Category: Behind the scenes

Sophie Paterson Interiors x Coze Linen

Coze Linen and Sophie Paterson have collaborated to design an exclusive range of monogram linens and we were delighted to receive our very own HM branded tea towels. The timeless Toki white waffle tea towel looks so great with the dark grey HM monogram. “I’ve always loved monogrammed products – it adds a layer of…

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Lime Wood x Amelia Freer

Wellbeing Retreats

If you hadn’t already noticed, at Humphrey Munson we are huge fans of positive nutrition and wellbeing so we were excited to see that superstar nutritional therapist Amelia Freer and luxurious getaway Lime Wood have joined forces to create a collection of special workshops happening over the course of this year. Amelia has also been…

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Jo Deakin

We came across Jo Deakin’s lovely china designs and wanted to share these super cool pieces with you. We also got in touch with Jo to share her story of how she came to design the china… As a mother of two small children, I know how fast moving and demanding life is. I value…

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Q&A With Marian Boswall

Landscape Architects

Marian Boswall Landscape Architects is a leading award-winning landscape design practice with an outstanding reputation for creating beautiful gardens while also encouraging biodiversity and conserving habitats. Established in 2004 and based in Kent, Marian Boswall combines horticultural, visual design and project management expertise on projects now ranging from large trusts and estates open to the…

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A Day at Daylesford Cookery School

Daylesford is a community with food at its heart and at their 2350-acre organic farm set in the idyllic Cotswolds, a day at the Cookery School is a must for anyone who shares our passion for real food. Their Cookery School is the UK’s most sustainable, and it is quite incredible. From classic courses such…

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*New* Spenlow Utility Room at the HM showroom in Felsted, Essex

We are so happy to share these images of the new utility room in the Felsted showroom! This space was previously part of the old office which was relocated last year to the back of the building, and has been completely transformed into a total dream of a utility room with crisp, clean cabinetry and…

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Interior Design Q&A with Tanya Leech

When did your passion for interiors begin and why did you decide to set up Tanya Leech Interiors? I was lucky enough to be able to buy my first tiny (just 8’6” wide!!!) cottage when I was just 21, and with that came the realisation that it was mine to do what I wanted with!…

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Gaggenau 200 Series Ovens

The oven is without a doubt one of the most important appliances in a hard working kitchen. With so many range cookers and built-in oven options out there, choosing the perfect oven can be tricky. For the North Cornwall project however the Gaggenau 200 series oven was just right to give the family flexibility to…

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Gaggenau Vario 400 Series Fridge Freezer

Everything Gaggenau does is uncompromising, extraordinary and precise. They use only materials that are aesthetic and durable such as stainless steel, aluminium, brass, cast iron, enamel and glass. This means that each appliance gets a completely unique feel following strict design principles – and the Gaggenau Vario 400 fridge freezer is the epitome of the…

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Miele Coffee Machine 101

It’s safe to say at Humphrey Munson we love coffee and so do many of our clients- especially when it’s made with a Miele coffee machine. It can however be hard to choose between the Miele bean-to-cup models and the Nespresso models as they are similar but fantastic in their own right. If you’re struggling…

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Q&A With Louise Parker

Louise Parker Method

Louise Parker is quite literally re-writing the rules on weight loss and the effects of a better lifestyle, not through quick fad diets or extreme exercise but through her four pillar method that transforms her clients in a positive way that works for life. To find out more about the method, how and why it…

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Q&A with Lucy Clark

Studio Clark & Co

We love following the interior design work by Studio Clark & Co on instagram which was founded by the very talented Lucy Clark so we are thrilled to share this insight into her company, design inspiration and interiors project here on the H|M blog… Where did your love of art and design begin and what…

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Longford Pantry, Felsted - Humphrey Munson

The Pantry Ladder

by Humphrey Munson

The bespoke oak ladder is now so utterly synonymous with a Humphrey Munson pantry we thought it was about time we dedicated a post to the origin and design of this very clever accessory. The ladder was designed by Peter Humphrey, the Design Director and Founder of Humphrey Munson, when he realised that only the…

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Dog Beds

We are so delighted to announce a new range of handmade luxury dog beds all made to order at our workshops in Felsted, Essex. Although we’re known for our bespoke handmade kitchens, Humphrey Munson is a design-led company that offers a range of oak accent wood finishes in our projects. With so many clients sharing…

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Lacanche Induction

What’s really great about induction cook tops is that they are super easy to clean and maintain, are much safer to use with little ones in the house and gives consistent and fast heat control. All of these attributes are particularly appealing to clients with busy lives and little time to spare, and we particularly…

