A onetime medieval French settlement is transformed into a bucolic bolthole by a couple from Amsterdam.
Located in Le Perche, a national park in the Basse-Normandie region, a couple of hours outside Paris, D'une Ile is a hotel comprised of nine cottages and a restaurant. Husband and wife team Michel Mulder and Sofie Sleumer (he's a professional chef and she's an interior designer) collaborated on the design of the rooms; the result is a perfect merging of their talents and manifestation of what they love to do best. For more information, go to D'une Ile.
Above: Owners Michel Mulder and Sofie Sleumer.
Above: Tables are set with vintage china.
Above: The cottages are dressed in vintage furniture and accessories. The couple restored much of the furniture themselves, some of which is for sale to guests.
Above L: A cozy kid's seating are with a sheepskin throw. Above R: Whitewashed walls and a reupholstered settee in green velvet.
Above: The interior offers a mix of vintage finds with a laid back boho vibe.
Above: Hexagon-shaped tile flooring and exposed beams can be seen thoughout the buildings.
Above: An all-white bedroom with a vintage ladder as headboard.
Above: A bedroom featuring the original exposed beams with whitewashed walls and industrial lighting. Photo by D'une Ile.
Above: The bathroom with a claw foot tub. Photo by D'une Ile.
Above: D'une Ile with its enclave of buildings. Photo by D'une Ile.
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