Category: Living

Anton & K Decorative Antiques

Anton & K was set up by Karen and Antony Cull who specialise in decorative antiques. Their own home, a 17th century timber framed cottage in the Cotswolds has to be one of the most pinned projects on Pinterest! A new extension clad in reclaimed stone is connected to the main house with a contemporary…

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Design Insights with Sophie Paterson

We are delighted to have Sophie Paterson on the blog to share her design insights. We asked Sophie to share her one key tip for each room and honestly, this is a must read…. Open plan kitchen, dining and sitting area The more open plan a space the more cluttered and busy it can look…

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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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Interior Styling with LuxDeco

Country House Project, Hampshire

At a recent shoot in Hampshire, we specified the majority of the decorative accessories from LuxDeco to style the open shelving in the dining room area of the kitchen. The clients had not long moved into the finally finished country house so Louisa Eggleston, our Creative Director, specified the decorative accessories from LuxDeco to ensure…

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Wild Wood London x LuxDeco

If you’ve seen any of our kitchen shoots you’ll know we love fresh flowers, but you might not have spotted how much we also love faux plants too. Incredibly realistic faux flowers are a great investment for your home because with a tiny bit of occasional maintenance you guarantee life long longevity! From styling dining…

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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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The Lost Gardens Of Heligan

Cornwall

A genuine secret garden lost in time for decades, The Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall are now more magnificent than ever. Owned and loved by the Tremayne family for over 400 years, the estate slowly fell into decline with the arrival of WW1 when the gardens workforce left to fight in the war. Decades…

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The Pitcher Inn

The Pitcher Inn story begins in the Civil War era as a lodging house, where travellers traversing three mountain passes would stop to rest. Reimagined in 1997 from the ground up by Maggie and Heather Smith and Heather’s father Win Smith, the family were determined that The Pitcher Inn would entertain and inspire, extending a…

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Café Kitsuné

Created in Paris in 2002 by Gildas Loaëc, a music producer and Masaya Kuroki, a budding architect the two developed the idea for Maison Kitsuné, a one of a kind brand that fuses their love for French and Japanese styles and combines their love for fashion and music. In 2013 however, a new element was…

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Cherie Lee Interiors

West London Project

We are so fortunate to work with some of the best interior designers on incredible projects of all shapes and sizes. We have had the pleasure of working closely with the super talented Cherie Lee Interiors on a number of stunning projects, with one of the most recent being the Victorian Family Home, Hertfordshire which…

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Burleigh Pottery & Ralph Lauren

Spring Collection

For the first time since 1851, Burleigh Pottery have now featured another designer’s original patterns on their beautiful and timeless pottery, and that designer is none other than Ralph Lauren. The collaboration of both prestigious companies have created a new unique dining and entertaining collection for Spring 2019 that truly celebrates their commitment to craftsmanship…

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ERDEM’s Plateau de Fruits de Mer

J. Sheekey Atlantic Bar & Terrace

Since opening in 2008 J Sheekey Atlantic bar has been a regular haven for seafood lovers in the heart of the West End, providing the perfect place for pre and post-theatre dining both indoors and outdoors (when the English weather permits of course!). The iconic and ever impressive restaurant has recently collaborated with renowned designer…

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Beaverbrook House

In the heart of the Surrey Hills among 400 acres of quintessentially British country estate is Beaverbrook House. Surrounded by stunning gardens and unspoilt countryside this house and estate is a historical treasure full of life that’s just begging to be discovered. A brief history… Beaverbrook was originally built in 1866 for Abraham Dixon and…

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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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Design Insights With Cherie Lee Interiors

Cherie Lee interiors are known for blending classic, period features with contemporary, modern styling whilst keeping those key character features of the property the client’s originally fell in love with. We have worked with Cherie Lee interiors on various projects and featured the company on the blog recently here – but one of and one…

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Cooking with Gaggenau - Raymond Blanc Cooker School - Humphrey Munson Blog

What to do in the garden

JANUARY 2019

For the green fingered and beginner gardeners alike it can be hard to know what is best for your garden in the depths of an English winter. It may not seem like a priority but once the Christmas mayhem and the New Year celebrations are over, this really is the best time to get your…

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Westbury Garden Rooms - Palmers Orangery - Humphrey Munson Blog

The History of the Orangery

After a recent conversation with one of the designers at Westbury Garden Rooms, we thought it would be really interesting to share a little of the history of the orangery. When it comes to designing interiors, light and space are undoubtedly at the top of most people’s wish list. In order to maximise these elements…

