-catering properties is set in 200 acres of beautiful Mediterranean countryside in the Languedoc, South of France. Stretching lazily along the Mediterranean from the Cote d’Azur to the Spanish border, the Languedoc retains all of the authentic charm and timeless appeal of the South of…

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TINCTURE, London

All natural cleaning products

Launched in late 2016 by sisters Angelika and Anastasia Brozler – an investment banker and herbalist / fragrance expert respectively – Tincture create natural and cruelty-free cleaning products based on ancient monastic knowledge of active botanical ingredients. After international careers in business and the fragrance industry, Angelika and Anastasia settled down in London with their families…

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Lympstone Manor, Devon

Michael Caines, one of Britain’s most celebrated and best known chefs, is set to open the luxury country retreat Lympstone Manor in Devon in April 2017. Located on the southern edge of Lympstone village, between Exeter and Exmouth, the Grade II listed Georgian mansion is set in 28 acres with unrivalled views overlooking the Exe…

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Dexter Beef Ragù & Pappardelle

One thing we love during these cooler winter months is our dual control 3 oven AGA in the Longford kitchen in Felsted. We have it on all the time and it’s so perfect for slow cooking. We’ve made this ragù recipe a lot over the winter – the recipe yields masses of delicious slow cooked…

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Portetta, Courchevel

by the Lime Wood Group

Situated in prime position at the foot of the slopes of Courchevel Moriond (1650), Portetta Hotel, Portetta Lofts and the Portetta Mountain Lodges are the perfect base for the ultimate ski experience, and form part of the Lime Wood Group; a personal collection of fine small luxury lifestyle hotels, restaurants, and lodges where the focus…

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Health is Wealth

Inspiring Recipes for 2017

To kick off 2017 just right, we thought it would be good to share some of the recipes we’ve got on our list to try out in the H|M showroom kitchens in Felsted and St. Albans. We’ve blogged before about the super talented Nina Olsson who writes the super inspiring Nourish Atelier blog and website.…

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Contemporary Spenlow Kitchen, Essex - Humphrey Munson

Babington Limestone Flooring

HM Stone Library

A brilliantly versatile flooring, the tumbled Babington limestone floor tiles have been one of 2016’s best sellers for the H|M Stone Library. We only source and stock the flooring that we love and there are two key requirements – it has to look absolutely stunning but it also has to have the durability and low-maintenance required to…

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Cowdray Estate

Midhurst, West Sussex

It’s actually hard to put into words how perfect Cowdray Park is – set in the rolling hills of Midhurst, West Sussex in 110 acres of private gardens, grounds and parkland – the beautiful estate is absolutely spectacular. Famously the home of English polo, Cowdray House is also available for private hire for special occasions like…

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Blackheath Project

Emma Collins Interiors

One of our favourite projects of 2016 is the beautiful Longford kitchen in the Blackheath project in South East London. We love the bold colour palette which is softened by the Westminster smoked oak accent wood on the kitchen island worktop and integrated serving trays, and paired with antique brass hardware throughout. Our client, Emma…

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Signature Spaces Book - Humphrey Munson Blog

3 Coffee Table Books

For Your Christmas List

Signature Spaces: Well-travelled Interiors by Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergleyn is an insider’s view of the interior design process, revealing how any room can be transformed into a space for inspired living, as opposed to simply existing. Illustrated with hundreds of stunning photographs, drawings, and mood boards, the book explores the fascinating way in which…

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Tatinger Champagne In Dartington Flute Glasses- Humphrey Munson Blog

Christmas Canapés

We recently had our new Lacanche Chalonnais range cooker installed in the Westlock kitchen in our Felsted showroom. As well as the traditional simmer plate and gas burners on the top, we also have an electric plancha so in honour of its arrival, we thought we should try it out. We made these super easy…

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Sawyer Berson French Neoclassical Garden-Metairie-New-Orleans - Humphrey Munson Blog

Garden in Metairie, New Orleans

SAWYER BERSON

Founded in 1999, Sawyer Berson is an interdisciplinary firm based in New York City. Combining a strong sense of tradition with a very real curiosity for modern principles and the ability to future proof, Brian Sawyer and John Berson have created some of the world’s most sophisticated and inspiring architecture, landscape architecture and interiors. The…

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Crosby Street Hotel, New York - Humphrey Munson Blog

Crosby Street Hotel, New York

The wonderful Crosby Street Hotel is situated on a quiet cobbled street in the heart of New York’s vibrant SoHo neighbourhood between Prince and Spring Streets. Everything is on the doorstep including some of the world’s most exciting shopping, bars, restaurants, cafes and galleries. On one side of Broadway is SoHo with its international designer…

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John Julian Ceramics - Humphrey Munson Blog

John Julian

We have been fans of sculptor and designer Julian Sainsbury for a long time now and absolutely love the John Julian collection of kitchenware, serveware and tableware. The designs are known for their pared back aesthetic, neutral palette and finely judged simplicity.  When we designed and installed the Longford pantry in our Felsted showroom, it…

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Lion Sands, Tinga Lodge - Humphrey Munson Blog

Lion Sands Private Game Reserve

Sabi Sands, South Africa

With a foot in both the Sabi Sands Reserve and the Kruger National Park, the Lion Sands private game reserve is located in one of Africa’s most incredible and unspoiled wilderness areas. It is as close to perfection as any of the Seven Wonders and truly, a visit to Lion Sands is one you will never forget…

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Classic Fish Pie Recipe - Humphrey Munson Blog

Classic Fish Pie

The perfect autumnal dish, this classic fish pie is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Serve it with fresh seasonal greens and for a really hearty meal, basil pesto mashed potato always goes down particularly well. INGREDIENTS  800g fish – a mix of smoked haddock, salmon and cod works well 200g large king prawns (uncooked) 50g plain flour…

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Luxury Bespoke Kitchen, Blackheath London - Humphrey Munson

Kitchen Confidential

Longford Kitchen, Blackheath

We love designing classic English kitchens for modern family living and the Longford kitchen project in Blackheath is a perfect example of this unique balancing act. The Longford furniture design is really traditional English cabinetry at its finest – it’s all handmade using the best materials by talented cabinetmakers but we’ve updated the design for modern family…

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Longford Antique Brass Tap - Humphrey Munson

HM Antique Brass Taps

By Perrin & Rowe

We have been huge fans of Perrin & Rowe for many years now and we install their taps in the majority of our kitchens. They are renowned for their design excellence combined with cutting edge precision engineering – but as well as offering the very best quality, we also love working with Perrin & Rowe because…

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The Torridon Wester Ross, Scottish Highlands - Humphrey Munson Blog

The Torridon

Perfect Highland Getaway

Recently voted best independent hotel in Scotland 2016, the Torridon, situated in Wester Ross in the stunning Scottish highlands, is the perfect weekend getaway. Offering spectacular views over the loch and towards Beinn Alligin, this 1880s hunting lodge is steeped in history with its baronial entrance hall emblazoned with original Latin dedications to Queen Victoria. As…

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