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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 juni 2018

Bedlinen: Arabesque, a gorgeous Moroccan-inspired collection by Thread Design

Thread Design, creators of beautiful NZ-made bedlinen, have launched on June 25th, 2018 a new collection. It's called 'Arabesque', a gorgeous Moroccan-inspired collection. Striking the perfect balance for contemporary interiors, Arabesque offers an inviting sense of calm enlivened by gentle patterns and rich color. Designed to reflect the mosaic tile work and traditional geometric motifs characteristic of Moroccan architecture. The range consists of pillowcases, cushions and throws presented in a mix of linen and velvet. Be Inspired .......
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Images courtesy of Thread Design.
Photography by Flash Studios

Vintage Fashion: Evelyn Tripp on the cover of Charm magazine, May 1954

What a lovely vintage fashionphoto from Evelyn Tripp for the cover of Charm magazine, May 1954. Be Inspired .....
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Photos via my Pinterest moodboards Vintage Fashion/HC 

28 juni 2018

Outdoor Furniture: The colorful 30-70 collection by Rafael Zúñiga for Tucurinca

What a nice, colorful and playful outdoor collection! It's the 30-70 collection designed by Rafael Zúñiga for Tucurinca. An outdoor collection of two-tone furniture inspired by the Colombian tropics. The brand employs Colombian people for their traditional weaving skills, which show up throughout the collection in a modern way. The playful designs feature steel structures with woven seats, backs and tabletops out of PVC rope where they use two contrasting colors to make more of an impact. The material is not only durable, it’s easy to clean and making it perfect for outdoors. Be Inspired .........
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26 juni 2018

Style Icons: Stunning fashion photo from Queen Maxima

What a stunning photo from our Dutch Queen Maxima! Love her chique and elegant fashion style. Be Inspired .......
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Photo found on Pinterest.

RUNWAY: DIOR HOMME S/S 2019 MENSWEAR, SEEN AT PFW

On March 23rd, 2018 Kim Jones presented his debut S/S 2019 collection at Dior in the Garde Républicaine, set against the backdrop of a 10-metre-tall flower-covered KAWS sculpture. Be Inspired ........
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Sources: VOGUE (01) and VOGUE (02)

24 juni 2018

Beautiful Topkapi wallpaper by Martyn Lawrence Bullard for Schumacher

I guess you've noticed already that I am a huge fan of the designs from interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard. Today I found this fantastic, refined floral wallpaper in blue called 'Topkapi' from his collection for Schumacher. Derived from the panels of tile that lined the royal suites of the Ottoman sultans in Istanbul’s Topkapi Palace, Iznik patterns combine the traditional Ottoman patterns with Oriental elements to create a visual masterpiece that transcends cultures and eras. I wrote MORE BLOGS about this interesting interior designer. Be Inspired .......
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23 juni 2018

Bathrooms: Stunning showers just as luxurious as tubs

While surfing today on internet I saw these stunning showers just as luxurious as tubs. These sensational ideas are sure to make a splash in any bathroom. Be Inspired ........

Above you will find a master bath in a Hong Kong home with nickel-plated shower and sink fittings by Dornbracht. Very chic design in black and white!

Loved this elegant bathroom too. Here interior designer Michael S. Smith revamps a Chicago penthouse with veined marble surfaces in the bathroom.
And look at this beautiful master bath in an Aspen, Colorado home by Shelton, Mindel & Assoc. with Dornbracht fittings. What a beauty! 

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22 juni 2018

Editorial: Lovely vintage magazines cover from the past (04)

I guess you've noticed already that I love vintage fashion photos and covers. Below you will find a cover from Jean Patchett. She stars here at the cover of Vogue, 1940s. What a lovely photo! Be Inspired ......
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Source: GOOGLE

20 juni 2018

Timeless Modern Fireplaces by European Home Fireplaces


While surfing today on internet I found these timelessly modern fireplaces by the company European Home Fireplaces. Beautiful fires, perfect proportions and simple modern lines. European Home fireplaces have been manufactured in New England since 1999. They are also the exclusive distributors of leading European fireplace companies: Element4, Gavin Scott Design and Focus Fires. Be Inspired .......
#fireplaces Gyrofocus by Focus Fires (Outdoor)
#fireplaces Gyrofocus by Focus Fires

