H|M Design Notes

Musgrove Pendant Lights

The Musgrove glass pendant has become a kitchen staple here at Humphrey Munson. The much-loved tapered glass pendant offers a clean crisp look that suits both classic and contemporary spaces (and all things in-between). Handcrafted in Scotland, the Musgrove pendant offers a subtly refined way to light this area of the kitchen in the evening…

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Humphrey Munson bespoke drawer inserts

Bespoke drawer inserts are are a really key element to any hardworking and well designed kitchen. Think about it, every kitchen has at least a few with dividers for cutlery and utensils – but what if you could have drawers for knives, cups, coffee pods and even spices, all hidden from view? K N I…

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Humphrey Munson bespoke integrated trays

A much loved (and extremely useful) addition to almost any kitchen project, our bespoke H|M integrated trays are proving so popular with our client projects. Designed to be stored in cabinetry, often in the island near the food prep area, near a scullery or either side of a coffee machine, integrated trays are made to…

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The quintessential utility cupboard

Utility rooms are wonderful spaces designed to help keep your home clean, tidy and clutter free. Often an extension to the kitchen, a utility room can house all the appliances that would otherwise take up valuable room in a kitchen, thus enabling that space to be enjoyed solely for cooking and eating. Typically, a utility…

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Twill

H|M paint colour ‘Twill’ is a light earthy paint colour with a soft taupe/brown pigment providing a sense of comfort, warmth and stability to a space. This shade is especially appealing for neutral rooms like a shared dressing room or pantry and looks simply incredible with wood accents such as Portobello oak and Classic oak.…

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The enduring charm of a traditional butler sink

With a wide range of sink styles (and colours) available nowadays, sink choices can be just as difficult as paint colours. At Humphrey Munson we like to keep things simple and refined which results in a timeless kitchen that will stand the test of time – not just until the next trend. Butler sinks are…

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Drying Cupboard

Opting for a drying cupboard isn’t usually something clients will think about when considering a utility room, however they can be a hugely beneficial piece of cabinetry that once you have it, you won’t know how you lived without it before. A drying cupboard that is thermostatically controlled is the perfect final piece of the…

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Lexington Dining Table

Dining tables are deeply personal pieces of furniture that can make or break a kitchen or dining space and choosing the right table can be difficult. If like many of our clients you are looking for a durable, beautiful, made to order dining table that suits both classic and contemporary spaces, the Lexington might just…

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Mainsail

‘Mailsail’ is a fantastically understated paint colour that works effortlessly in pretty much any setting, classic or contemporary. We kind of think of it as an easy neutral. Neither too warm nor too cool, ‘Mailsail’ is a subtle grey tone that helps to create a hushed and calming feel in homes both old and new…

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Bespoke Dog Beds

For many of our clients it’s hard to imagine a home without a furry friend (or two) and so it would only be right that they had a beautifully made, comfortable place to relax and rest after a long walk. Although Humphrey Munson is known for handmade kitchens, Peter Humphrey the design director and founder…

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Humphrey Munson Storage Solution

Swan Neck Drawers

Swan neck drawers are an integral part of many of our kitchen projects where client want to maximise every last drop of easy-access storage in their kitchen. Hidden behind what looks like a regular double cupboard door, the swan neck drawers slide out to reveal a tidy way to store a multitude of different items.…

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How to design a wine room

For wine lovers that love to entertain, a wine room is an essential part of their project. At Humphrey Munson we design and manufacture rooms of all shapes and sizes from a simple display in a dining room to ‘active’ wine rooms which are sealed and self contained using bespoke cooling systems. Regardless of design,…

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Dressing Room Design Details

Dressing rooms are a deeply personal part of the home that is required to suit the needs of the client as well as the aesthetics and heritage of the property too. Ensuring the cabinetry design is simple, symmetrical and proportional from the outside will create a timeless look to suit almost any home, while the…

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Yard Arm

H|M paint colour ‘Yard Arm’ is a soft blue / green that really comes into its own depending on the light and architecture of the room it resides in. An elegant choice for both islands or whole kitchens ‘Yardarm’ can add a pop of statement colour to light and bright rooms or create a moodier…

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Lock & Load

A deep green that creates a definitive mood, H|M paint colour ‘Lock & Load’ is the epitome of classic English charm. When combined with paler earthy tones like H|M ‘Trim’ or ‘Cuffs’, ‘Lock & Load’ provides a timeless look that harks back to the time of stately dinners and grand shooting lunches. A luxurious, muted…

