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Welcome! Thank you for visiting my weblog. I am Irene, Elisabeth Pouw, a Dutch blogger. As blogger I am connecting my readers with beauty, style, quality and craftsmanship in various subjects like interiordesign, architecture, haute couture, photography, art 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.

10 december 2022

Fashion: Delightful Pre-Fall 2023 collection from Carolina Herrera, Part 01

What a delightful Pre-Fall collection from Carolina Herrera for their season 2023! Elegance, style, refinement and colors are combined here all together. Be Inspired ...... Part 2 will follow soon. 
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Source: VOGUE
Photos: courtesy of Carolina Herrera

09 december 2022

Interior: Beige colors, a Sophisticated Choice for the Bathroom

Beige Bathrooms - A unique beige color is a great and sophisticated choice for the bathroom. Beige is the ideal base for sanitary ware of any color. Visual and aesthetic harmony in a beige bathroom is best achieved with a combination of bathroom furniture made of wood or brown tones.

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Source: Decoholic and Image: Stine Furu

07 december 2022

Photography by Irene: model Alex (01)

 Since August 2022 I started with a course Photography, learning several new techniques like how to take photos in the manual mode. Would like to share with you now and then some photos for inspiration. Today is Alex in front of my camera, on his motorbike ...... 
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More inspiration, see my Instagram account CLICK I GOT YOU

06 december 2022

Wedding Ideas: Elegant lavender bridesmaid dresses; Charming look for 2022/2023

Hi brides, ever considering purple as your wedding color? Check below these elegant and stylish bridesmaid dresses in purple, lila and soft pink with matching flowers and invitations, also for the bridegroom. And what a romantic place to marry in this beautiful church .... I am in love with these wonderful wedding colors for a wedding at any time of the year. Earlier I wrote more blogs about weddings, SEE HERE Be Inspired .......

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More wedding inspiration, see my Pinterest account and the website Pro Wedding Invites

05 december 2022


Today I would like to share with you some lovely Fall photos. Autumn is such a beautiful season with so many different colors in nature. Be Inspired ....... Have a great new week ahead!

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Photos found on Pinterest

03 december 2022


Sometimes I get really excited while doing blog research. While surfing on internet today I was impressed by finding this beautiful Brook Street Writing Desk inspired by a Napoleon III escritoire by Ralph Lauren Home. Isn't it a Beauty? I wrote MORE BLOGS about Ralph Lauren Home. Be Inspired ......
More about Ralph Lauren Home
As the first fashion designer to present an all-encompassing home collection, Ralph Lauren introduced a distinctive vision and unwavering commitment to craftsmanship. Each collection is marked with a discernible appreciation for the handmade and a respect for skills and materials honed through generations of artistry. Ralph Lauren Home offers an expansive luxury collection including handsome furniture and lighting; distinctive area rugs; fabric and wallcovering; fine china, crystal and silver; decorative accents and luxurious bed and bath linens.

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Dering Hall and Ralph Lauren Home

01 december 2022

Interior: Children's Canopy Beds / Kinder Hemelbedden

Today, I would like to highlight an interesting interior company called 'Maisons du Monde'. It's a company with a lot of beautiful and inspiring interior ideas. They import furniture from all over the world from China, India, Africa till Morocco and import also exotic wood, like teak, shorea, palissander etc. Love their industrial style too with such a beautiful furniture! Other interior styles I saw are Asia, baroque, country, maritime etc. For more info, see the enclosed link below. Earlier I wrote more blogs about Maisons du Monde, SEE HERE Be inspired ........

