About Me

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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 april 2016

BEDROOMS: a dreamy canopy bed by interior designer Jackye Lanham

A fabulously subdued color palette deserves a dreamy canopy bed. Love this elegant and dreamy canopy bed by interior designer Jackye Lanham. She chose an iron canopy bed to balance the soft elegance of the space. What a beauty! I wrote earlier more blogs about canopy beds: blog 1blog 2blog 3 and blog 4.
Sources: FRESHOME and Jackye Lanham

29 april 2016

Furniture Design: A collectionist cabinet by Bartoli Design for Laura Meroni

Bartoli Design recently created an unusual piece of furniture for Laura Meroni, a luxury Italian furniture company. It's a collectionist cabinet inspired by vintage secretary desks. It lives up to its name, with the inside divided into 26 different compartments and having eight drawers, perfect for any extensive collector. The exterior features a simple shape crafted in Siberian Ash wood with sculptural brass handles. It can be mounted on the wall or stand alone on sleek brass rods. What a beautiful and elegant design!

28 april 2016

KITCHENS: A stunning Kelly Wearstler-designed home in Washington!

Love this beautiful Kelly Wearstler-designed home in Mercer Island, Washington. The island in the kitchen is brass, the cabinetry is cerused oak and the countertops are marble. For more information, see the enclosed links below. 
Sources: ELLE DECOR and Kelly Wearstler


Highlights from the fashion show from Valentino for the season Fall/Winter 2016-17 for Menswear. I wrote more blogs about VALENTINO Be Inspired ...... 
Thank you for reading this blogpost.
Source: VOGUE

27 april 2016

Fashion: Otherworldly - Haute Papier by Bea Szenfeld (02)

Amazing paper collection entitled 'Haute Papier' by fashion designer Bea Szenfeld. It's a design found in the interesting fashionbook Otherworldly. Challenging traditional ideas of reality vs. fantasy, ‘Otherworldly’ offers a glimpse at the fearless creations of some of the fashion industry’s most forward-thinking designers. Published by Gestalten and edited by media artist Theo-Mass Lexileictous, this 305-page book is packed with striking images of avant-garde costumes that defy normality and introduce a new world where nothing is pre-determined and everything is encouraged. See also my first blog of Bea Szenfeld 01
Photography. Joel Rhodin.
More innovative fashion on my Pinterest page

26 april 2016


While surfing on internet this afternoon I found some beautiful outdoor furniture by designer Francesco Rota for Paola Lenti. Love this pink armchair as well as the colorful poufs. The furniture designs look so inviting, for a real Summer feeling. Hope I inspired you too!
Ami Compact Armchair by Francesco Rota for Paola Lenti. Ph. Switch Modern
Afra Pouf by Francesco Rota for Paola Lenti. Ph. via Switch Modern

25 april 2016

Glamour & Magic by interiordesigner Paul Linse (Woonbeurs Amsterdam)

Earlier seen at Woonbeurs Amsterdam 2011: beautiful lighting design for the “More Than Classic House” by interiordesigner Paul Linse.

Paul Linse, interior designer (Studio Linse Amsterdam).
More about Studio Linse Amsterdam

Founded by interior designer Paul Linse in 1999, the studio is based in Amsterdam, where a group of inspired and talented professionals is dedicated to deliver top quality, sound project management and clarity of design. The Studio Linse team designs commercial interiors that express a warm welcome, in hotels, café restaurants or corporate environments, museums and other high traffic locations (e.g. Bubbles seafood & wine bar at Schiphol Airport and the F&B locations of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam).

24 april 2016


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 'Boating Hues'. Be inspired by this lovely color palette. Enjoy your week! 
Source: Design SeedsFor more photos,