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.

31 maart 2020

Art: Colorful abstract artwork by artist Nestor Toro

I was touched by this colorful artwork 'Night Time' from the Los Angeles abstract art painter Nestor Toro. Love the blue hues he is using here combined with pink. I recently started with abstract painting by myself and I am looking around to find creative ideas and to learn new techniques to use. I find this an interesting technique. Be Inspired ........
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Source: Nestor Toro

30 maart 2020

Flashbacks from the fashionshow from Valentino F/W 2016-17 Couture

Be Inspired by these flashbacks from the couture fashionshow from fashion house Valentino for the season Fall/Winter 2016-17. Such great designs from fashion designers Pier Paolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri! I added also some beautiful detailphotos. For more haute couture see THIS LINK


The fashion designers: Pier Paolo Piccioli, Maria Grazia Chiuri
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28 maart 2020

Art: Beautiful artwork from abstract expressionist artist Jared Boyd (03)

While surfing on internet today I saw these beautiful paintings from the abstract expressionist artist Jared Boyd from Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. Love his bright and fresh coloruse as well as all the layers he is using in his artwork. I am really touched by his refined artwork. Take a look below at these 4 paintings. Aren't they beautiful to see?  I wrote MORE BLOGS about his inspiring artwork. 
More about the artist Jared Boyd
What Jared wrote about himself:
My name is Jared Boyd. I earned a degree in mechanical engineering after serving in the Marine Corps. After graduating I quickly learned that I needed a hobby to occupy my extra time. I was at a local art festival in 2015 when I discovered a particular artists work that really moved me. I couldn't stop thinking about how her art made me feel. I visited her the next day and asked if she would mentor me. That began my artistic journey.
Artist Statement
My art is a response to the environment around me. The intention of my approach to painting is to be gestural, intuitive and thoughtful. The sources of my inspiration are many and include emotion, thought, meditation, music, nature and life. I utilize a variety of mediums including acrylic paint, graphite, charcoal, gesso and oil pastels.

My process is to create many layers and marks on the canvas as to reveal the history of a piece. My intent is for the layers and mark making to illustrate an emotional and colorful journey on the canvas that is both visually appealing and balanced. It's my belief that art brings special meaning to life. It's my hope that others can find special meaning in art as well.

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Sources: Jared Boyd ArtInstagram and Saatchi Art 
Note: these photos have been placed with the approval of the artist himself.

25 maart 2020

Flashbacks from the Christian Dior couture show from S/S 2018 (Part 04)

Be inspired by these flashbacks from the Christian Dior couture collection for Spring/Summer 2018 by Maria Grazia Chiuri and presented at Paris Fashion Week. See our favorite looks from the catwalk to discover below. For the three other blogs I wrote about her fantastic work, see HERE.


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Sources: Arc Street Journal and DIOR

22 maart 2020

Furniture Design: Poliform Releases Mondrian Collection from Jean-Marie Massaud

Today I spotted this stunning collection, called the Mondrian sofa and coffee table from Jean-Marie Massaud, released by the luxury Italian brand Poliform. What a beautiful collection. Love it! The sofas are modular with deep cushions for premium comfort while the bases appear to float above the floor for a contemporary look. Be Inspired .......
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19 maart 2020


Philip Treacy S/S 2015

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. :-)  
Frida Gustavsson for H & M - Effortless Elegance
Gucci Fall 2011
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16 maart 2020


Be Inspired by this minimalistic design called the Plank Lounger by Eric Pfeiffer for Council. 'The Plank Lounger' was made for relaxing in the great outdoors. The lounger focuses more on clean lines and a modern profile. Extraneous details are stripped away and what remains is a beautifully minimal chair with a simple curve. The chair is built with a white powder coated steel frame that holds weather-treated pine slats that comes in either a natural, whitewashed, black-stained or gray-stained finish. Available with or without arms.

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Sources: Design Milk, Eric Pfeiffer and Council Design

15 maart 2020

Runway: Missoni F/W 2020 RTW, seen at MFW

Inspiring collection from the brand Missoni for the season Fall/Winter 2020 RTW, seen at Milan Fashion Week. Geometric patterns of all kinds were collaged on every manner of knit, from the most generous of belted cardigans to body-clinging ribbed tops and tube skirts. The palette was dark and moody and shot through with metallic Lurex and as ever the patch-working of different motifs was a marvel.
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Source: VOGUE