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Chic Blue & White Boutique Hotel in Greece? Guess again.

September 6, 2009

By Dian Hasan | September 5, 2009


Looks can be truly deceiving. In a positive way that is. One look at the choice of using only two colors – white and blue – on this little hidden gem of a hotel, and you’d be certain you were in Greece. But you’re not.

It’s still in the Mediterranean, but on the other side, on Djerba Island in Tunisia, North Africa. Dar Bibine, is a delightful exercise in white and blue.

Husband and wife team, Isabelle and Gérard Planchon gave up their respective legal and architecture practices in Brussels, and relocated to Djerba, to open Dar Bibine guest house. i
Djerba is the biggest island on the North African coast. The furnishings came with some very famous names from the design world: Verner Panton, Philippe Starck, Ferruccio Laviani, Jasper Morrison, Frank Gehry, and Richard Hutten. The result is a minimalist, though charming, combination of modern design and Djerbian island architecture.
The house is located in the village of Erriadh, which is 15 minutes from the international airport of Djerba-Zarzis. The village is known as a place where Jews lived since the VIth Century B.C., after the destruction of the Salomon Temple in Jerusalem.


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