Interiors

Humphrey Munson Furniture

One of the most common questions we get on instagram or via telephone / email is whether we can sell our freestanding furniture separately to our H|M projects and the answer is absolutely yes! We only take on a certain number of projects per year to ensure the quality of our cabinetry and the quality…

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A Very Smart Dog Bed

At the West Sussex project, we specified the Greenwich black oak finish for the exterior of the island and the interior finish throughout. When it came to choosing a dog bed finish for Teddy, the natural choice was also the Greenwich black oak which was the first one of its kind. We absolutely love it…

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The best coffee machines for the perfect at home cup of coffee

Coffee machines have come on leaps and bounds in recent years and for maximum flexibility in a kitchen design, choosing a freestanding coffee machine that will fit into a countertop breakfast cupboard is a great idea. It’s always important to allow for the coffee machine in a design to ensure that access is easy and…

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15 design ideas for a stylish and functional utility room

The humble utility room is the unsung hero of the family home. A space where chores are done – washing, drying, ironing, cleaning, sorting out, flower arranging – the list goes on. Today at H|M, the functionality of the utility room is key to the success of the design of the ground floor. Here we…

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Q&A with Katharine Pooley

Over the past few years, we have had the pleasure of working with Katharine Pooley on several residential projects across the UK. As the creative force, owner and founder of her eponymous interior design studio based in Chelsea, Katharine has an unparalleled reputation for one-of-a-kind exquisitely designed projects across the world. Combining an impeccable attention to detail and…

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The Coach House

Inside Katharine Pooley’s country house kitchen

We have worked with Katharine Pooley’s interior design company on a number of projects and we were delighted to design, manufacture and install the kitchen and utility room for her Georgian country house residence. The Coach House is set within the picturesque Oxfordshire countryside, surrounded by meticulously maintained gardens and parkland beyond. To see a…

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Ondine Cookware

Hand-crafted titanium cookware, designed to last generations. “Cooking for my family and friends is my passion. Memorable meals use outstanding ingredients, but that purity must be complemented with cookware unsurpassed in quality and so beautiful that you’d want to show it off on any table.” -MARIE GUERLAIN Each piece of Ondine cookware has been engineered…

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Gayle Warwick Fine Linen

Cashmere & Cashlinen

We were first introduced to Gayle Warwick’s work by Paul Craig, the photographer we work with on capturing our H|M projects each month. Paul had been shooting for them the day before and shared some of the images and insight into the quality of the bed and table linen. We’ve since used some of the…

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Gaggenau 200 Series

Buckinghamshire Project

In each and every kitchen, the hardest working appliance is undoubtedly the oven and we spend lots of time with clients debating the pros and cons of range cookers or eye level ovens. With so many options out there, choosing the perfect oven can be a daunting proposition. The time taken to research this area…

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Maker&Son

Truly Comfortable Furniture

The founders of Maker&Son are Alex Willcock and Felix Conran, a father and son duo who launched the business in February 2018, and now manufacture in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the US. The history of how this all started begins over three decades ago when Alex has worked with teams designing hundreds of…

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Sinhala Sidewall

Schumacher

We shared this IGTV video of this Royal Tunbridge Wells project a few weeks ago and ‘where’s the wallpaper from?’ was a comment that came up again and again. A timeless classic, the Sinhala Sidewall by Schumacher is a traditional tree of life design that derives from an antique French Indienne print that has been…

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Design Inspiration

Boot Room

We’ve said it so many times, but when it comes to storage – more is always more! The best advice we can give to anyone designing a boot room/mudroom is to think carefully about what needs to be stored in this room – children accumulate shoes, trainers, boots, bags, sports kits, coats, jackets etc at…

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Design Inspiration

Laundry Room

A well designed laundry room can make such a huge difference to a how a busy family household operates. The wishlist is usually longer than the space available, but the trick is to squeeze every last drop out and make this space as practical and aesthetically pleasing as possible: Here are some recent H|M projects…

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Design Inspiration

Walk in pantry

The humble walk in pantry is a room full of nostalgia. This is probably the thing clients get most excited to talk about with the H|M design team during our meetings. The lure of order and organisation is irresistible, and we often find that we reconfigure spaces to include a walk in pantry where there…

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Design Inspiration

Media Cabinetry

One of the things we love about including media cabinetry into the design of a project is the consistency of the joinery that runs throughout the space, ensuring a gentle flow and continuity – this is the case for open plan spaces, or nearby family rooms/snugs. Here are some recent projects including media cabinetry that…

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The Long Room at Heckfield Place

