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Welcome! Thank you for visiting my weblog. I am Irene, Elisabeth Pouw, a Dutch fashion- and interiorblogger. As blogger I am connecting my readers with beauty, style, quality, craftsmanship and harmony in colors for interior / design / architecture, haute couture, photography, art, antiques etc. I love decorating & bringing beauty and harmony into interiors. I created this blog to share my passion for decorating as well as the many other things which inspire me. From time to time I am also highlighting certain interior designers, decorators, architects, stylists, photographers etc. I hope you enjoy your visit. Feel free to give a comment on my blogs. I will react back as soon as possible. Best regards, Irene Pouw from Holland.

22 september 2012

INTERIOR: Interesting Townhouse, Opposites Attract

Townhouse proves opposites attract
Beautiful interior designed by the Swedish interior designer, Marie Olsson Nylander. I really love her style. So bright with all the white tones. The combination of the rustic woods and the eclectic, vintage furniture is very interesting. Love it! When planning the perfect interior, having solid structural bones is a great start… but it only gets you so far. After that, you’ve got to use your own instincts, tastes and budget to create something spectacular.
Swedish interior designer Marie Olsson Nylander created this exceptional interior by renovating a 1970s townhouse (featuring a spiral staircase to die for) and making it truly wonderful.
One of the most important elements at play here is the use of textures. The layering of a diverse range of textures and colors adds not only visual interest, but tactile interest as well.
The place looks almost as though it was meant to be photographed. But unlike some other picture-perfect homes, it looks equally comfortable and entirely livable.
The stark white is broken up with unexpected and playful pops of bright color, while the rustic wood textures are perfectly offset with lush velvets, smooth linens and patterned metal lattices.
Ample natural light from the huge window at one end of the loft certainly helps to keep the home looking comfortable and airy. But when the sun goes down, there is an almost dizzying array of lighting fixtures to make the space glow.
Somehow, even the storage area manages to look wonderfully interesting – as though it’s just inviting you to come and run your hand along all of the treasures lovingly stashed on the shelves.
Grouping similar objects together has its place in design – but an eclectic mash-up of modern, vintage, rustic, sleek, ethnic and whatever else you happen to love can be just as lovely and even more visually striking.

19 september 2012


A few pieces caught my eye this week, like this beautiful cupper industrial lamp from the Dutch company Living Roots. I placed already earlier a very nice blog about their articles. For more information please have a look at my previous Blog about an Industrial & Vintage Look.

14 september 2012

RUNWAY: 20 Best Beauty Looks Fall 2012 (European Shows)

From bejeweled eyebrows at Chanel to '70s sideburns at Miu Miu, the beauty looks at the Fall 2012 European shows were bold, beautiful & bizarre. The hair & makeup teams worked together to fully illustrate each designer's unique inspiration. Below you'll find a short impression.
Source: FashionEtc. by Lindsey Schickner

11 september 2012

INTERIOR DESIGN: Table lamps from interior designer Mary McDonald

Beautiful table lamps from interior designer Mary McDonald, very elegant designs. 
I really love the work from this great interior designer.
About the interior designer:

Los Angeles-based designer Mary McDonald is one of today’s most sought after designers and is consistently ranked one of House Beautiful “Top 100 Designers”. McDonald’s gorgeous interiors have captivated the design community and are featured in major national publications including Town & Country, Veranda, House Beautiful, Domino, House & Garden and International Vogue.

McDonald’s style combines old-fashioned elegance with a modern sensibility resulting in a fearless, joyful exuberance. Her ability to combine bold patterns, Chinoiserie, and Indian influences with contemporary lines and an impeccable sense of color has established her signature style. From the refurbishment of Buster Keaton’s legendary villa to the recent completion of The Luxe Summit Hotel in Bel Air, McDonald’s projects captivate the press. House Beautiful says “her work is timeless and glamorous all spun together with a keen fashion sense…. she’s a fearless, exuberant accessorizer.”

Source: Mary McDonald

05 september 2012

INTERIEUR: mooie meubelen bij Rofrahome NL

Een impressie zegt meer dan veel woorden. Recentelijk was ik bij Rofra Home Alkmaar. Ik heb daar leuke, inspirerende meubelen gezien. Rofra Home heeft een collectie die opvalt door verscheidenheid, originaliteit en exclusiviteit. Van café tot conferentieoord, van hotel tot kantoor. Voor meer inspiratie zie de bijgevoegde link beneden.