We love Ile de Ré style

We were inspired by this summer’s holiday on the Ile de Ré and wanted to share a few of our favourite finds for getting the Atlantic Island look back home



What’s not to love about French Atlantic island Ile de Ré? Reached by an enormous bridge from La Rochelle, the Ile de Ré is a taste of seaside paradise. Single storey whitewashed houses with painted shutters; an abundance of wild hollyhocks on every windy cobbled lane; sparkling seas, pine trees, white sands and bicycles… Life here is stylish yet slow-paced with most people travelling by bicycle along the picturesque paths around the island.

Having just spent a blissful summer there, we wanted to share a few of our favourite Ile de Re inspired finds with you for bringing a taste of Atlantic Island living back home…

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Above, left to right: Macquerau bone china mug, £12 by artist Nigel Turner; Grey Paper House lux tote, £37 by Oscar Francis; Mussels circular table mats, £29 for a set of 4 by artist Nigel Turner; From Land and Sea hand-pulled print, £55 by Lane; Log Loop steam bent handcrafted oak log basket, £534 by Tom Raffield; The Emma luxury leather backpack, £320 by Grace Gordon London


  1. The Ile de Ré is a wonderful place, so much so we’ve been going back for years. Now we’ve finally found enough money to buy our own holiday home in St Martin de Ré just down the road from the church in your main picture. You can see it here https://islandholidayhome.wordpress.com/

    • How lovely – we spent some very happy afternoons people watching by the harbour at St Martin de Ré and eating ice creams. We stayed at La Couarde Sur Mer and enjoyed the beach and lovely market there…

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