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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.

12 december 2018

Furniture Design: Beautiful walnut cocktail table Ethan by JKM Home

While surfing today on internet I found this beautiful cocktail table called 'Ethan' in walnut by JKM Home. The person behind this interesting company is the furniture designer J. Kent Martin. He has a focus on craftsmanship, beauty and quality in furniture design. With more than 30 years’ experience in the home furnishings and interior design industries, J. Kent Martin brings a deep an understanding of the history of art, architecture and design to the creation of his furniture designs. Each piece is crafted by hand from natural materials adding unique character to every item. Based in Springfield, Missouri, U.S.A., J. Kent Martin and partner Nathan Taylor own and operate several related companies in the product and interior design, home furnishings retail, real estate development and residential management industries. Be Inspired ....... 
“We believe in design that respects the past but lives in the present,” Martin said.
“Creativity, practicality and originality are baked into the DNA of JKM Home.”
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10 december 2018

Runway: Marchesa F/W 2016-17 RTW seen at NYFW

Be Inspired by these beautiful gowns from Marchesa for the season F/W 2016-17 seen at New York Fashion Week. 
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Source: VOGUE

08 december 2018

Furniture design: The elegant Soleo sofa from the Swiss company Intertime

While surfing this morning on internet I found this beautiful soft brown sofa from the Swiss company Intertime. The name of this design is called 'Soleo'. What a Beauty and Craftsmanship to see! The Soleo is available in four widths. Its fold-in sliding headrest and footrest make it a sofa that is both versatile and flexible. Be Inspired .........
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Source: Intertime

02 december 2018


Be Inspired by these beautiful ad campaign photos from Burberry for the season Fall/Winter 2014. Love the color use as well as the accessories. 
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Source: Burberry

01 december 2018


Be Inspired by this elegant and glamorous fashion show from Chanel S/S 2017 Couture. I wrote more blogs about the fantastic designs from CHANEL
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Source: VOGUE

30 november 2018

Runway: Stunning Haute Couture gowns from Fausto Sarli (03)

I am completely in love with these stunning haute couture designs from Fausto Sarli from the season S/S 2010. What a Beauties! Love his excellent feeling for Beauty, Style, Elegance, Creativity & Craftsmanship. Be Inspired ........ I will write more blogs about this inspiring fashion designer. 

Fausto Sarli at a charity event in 2010. Ph. via The Guardian
More about the designer Fausto Sarli:
Fausto Sarli is one of the prestigious names of Rome's high fashion trade. His prêt-a-porter collection is found throughout the world strengthening the prestige and fame of this Italian designer who excels in two fundamental aspects of fashion and elegance: creativity and practicality. 

Born in Naples in 1927, Fausto Sarli abandoned his business studies course at a young age and decided to dedicate himself to high fashion. He gained experience in the world of fashion at successful houses such as Schubert and De Luca. The 29 years old Italian stylist debuts at the Pitti Palace of Florence in 1956. The following year Sarli set up his own atelier in Naples. Encouraged by the success in his hometown, he decided to open a second atelier in Rome's Via Veneto in 1959. Those were the years of the "Dolce Vita" and Sarli's collections were enthusiastically received wherever they were presented. The perfection of his cut and his original styles won over both journalists and customers alike. The world's most demanding and famous women wanted to wear Sarli designs. Shy and modest by nature, the Italian fashion talent did not let his success affect him. He shunned cult status and carried on scrupulously and diligently with his work.

In the Sixties, the Italian label began to appear on TV screens, as Fausto Sarli created the costumes for the Italian singer Mina, as well as other starlets like the dancer Carla Fracci, the top models Carla Bruni or Valeria Mazza, actresses as Liz Taylor and Monica Bellucci, or politicians and authorities. The more the Italian brand's name becomes famous, the more its market spreads: from Japan to Canada, US and South America, Sarli brought the quality and excellence of the “made-in- Italy” everywhere. In 1980 Sarli began a new creative season with his "Studio" collections in which he furthered his stylistic research. In 1984 he launched the Sarli ready to wear collection. Different requirements and methods are the inspiration behind his prêt a porter collections which are studied in every detail, cut, line and are at the same time both comfortable and practical.

One of the Italian fashion designer's peculiarities is that he followed every collection through its various phases of creation as a team of dressmakers, modelers and cutters works on his models just as the Italian fashion school ruled. His models represent the result of true dedication and continuous research and have come to be a standard-bearer of the Made-in Italy.

For his hard work, Sarli has received a number of prizes in his career. Among these is the "Golden Lion", a prize that had only previously been awarded to Valentino Garavani and Mila Schön and which he won in 1987. For its 50th anniversary the Italian maison was also awarded with the Marco Aurelio prize in the occasion of a special show hold in the magic scenery of the Campidoglio Square. Just before his death in 2010, the Italian designer was gifted with a reproduction of the Lupa Capitolina by the city of Rome, to thank him for having brought the Italian fashion industry around the world. His designs can now be seen in the Guggenheim Museum of New York, which hosts a special collection created for the actress Eleonora Duse, as well as in the Museo della Moda of the Mondragone Foundation in Naples.

Fausto Sarli died in 2010 and his name received the highest authorities and figures homage. The Italian maison is now under the control of the Vanitex Srl. While the creative lead is hold by Alberto Terranova, the right-hand man of the Italian stylist. The High-Fashion house has expanded through the last decades with ready-to-wear collections and a special wedding dresses line, for which the Italian label is highly appreciated in the whole world. Fausto Sarli is the evidence that dedication, hard work and good taste always bring their positive results.

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29 november 2018


I guess you've noticed already how I love animals and their beauty. From now on I will post regularly nice, funny and beautiful photos from animals. Hope you like them too. Have a lovely day. ♥
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See also My Pinterest moodboard Animals for much more inspiration.

28 november 2018

Auction: Beautiful turquoise Kam Tin bedside cabinets from Bonhams NY

While surfing this morning on internet I found these beautiful Kam Tin bedside cabinets from turquoise, brass, lacquered wood & cast metal from Bonhams New York (offered in an auction). What a beauties! Be Inspired .......
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24 november 2018

Kitchens: Beautiful green kitchen design with marble countertop

While surfing on internet this morning I saw this beautiful kitchen design. Love the marble countertop combined with this lovely green color as well as the faucet from Waterworks. The paint color from the kitchen is Chimichurri CSP-810 from Benjamin Moore.  
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Photography by Belathée Photography. 
Courtesy of H2 Design + Build.

23 november 2018


Highlights from the fashionshow from Boss for the season S/S 2019 RTW, seen at New York Fashion Week. Be Inspired .......

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Source: VOGUE