Heckfield Place is an 18th-century country house; picturesque, memorable, resplendent. Purchased by Gerald Chan over 20 years ago, the lengthy, thoughtful and ultimately all-encompassing renovation now provides 44 guest suites, two restaurants, spa facilities and an underground cinema. This historic and elegant Georgian house dating back to 1790 is nestled at the heart of a…

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Q&A with Concept8 Architects

We were delighted to work with Concept8 Architects on a recent project in Cobham and were so impressed with their imaginative, original and creative approach to architectural design. Mufajel Chowdury set up Concept8 in 2006 and has been specialising in residential architecture of all scales since. We caught up with Mufajel for this Q&A: When…

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Berkeley oak bespoke dog bed

If you follow H|M on social media you’ll know we love our four legged friends and for so many of our clients their pets are a huge part of their daily lives. We think it’s important to consider all aspects of a functioning home when designing our projects, and having a designated area for pets…

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Havisham Counter Stools

We certainly subscribe to the theory that comfort is the ultimate luxury and that’s why the first 3 prototypes of the Havisham counter stool were sent back for additional padding. After many rounds of alterations and tweaks, we are so happy with the design of these stools because not only do they suit our kitchens…

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Lake District Project

HM x Katharine Pooley

In the heart of the Lake District lies the sleepy village of Elterwater, situated at the foot of the Great and Little Langdale valleys and beside its namesake; Lake Elter Water (The Lake of the Swans). The village is flanked by bracken-clad heathland and nestled against the magnificent backdrop of the Langdale Pikes. The serenity…

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Chiswick Project

We were delighted to work on the renovation of this Grade II listed exceptional home located in the heart of beautiful Chiswick, west London. The stage at which Humphrey Munson comes into a project varies; sometimes it’s pre-planning, sometimes it’s post tender, but this project was pre-purchase! Around 3 years ago, our Creative Director, Louisa…

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HM Jute Bag

We were going wait until the new e-commerce section of the H|M website was ready but we have had so many messages and phone calls about these jute bags; we’ve decided to do a pre-release and facilitate ordering via the office instead. The natural luxury jute bag is perfect for a quick dash to the…

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How To Plan An Outdoor Kitchen

At Humphrey Munson we are definitely seeing a rise in the demand for outdoor kitchens. We don’t have to be the ones to tell you that the world has gotten even crazier than normal over the past year so the luxury of retreating to the sanctuary of the home has never been more appealing. As…

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Vaughan Lighting

Established 37 years ago, Vaughan is known for its exquisite lighting, furniture and textiles. Now one of the world’s most eminent designers and manufacturers in decorative lighting, furniture and accessories, founders and artistic couple Michael and Lucy Vaughan have combined their collective passion for art and antiques to form a luxury powerhouse. The pair bring…

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Planning An Extension

Westbury Garden Rooms

Designing and building an extension on your home is a huge undertaking. Whatever the scale, there’s so much to consider especially if it’s going to be housing a new kitchen, dining and/ or living space. Westbury Garden Rooms however, have this down to a ‘T’ and we often have the pleasure of working with them…

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Stagg Handle

Our new Stagg handle is a bespoke collaboration between H|M and Joseph Giles who specialise in the design and manufacture of luxury hardware for exclusive high-end residential, hospitality and commercial projects all over the world. One of the reasons we love working with Joseph Giles is that it’s not just about how a product looks…

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Joe Counter Stool

Vincent Sheppard

The Vincent Sheppard Joe Counter stool has become a kitchen island staple in many Humphrey Munson projects. Aside from the Havisham counter stool, you’ll notice the Joe Counter stool provides the perfect place to sit with a coffee and laptop to catch up on morning emails or a place for guests to perch with an…

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Design Notes

Antique Effect Mirror Splashback

A much sought after, but greatly underestimated feature in the majority of our kitchen projects is the antique effect mirrored splashback. Ideal for both smaller and expansive spaces alike, antique effect mirror splashbacks create an impressive feature when incorporated behind cooking runs. Using an antique effect mirror as a splashback is a clever way of…

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Walk In Pantry

Kent Project

A walk in pantry has become a much sought after affair in the world of kitchens. We love this example at the Kent project, which has everything you could ever want (or need) safely concealed behind two doors close to the main kitchen/ dining area. Located just off an open plan kitchen/ dining space (with…

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Design Your Dream Kitchen

Cabinetry Lighting

Lighting is one of the most integral aspects of a successful design and something we always consider in our design work. There are a few different ways we incorporate lighting into our designs and wanted to share some of our favourite project images with you here as inspiration…. The walk in pantry just off the…

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