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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 oktober 2015

VINTAGE FASHION: BRIGITTE BARDOT (03)

Brigitte Bardot is the epitome of French glamour and timeless sex appeal. In honor of her birthday (she was born on 28-09-1934 in Paris), we look back at some of her most iconic fashion moments. Here we see Brigitte Bardot running at the beach in Cannes.What a lovely photo from Brigitte!
Source: WhoWhatWear. 
Ph. George W Hales-Getty Images. 

29 oktober 2015

COLOR INSPIRATION - FLORA TONES (26)

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 "Flora Tones". What a lovely and rich color palette! Love them all.
Source: Design SeedsFor more photos, 

28 oktober 2015

OUTDOOR FIREPLACES: Great outdoor fire pits by Ak47 Design

Today while surfing on internet I found these beautiful outdoor fire pits from the company Ak47 Design. What a great outdoor fire pits. Love their simplicity, utility, style and functionality. Italian design firm, Ak47 Design has developed a collection of fire pits with something to suit every style and every backyard. A welcome addition to your outdoor space, this round fire pit is a place for friends and family to sit together in a circle, to reflect and to connect. How convenient is that! Not only an entire family can seat around the fire but the firewood can be gathered and stored in advance, to make the night more enjoyable for everyone. Another unusual feature of these cool pits is how large they can be. They have just the presence to become an important part of your patio arrangement, creating a beautiful statement for your backyard or garden.
Sources: Trendir and Ak47 Design

25 oktober 2015

RUNWAY: Versace F/W 2015-16 Menswear

I was inspired by this beautiful collection from Versace for Fall/Winter 2015-16 Menswear 
as well as the beautiful accessories.
Sources: Vogue and Versace

24 oktober 2015

BEAUTIFUL LIGHTING DESIGN "ORACLE" BY CHRISTOPHER BOOTS

Sometimes I get really excited while doing blog research. I was impressed by finding this beautiful lighting design "Oracle" from the Australian company Christopher Boots. Love the shape as well as the used materials copper and zinc. Below you will find the link for much more inspiration from this interesting company.
More about the company:
Trained in Industrial Design, Christopher Boots has a background in product design engineering. All products made by the brand are handmade in Melbourne, Australia using a broad variety of techniques from a team of artisans that ensure a commitment to quality. Artisans at Christopher Boots include: glass-blowers, coppersmiths, ceramicists, sculptors, and bronze casters. The studio carefully composes these artisans as an orchestra for perfect harmony.  The underlying ethos of the studio is to mix materials and processes, experimenting with techniques old and new. Combining these with an investigative sensibility gives birth to an aesthetic that often is completely unexpected, still retaining traditional elements of form, proportion and scale.

Note: Christopher Boots is presented by Melbourne Design Week as part of the Destination initiative at Downtown Design 2015, Dubai (for more info, see the link below).

FLOWERS MAKE ME HAPPY (02)

I guess you noticed already how fond I am of flowers. The beauty of flowers can really make me happy while decorating them at home (I always wanted to become a florist). I really get positive energy of flowers. Hope I can inspire you too. Wish you a lovely and colorful day!
More inspiration on my Pinterest Flower moodboard http://bit.ly/1RATcT1

23 oktober 2015

Beautiful Places Around The World: Chain Bridge, Budapest (08)

I love travelling and visiting other places/countries, meeting people, making new friends worldwide. Today I would like to highlight the Danube and Szechenyi Chain Bridge, Budapest, Hungary. What a stunning bridge to see. 
For more inspiration see also my PINTEREST 
moodboard Travel & Places Worldwide.

21 oktober 2015

COLOR INSPIRATION - BOATING HUES (25)

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 "Boating Hues". What a lovely and fresh color palette! Love them all. 

