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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 maart 2017

Lighting Design: Table lamp Mariù by Sandro Santantonio Design (02)

Good Morning! I spotted this elegant table lamp 'Mariù' designed by Sandro Santantonio Design. It's a range of lamps with quilted faux leather shade available in either white or black. Available at Lucente. Earlier I also posted a blog about the FLOORLAMP
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Source: Lucente

29 maart 2017

28 maart 2017


Colorful artwork from the artist Laura Kamphuis
From 8th till 12th December 2016 was the 15th Anniversary Edition of Masters of LXRY in Amsterdam RAI, the Netherlands. At Masters of LXRY leading names are gathering from the world of art, interiordesign, fashion, beauty, jewelry, watches, real estate, cars, boats etc. By invitation I paid a visit at this interesting event too. We saw so many interesting things, like this inspiring artwork from the Dutch artist Laura Kamphuis - Made by Lau. What a delightful artwork from Laura! Be inspired .......
Organic Abstraction
The artist Laura Kamphuis working in her atelier

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Sources: Made by Lau and Lxry NL
Note: these photos have been placed with approval of the artist. 

Furniture Design: Gorgeous fuchsia sofa, the 'Velvet Kettleby Tete-a-Tete'

Velvet Kettleby Tete-a-Tete Sofa
I spotted this gorgeous fuchsia sofa, called 'Velvet Kettleby Tete-a-Tete'. This midcentury-inspired reprise of 19th-century shape looks so elegant and glamorous. With its plush, understated glamour, wide arms and button tufts, it's a styling and entertaining essential. This elegant sofa combined with the Ibex sidetable, the framed terrazzo console in steel, marble & glass as well as the table lamp are also a very elegant combination together. All available at Anthropologie.
Framed terrazzo console in steel, marble & glass
Ibex Side Table
Frosted marble lamp ensemble
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Source: Anthropologie

27 maart 2017


Be inspired by these beautiful editorial photos from fashion model Miranda Kerr. She covers here ELLE Canada for the December 2016 issue. Captured by fashion photographer Max Abadian. 

26 maart 2017

Furniture Design: Poliform Releases Mondrian Collection from Jean-Marie Massaud

Today I spotted this stunning collection, called the Mondrian sofa and coffee table from Jean-Marie Massaud, released by the luxury Italian brand Poliform. What a beautiful collection. Love it! The sofas are modular with deep cushions for premium comfort while the bases appear to float above the floor for a contemporary look. Be Inspired .......
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25 maart 2017

Be Inspired: Interior photography by René van Dongen (07)

Be inspired by these beautiful fireplaces from the Dutch company Boley Exclusive Fireplaces. A fireplace gives a living space extra zest and is providing a tranquil and relaxing ambiance. Boley has been creating heart warming designs since 1970 and stands for 100% customized Dutch design. These photos are lensed by Dutch interior photographer René van Dongen, who has a tremendous amount of experience in interior photography, architecture & advertising. Earlier I posted some other blogs about René's photography work, see VARIOUS BLOGS. More photos from this interesting photographer will follow later on. 
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 Fireplace Design: Boley
Note: these photos have been placed with approval of the company Boley and the photographer.


While surfing tonight on Pinterest I found some lovely hat designs. Below you will find hat designs seen at the lookbook of Hasan Hejazi for their Spring 2014 collection. Here, model Alex K is wearing wide-brimmed hats – placing a focus on the designs. What an elegant designs! Earlier I wrote more blogs about hat designs, see this link MORE HATS or the links below. 

Sources: Fashion Gone Rogue and Hasan Hejazi
See also my Pinterest moodboard for more hat inspiration.

24 maart 2017

Architecture: Concrete staircase in C-51 House by Abaton Architects

This week I would like to highlight a beautiful concrete staircase designed by Ábaton Architects. It's the C-51 House, an award-winning house in Spain with a raw concrete suspended staircase at its heart that links the entry area and living room with the second floor in an almost gravity-defying fashion. Isn't it a Beauty?

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Sources: ArchelloC-51 House and Abaton Architects

23 maart 2017

Furniture Design: Tone cabinets by Norm Architects for Zilenzio

Today I spotted these great cabinets, called Tone cabinets by Norm Architects for Zilenzio. Beautiful design and such lovely range of colors! Norm Architects have recently finished Tone, a new collection of sound-absorbing cabinets for Zilenzio. Designed to absorb and improve sound in the spaces where needed. The stunning cabinets help create a balanced acoustic environment, making them perfect for the workplace or at home. Styled beautifully by Sofie Brünner, the collection's gorgeous range of colors were selected by the recently featured Note Design Studio. Shot at the stunning Kinfolk Gallery. Be Inspired .....
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Images via Norm Architects.

Inspiring quotes (21): Have a Wonderful Day!

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More inspiring words on my Pinterest moodboad Quotes & Words.

22 maart 2017

21 maart 2017


I guess you noticed already that I love the color Red. It is such a powerful and passionate color. Below you will find some beautiful fashion photos in red. Enjoy your day!
Chanel - Ines de la Fressange
Dior Red Lipstick
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More inspiration for Reds via my Pinterest page