Tuesday, September 8, 2009

London Interior Designer David Carter and 40 Winks ~ Not your Average Boutique Hotel

When I found this boutique hotel called 40 Winks, I
must say I was absolutely enchanted by the decor.
40 Winks is probably the world's smallest boutique
hotel as it only offers 2 versatile rooms for customers.
40 Winks is actually the home of David Carter.

I think the moody walls above are to die for!

David Carter is an immensely talented interior designer
based in London. He opened 2 rooms of his historical but
elegant four story Queen Anne town home built in 1717
so staying at 40winks is almost like being one David
Carter's guests. Rooms in his home are often leased for
fashion and style shoots. Because he rarely uses these
two guest rooms, he has opted to use them for 40Winks
instead.

I totally fell in love with his chic but eclectic blend of
east and west. 40 Winks is located in Stepney Green
in East London. The house is just a four minute walk
from the Stepney Green underground station.

109 Mile End Road, Stepney Green
London E1 4UJ


It's so cool how he the windows have an
oriental pattern to them.

I love the illustration of the Chinese mandarin
on the wall against the black lacquered walls.

David Carter holds events at his home called
Bedtime Stories where pajamas are compulsory.
Bedtime Story events include an evening of stories,
wine and reading. It sounds like a fantastic way
of meeting new people and spending a civilized
evening.

If you're curious about his events, check out this
great interview with David Carter by the London
Word.



I could never own a piece like this but
I can sure dream!

I've always loved the Union Jack - it's a nice touch.

40Winks does offer a full continental breakfast but no
lunch or dinner. Guests can make themselves comfortable
in the kitchen for tea or coffee. What a rustic kitchen!

Even the hallways are lovely with floor to
ceiling wood paneling in David Carter's
home.

Here is the first of the 2 rooms available at 40 Winks.
this room features a single bed with a small writing desk
and goes for£65 per night or £390 per week (which is a
steal in London). The rooms do not have any televisions
in them but there is a common room that has a T.V. with
a dvd collection that is available for use.

Love the striping on the walls.

Here's the small but pretty writing desk.

The 2nd room is much larger and can be used for photo
shoots as well. This room features a double bed and goes
for £80 per night or £470 per week or £95 per night or
£560 per week for two people sharing.


The room has a lot of character.

With clean and crisp linens...

And of course, wonderful decor.

I'm saving the best for last - it's the
guilded bathroom.

Get a load of this bathroom with a wonderful
tub! The walls have such a wonderful patina
on them. David Carter can really create mood
and fantasy in his home.

If you are in London, I would definitely check
40 Winks out.

Photos from 40 Winks

23 comments:

Mocca and Me said...

What a wonderful interior! And what a unique idea to turn your hom into a hotel.

Lovely post!

Natascha
Mocca & Me blog

Furniture removals Melbourne said...

The interior designs have things in common. It’s very eccentric, organic and sophisticated.

jobs in nz said...

I love the warm and cozy atmosphere of these interior designs.

Porchlight Interiors said...

How fabulous! Tracey xx

Elise said...

LOVE your header shot and you have such a beautiful blog. I hope this comment reaches you - I just had to say hello ! Best wishes & thank you for sharing...

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

Wow, that hotel is truly stunning! LOVE it!!

Down Pillow said...

Wow, such an interesting, unique space. LOVE the 2nd room - gorgeous :)

Yoli said...

One word only--Stunning.

MEADE DESIGN GROUP said...

Who knew eccentric could be elegant. Extraordinary rooms!

timelesshome annika said...

I could easily move in.
Thanks for inspiration once again.
Annika

dora said...

Gracias por las imagenes, son una maravilla.

Elise said...

Hi, lovely post ! I really like your blog, thank you so much for sharing it ! Best wishes and lovely to meet you

Vanilla Press said...

Oh, these interiors are beautiful. A joy to look at!
Thanks
Jas
Ireland

Jolie Adele said...

Simply Beautiful! I love it ~ he is so talented! I am always enjoying your blog and thought I should let you know that I've linked back to you on some new posts. I hope you enjoy them! Would you be interested in a link exchange perhaps?

xoxo love,

jolie

www.withlovejolie.blogspot.com

fashionable palette said...

David Carter is simply amazing. He is, hands down, one of my favorite designers. He creates such a mood in his interiors...I would never want to leave them!

xx,
fashionablepalette.blogspot.com

vintagelaundress said...

What marvelous images - thanks for sharing!

Urban Flea said...

In the immortal words of Rachel Zoe "I Die!" On a personal note, I just finished recovering from nasty shoulder surgery and am now back to blogging, but when I was in the hospital your blog really kept my spirits up, so thanks so much for that!
xo Katherine aka. Urban Flea :)

Urban Flea said...

In the immortal words of Rachel Zoe "I Die!" On a personal note, I just finished recovering from nasty shoulder surgery and am now back to blogging, but when I was in the hospital your blog really kept my spirits up, so thanks so much for that!
xo Katherine aka. Urban Flea :)

Urban Flea said...

In the immortal words of Rachel Zoe "I Die!" On a personal note, I just finished recovering from nasty shoulder surgery and am now back to blogging, but when I was in the hospital your blog really kept my spirits up, so thanks so much for that!
xo Katherine aka. Urban Flea :)

Lucinda said...

Very cool, I love a unique boutique!

Kristy @ Isn't It Just Darling? said...

So stunning!
I wish I had seen these photos as I was gathering designs for my "Ode to Stripes" post this morning.

You have such a great blog... it is sensory overload (in a good way!) every time I visit :) It makes me want to redecorate my house differently every week!

Kristy @ Isn't It Just Darling? said...

Since I missed being able to include Alkemie's gorgeous "striped" photos from 40 Winks in my Ode to Stripes post... I decided to just feature your full blog instead!

Hope you can stop by and see it :)

http://isntitjustdarling.blogspot.com/2009/09/alkemie-little-taste-of-design-heaven.html

Joyce Joneschiet said...

Thanks for sharing David Carter's brilliance in your post. I love the bedroom walls you showed in a prior post as well. I will definitely have to get to know more about him!