Source: Design SeedsFor more photos, 

Howard Design Studio - Stunning outdoor living spaces

Howard Design Studio works in design collaboration with some of the most highly regarded architects, interior designers, builders and craftsmen to create opulently individual outdoor environments. Led by creative director, John Howard, the firm is known for its classic designs for residential estates, private clubs and institutional campuses. The firm’s fresh approach to landscape architectural detailing, site planning and planting design is highly attentive to architectural style, site considerations and context. The firm has active projects across the United States. 
Howard Design Studio looks at every project as a unique opportunity to create an environment that speaks to the nature of the architecture, site and personality of the client. The firm’s completed projects have been described as “elegant, masterful, restrained, and soulful”. Howard Design Studio is the recipient of the prestigious Philip Trammell Shutze Award in Landscape Architecture given by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.
 
 
  
"Landscape architecture is both art and science. We strive to create beauty in the outdoor environment with a hand of restraint. Every design element in the garden should complement and balance one another, achieving spaces of grace and ease."
John Howard, creative director
Source: Design Connect and via Shelley Morris Interiors.

20 oktober 2015

THANK YOU VERY MUCH - 600,000 PAGE VIEWS

Good Morning. 600,000 page views since I started with my weblog ByElisabethNL on December 11th, 2011. Thank you very much for your interest in my blogs. I really appreciate this. It's a pleasure for me to look for interesting blogs which I can share with you about interior/design, fashion/haute couture, photography, art, antique etc. Wish you a stylish and inspiring week and greetings from Holland. Irene Pouw, Interior & Fashionblogger (ByElisabethNL).

BEAUTIFUL LIGHTING DESIGN "ASTERIX" BY CHRISTOPHER BOOTS

Sometimes I get really excited while doing blog research. I was impressed by finding this beautiful lighting design "Asterix" from the Australian company Christopher Boots. Love the shape as well as the used materials copper and zinc. Below you will find the link for much more inspiration from this interesting company.
More about the company:
Trained in Industrial Design, Christopher Boots has a background in product design engineering. All products made by the brand are handmade in Melbourne, Australia using a broad variety of techniques from a team of artisans that ensure a commitment to quality. Artisans at Christopher Boots include: glass-blowers, coppersmiths, ceramicists, sculptors, and bronze casters. The studio carefully composes these artisans as an orchestra for perfect harmony.  The underlying ethos of the studio is to mix materials and processes, experimenting with techniques old and new. Combining these with an investigative sensibility gives birth to an aesthetic that often is completely unexpected, still retaining traditional elements of form, proportion and scale.

Note: Christopher Boots is presented by Melbourne Design Week as part of the Destination initiative at Downtown Design 2015, Dubai (for more info, see the link below).

Sources: Christopher Boots and Downtown Design

VINTAGE FASHION: BRIGITTE BARDOT (01)

What a beautiful photo from Brigitte Bardot by Douglas Kirkland. 
Source: Huffington Post.

19 oktober 2015

BED DESIGN (03): Chic, timeless & stylish bed designs by Nilson (NL)

Love the beautiful, elegant and chic bed designs from the Dutch company Nilson. Today I would like to highlight the beautiful bed design from the designer Remy Meijers. Just love it! People from all over the world enjoy the wonderful comfort that Nilson beds offer. This high-quality comfort is achieved by using natural materials in order to create an unique & traditional end product. The beds have a subtle and luxurious design and are completely hand-made in the Netherlands.

 
The collaboration with inspiring designers and stylists has resulted in timeless and stylish design. Earlier I wrote MORE BLOGS about this inspiring company. 

Remy Meijers

Remy Meijers designs interiors and furniture that have simplicity and a pleasant calmness. You can tell Remy Meijers’ vision from looking at the interiors he has designed. The design and applied engineering are in perfect harmony.



Remy Meijers has had his work published in leading interior design magazines. A selection of his projects was published in his book Shades of Grey. In 2013, Remy Meijers was a guest in RTL Woonmagazine. www.remymeijers.nl


Thank you for reading this blogpost. 
Source: Nilson Beds