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Q&A With Jenny Weiss and Helen Bygraves

Hill House Interiors

Business partners and good friends, Jenny Weiss and Helen Bygraves set up Hill House Interiors almost 20 years ago and have been creating ever more incredible interiors since. The multi award winning design consultancy is known for creating opulent and intricate interiors residentially, in the world of hospitality, on super yachts and ever more impressive…

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Q&A With Butter Wakefield

Butter Wakefield Garden Design

Butter Wakefield Garden Design offers a very personal and unique service and creates timeless and enchanting spaces both commercially and residentially in London and beyond. Having grown up on the east coast of America with a love of dogs, horses and all things outdoors Butter quickly realised how much she appreciated beautiful surroundings which ultimately…

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Q&A With Louise Gomm

GOMM STUDIO

Gomm Studio is an interior design company based in Wimbledon Village founded by the super talented Louise Gomm. The company works on both commercial and residential projects, working closely with their clients to create interiors that don’t just look incredible but work perfectly for their intended recipients. When did your love of interiors begin and…

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Humphrey Munson - Design Process

The Design Process

at Humphrey Munson

We design, manufacture and install / hand-paint kitchens all across the UK and although for us the starting point is the design process, for our clients this process will have started months, maybe years before. The lead time for thinking about the planning of a kitchen is the longest of any room in the home…

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Open Plan Kitchen - Dining - Sitting Area - Humphrey Munson

Kitchen Scullery Run

The humble scullery was once a separate (often much smaller) room located adjacent or near to the kitchen that was used strictly for washing up and storing tableware, glassware and servingware. For those who love to entertain in an open plan space however, a scullery run incorporated into the main kitchen is ideal and can…

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The Day Pantry

The day pantry is one of the most requested elements of a Humphrey Munson kitchen. With the capacity to hold roughly 4-5 cupboards worth of ingredients in a mix of open and closed storage a day pantry provides a wealth of storage for dry ingredients all in one place. For those thinking of incorporating a…

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7 Smart Kitchen Storage Solutions

Smart storage solutions can transform a kitchen from ordinary to extraordinary and is so much more than adding an extra cupboard or shelving to a design. Cleverly considered storage is essential in a modern kitchen as it is no longer just a space for cooking but a place for entertaining, dining and relaxing with family…

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KITCHEN SOCIAL

We think of the kitchen as the new living room – “we live in here now” is what so many of our Humphrey Munson customers tell us after their projects have been installed. And it does make sense – these open plan spaces mean all the family can be in the same space but without…

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Q&A With Pippa Paton

Pippa Paton Design

Award winning Pippa Paton Design is an interior design company based in Kingston Bagpuize in Oxfordshire. The company work predominantly on historic and character properties throughout the Cotswolds with a notable focus on gutting and renovating manor houses, transforming them into 21st century properties. What is particularly special about the way the company works is…

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How to design a kitchen extension

Westbury Garden Rooms

We work with many clients on projects that include an extension to their home and whatever the scale of the building works, as with all things in life, preparation is key. For many clients the decision to embark upon building work is due to their desire to stay in their existing home rather than move…

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INSTAGRAM

BEST NINE 2018

Every year on Instagram we love to look back at the year using the best nine platform and see what the most popular posts were over 2018. This year we had over 1 million likes across 566 posts which is absolutely amazing. For those of you that follow us on instagram, thank you for all…

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Boot Room Confidential

Cotswolds Country House Project

A classic English boot room through and through, this room is dark and a little moody which we think suits the space down to the ground. The busy family who live in this country house in the Cotswolds absolutely love the outdoors so they spend a lot of time riding, shooting, hunting and walking the…

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Utility Room Confidential

Cotswolds Country House Project

If there was ever a dream utility room, this would be it. Sharing the same aesthetic as the rest of this incredible country house project in the Cotswolds, the driving force of the interior design of the room was storage and efficiency. This room in particular has been designed to make weekly chores easier and…

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The Old Vicarage - Modern Country Kitchen - Humphrey Munson

Kitchen Confidential

The Old Vicarage Project

One of the lovely things about the Old Vicarage project is that the clients had commissioned Peter Humphrey, the Founder and Design Director of Humphrey Munson, many years ago and when it came to renovate this project their first call was to H|M: “We knew we wanted to create an open plan kitchen and dining…

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How to design a boot room | Ashurst House | Humphrey Munson

How To Design A Boot Room

When it comes to how to design a boot room, the key thing to remember is that this is the room that connects the outdoors to the indoors… designed as the ideal everyday entrance point to the property, a boot room provides the perfect area for a family to decamp after school or a busy weekend…

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