Mar 2013 Design of the Month – Mr and Mrs Hunt


This month’s Design of the Month we are awarding to Mr and Mrs Hunt for their kitchen designed by Chris.  It is a Hacker kitchen using shiny Magnolia and Whitewash Ash, with Samsung quartz worktops in ‘Toluca Sand’.

Mr and Mrs Hunt's Kitchen

We have to agree that this design works perfectly for Mr and Mrs Hunt’s kitchen, where the kitchen opens to a bright dining area by the back patio doors – a real treat to be able to sit and eat your breakfast whilst in such a softly ambient room, looking out over the lovely garden.

Dining Area

Mr and Mrs Hunt have decorated with neutral accessories, keeping the atmosphere cosy and chic, reflecting the warm wood and cream mix doors, with the worktop accent colour bringing it all together in harmony.

Hob Run

The above picture shows the hob run, with curved units on the base and wall, helping to add to the soft detailing in this kitchen.  The glass splashback, a close match to the worktop colour, creates a focal point when viewed from the dining end of the room, and must be a real pleasure to cook at.


The extractor hood is a feature in its own right, with a curved glass canopy, a fabulously modern touch and clever design, instead of a chunky stainless steel one – we love it!

Worktop and Trivet

The above view is a close up of the worktop edge and unit handle that Mr and Mrs Hunt chose – simple and sleek, with a ‘no fuss’ outcome.  The trivet sits beautifully next to the hob – a practical accessory for a working kitchen!

Under the Stairs

The above photo shows the opposite side of the kitchen, with the Whitewash Ash tall units in situ next to more curved units.  As you can see, this was situated under the stairs – sometimes a tricky area to use – but the simple base units and curved shelf above have turned this into a really usable space.


The combination of stainless steel, glass, wood and shiny solid colours such as the magnolia doors and sand worktop are a great mixture of textures and materials – a really tactile and warm kitchen – when taking these photographs I really couldn’t stop touching the worktops and doors, I really wanted to be a part of this kitchen!

Tall Window

When having this part of the extension built, Mr and Mrs Hunt decided to put a slim, floor length window in. We think this is a brilliant idea!  It too is a focal point and gives a really lovely view of the conservatory.  Quite an unusual window, it lets in so much more light.  At this end of the kitchen, there is also a breakfast bar ‘overhang’ which Mr and Mrs Hunt have used a fabulous bar stool (the surface shimmers in the light!) to sit at, which adds glamour and style.

Tap and Mini Citrus Bush

A splash of bright colour with the mini citrus tree…

Pretty Pasta!

Mr and Mrs Hunt have accessorized with funky pasta shapes in odd sized glass jars – edible decor!!

Slider Unit

The picture shows the sliding door unit over the dining area which Mr and Mrs Hunt are using to display to store gorgeous glasses.  The door sits in the centre of the unit when it finds the middle by sitting in grooves in the runners, and slides left or right giving access to the things inside – this is a lovely and unusual cupboard and you don’t have to duck out of the way when ‘opening’ the doors!


We hope Mr and Mrs Hunt love this kitchen as much as we have enjoyed seeing it, from plans to the finished article.


(PS – Mr and Mrs Hunt, if you are reading this – you know where to find me if you ever decide to sell up!!!  Love it!!!)