A Labor of Love: A Romantic Inn in France
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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 . Photography by Studio Aandacht for Trend Tablet (except where noted). 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. N.B.: Looking for more Lodging and Restaurants in France? See 67 more suggestions in our City Guide .