About Me

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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.

31 december 2016

THANK YOU VERY MUCH - 850,000 PAGE VIEWS

Thank you so much! Today I have reached 850,000 pageviews since I started with my weblog ByElisabethNL on December 11th, 2011. Hope I can inspire you in 2017 again. :-) Wish you a wonderful New Year's Eve and all the best for 2017. Greetings from Amsterdam (NL), Irene Pouw, Interior- & Fashionblogger (ByElisabethNL).
Happy New Year 2017!

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ROYALS: 90 years dressing in style for Queen Elizabeth II - Couturier Norman Hartnell

Beautiful photo from Queen Elizabeth II during her 90 years of dressing in style. Photo: le croquis de la robe par le couturier Norman Hartnell. 
 Source: Madame Le Figaro

30 december 2016

Be Inspired: Interior photography by René van Dongen (02)

Be inspired by this beautiful apartment in Amsterdam, designed by the company Kolenik Eco Chic Design. Lensed by Dutch interior photographer René van Dongen, who has a tremendous amount of experience in interior photography, architecture & advertising. I posted Various Blogs about René's photography work. More photos from this interesting photographer will follow soon.
More about the photographer René van Dongen
René has been an independent, full-time photographer since 1994 with an expertise in interior photography, architecture and advertising. He is trained in photography, graphic design as well as graphic design techniques and has a tremendous amount of experience in this field. 

René always goes for the best result for the client and has a great eye for details and a passion for delivering quality. He analyzes his objects thoroughly: color, structure and above all light/shadow are leading in this. He is working for architects and interior designers, as well as a wide range of businesses that provide products in the interior design industry.

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©photography: René van Dongen and Interior Design: Kolenik Eco Chic Design
Note: these photos have been placed with approval of the interior designer and the photographer.

Art & Travel 1930: Holland, Harwich-Hook Service by Austin Cooper, 1930

Holland, Harwich-Hook Service by Austin Cooper. Created in London for the London & North Eastern Railway, between 1920 and 1930 as a color lithograph.

29 december 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017!

With New Year's Eve just around the corner I wish my readers a healthy, wonderful & fabulous New Year!
Wens mijn lezers een goede Oudejaarswisseling toe en een gezond en sprankelend 2017!

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28 december 2016

ART: INSPIRING ART BY DUTCH ARTIST KARIN VERMEER (02)

While surfing on internet this morning, I found this beautiful artwork from the Dutch artist Karin Vermeer. Be inspired by these two Geisha's. More artwork from Karin will follow soon. Here you can find the link to her OTHER BLOGS
Dutch artist Karin Vermeer. Ph. by Gert Jan Pos.
More About The Artist
Karin Vermeer is born and raised in the city of Tilburg, The Netherlands in 1970. In 1994 she finished the Willem de Kooning Academy in the direction Fashion Design, Illustration and Painting. After finishing her education she directly started to work for many different clients, this in art and scenery painting. In early 2000 she specialized more in digital design with different programs. Nowadays she mainly designs paintings on demand, specifically intended for the interior branch. She still makes scenery paintings, illustrations and autonomous works. Her work is always very versatile. She combines realism and abstract matters creating and evolving beautiful pieces of art. You could best define her as a creative myriapod that doesn‘t caution any material. She has much empathy and a good feel for trends and styling. The materials she uses are acrylic- and oilpaints, modeling pastes, gels, photography and many other unusual materials.
Art by Dutch artist Karin Vermeer.
What Karin wrote about her work: 
'My work is a mix of different pictures/images and paint which I combine on the computer and canvas to create a new image. My favourite subject is the female face. Most of the portraits I create are a mix of four to five different faces, mostly of different race and origin. On my computer I create a new, non existing person out of them. Beside creating and building new persons I also make pictures in my studio of models that I use. Together with these pictures and the pictures of old walls, grunge posters and all kinds of other interesting subjects I create a new image. When the digital part is ready I print the image and start painting over it. I create thick structures and a lot of layers of paint and gel over them. In this way I try to make a digital image tangible again. My work is not so much about explanation and concept. It is a game and all about the image. I start with no idea in general but by looking at images that interest me and by mixing them, slowly a new image evolves.
Note: these photos have been placed with approval of the artist. 

26 december 2016

LUXURIOUS FURNITURE DESIGN BY RALPH LAUREN HOME (07)

Sometimes I get really excited while doing blog research. While surfing on internet today I was impressed by finding this beautiful sofa from the Ralph Lauren Home collection. Isn't it a Beauty? I wrote MORE BLOGS about Ralph Lauren Home. Be Inspired ......
More about Ralph Lauren Home As the first fashion designer to present an all-encompassing home collection, Ralph Lauren introduced a distinctive vision and unwavering commitment to craftsmanship. Each collection is marked with a discernible appreciation for the handmade and a respect for skills and materials honed through generations of artistry. Ralph Lauren Home offers an expansive luxury collection including handsome furniture and lighting; distinctive area rugs; fabric and wallcovering; fine china, crystal and silver; decorative accents and luxurious bed and bath linens.

Wishing You A Wonderful Holiday Season & A Fabulous New Year!

 I would like to take the opportunity to wish my readers a wonderful Holiday Season and a fabulous New Year! Thank you for taking the time to read my blogs. Really appreciated. Hope I can also give you in 2017 inspiration. Happy Holidays to you all!

Wens mijn lezers fijne, gezellige en kleurrijke Kerstdagen toe en een sprankelend 2017! Ik hoop u ook in 2017 weer de nodige inspiratie te kunnen geven.
Vienna, Austria. Source a-la-la-bonne-vie.tumblr.
Tivoli Garden, Copenhagen, Denmark. World famous & oldest attraction park during X-Mas Holidays.
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