London’s most prodigious dandy’ (Le Cool) has been creating exceptional interiors for over 20 years. Carter’s home in East London is one of the capital’s top fashion and celebrity locations, and a ‘micro boutique hotel’ named ‘the most beautiful small hotel in the world’ (German Vogue) and ‘the sexiest boutique hotel in London’ (Grazia).
It is very eclectic… A mad jumble of things which I find inspiring or beautiful regardless of their age or value.
In David’s home (and hotel) he has created a treasure-trove of art, antiquities and fascinating objects. The house is testament to the adage ‘patience is a virtue’, building such a collection takes time; visiting antique markets, junk shops and travelling the world.
I love theatrical spaces, where the boundaries between dream and reality become blurred. I wanted to create an environment where guests would be seduced by the fantastical and transported somewhere else.
40 winks works as an immersive experience… A bit like walking inside a painting, or stepping on to a set conjured up by someone like Tim Burton.
Lots of people comment on its dreamy fairytale quality and describe their stay as a bit like being in Alice in Wonderland (with me possibly as The Madhatter!). It is a very happy place, and we do get guests regularly writing to us describing it as a life changing experience, which I still find pretty amazing.