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.

Blackheath Kitchen Project - Humphrey Munson
Luxury Bespoke Kitchen, Blackheath London - Humphrey Munson

Our client, Emma Collins, is an interior designer (keep an eye on her new website launch here) and we love how she layers texture, colour and materials in the rooms in her home. As well as the kitchen project we also worked on several other rooms in the period property designing and making bespoke cabinetry which has ensured a really incredible level of consistency throughout the entire project.


This beautiful drawing room has the most perfect moody blue walls which really highlight the perfect burnt orange / mustard colour of the sofa and the antique brass frames that hang on the walls around the room. We love Emma’s attention to these details – it’s what helps to pull the whole look together.


We made the bookcases either side of the chimney which are painted the same colour as the walls to give the traditional cabinetry a fresh and clean look.


The antique books and the artwork really pop against the dark walls and shelving.


This is the sitting room which you can see leads into the dining area and then into the kitchen. If you follow Emma on instagram (@emmacollinsinteriors) you’ll see the before pictures when they started the renovation work on the house. If you’re working on a project it’s really inspiring to see how bleak it was in the beginning compared to the end result.

Luxury Bespoke Kitchen, Blackheath London - Humphrey Munson

We also made this table for the dining area as well as the cabinetry either side of the chimney. The table is finished in our Westminster smoked oak which is the same as the kitchen and helps to tie the two spaces together. We’re really excited to be launching our range of freestanding furniture in 2017 so keep an eye on the website for news of the launch.


The balance in the spaces that Emma creates is just spot on – everything from the foundation details – the skirting boards, the natural stone flooring and the cornicing – they all work in harmony. We love the soft grey colour palette for the walls and cabinetry with antique brass accents that allow the beautiful white oil, charcoal and ink wash artworks – Cowboy Balance by Tom French (above) – to really stand out and own their corners in the room.


The master bedroom has a super luxe feeling with dark moody grey walls and furnishings softened with walnut furniture.


We made the bedroom wardrobes which are painted the same colour as the walls – the door to the left leads through to the master bathroom.


This is the guest room which has more bespoke cabinetry built either side of the chimney. We love the artwork that Emma and her husband Matt have chosen for their home – so thoughtful and perfectly executed.


And lastly the bathroom – always a difficult space to get right but Emma’s layering of materials, finishes and colours is once again, absolutely spot on.  We’ll be featuring a Q&A with Emma later in early 2017 as she launches her new website so keep an eye on the HM blog or bookmark for future reference.

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