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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.

30 juni 2015

COLOR INSPIRATION - COLOR CUT (20)

As Interiorstylist/Color consultant/Homestager I am always looking for interesting color palettes which I can use for decorating rooms and to inspire my weblog readers. Below you will find the color palette 'Color Cut'. What a lovely color palette! Love them all.  
Source: Design SeedsFor more photos, 

Amazing design piece of furniture called Soho Sideboard

While surfing on internet this afternoon I found this interesting piece of furniture, the Soho Sideboard from the company Boca do Lobo. Boca do Lobo is an international furniture design brand, based in Porto, Portugal. This Soho modern sideboard is a real exquisite work of art.
Soho bedside table 
Soho bedside table
Source: Boca do Lobo

28 juni 2015

FURNITURE DESIGN: &Tradition Mayor Sofa by Arne Jacobsen

Love this elegant sofa design, called the Mayor sofa. Great color too! Mayor was created for Søllerød City Hall, built 1939-1942 by the Danish designers Arne Jacobsen and Flemming Lassen. The sofa shows a moderation of modernist design - the frame is made of solid oak. The upholstery is tight, but has loose cushions - creating a more relaxed piece. Jacobsen and Lassen wanted to take a more human approach to modernism and they focused heavily on comfort and livability. The stylish design has a solid oak frame and is upholstered in Divina 3 Fabric by Kvadrat. The Mayor sofa recently won the award for 'Best Reissue' at the prestigious Wallpaper* Design Awards 2013.
More about the designer:
Arne Jacobsen was one of Denmark's most influential 20th century architects and designers. Both his buildings and products combine modernist ideals with a Nordic love of naturalism. Born in Copenhagen at the turn of the last century, Arne Jacobsen worked as an apprentice bricklayer before winning a place to study architecture at the Royal Academy of the Arts in 1924. As a student, Jacobsen travelled to Paris for the ground-breaking 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs, where he won a silver medal for a chair design. By the late 1950s, Jacobsen was given an opportunity to put his theories of integrated design and architecture into practise in the design of the SAS Air Terminal and Royal Hotel in Copenhagen.
Source: Nest.co.uk

27 juni 2015

26 juni 2015

COLOR INSPIRATION - BEAUTIFUL LOUNGE IN LOVELY COLORS

As Interiorstylist/Color consultant/Homestager I am always looking for interesting color palettes which I can use for decorating rooms and to inspire my weblog readers. Below you will find a beautiful & refined color palette by Farrow & Ball. The used painting colors are "Blazer" (nr. 212) for the walls and "String" (nr. 8) for the woodwork. 
Very elegant result!
Source: Farrow & Ball

BEAUTY: Beautiful style icon Audrey Hepburn

25 juni 2015

INTERESTING FURNITURE DESIGN FROM DUTCHBONE

While surfing on internet tonight I found some beautiful products from the company Dutchbone, like this Arabica coffee table, the Kraton side table from Indonesia and the Bond Pendant Lamp from wood veneer
Brown sidetable Arabica from Dutchbone.
Brown sidetable Arabica from Dutchbone.
Brown sidetable Arabica from Dutchbone.
Sidetable Kraton from Dutchbone.
Sidetable Kraton from Dutchbone.
Sidetable Kraton from Dutchbone.
Pendant Lamp Bond from Dutchbone.
Pendant Lamp Bond from Dutchbone, detail.
More about the company
Dutchbone is a dynamic label focused on development, import and wholesale of global inspired products. They love furniture and global inspired interiors. Products with a soul, a signature. Their collection is a precise blend of handcraft and industry. An affordable collection that is always in motion. Whether you live in a loft in New York, a houseboat in Amsterdam or somewhere in the country: they are sure they have something in store for you. 
Sources: Dutchbone and Bol.com

24 juni 2015

Furniture Design: The Alpha chair by Made in Ratio

The Alpha chair is a classic, sturdy, solid wood chair that’s made from the latest production technologies. Made in Ratio, founded by designer Brodie Neill, used CNC routering technique to be a high-production tool rather than just a prototyping technology. The chair even uses digital sculpting, rather than forming it from a mold. Its strong, A-shaped structure gives it a seamless appearance, which contrasts with more traditional furniture where joinery is visible. All components join organically into one, smooth chair.
Sources: Design Milk and Made in Ratio

COLOR INSPIRATION - ARTISANAL COLOR (19)

As Interiorstylist/Color Consultant/Homestager I am always looking for interesting color palettes which I can use for decorating rooms and to inspire my weblog readers. Below you will find the color palette 'Artisanal Color'. What a lovely color palette. These elegant colors are also part of my personal color palette for clothes, make-up and accessories. Love them all! 
Source: Design SeedsFor more photos, 

VINTAGE FASHION: NINA RICCI

Katherine Pastrie in grey wool for Nina Ricci, 1959, Paris. Photo: Georges Saad.
 Photos via Pinterest.

23 juni 2015

Architecture: Renovation Toronto University by Moriyama & Teshima

Courtyard becomes rotunda inside Toronto University building by Moriyama & Teshima.
Behind the aluminium facade of this innovation centre for the University of Toronto Mississauga, local office Moriyama & Teshima Architects has converted a courtyard into a rotunda with a glass roof. What a beautiful shape is this rotunda!

The upgrade to the Kaneff Centre – completed in 1992 at the campus located 33 kilometres West of central Toronto – provides new amenities for students and staff alongside the existing auditorium, classrooms and offices. Below you will find an impression. For more information & photos, see the enclosed links below.
Photography is by Shai Gil.