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.

30 maart 2018

Art: Beautiful artwork 'Still Life of Roses' by Emile Vernon, 1902

While surfing this morning on internet I found this beautiful painting 'Still Life of Roses' by Emile Vernon, 1902. Oil on canvas. Private collection. Be Inspired .......
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29 maart 2018

Furniture Design: The elegant Ritz Slipper Chair by Eric Kuster Metropolitan Luxury

While surfing this afternoon I saw this beautiful chair from the Dutch company Eric Kuster Metropolitan Luxury. It's the Ritz Slipper chair. Its low-slung design invites you to slip effortlessly into its comforting form. Without armrests, you’re able to assume practically any position you desire. Soft cushioning and a plethora of finishes make Ritz a stunning addition to any space. I am completely in love with this design as well as the chosen fabric and color! I wrote earlier more blogs about this interesting designer, MORE BLOGS Be Inspired .......
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Sources: Dering Hall and Eric Kuster

RUNWAY: ATELIER VERSACE S/S 2017 COUTURE, SEEN AT PFW

Highlights from the Couture fashion show from Atelier Versace for the season Spring/Summer 2017, seen at Paris Fashion Week. Be Inspired ......






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Sources: VOGUE

28 maart 2018

Interior Design: Stunning Villa Kampffmeyer in Potsdam by interior designer Benjamin Kempton

Today I spotted this beautiful photo from the Villa Kampffmeyer in Potsdam, Germany by interior designer Benjamin Kempton. Love the beautiful flooring as well as the stylish table design with yellow armchairs and the chandelier. The Felidae II chairs are by Amy Somerville. The dining table is by Friederike Tebbe of Studio Farbarchiv. The Sputnik chandelier by Baxter London and the Rollo lamps by Heathfield. For more details, see the link below. Be Inspired ......
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Source: Wallpaper
Photography: Phil Dunlop. 

26 maart 2018

Editorial: Lovely vintage magazines cover from the past (06)

I guess you've noticed already that I love vintage fashion photos and covers. Below you will find a cover from the young Jerry Hall at the British Vogue Magazine from May 1975. What a lovely photo! Be Inspired ......
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Source: GOOGLE

HAPPY EASTER TO MY READERS!

Wish my readers a Happy Easter! Love to decorate the Easter table with nice Easter ideas, while waiting for family and friends to have an Easter brunch together. Below you will find some lovely Easter ideas, like table settings, decorations, eggs etc. Have a lovely Easter time and thank you for reading my blogs! 

Lovely Spring garden plates with bunnies, birds & butterflies. Source Williams Sonoma
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Source: Pinterest/moodboard Easter

Bathroom Inspiration: Beautiful illustrated tiled bathroom with Roman face

While surfing this afternoon at internet I found this illustrated tiled bathroom with a Roman face in mosaics. In this monochrome palette it makes such an elegant statement. The mosaic tiles are by Bisazza and the shower is by Kohler. Be Inspired ......
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Source: Ideal Home UK

Tableware: Lovely Spring garden plates with bunnies, birds & butterflies

Welcome family and friends to an Easter table set with this exclusive garden-inspired dinnerware. These beautiful salad plates are from the serie 'Spring Garden', available at Williams Sonoma. What a great collection of Spring plates! These Spring Garden salad plates boast bunnies, birds and butterflies – all flanked against a soft blue sky. Each piece in the collection features original artwork created by in-house designers on glazed porcelain accented with a profusion of blooms, lace-inspired detailing and golden rims. Be Inspired ........
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Source: Williams Sonoma

25 maart 2018

Digital Art: Lady in Red by artist Catrin Welz-Stein (01)

Beautiful digital art by the German artist Catrin Welz-Stein. In 2009 Catrin started to create digital images by collaging old illustrations and photographs. At the same time she discovered online social networks and her private images were then open to the public. The positive responses Catrin got there were her motivation to go on with her art until now. I will write MORE BLOGS about her beautiful work. Be Inspired ......
More about the artist
Tell us about You - your philosophy and the experience in visual arts
As a child I loved to draw and liked to be creative. I almost was born with a pencil in my hand. I knew I wanted to do something related to arts. I have graduated from Graphic Design in DarmstadtGermany and then worked for different advertising agencies in GermanyUSA and Switzerland.
The artist, Catrin Welz-Stein

I stopped working in agencies after becoming a mother and after a short time of being self employed I decided to quit work until my children grew older. Because of my children (4 and 6 years old) I can go through childhood again and I can enjoy the world of fantasy and fairy tails. I like to look at childrens books and let them inspire me. „Where the wild things are“, from Maurice Sendak is a favourite book of all of us. Through the children books I rediscovered the love to illustration again.

As a professional graphic art designer I often had to make compromises for the clients. There were a lot of rules in visual communication and I often felt that I could not express my whole creativity. Now I enjoy creating art that does not explain itself from the beginning. My images have a dreamlike and surreal quality. They speak from inner feelings which we often hide in our daily life.

What are your greatest inspirations?

My inspirations are: fantasy, children stories, medieval, Jugendstil, Folklore and Surrealism. I am inspired by the work of Nicoletta Ceccoli, Kelly Rae Roberts, Sabrina Ward Harrison, Olaf Hajek, Maggie Taylor, Natalie Shau, Colette Calascione and Nazario Graziano. Well, there are so many great artists around!

How did you gain so much knowledge in this area?
As a graphic art designer I worked a lot with digital images.

What creative mediums do you prefer the most and why? 
My images are all digital made. I collect old images and illustrations and put them new together in Photoshop. The working process is based on combining and the division of photographs, with removing, filling and retouch. Using digital medium I have far more creative possibilities and I can work much faster then on the Canvas. Perhaps, my skills have been formed during the long years of working in front of my computer. Thanks to all that I can create my art best in digital.

Your art world is …
My art world is Otto Dix, Frida Kahlo, Picasso, Gustav Klimt, Magritte and Boticelli.

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LFW: BEST LOOKS FROM LONDON FASHION WEEK SPRING 2018 (03)

Highlights seen at London Fashion Week 2017 for the season Spring/Summer 2018 RTW. I will post more blogs about LFW. Be Inspired .......
Roksanda
Mary Katrantzou
Burberry
Christopher Kane
Emporio Armani
Christopher Kane
Emilia Wickstead
Emilia Wickstead
Erdem
Erdem
Hilfiger
Hilfiger
J.W. Anderson
Mary Katrantzou
Peter Pilotto
Peter Pilotto
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi
Roksanda
Simone Rocha
Simone Rocha
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