I was browsing through some beautiful bedrooms at The Paris Apartment and came across one that looked familiar. I realized I had slept in that room! This is not something that happens often when I'm looking at fantastic decorating blogs. LOOK!
It's the William Blake room at Miller's Residence in London. My husband and I stayed there a few years ago on a trip to England. I had booked it on-line not knowing much more than it looked cool and bohemian and was in the area we wanted to be - Notting Hill, I think. The rooms, only about 6 or so, were all named after romantic poets.
I remember we arrived quite exhausted lugging huge suitcases after much parking drama. I had called ahead to ask if there was parking and the guy on the phone thought that was really funny. It was a non-descript red door on a side street so you'd never know it was there if you weren't looking. We had to carry our suitcases up a very long staircase. A long, fabulous, antique- filled staircase! I was in maximalist heaven!
This is the main room where guests can just hang out. Breakfast is also served here. When I asked for a glass of wine, the Millers handed me a lovely bottle and a bucket of ice - my kind of people!
Sadly, the web site says they're closed for major refurbishments. I don't know how they could possible improve it. Here are a couple of the other guest rooms -
Definitely NOT the Holiday Inn. I hope they re-open because I'd love to go back. They even had their own Miller's gin in tiny little bottles - so English!