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Kew Gardens

Light Trail

From November 2018 to January 2019, Kew Gardens will once again transform into a mesmerising illuminated trail of lights – one million of them in fact. After dark the landscape plays host to an explosion of newly commissioned artworks of light and sound that just keeps getting better each year. Visitors are invited to embark…

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Central Park Penthouse Apartment

Carrier & Company

Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller, the principals of Carrier and Company Interiors, are a husband-and-wife design duo who create rooms that are a confident mix of timeless and contemporary design—both familiar and fresh at once. Always refined and sophisticated, light-filled and airy, the Carriers’ work ranges in style from elegantly traditional to luxuriously minimalist to…

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Thyme, Cotswolds

A Unique Country Destination

What can only be described as an idyllic English country destination, Thyme is an enclosed collection of restored historic buildings that form a peaceful environment for visiting guests. The stunning Cotswold manor and farm buildings are filled with elegant drawing rooms, restaurants, bars, spa, cookery school, garden and Thyme is a haven that is begging…

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Miele Sous Vide

Vacuum Sealing Drawer

The Miele sous vide vacuum sealing drawer is the ideal tool for a hardworking kitchen. Providing optimum results whether you are looking to marinade meat in your favourite sauce or simply freeze batches of food, the Miele vacuum drawer is a multi-purpose appliance built not just for people who love to entertain but for people who have busy working and family lives too.…

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Heckfield Place

The beautiful Heckfield Place is a Georgian Home that has been recently restored to its historic origins. Encapsulating the very essence of English charm and heritage, the house is nestled in a 400 acre estate in the heart of rural Hampshire. Just over an hour’s journey from London, Heckfield Place offers a truly special experience…

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Bowood Gardens

Famous for its Grade one listed Georgian house and luscious gardens, Bowood is rich in history. The parkland is home to award winning walled gardens along with Capability Brown landscapes that are so mesmerising you feel the need to pinch yourself. Home to the Lansdowne family for over 250 years the house and 100 acres of beautiful parkland is…

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Sub-Zero Wine Storage

Sub-Zero & Wolf are known globally for their designs and innovation, and when it comes to integrated wine storage it has to be a Sub-Zero. These specially engineered appliances are by no means ordinary and have a number of features that enables wine to stay at its absolute best for as long as possible. What makes…

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The Wolf

107cm Outdoor Gas Grill

Summer is officially here so it’s the perfect time for dining outside with friends and family because everything just tastes better al fresco… The Wolf outdoor gas grill is available in a traditional stand-alone style or built in and is the perfect addition to an outdoor kitchen. With a substantial amount of control and more precise cooking temperatures than a standard…

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The Ivy Chelsea Garden

Garden Design Inspiration

The Ivy Chelsea Garden is the perfect combination of sophistication and understated luxury and a really lovely spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the King’s Road in Chelsea. The stunning outdoor area at the Ivy Chelsea Garden was designed by the super talented award-winning landscapers and design specialists Cameron Landscapes and Gardens. Having…

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Petersham Nurseries

Covent Garden

Petersham Nurseries have recently opened two new restaurants – The Petersham and La Goccia – at their Covent Garden location to compliment the existing homewares shop, delicatessen, wine cellar and florist. Both restaurants are accessible via both Floral Street and King Street which bring you to the aptly named Floral Court – a beautiful central courtyard providing a cool botanic escape from the busy city…

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Q&A With Janine Stone

Janine Stone & Co

Janine Stone & Co initially began as a company dedicated to designing luxury elegant interiors, now nearly 30 years later the London based company has grown into something truly incredible. A true powerhouse of multi-talented professionals with skillsets including architecture, interior design, construction and project management that allow the company to undertake all design and construction services in house ensuring that…

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How to design an open plan living space

Victorian Family Home, Hertforshire

We recently designed, manufactured and installed a kitchen at a beautiful Victorian house in Hertfordshire that has been really thoughtfully restored and renovated to create an incredible family home. This property is a beautifully proportioned Victorian gentleman’s residence which has plenty of charm, character and now, post-renovation, it has a stunning open plan kitchen, dining…

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HORDERN HOUSE

Interior Design by Busatti Studio

Founded by Anne McCormick and Derek McDonnell, Hordern House is an internationally renowned bookshop which specialises in rare books, manuscripts and paintings. The company is based in the heart of Surry Hills, a quick five minute hop from the centre of Sydney. Occupying an entire floor of a converted warehouse, Anne and Derek have created a curated…

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