Utopia    Feature 09 Oct 2017

Peter Humphrey adds a new era of design to this Edwardian period home

Designed by Peter Humphrey, Design Director and Founder of Humphrey Munson, this Nickleby kitchen was designed with functionality as a priority: “the clients wanted a relaxed, welcoming space that reflected the heritage of the home so our bespoke Westminster smoked oak was used as an accent wood to bring warmth and character to the kitchen”.

Ushering in a new era of design, the Edwardian period home was typified by light, airy and spacious rooms with large windows – a drastic change to the clutter and darkness of the preceding Victorian period.  An island was designed with a circular breakfast bar in the centre to reflect the symmetry and design of the beautiful curved window. The breakfast bar is finished in the same Westminster oak while the rest of the island and perimeter run is a quartz worktop. The Humphrey Munson Havisham bar stools fit in the space and have had their legs finished in the same Westminster oak finish. As the island acts as the main food prep zone, it also includes a prep sink and integrated eurocargo bin for maximum convenience.

The main sink run which overlooks the garden has plenty of worktop space either side and has a Miele integrated dishwasher just to the left of the sink. The Callisto tap and rinse are by Perrin & Rowe, while the boiling hot water tap is by Quooker. The taps, rinse and the Spenlow handles are all finished in polished nickel. The drinks countertop cupboard located on the far left of the main sink run houses the Nespresso coffee machine, teas and also has space for things like cups and saucers, mugs and the teapot.

Humphrey Munson | humphreymunson.co.uk