ISSUE 65  |  Belgium and Beyond

A Bohemian B & B in Belgium

March 29, 2013 1:30 PM

BY Izabella Simmons

Don’t be fooled: Le Jardin Bohemien may sound like an arboretum, but it’s actually a cafe with a B&B.

Situated in a 17th century building in the center of Ghent, Le Jardin Bohemien is owned and operated by Jean Pierre De Taeye and Kristine Dehond. The couple, who are passionate about art (he’s an interior designer and she’s a sculptor), decided to renovate the old building and turn it into a cafe, B&B, and home for themselves and their two young children. The cafe is full of vintage furniture and goods, most of which are at offer for their guests. For more information, visit Le Jardin Bohemien.

Photography via Mercedes PĂ©rez for Le Jardin Bohemien (unless otherwise noted).

Above: A thin indoor birch tree at the cafe entrance; photograph via New Places To Be.

Above: The cafe countertop made from an assemblage of concrete bricks; photograph via New Places To Be.


Above: A communal dining table seats more than a dozen guests. Photograph via Ten Speed Hero.

Above: Black vintage Eames rockers in the dining room; photograph via New Places To Be.

Above: A stand for read and unread newspapers is fashioned out of five vintage tennis rackets.

Above: The stairwell leading up to the B&B called Le Jardin Dormezbien.

Above: The light-filled B&B sleeps up to five people. Photograph via Ten Speed Hero.

Above: An offbeat arrangement of found objects sits on a thin floating wall shelf in the bed & breakfast.

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