Refined Rustic Luxe Interior Design | The Hertfordshire Project


The Hertfordshire project is a wonderful newly completed project by Cherie Lee Interiors and we are so excited to share the images with you here. Humphrey Munson was commissioned for the open plan kitchen, utility room and boot room and we loved every minute of it from the design stages right through to the installation.

This space has a really calm and inviting feel when you walk in; the interior design is relaxed and informal with carefully considered blends of fabrics and materials to give a natural and homely feel.

The kitchen, designed and manufactured by Humphrey Munson was designed as part of an extension and looks so at home in this light and open space that features huge black crittall windows that open out onto the beautiful gardens beyond.

Finished in HM paint colour ‘Half Windsor’, the Nickleby cabinetry was the perfect cabinetry design for this classic contemporary space. At the centre of the cooking run you’ll notice a false chimney which cleverly conceals a Westin extraction unit, beneath is a Gaggenau 200 series induction hob and set behind is an antique effect mirror splashback – perfect for bouncing light back into the space from the windows at the far end of the room and skylight above.

To the left of the hob are two Gaggenau 200 series single pyrolytic ovens and warming drawers beneath. These precise and versatile ovens were an ideal choice for this space so that the clients can either cook for two people or twenty when entertaining.

To the right of the hob is tall cabinetry that opens to reveal a cook’s pantry which was designed as a food store so that all items are easy to access. The pantry has open shelving, a quartz cold shelf and five drawers together with spice and condiment racks on the back of the doors.

The island, which is finished in HM paint colour ‘Lock & Load’, is used mostly for food prep and has become the main hub of the kitchen with a prep sink and Barber Wilson tap in brushed nickel – conveniently placed for hand-washing or filling pans.

The homeowners love entertaining so we incorporated a wine refrigeration unit and a beer refrigerator on the back of the island, with space for two counter stools at the centre to both make use of the space – and provide a place to perch whilst enjoying a glass of wine before dinner.

Glassware and the gin collection is located in the glazed cabinetry to the far right of the island so that it can be conveniently accessed whether guests are sat at the island, informal or formal dining table nearby.

Cherie Lee Interiors has designed this open plan dining and living space with a clever combination of both cooler and warmer natural colour elements and a mix of textures that works in balance with not just each other but the vibrant colours cascading in from the landscaped garden. We love the olive tree and the rustic vibe you get from the mix of materials, it really does feel so relaxing just being in this space.

A desk area designed and manufactured by Humphrey Munson can be spotted in the corner of the living area. Finished in HM paint colour ‘Half Windsor’ to match the kitchen cabinetry behind, the top is made from Classic oak to bring a natural warmth that fits in superbly with the dining table and HM cabinetry interiors.

Flowing to the left of the island is a scullery run that looks out onto the garden beyond. A countertop breakfast cupboard flanks the far left, a large under-mount sink sits at the centre and on the far right is a large Fisher & Paykel French door fridge freezer with ice and water. The integrated dishwashers are also positioned on this run.

Accessed via the kitchen (between the cooking and scullery run) is this utility/ boot room of dreams. Also finished in paint colour ‘Half Windsor’ this room has it all for a busy family.

Nearest the back door into the garden is a lift up bench seat with an artisan shelf and coat pegs above. In the far left corner beside the run are two artisan shelves that can be utilised for baskets, dog treat tins or towels etc. The first tall cabinet on the left opens to reveal shelving that will allow for an ironing board on the left, a vacuum cleaner, linens and cleaning products etc. The two tall cupboards on the right are drying cupboards that are a real game changer especially in the cooler months. Designed to help dry off delicate items such as silk or work- shirts etc these cupboards are a much loved and much used part of this room. A pull out drying rack is on the right hand wall and is ideal for drying smaller clothing items like hand towels.

This home is a firm favourite here at Humphrey Munson. The refined rustic luxe interior design by Cherie Lee Interiors works so well with the Humphrey Munson cabinetry to create the welcoming home our clients dreamed of from day one.

Images: Ray Main

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