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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.

30 januari 2012

Gaultier HC Spring 2012: Tribute to Amy Winehouse

Jean-Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring 2012: A Tribute to Amy Winehouse.Beautiful haute couture. Love it! Quote: "The designer, who has always celebrated pop culture, decided to pay homage to the late Amy Winehouse, whose bold personality and rock and roll Barbie figure became an emblem of London. The clothes, like Winehouse, were a mix of femme fatale and street wear, merging silk, corsets, platforms, as well as giant hoodies, Fred Perry-esque polo tops and baseball jackets". Unquote: for the complete review please have a look at Fashionista.com, see enclosed hyperlink. 

Photos: Imaxtree

28 januari 2012


Earlier I bought this painting "The Ballerina", just as a present for myself. 
I love the atmosphere of Impressionism, although it's not a real one from this period. 
Photography: Irene Pouw

26 januari 2012

CHANEL SPRING 2012 HAUTE COUTURE: Nothing But Blue Skies

Gorgeous show, love it! And Karl Lagerfeld, what a great designer! The setting (complete with a skylight with blue sky and clouds above) emphasized a Spring couture collection imbued with the feeling of lightness. Just a short impression below, I could hardly choose which picture was my favorite :-)  For the total review just have a look at the enclosed hyperlink below.
Photos: Imaxtree

22 januari 2012


Special design from the Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek: 
a chair made of demolition metal tubes. 
Meer over Piet Hein Eek:
Quote: "Piet Hein Eek is groot geworden met zijn sloophouten design meubels, maar heeft ook altijd geëxperimenteerd met andere materialen. Zo hier met (sloop) ijzeren buizen waar hij stoelen van heeft gemaakt. Piet Hein Eek is één van de hipste Nederlandse designers van dit moment. Buizenstoel nummer 1 en 2 zijn te koop voor ruim 8.000 euro".

20 januari 2012

Decorating: Shabby Chic Chandeliers and other furniture

Today I was browsing on internet and found some interesting chandeliers: the Wine Barrel Chandelier. These chandeliers were originaly constructed from actual wine barrels. Rustic and elegant lighting perfect for any special area. They are available at French Country Furniture Direct.com (FL)
This company also has Shabby Chic furniture. This is an interior design style where age counts and comfort is the key. Old décor items are selected for the special charm and warmth they lend. You may have noticed how antique furniture seems to blend right in with any decor, be it a cosy home or a formal business location. It is this versatility of old furniture that shabby chic style lovers use to their advantage for creating warm and inviting decors. Also available: the London trunk crest and the London trunk Union Jack. All of their products are hand made in low volume production runs and no two items are alike. For more information please have a look at their website.

18 januari 2012


A few weeks ago I took a look at the website of Jane Hornsby, textiles designer. As interiorstylist I was thrilled to see her gorgeous cushions. Earlier I wrote already a blog about her London cushions, her Statue of Liberty Stripes cushions and Love, So Important In Life. Today I show you some colourful red pieces. Are not they lovely? Would love to use these cushions for interiorstyling.

More information about the textiles designer: 

Jane Hornsby designs and makes a stunning range of unique cushions, soft furnishings and upholstered furniture. Many of her cushions and accessories are designed and made in her studio in Northumberland (England). Jane has many years experience within the Interior Design industry. Born from a necessity to produce individual and unique soft furnishings for her clients, Jane Hornsby's designs were created.  From her studio, Jane uses beautiful luxurious fabrics when creating her designs, taking inspiration from her love of all things traditional, patriotic and quirky to design timeless pieces which are entirely individual. Due to overwhelming demand her website was launched in 2008 and it has gone from strength to strength. Jane's designs feature in national newspapers, magazines and television. Her company is very successful and have had great press coverage, also in the national press.  


FURNITURE DESIGN: Great piece, the leather longchair Sheffield

Great piece this black leather longchair "Sheffield", especially the beautifully curved line of the chair, seen at Het Kabinet, the Netherlands. Is this your style too?

17 januari 2012

Lovely kids bedroom for a real princess

Just like a real princess! This soft pink children's bedroom for girls looks so elegant. I love it! This wooden armchair covered in Teflon-treated pink cotton is a replica of the Carrosse fuchsia armchair and the Carrosse white armchair, adult-size designer models for an offbeat baroque touch. For more information please have a look at the website of Maisons du Monde, see enclosed link below.
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Source: Maisons du Monde

14 januari 2012

Elegant glassware designed by Marc Blackwell

I really love this elegant glassware. Is this your piece? Beautiful, elegant glassware, designed by Marc Blackwell, seen at Barneys New York. Serie: Northern/Southern Hemisphere. Available in Florentine Gold or Parisian Platinum. Below you will find a short impression. For more information just have a look at the website of Barneys: BarneysNY/MarcBlackwell
Source: BarneysNY

FURNITURE DESIGN: Beautiful sofa Lutetia (Maxalto)

A few pieces caught my eye this week. Especially the sofa Lutetia (Simplice Collection) of the manufacturer Maxalto. Designer: Antonio Citterio. What a great piece! Be inspired ........ This beautiful sofa is amongst other things available at Co van der Horst, the Netherlands.

Note: these pictures have been placed with approval of Co van der Horst.