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Source: European Home

19 juni 2018

Bathroom Trends Spring 2018: Elegant bathroom with wallpaper & live-edge vanity

While many of us tend to underrate the bathroom in terms of the value it brings to our life, a serene and rejuvenating bathroom can make a big difference indeed. Below you will find an elegant bathroom with wallpaper, live-edge vanity and metallic fixtures. Be Inspired ......
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Source: Decoist

16 juni 2018

Art: Colorful artwork by French illustrator Malika Favre (03)

 While surfing this morning on internet I saw this colorful popart work from the French graphic designer Malika Favre. Love her graphic work! Malika Favre's distinct and often very sexy style has made her one of the world's most sought-after commercial illustrators. In addition to her personal creations, she works for clients around the world. Publications such as the New Yorker and Vogue, as well as international brands like Sephora with whom she has a growing, fruitful relationship. In her London studio, Favre creates work that is characterized by a striking minimalism: no line, no shape, no color is wasted. But within this minimalism, she creates images of startling beauty and depth. For more interesting work from Malika, see THIS LINK Be Inspired .......

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Photo courtesy of Malika Favre. 

Inspiring Quote about Working Together ......

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More inspiration on my Pinterest account: Quotes & Words

15 juni 2018

Romantic China Tableware by Miranda Kerr for Royal Albert

I adore this romantic tableware collection by Miranda Kerr for Royal Albert. Discover grace, catwalk glamour and a passion for afternoon tea with Miranda. It's inspired by her passion for peonies and butterflies and crafted from fine bone china. Created from treasured memories of afternoons spent sipping tea from her grandmother’s own Royal Albert tea set, this collection has a beautifully sentimental appeal. Be Inspired ........
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12 juni 2018

COLOR INSPIRATION - COLOR IT RED (03)

Beautiful photo from fashion & fine art photographer Zhang Jingna
For my longtime readers, I guess you've noticed already that I love colors. Below you will find inspiration in red hues. Like this beautiful photo above from fashion and fine art photographer Zhang Jingna and the 2nd photo from Maison Martin Margiela S/S 2015 Couture. Or this lovely bouquet of red flowers as well as this red gown from the Elie Saab Pre-Fall collection from 2015. And last but least ..... this gown from Claes Iversen. Aren't they beautiful? See also my Pinterest account for much more color inspiration (link below). Have a lovey day! 
Maison Martin Margiela S/S 2015 Couture
Lovely bouquet of flowers
Elie Saab Pre-Fall 2015
Claes Iversen S/S 2015-16
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For more color inspiration, see my Pinterest moodboard: 

Design: Modern Rugs to Cover Your Floors

Set the foundation for your modern home with the right rug to match.

While surfing on internet today I found some interesting modern rugs to cover your floors. From a yellow Baltwood hand-tufted area rug from Langley Street, a Murray watercolor rug from Kate Spade till The Kiss Rug from Cold Picnic. Be Inspired ........
Baltwood hand-tufted area rug from Langley Street
Abstracted terrazzo rug from Anthropologie
The Kiss Rug from Cold Picnic
Murray watercolor rug from Kate Spade
Ridgewood hand-tufted wool rug from Surya
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Source: Elle Decor

10 juni 2018

Jacqueline De Ribes, Queen of Style, French Fashion Designer & Icon (03)

What a beautiful photo from Jacqueline de Ribes in her own design, 1983. Love her classic, timeless beauty, style and elegance. Be Inspired ......
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Credit: Victor Skrebneski / The Metropolitan Museum of Art

08 juni 2018

Painting Ideas: Painted Chest in Radiant Orange. What a transformation!

Sometimes painting furniture in a radiant color can give such a great effect, like this elegant orange painted chest against a blue wall. What a Transformation! I wrote more blogs about COLORS Be Inspired ....... 
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Source: Benjamin Moore

06 juni 2018

04 juni 2018

Murcia outdoor collection by Spanish design studio Muka for Mindo

While surfing on internet this morning I saw this beautiful Murcia outdoor collection from Muka Design Lab. This Spanish design studio has designed a new collection of outdoor furniture for the USA-based company Mindo. It looks so fresh and inviting. The Murcia collection merges lacquered aluminum with rope to give it a nest-like feeling of coziness and security. This collection includes a love seat, sofa, adjustable lounge chair, coffee table and side table. Be Inspired ......
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