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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.

25 maart 2021

Lighting Design: Minimalistic floor Lamp Cliff Tripod by Lambert et Fils

Lamps with personality! While surfing on internet today I found this minimalistic floor lamp called "Cliff Tripod" designed by the company Lambert et Fils. Beautiful in its simplicity. Don't you think?
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Sources: Monobrand and Lambert et Fils

24 maart 2021

ART: Ton Schulten - Dutch painter of Consensusism

Several years ago, during holiday time, I stayed in the place Ootmarsum (NL) and spent quite some hours by looking at the colourful paintings of the Dutch artist Ton Schulten and the beautiful art they have. I can absolutely recommend you to visit this lovely Dutch village with interesting art. Below you will find more information about the painter as well as his paintings. I also wrote a another blog about guest exhibitors from the Galerie Ton Schulten. 

Passion and enchantment: the world according to Ton Schulten.
Ton Schulten, a painter from Ootmarsum in the Netherlands, has been creating his distinctive and colourful landscape mosaics since the early 1990’s. In his work you will find the zest for life and optimism.
More about Ton Schulten: a painter of consensusism
In the early nineties, Ton Schulten (born 1938) decided to start concentrating on his painting. This decision marked the end of a successful career as an advertising agent. He exchanged his hectic life as a director/owner of an advertising agency in Ootmarsum, for a life of dreaming away the days in colour and form, and recording these dreams on canvas with a merciless rhythm - as if he was making up for lost time. Ton Schulten had enough of 'playing the manager', as he calls it himself. He felt he had become alienated from the creative process that is inherent in creating advertising campaigns. In painting, he rediscovered what he had 'lost' in the advertising world. Very soon he emerged as a true colourist: he started, as it were, living with colour. He allowed the colours to direct him, even decide what he did on the canvas, and he always said that 'it was a joy to paint'. This is how Ton Schulten regained his artistic freedom and became a painter. 

The work of Ton Schulten cannot really be described in one word. It has expressionist overtones, yet is in a class of its own. This is what Ton Schulten intended right from the start: he wanted to paint in a style that had not been seen before. He builds up his compositions using broad, vertical bands of colour. Like a child playing with building bricks, the artist Ton Schulten systematically builds his mystical mosaic landscapes which, admittedly, only exist in his mind, but are always inspired by the repoussoir landscape of Twente. To him, red is the colour of warmth; green is about nature and its wonderful scents. Yellow and orange stand for joyfulness - the sun! Ton Schulten says: 'I let things happen, things that are impossible but have a fascinating effect. This makes for an ongoing new, creative process'.
Ton Schulten has now become one of the most successful artists of our time. He is best known for his mosaic landscapes. The colourful canvases were inspired by the repoussoir Twente landscape with its distinctive lateral moraines, its 'essen' - rolling raised stretches of agricultural land - and its solitary trees and clusters of shrubs.
His work, consisting of canvases, screen prints and reproductions, can be seen at 'Chez Moi Ton Schulten Galerie International' and in the Museum Ton Schulten, both in Ootmarsum. For more information please have a look at their website, see enclosed hyperlink. 
Ton Schulten, the artist

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Note: these pictures have been placed with approval of Ton Schulten.

23 maart 2021

Interiorstyling: Black & White decor creates an instant flair

What a lovely, fresh & gorgeous apartment! It looks so cozy, elegant and calming. Love the bright atmosphere with black and white accent pieces, soft pastels and gold accent pillows. The paisley printed wallpaper and the geometric designs on the dishes and the kitchen cloths add just the right amount of contrast in this house. The black lamp on the wall and the wall art with black & white words are one of my favourites too. Be Inspired ......
The bedroom exudes a contemporary ambiance with timeless furnishings and a neutral hued floor, which merges into an ideal sleeping room filled with plushness and comfort. The Winchester headboard and ultra-chic burnished closet quietly combine tradition and contemporary décor with flair.
From floors and walls to furniture and accents, the use of black/ white in this residence is brilliantly executed. Using the color scheme creates a focal point that grounds, steadies and adds a sophisticated finesse to the entire space.
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Source: Decoholic

21 maart 2021

Vintage Fashion - Photo Love (19) Christy Turlington by Patrick Demarchelier 1992

What a stylish fashionphoto from Christy Turlington by fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier, 1992. Be Inspired.
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Sources: Harper's Bazaar and Patrick Demarchelier
More vintage photos via my Pinterest moodboard Vintage Fashion/HC 

17 maart 2021

Bathroom Inspiration: Beautiful illustrated tiled bathroom with Roman face

While surfing this afternoon at internet I found this illustrated tiled bathroom with a Roman face in mosaics. In this monochrome palette it makes such an elegant statement. The mosaic tiles are by Bisazza and the shower is by Kohler. Be Inspired ......
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Source: Ideal Home UK

10 maart 2021

Fashion: Fan Bingbing in Iris van Herpen Haute Couture

 I guess long-time readers have noticed already that I am a huge fan of fashion model Fan Bingbing. Love her elegant style and beauty. Get Inspired by these 2 fashion photos from Fan Bingbing in an haute couture gown from Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen, known for her futuristic 3-D designs. 

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09 maart 2021

Residential: Glamorous penthouse in Chicago by Kara Mann

Be Inspired by this glamorous penthouse in Chicago designed by the talented designer Kara Mann. 
The designer Kara Mann in her Chicago showroom. The Chicago native splits her time between Chicago and New York. Photographed by Tony Soluri.

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Sources: Kara Mann and Desire to Inspire

05 maart 2021


While surfing tonight on Pinterest I found some lovely hat designs. Below you will find an interesting hat design from the royal wedding milliner Philip Treacy. At the Alexander McQueen 2007 fashionshow is a model presenting his hat design with butterflies. What an artistic and creative design! For more hat inspiration, see the links below. 
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Sources: Popsugar and Philip Treacy
See also my Pinterest moodboard for more hat inspiration.