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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 november 2016

Dutch Design Week 2016: Lighting design 'Angles' from Alex Groot Jebbink

Beautiful ceiling lamp 'Angles' from the Dutch interior architect Alex Groot Jebbink, seen at the Dutch Design Week 2016. Below you will see a general view of this lamp during the exhibition at the Klokgebouw on October 27, 2016 in Eindhoven (NL). Dutch Design Week, the biggest design event in Northern Europe presented work and ideas of more than 2,500 designers. This inspiring design is available at Odesi. 
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Sources: A-Lex and Odesi

29 november 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 Color Chirp. Be inspired by this lovely color palette. 
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Source: Design Seeds
For more photos, see also my Pinterest moodboard "Color Palettes"


Highlights from the Derek Lam runway show for Spring/Summer 2017.

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Source: VOGUE

28 november 2016


While surfing today on internet I saw this beautiful painting from the French painter Claude Monet. Did not see this one before. What a beauty!
More about the artist.
Claude Monet, 1840–1926, French landscape painter. Monet was a founder of Impressionism. He adhered to its principles throughout his long career and is considered the most consistently representative painter of the school as well as one of the foremost painters of landscape in the history of art. As a youth in Le Havre, Monet was encouraged by the marine painter Boudin to paint in the open air, a practice he never forsook. After two years (1860–62) with the army in Algeria, he went to Paris, over parental objections, to study painting. In Paris, Monet formed lasting friendships with the artists who would become the major impressionists including Pissarro, Cézanne, Renoir, Sisley and Bazille. He and several of his friends painted for a time out-of-doors in the Barbizon district. Monet soon began to concern himself with his lifelong objective: portraying the variations of light and atmosphere brought on by changes of hour and season.
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Source: Claude Monet Gallery

Wishing you a great new week ahead!

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27 november 2016


While surfing on internet this afternoon, I saw these stunning penthouses at 1110 Park Avenue, New York. I am completey in love with these interior designs, so elegant, sophisticated, luxurious and serene. The designer on the project, Cheryl Eisen, president and luxury stager of Interior Marketing Group, says she chose colors that wouldn’t distract from the space’s classic architecture. It is also unlikely to look dated and makes it easy for the buyer to imagine living there, she adds. 'White is ideal for staging because it isn't overly taste-specific and creates a calm, clean, elegant feeling, which resonates with a broad buyer demographic', Ms. Eisen says. 

In a bold move, paint manufacturers, interior designers and real estate developers pick white as their top color. Benjamin Moore names 'Simply White' its 2016 Color of the Year. The color leader highlighted white as a timeless and versatile design statement. White radiates luxury, sophistication and serenity. The color works for practical reasons when clients are big art collectors. White is one of the most incredible foils for art (said by interior designer Geoffrey Bradfield). Be inspired ............ 
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Photography by Evan Joseph.


I guess you've noticed already that I am a huge fan of the fantastic designs of fashion designer Georges Hobeika. Such a beauty, elegance and style! Be Inspired .......
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Sources: VOGUE FR and Georges Hobeika

26 november 2016

Lighting Design: Beautiful curve pendants by Tom Dixon at ICFF 2016 (02)

While surfing on internet this morning I saw these beautiful curve 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 .... 

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Sources: Design Milk and Tom Dixon

25 november 2016

Fashion: Summary of the F/W 2016-17 Fashion Trends, Part 1

Below you will find a summary of the Fall/Winter 2016-17 fashiontrends with 55 trends, seen on the runway. This is Part 1. I will post totally 5 blogs about these fashiontrends. The fashiontrends I am showing here are: ‘80s Glamour, Chinoiserie, Cross Body Fur Stoles, Frills & Ruffles, Large and Accented Collars, Masculine vs Feminine, Plunging necklines, Warm Puffer Jackets, Sleepwear as Outerwear, Super Long Coats, Typical and Atypical Turtlenecks. 
See also PART 2 and PART 3, which I published later on. Be inspired .......
Fashiontrend F/W 2016-17: ‘80s Glamour
Fashiontrend F/W 2016-17: Chinoiserie Motifs
Fashiontrend F/W 2016-17: Cross Body Fur Stoles 
Fashiontrend F/W 2016-17: Frills & Ruffles Aplenty
Fashiontrend F/W 2016-17: Large and Accented Collars
Fashiontrend F/W 2016-17: Masculine vs Feminine Tug of War 
Fashiontrend F/W 2016-17: Perfectly Plunging Necklines
Fashiontrend F/W 2016-17: Queues of Quilts on Warm Puffer Jackets
Fashiontrend F/W 2016-17: Sleepwear as Outerwear 
Fashiontrend F/W 2016-17: Super Long Coats
Fashiontrend F/W 2016-17: Typical and Atypical Turtlenecks
Source: Fashionisers
Many thanks to Fashionisers for sharing this interesting report.