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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 2018

Thank you All! Goodbye 2018. Wishing you a Very Happy New Year!

Wish you A Very Happy New Year! May your 2019 be filled with Happiness, Love, Joy, Peace & Prosperity. ♥ ♥ ♥

Wens mijn lezers de beste wensen voor 2019! Dat 2019 gevuld mag zijn met Geluk, Liefde, Vreugde, Vrede en Voorspoed. ♥ ♥ ♥
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Fantastic evening gown by fashion designer Mark Bumgarner S/S 2017

Be Inspired by this stunning evening gown designed by Filipino fashion designer Mark Bumgarner for the season Spring/Summer 2017.
Fashion designer Mark Bumgarner
More about the fashion designer
Mark Bumgarner is a fashion designer born and based in the Philippines. Established in 2014, the fashion house has been creating timeless and elegant dresses for select local and international clientele. Through his sharp, structured yet feminine silhouettes and utmost attention to detail, Mark has been steadily making a mark in the industry as a young designer to watch. Proud of his American and Filipino roots, Mark chooses to base his studio in the Philippines. His dresses are proudly Filipino made, with his 30 strong artisans helping him bring his every story and dreams to life.
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Sources: Mark Bumgarner and Preview

30 december 2018

Editorial: Dovima lensed by Richard Avedon for Harper's Bazaar, October 1955

Beautiful vintage editorial photo from Dovima lensed by fashion photographer Richard Avedon for Harper's Bazaar, October 1955. Be Inspired .......
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Ph. via PINTEREST

29 december 2018

Happy New Year! Best Wishes for a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2019

 New Year's Eve is just around the corner. Wish my readers A Happy New Year! May your 2019 be filled with Happiness, Love, Joy, Peace & Prosperity. ♥ 

Bijna Oudejaarsavond! Wens mijn lezers de beste wensen voor 2019! Dat 2019 gevuld mag zijn met Geluk, Liefde, Vreugde, Vrede en Voorspoed. ♥
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28 december 2018

Wildlife Photography, Humor & Animals: The hilarious Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

I guess you've noticed already that I love photography and animals. I couldn't resist to share these nice and funny wildlife photos with you. Don’t need to tell the internet that animals do the funniest things. The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards showcase the funniest candid shots of the wildest creatures for our amusement. Be Inspired ........

Now that’s a happy owl! Image by Edward Kopeschny / Barcroft Images.
Ontario, Canada: 
A snowy owl looks very content as it smiles for photographer Edward Kopeschny.


I am a reptile, hear me roar! Image by Anup Deodhar / Barcroft Images. 
A colourful reptile holds up a twig as it is pictured looking like a warrior with a powerful stance.

A frog appears to have a big smile for the camera.
Hello! Image by Philip Marazzi / Barcroft Images. 
Manitoba, Canada: A mother polar bear takes a nap during the day whilst her cub is full of energy and gives the camera a wave.
Did you forget something? Image by Brigitta Moser / Barcroft Images.
Little Karoo, South Africa: 
A meerkat appears to look like it’s just remembered it needs to be somewhere.
Just one more bite… Image by Barb D’Arpino / Barcroft Images.
Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada: 
Eastern Chipmunk stuffing her cheeks with corn until they looked ready to pop.
Tally ho! Image by Brenden Simonson / Barcroft Images.
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania: A little leopard tortoise jumps on a friend’s back.
The perfectly-timed shot. Image by Adam Parsons / Barcroft Images. 
A bear appears to have wings growing from its head in a photo taken by Adam Parsons, September 2015.
Hmmm, maybe you should take it again. Image by Megan Lorenz/Barcroft Images.
Cape Coral, Florida: 
Wide-Eyed Burrowing Owlet posing for selfies in front of a GoPro in Florida, May, 2015.
Surprise! Image by Ross Couper / Barcroft Images.
Soutch Africa: 
A mother and son leopard pair have a playful fight with photographer Ross Couper snapping a hilarious end result in Singita Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa, May, 2013.

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Source: Lonely Planet

26 december 2018

COLOR INSPIRATION - WINTER TONES (61)

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 'Winter Tones'. Be inspired by this lovely color palette. 
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Source: Design Seeds
For more photos, see also my Pinterest moodboard "Color Palettes"

Ad Campaign: Jessica Chastain stuns in Piaget Jewelry Ads

Jessica Chastain stars in the Piaget Jewelry 2016 ad campaign. Images photographed by James White. Be Inspired ........ 
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24 december 2018

A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to my Readers!

With Christmas Eve just in front of us, 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 2019 inspiration. Happy Holidays to you all! 

Wens mijn lezers fijne, gezellige en kleurrijke Kerstdagen toe en een sprankelend 2019! Ik hoop u ook in 2019 weer de nodige inspiratie te kunnen geven. 
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Kitchens: Stunning Italian kitchen design by Ballarini Interni

I guess you've noticed already that I love kitchen designs. Below you will find this stunning design from the Italian furniture brand Ballarini Interni. What a Beauty and Craftsmanship! Be Inspired ..........
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22 december 2018

RUNWAY: ARMANI PRIVE F/W 2016 COUTURE

Be Inspired by these stunning couture designs from the Armani Prive collection for the season Fall/Winter 2016, seen at Paris Fashion Week. 
Giorgio Armani, the designer himself
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Source: VOGUE

20 december 2018

THE BEAUTY OF ANIMALS (04)

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.

Furniture Design: Colorful velvet sofa Ottilie from the company Love Your Home

While surfing on internet this afternoon I saw these beautiful sofas called Ottilie from the British company Love Your Home. The first sofa is in a colorful orange velvet. The second sofa is in nightshade botanical printed velvet. Aren't they beautiful? Be Inspired ........
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19 december 2018

Color Ideas: Perfect Bedroom Color Scheme (03)

What a perfect bedroom color scheme! Love this combination of colors for an elegant atmosphere, especially with this yellow accent Golden Rod. The colors are: Golden Rod, Silver Birch, Mellow Buff and Buttercream. Be Inspired ......
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Source: LuxDeco
Photo credit: Finchatton.

18 december 2018

RUNWAY: CHRISTIAN DIOR F/W 2016-17 COUTURE, SEEN AT PFW

Beautiful detail photos from the Christian Dior couture collection for the season Fall/Winter 2016-17, seen at Paris Fashion Week. Be Inspired ..........
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Source: VOGUE