Vandaag kwam ik bij toeval op de website van 'Maisons du Monde' terecht. Wat is dat een leuke en originele website op interieurgebied! Zoveel mooie meubelen gezien, ik kreeg er enorm veel inspiratie van. Kwam echt vanuit interieurstyling in een stroom van creatieve ideeën terecht.
Wat ik zo leuk vind aan deze woonwinkel, is dat zij meubelen uit de gehele wereld importeren. Het is met recht een ontdekkingsreis tussen al dat moois. China, India, Afrika of Marokko, zoveel streken en sferen die je door en met elkaar kan combineren opdat je interieur op geen enkel ander lijkt. Bij Maisons du Monde worden de thema's doorheen de seizoenen voortdurend vernieuwd. Elke week staan er nieuwigheden in de winkel. Geïnspireerd door de mode, streetware en reizen, creëren de stilisten producten naar de imago van hun tijd die je nergens anders zal vinden. Maisons du Monde importeert onder andere exotische houtsoorten (teak en shorea), maar ook Indische palissander, Chinese lak, een Tibetaanse koffer, Indonesische acajou, geboende den zoals bij Engelse brocante.
Hun industriële woonstijl vond ik bijvoorbeeld geweldig om te zien en dan die prachtige kinder hemelbedden en gecapitonneerde bedden, echt heel erg leuk. Zo'n bed geeft onmiddellijk een chique en warme sfeer weer. Andere woonstijlen die ik onder andere zag zijn: Aziatisch, barok, kust, platteland etc. Ik ben heel enthousiast over deze woonwinkel. Als interieurstyliste begint het meteen bij me te kriebelen om een woning in te richten met deze geweldige producten. Wil die ideeën dan ook graag met je delen. Ik wens je veel inspiratie toe .......
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Source: Maisons du Monde

30 november 2022

Wedding Inspiration: And here comes the bride ..........

Every woman dreams about having a beautiful and special wedding day. Below you will find inspirational images for such a special wedding day. Earlier I wrote already several wedding blogs, SEE HERE More blogs about this delightful subject will follow later on. Be Inspired. 
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All pictures are from 
Pinterest/Wedding Ideas & Inspiration

29 november 2022

ART: Anna Vinogradova, Russian Painter (03)

Be inspired by this fantastic work from the Russian painter, Anna Vinogradova. Have a look at some of her beautiful artworks. What a fantastic painter! I made earlier two other blogs about her amazing artwork: BLOG 01 and BLOG 02.
About the painter:
Anna Vinogradova was born on January 3, 1975 in Krasnodar. In 1994 she entered the Yaroslavl Art School, which she left one year later and entered the preparatory course of Graphic faculty of Repin Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture.
Already in the year 1996 she became a student of Graphic faculty of Repin Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, where she was taught from 1996 to 1999 in studios of V.Starov, I. Razdrogin and V. Vetrogonskij. After the third course, Anna Vinogradova decided to withdraw from the Graphics department and moved to the third course of the faculty of Painting in the studio under the direction of V.Pimenov, where she continued her studies, guide by such masters as N.Blokhin, N. Lysak. In year 1999 she produced a series of costumes' sketches for the cycle of ballets -mysteries of the Vologda choreographic ensemble called "Russian Ballet 21st century".
Performances were implemented in year 2000 under the state program 'The Great Ustyug — Homeland of Father Frost'. In 2001, together with A. Vladimirov, Anna made a mosaic "Our Lady of Vladimir" for the plaque-chapel in honor of 2000 years of Christianity in the city of Vologda. In 2006 Anna graduated from the Institute with diploma work called "The procession of Shrovetide train", assessed with mark "excellent.
After graduating from the Institute in summer 2006, Anna Vinogradova was invited to the USA, where she has become a real member of the Association of America's portrait painters. At that time she also took part in a Show-exhibition in Florida. Vinogradova's paintings are sold in best U.S. galleries in Chicago, California, Florida, New Mexico. Her paintings are also successfully sold on the art markets of China and Russia. The artist has participated in more than 20 travelling exhibitions held by the "Gallery of 20th century painting" of St. Petersburg Art Center in China. She has also taken part in travelling exhibitions, organized by "Peredvizhniki (the Itinerants) of 21st century" stream in Russia and the European Union, where her works of art are under intense interest.
In 2008 Anna Vinogradova joined the St. Petersburg Branch of Russia's Union of Artists. In May 2009 Anna Vinogradova, together with Gennady Bernadsky and Yuri Kalyuta, represented masters of Russia at the "Repin academist's exhibition" in Beijing at the Palace of Nationalities of China. Paintings of Anna Vinogradova are in private collections in Russia, the United States, Japan, Holland, Germany, France and other European countries, as well as in numerous private collections and museums in China.
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