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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 september 2019


Be inspired by these elegant runway photos from the Giorgio Armani fashionshow for the season Spring/Summer 2020 RTW, seen at Milan Fashion Week. 
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Source: VOGUE

29 september 2019


Long time readers of my webblog discovered already how I love elegant, stylish hats. I shared already quite some designs with you. Wearing a hat can really make a difference for your appearance! Today I decided to write a series of 8 separate hat design blogs. So take a look at these stylish hat designs below. Aren't they beautiful? For more inspiration see also my label HAT DESIGNS or take a look at my PINTEREST MOODBOARD HATS Hope you like them too. :-)  
Sophia Loren with an elegant black hat

Yves Saint Laurent
Dior Couture, cloche hat
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28 september 2019


Be Inspired by this beautiful collection from Balmain for their season S/S 2020 RTW, seen at Paris Fashion Week. We saw lots of black and white ensembles as well as colors!

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Source: VOGUE

27 september 2019

Wishing you a great Autumn time!

Autumn in Paris by Prof. Tournesol on Flickr
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Interiorstyling: Lovely baby bedrooms (Eijffinger 2)

Sweet baby bedrooms in natural colours. Be inspired by the wallpaper collections from Eijffinger for decorating a lovely baby bedroom for your little one. Eijffinger used special photo wallpaper for the walls. For more information about Eijffinger please have a look at their website below. 

Earlier I placed two other blogs, see Baby Bedrooms Eijffinger (1) and Baby Bedrooms Eijffinger (3).
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25 september 2019

Runway: Divine Asia - Georges Hobeika S/S 2017 Couture

Divine Asia. Gloriously tinted with spirituality and energy, Maison Georges Hobeika’s Spring/Summer 2017 Haute Couture collection is inspired by the creators of myths that color both ancient and modern Asian civilization. Be Inspired ......
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Photos: courtesy of Georges Hobeika

22 september 2019

Food: Wedding Cakes Inspired by Works of Art

Wedding cakes are designed to be put on display, but these edible masterpieces take exhibition to a whole new level. Inspired by famous paintings both old and new, each of the following confections is a study in good taste. 
Post-Impressionism Wedding Cake
Inspiration: "Sunflowers" series, by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, 1888 to 1889
Designed by contributing editor Wendy Kromer, a cake maker in Sandusky, Ohio. The floral motif on this cake will brighten any reception -- from the eclectic to the more traditional in style. Kromer used a golden color palette (both inside and out) and oven-dried piped meringue petals to channel van Gogh's cheerful blossoms. To mimic his textured brush strokes, she painted on the buttercream frosting with a brush.
French Post-Impressionism Wedding Cake
Inspiration: "The Basket of Apples," by Paul Cezanne, circa 1893
Also designed by cake maker Wendy Kromer. This lemon cake was frosted in meringue to echo the original work's draped fabric. Finished with marzipan peaches and pears filled with nuts, dates, and figs. 
Inspiration: The shimmering backgrounds in Austrian artist Gustav Klimt's figure paintings, early 1900s
Like the artist himself, Kromer's opulent caramel cake is all drama. The textured gold finish was made by pressing rectangles of edible gold leaf onto fondant. Decorative cord anchors each layer; the cake's cut-off corners allude to the artist's love of unconventional geometry.
Abstract Expressionism Wedding Cake
Inspiration: The poured canvases of American painter Jackson Pollock, 1947 to 1952
Designed by assistant food editor Elizabeth Colling. A chic urban wedding calls for a conversation piece like this cake. To re-create the artist's famous dripped, flung, and poured style, Colling drizzled melted white, milk, and dark chocolate onto tempered milk chocolate panels with a spoon. Then she fitted the panels onto a rich chocolate cake covered in fondant.
Dutch Golden Age Wedding Cake
Inspiration: The hyper-realistic botanical still-life paintings of Dutch artist Rachel Ruysch, circa 1685 to 1750
More than one guest will do a double take at the sight of this cake, which looks like a lush floral centerpiece. Custom-made sugar flowers, created by Amy DeGiulio of Sugar Flower Cake Shop in New York City, were planted in a bed of chocolate-fondant-covered cake, which was set in a large gold urn. Fill the cake's layers with rosewater buttercream to call out its blooming adornments.

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Sources: Martha Stewart Weddings.com and CULY.NL