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Portobello Oak

Portobello oak offers a sense of added luxury to any kitchen project whether it be a contemporary townhouse or grand manor house. This classic finish not only lends itself well to tables and chairs, but to islands, perimeter cabinetry and ancillary rooms such as a wine room or even bathrooms). Scroll down to see the…

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Artisan Shelves

An often overlooked feature in Humphrey Munson projects, artisan shelves are a subtle but integral part of many kitchen, walk in pantry, boot and utility rooms designs. Usually painted, artisan shelves are designed to both blend in and keep the space balanced whilst also provide a useful storage spot. Generally speaking, artisan shelves in kitchens…

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Home Study

With many people now working from home, we are finding more of our clients than ever are opting to incorporate a study area into their kitchen projects. Scroll down to see a selection of some of our favourite home studies designed, manufactured and installed by Humphrey Munson… N O R T H  L O N…

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Orangery Kitchens

A kitchen orangery extension can transform homes of almost any proportion into a more usable, light and bright space to be celebrated. We have the pleasure of working with many clients who opt to reconfigure their spaces with orangeries designed and manufactured by Westbury Garden Rooms, whose installations work in harmony with our classic contemporary…

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4 Ways to Incorporate a Bench Seat into a Kitchen Design

Bench seating is a subtle refined addition to open plan family kitchen spaces. With the option for additional storage either with a lift up lid or pull-out drawers you can keep all manner of things neat and tidy and out of sight of the main kitchen whilst enjoying 5 minutes of down time with a…

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Cuffs

Offering a hint of warmth and comfort whilst being able to coordinate with natural materials and stronger colours alike, H|M paint colour ‘Cuffs’ is the versatile off-white that is the ultimate ‘new neutral’. ‘Cuffs’ offers earthy, creamy undertones that suits perimeter cabinetry brilliantly in both new builds and renovated period properties. Especially when paired with…

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American Walnut

Walnut is a luxurious wood finish to be truly celebrated for its natural warmth and character; it works well in both classic and contemporary interiors whether it’s specified in a renovated country farmhouse or new London townhouse. American walnut is especially exceptional with polished nickel hardware and to illustrate this beautifully refined wood accent we’ve put…

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Banquette Seating

Banquette seating can be specified in projects of all shapes and sizes and provides an opportunity for informal, comfortable dining in the kitchen when a larger dining table may not be available in the space, or if there’s a formal dining room nearby. Many of our projects feature banquette seating as part of the island…

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Georgian Glazed Screens

This grade II listed Georgian hunting lodge was lovingly restored and altered to fully utilise the available space which now contains a kitchen, a scullery that runs behind and a walk-in pantry. The walk-in pantry is the star of this kitchen show thanks in part to the bespoke Georgian style screens and Georgian door all…

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Caesarstone London Grey

Embracing the architectural Edwardian heritage of the house, this Nickleby kitchen in Barnes Village is now a warm, light, inviting space. With many important aspects to think about when designing a kitchen, worktops may not seem like a priority in the beginning stages of a large scale project. When it came to choosing the worktops…

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Farthing

H|M paint colour ‘Farthing’ is a go-to light grey shade that works in every conceivable space, it doesn’t matter on the shape of size of the room, the light, the architecture, wherever it is used it’s always a resounding success. A shade lighter than paint colour ‘Farthing II’ the two go hand in hand, however…

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Sweep

H|M paint colour ‘Sweep’ has warm hues and earthy tones which creates a softness that works so well in hardworking spaces. The natural tones of this paint colour works particularly well with polished nickel hardware, aged brass hardware and natural limestone flooring that all combine perfectly in a hardworking space. To illustrate this beautifully unique…

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Duffle

A timeless grey with a slightly moody hue, H|M paint colour ‘Duffle’ is a strong but versatile accent colour than can be effortlessly used with lighter and darker tones. ‘Duffle’ is a decadent grey with earthy undertones that lends itself well to classic and contemporary spaces alike and can look cooler or warmer depending on…

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Linen

A warm off white, H|M paint colour ‘Linen’ is free from cool undertones and is reminiscent of a soft, pale light chalk which makes for a perfect neutral on kitchen perimeters and ancillary rooms. When paired with other neutral shades or warm wood finishes like Walnut and Classic oak it creates a sophisticated scheme. Predominantly…

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Bowler Black

Specified predominantly on islands and stanalone pieces in our projects, ‘Bowler Black’ looks sophisticated and sensational when specified with lighter perimeter cabinetry (like ‘Half Windsor‘ for example). Aged brass hardware lends itself particularly well, however ‘Bowler Black’  but looks equally lovely alongside polished nickel, brushed nickel and weathered bronze hardware. To illustrate this beautifully bold…

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