About Me

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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 2019


Kentucky Derby
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. :-) 
Hasan Hejazi Spring 2014 Collection
Hat by Phillip Treacy
Ralph Lauren S/S 2013 with a touch of Spanish flair
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29 november 2019


Be inspired by these runway photos from the Salvatore Ferragamo fashionshow for their season S/S 2020 RTW, seen at Milan Fashion Week. 
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Source: VOGUE

25 november 2019

Runway: Balmain F/W 2017 Menswear & Womenswear

Highlights from the Balmain fashion show for Fall/Winter 2017-18 for Menswear and Womenswear. What a beautiful collection to see! Be Inspired ......
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Source: VOGUE

22 november 2019

ART: Inspiring Artwork by Dutch artist Miranda Groot-Pouw (02)

Today I would like to show you some pieces that caught my eye this week, like this colorful painting from the Dutch artist Miranda Groot-Pouw (1965). Isn't it an inspiring piece of artwork? Love her expressive and colorful artwork. The coming period I will show more of her interesting work. Earlier I published already some artwork, see MORE BLOGS
Lidewij, 2010
More about the artist
Miranda finished drawing and painting at the Dutch 'Nieuwe Kunst Academie Crejat' in Alkmaar (NL). She followed here during 5 years lessons and developed her own painting style. You can describe her style as abstract, expressionistic, figurative art. With acrylic paint she is painting in various transparant layers. Her subjects are various, from portraits to landscapes and buildings with an historical background and even an icon. Besides painting on linen, Miranda also made various wall- and windowpaintings. 
Portrait of the artist
For a theatre association she made various décors. She worked as a creative teacher for a school. It was a challenge for her to learn the children several techniques in a playful way for drawing, painting and workmanship. Besides these activities, the Dutch school 'De Zandloper' in the place Koedijk (NL) gave Miranda also the opportunity to do some art projects. For more information about this interesting artist, see the link below of her website 'Mirandart'. 

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Source: Mirandart
Note: these paintings have been placed with approval of the artist. 

19 november 2019


Be inspired by these runway photos from the Tom Ford fashionshow for the season Spring/Summer 2020 RTW, seen at New York Fashion Week. 

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Source: VOGUE

16 november 2019

Decorating: Beautiful handmade Chinoiserie by Fromental

Good Morning! Today, on my weblog I wrote this post about beautiful handmade and refined Chinoiserie wallpaper by Fromental. Isn't it a beautiful piece of wallpaper?
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Source: Fromental

15 november 2019

Runway: Ralph & Russo F/W 2019-20 Couture

Be Inspired by this beautiful couture collection from Ralph & Russo for the season Fall/Winter 2019-20.
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Photos: courtesy of Ralph & Russo

10 november 2019

Interior Design: Peaceful & elegant apartment by 152 Elizabeth located in New York

Be inspired by this peaceful & elegant apartment designed by 152 Elizabeth located in New York. They have used beautiful materials and a peaceful color palette for a great effect! I am very impressed. See below for the results. 
If there’s something reflected by this apartment, it’s a sense of peace and tranquility. Its elegantly decorated spaces have been created to inspire these feelings and create a place in which to rest and relax after a long day of work. The project was undertaken by the architectural firm 152 Elizabeth and is located in the Nolita district of the city of New York, USA. Its living room is done in soft colors and has been decorated with sober furnishings and blinds that allow the passage of light into the space. A soft and neutral color palette has been employed in the décor, as well as a variety of textures that have created a carefree and comfortable space that is cozy at the same time. 
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Sources: Home DSGN and 152 Elizabeth