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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 juni 2019


Be Inspired by this beautiful collection from fashion designer Elie Saab for the season Spring/Summer 2019 RTW, seen at Paris Fashion Week. I wrote earlier MORE BLOGS about Elie Saab. 


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Source: VOGUE UK

27 juni 2019

FASHIONBAGS: ARXI - wearable architectural details by Konstantin Kofta

Known for his daring and unconventional leather-accessory design, Ukrainian fashion designer Konstantin Kofta has just released his latest collection of leather bags and clutches. Kofta likes to draw inspiration from natural shapes, like seashells and parts of human anatomy, which he then transforms into fully-functional garments and accessories. Bearing the title “ARXI”, Kofta’s S/S 2016 collection takes the designer’s approach a step further, by incorporating and inspired by forms and imagery found in Baroque architecture.
Although only in his late-twenties, the Kiev-based designer has already succeeded in becoming a household name in fashion with his leather accessories that challenge concepts such as functionalism & wearability through their unconventional forms.
"Designer Konstantin Kofta combines rural and urban perceptions and embraces the unintentional and unexpected, which provide inspiration for current and future collections. Each collection appears as a form of art installation. Konstantin Kofta believes that the perfect is hidden in the sacramental places away from an ordinary vision littered by common standards." - Konstantin Kofta Studio
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Sources YATZER and KOFTA

25 juni 2019


Love the products from the company BRABBU very much for its style, beauty and originality. BRABBU is a design brand that reflects an intense way of living, bringing fierceness, strength and power into an urban lifestyle. They design and produce a diverse range of furniture, casegoods, upholstery, lighting, rugs, art and accessories that tells stories from the nature and the world. Earlier I had an interesting and exclusive interview with one of BRABBU’s design team members. Below you will find a review. 
I had two questions:
1. A client would like to mix his living room with antique and modern design. The atmosphere should be elegant, stylish & luxurious. Which furniture would advise the Brabbu design team for this?

Well, in BRABBU’s collection you can see modern pieces with classic inspirations in some of the cases. For a stylish and luxurious atmosphere we would suggest for example the pieces in this set: 
LALLAN Center Table II, HOPLON Bookcase, EANDA Armchair and KUBEO Rug

MALAY 2 Seat Sofa and Armchair; TURKANA Rug; NAZCA Sideboard; KOI Side Table; VELLUM Suspension Light; CYPRES Floor Light; CASSIS Sideboard; VELLUM Wall Light.

The truth is that BRABBU’s pieces create harmonious ambiances as they were thought to perfectly fit together. So, you just need to compose it with your favorite ones. 
2. Which interior trends/colors does the Brabbu design team expect for 2015 and which furniture can be used for this from Brabbu Design Forces?

Regarding color trends, we expect gray, pastel tons, greek blue, glossy blue, olive green and bold colors to be the most trendy ones for 2015. In BRABBU’s collection the pieces that most allow to apply these colors are sofas, armchairs and bar chairs. Below you will find some examples of furniture and/or atmosphere photos.

Here are some pieces with new colors they presented this year:

NAMIB Armchair
EANDA Bar Chair
DUKONO Armchair
MAORI Armchair
INCA Armchair
BAKAIRI 2 Seat Sofa
SIKA 2 Seat Sofa
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Source: BRABBU
Note: these photos have been placed with approval of BRABBU.


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 'City Tones'. Be inspired by this lovely color palette in brown and grey hues. I wrote MORE BLOGS about color palettes. 
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Source: Design Seeds
For more photos, see also my Pinterest moodboard "Color Palettes"


Be inspired by this beautiful collection from Balenciaga for the season Spring/Summer 2019 RTW, seen at Paris Fashion Week. 
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Source: VOGUE UK

24 juni 2019


Highlights from the fashionshow from Delpozo for the season Fall/Winter 2018 RTW, seen at London Fashion Week. Be Inspired ......
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Source: VOGUE