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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 maart 2017

Lighting Design: Table lamp Mariù by Sandro Santantonio Design (02)

Good Morning! I spotted this elegant table lamp 'Mariù' designed by Sandro Santantonio Design. It's a range of lamps with quilted faux leather shade available in either white or black. Available at Lucente. Earlier I also posted a blog about the FLOORLAMP
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Source: Lucente

29 maart 2017

28 maart 2017


Colorful artwork from the artist Laura Kamphuis
From 8th till 12th December 2016 was the 15th Anniversary Edition of Masters of LXRY in Amsterdam RAI, the Netherlands. At Masters of LXRY leading names are gathering from the world of art, interiordesign, fashion, beauty, jewelry, watches, real estate, cars, boats etc. By invitation I paid a visit at this interesting event too. We saw so many interesting things, like this inspiring artwork from the Dutch artist Laura Kamphuis - Made by Lau. What a delightful artwork from Laura! Be inspired .......
Organic Abstraction
The artist Laura Kamphuis working in her atelier

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Sources: Made by Lau and Lxry NL
Note: these photos have been placed with approval of the artist. 

27 maart 2017


Be inspired by these beautiful editorial photos from fashion model Miranda Kerr. She covers here ELLE Canada for the December 2016 issue. Captured by fashion photographer Max Abadian. 

25 maart 2017

Be Inspired: Interior photography by Rene van Dongen (07)

Be inspired by these beautiful fireplaces from the Dutch company Boley Exclusive Fireplaces. A fireplace gives a living space extra zest and is providing a tranquil and relaxing ambiance. Boley has been creating heart warming designs since 1970 and stands for 100% customized Dutch design. These photos are lensed by Dutch interior photographer René van Dongen, who has a tremendous amount of experience in interior photography, architecture & advertising. Earlier I posted some other blogs about René's photography work, see VARIOUS BLOGS. More photos from this interesting photographer will follow later on. 
More about the photographer René van Dongen
René has been an independent, full-time photographer since 1994 with an expertise in interior photography, architecture and advertising. He is trained in photography, graphic design as well as graphic design techniques and has a tremendous amount of experience in this field. 

René always goes for the best result for the client and has a great eye for details and a passion for delivering quality. He analyzes his objects thoroughly: color, structure and above all light/shadow are leading in this. He is working for architects and interior designers, as well as a wide range of businesses that provide products in the interior design industry.

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©photography: René van Dongen and Fireplace Design: Boley
Note: these photos have been placed with approval of the company Boley and the photographer.


While surfing tonight on Pinterest I found some lovely hat designs. Below you will find hat designs seen at the lookbook of Hasan Hejazi for their Spring 2014 collection. Here, model Alex K is wearing wide-brimmed hats – placing a focus on the designs. What an elegant designs! Earlier I wrote more blogs about hat designs, see this link MORE HATS or the links below. 

Sources: Fashion Gone Rogue and Hasan Hejazi
See also my Pinterest moodboard for more hat inspiration.

22 maart 2017

21 maart 2017


I guess you noticed already that I love the color Red. It is such a powerful and passionate color. Below you will find some beautiful fashion photos in red. Enjoy your day!
Chanel - Ines de la Fressange
Dior Red Lipstick
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More inspiration for Reds via my Pinterest page

Wish my Readers a Wonderful Springtime!

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20 maart 2017


While suring on internet this morning I saw this inspiring quote about Friendship. Could not resist to reshare it with you. Have a lovely day!
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More inspiring words on my Pinterest moodboad Quotes & Words.

18 maart 2017

Lighting design: Minimalistic Lighting Design 'Shield' from Kutarq Studio

Be inspired by this interesting, minimalistic lighting design, called 'Shield' from Kutarq Studio. Inspired by the shields of the Masai from Tanzania, consistent reduction, clear geometry and clean shapes are the design principles behind the 'Shield' luminaires. The lamp consists of two main parts: an opalescent diffuser (which is exchangeable and can be set up fast and easy) and a white-painted aluminum structural chassis. The shades are not opaque, but semi-translucent, creating an attractive aura and a pleasant atmosphere as a harmonious light falls upon the wall or ceiling. They are made in three different forms: round, oval and eye-shaped. The 'Shield' series are available as a wall, ceiling, pendant or floor lamp and are all dimmable.
Sources: Design Milk and Kutarq Studio
Photography by Dani Pujalte.

17 maart 2017

Similarities in Fashion & Art by Bianca Luini (02)

I guess you have noticed already that I am a huge fan of the wonderful fashionphotos from Bianca Luini. Bianca is a fashion design graduate living in Milan, Italy. She sees fashion everywhere and everything in fashion. Love her beautiful and creative way of finding similarities in fashion combined with art, design, architecture, nature, photography etc. Below you find the similarities she found in these 2 photos. On the left you see Luping Wang photographed by Olivier Yoan and styled by Anson Lau for South China Morning Post. On the right: Flying Blue by Sarah Olson, 2004. Beautiful, isn't it? I wrote more blogs about her inspiring work, see MORE BLOGS
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Source: WISF (Match #319)


Highlights from the Mulberry fashion show for Spring/Summer 2017.

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Source: VOGUE