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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.

27 mei 2016

BED DESIGN (07): Chic, timeless & stylish bed designs by Nilson (NL)

Love the beautiful, elegant and chic bed designs from the Dutch company Nilson. The bed design below is so elegant in this purple color. Just love it! It's from my personal favourite color palette in purple colors. People from all over the world enjoy the wonderful comfort that Nilson beds offer. This high-quality comfort is achieved by using natural materials in order to create an unique & traditional end product. The beds have a subtle and luxurious design and are completely hand-made in the Netherlands.

The collaboration with inspiring designers and stylists has resulted in timeless and stylish design. Earlier I wrote MORE BLOGS about these fantastic high quality bed designs from Nilson. I highlighted the bed designs from the designers: Marcel Wolterinck, Remy Meijers, Robin Sluijzer, Osiris Hertman, Francois Hannes and the company FG Stijl. 

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Source: Nilson Beds

26 mei 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 'A Door Hues'. Be inspired by this lovely color palette. Enjoy your week!  
Source: Design Seeds
For more photos, see also my Pinterest moodboard "Color Palettes"

25 mei 2016

Decorating with patterned cushions for a great result (01)

I would like to show you some pieces that caught my eye this week like these beautiful patterned pillows from the company Joss & Main. Great for decorating indoors as well as outdoors. Below you will find the decorative throw pillow 'Ellis' in the colors indigo, natural and onyx. I can't wait to decorate my garden with these lovely pillows. :-)
Source: Joss & Main. First photo is from French Country Cottage with a great blog about a fresh inviting look on the patio by using these onyx pillows. 

24 mei 2016

ARCHITECTURE: Beautiful Prints from Cities by Studio Esinam

I was inspired by the beautiful prints from Studio Esinam. Studio Esinam is a creative studio based in Sweden and was founded by art director & architect duo Josefine Lilljegren & Sebastian Gokah in the Spring of 2013. Be inspired .....

What they wrote about their beautiful prints:
'In our limited edition print series Elevations and Landmarks, we seek to capture the unique feeling of various cities around the world. Cities that most of us have some kind of relation to, but probably haven’t seen in the format of the architectural drawing. By studying the façades, directing attention to details that mostly pass unseen, we hope to touch upon qualities to the architecture that contribute to the specific feeling the city imposes on you'.
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Source: Studio Esinam

22 mei 2016

Lighting Design: Copper fade pendants by Tom Dixon at ICFF 2016 (01)

While surfing on internet this morning I saw these beautiful copper fade pendants by Tom Dixon. Designer Tom Dixon will be showing an array of new work at the upcoming ICFF 2016 (International Contemporary Furniture Fair). The bold and shiny new collections include lighting, tables, stools and tabletop accessories. Take a look .... 
Sources: Design Milk and Tom Dixon

21 mei 2016

BRIDAL WEAR: Most stylish bride of 2015 - Beatrice Borromeo

Heiress Beatrice Borromeo had no less than five wedding dresses when she married Pierre Casiraghi in a series of events earlier this year, but this was our favourite. The micro-draped Armani gown was comprised of a deep neckline and micro draping. A spokesperson for Armani revealed that Borromeo’s train featured two antique diamond brooches in the form of wings, which are family heirlooms. What a lovely and stylish couple!

20 mei 2016


While surfing on internet I found this beautiful Brooklyn tins wallpaper by Merci. Be inspired ........

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Source: NLXL

19 mei 2016


I was inspired by all these sunny yellow photos for fashion, interior and art. Just Enjoy the Beauty of Yellow. 
Art - Diane Leonard.
Dior 2014 Sunshine purse.
Heidi Klum.
Emilio Pucci F/W 2014 RTW.
Lemon Essential Oil.
Versace F/W 2013-14 RTW
Stephane Rolland Spring 2014.
Yellow door.
Some lovely yellow roses. 
Yellow staircase.
Lovely yellow sunflowers. 
Yellow hues. 
Inspirational art.
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Photos found on Pinterest/Color it Yellow and Google+.

18 mei 2016

Spectacular green roof - Meera Sky Garden House, Singapore

Beautiful architecture with a spectacular green roof by Guz Architects. It's the Meera Sky Garden House in Singapore. This house is located on a new housing estate on the island of Sentosa adjacent to Singapore. Really impressive! Earlier I wrote 2 other blogs about Guz Architects: Blog 01 (Dalvey Road House, Singapore) + Blog 02 (Fish House, Singapore).
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Sources: The Mind CircleArchDaily and Guz Architects

ART: Anna Vinogradova, Russian Painter (02)

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 two other blogs about her amazing artwork: BLOG 01 and BLOG 03.
More 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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Source: Anna Vinogradova