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 juli 2021

Interior: Beautiful wall art plaster paneling in a London townhouse

In love with this beautiful wall art plaster paneling in a London townhouse's library. Be Inspired ......
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Source: Elle Decor

30 juli 2021

Fluid Art by Irene Pouw (03)

 
In 2020 I started with making fluid art. It is so much fun to do and I noticed it really makes me happy. Now and then I will show you some of my artwork here on my weblog and on my INSTAGRAM account. Today I would like to share with you my new fluid artwork below. I used here vibrant colors like several blue hues, orange, gold and white and spread them out with a hair dryer. For more artwork made by me, SEE HEREHave a great day!

More about Irene
My name is Irene Pouw. I live in Holland not so far from the city Amsterdam. I am a blogger, haute couture lover, interiorstylist and management assistant. I am a great lover of art. I always had this interest to discover beauty, colors, harmony and diversity in art. Art can surprise and touch us in so many ways. Long time readers noticed already that I wrote quite some art blogs (meanwhile 269 blogs) in the past years, see HERE
Many years I wished to make abstract art by myself but I was too busy with other things. Besides that I did not know exactly where and how to start. So finally in January 2020 I started with making fluid / abstract art and it is really fun! I feel a deep desire to express myself in creativity, using colors and abstract forms. Would like to develop myself the coming years as a creative artist by learning all kind of new techniques and discover unknown areas of freedom and expression. I am looking forward to this journey. :-)  Hope I can inspire you .......

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29 juli 2021

26 juli 2021

Color Inspiration: Summer Colorpalette 2

 Would like to share with you today this lovely Summer color palette in turquoise and pink hues. What a fresh and delightful color combination! On my INSTAGRAM account as well as my PINTEREST account I am sharing lots of more color palettes. For more inspiration see also my PREVIOUS COLOR BLOGS. Be Inspired ......
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Sources: Instagram, Pinterest and Design Seeds.

25 juli 2021

Gardens: The Ada Hofman botanic garden, the Netherlands

In August 2012, my sister and I visited the beautiful Ada Hofman botanic aquatic garden in the Netherlands. We really enjoyed! We had a fantastic sunny and relaxing day there full with inspiration and made, of course lots of inspiring photos. Beautiful memory. ❤
More about Ada Hofman, the designer
Approximately 30 gardens containing 50 ponds, including prefabricated versions and ponds constructed with liners, have been laid out around 3 large natural ponds. Together they in turn form one large garden. Ada Hofman has succeeded in assembling one of the largest collections of plants, shrubs and trees to be seen in Holland, totalling approximately 3000 different species.
Many animals have been put out in the ponds and also in the garden, such as grass snakes, frogs, blind worms, various types of fish, salamanders and lizards. The green frog population is the largest in the Netherlands. Birds are also enthusiastic visitors to the garden and the kingfisher is a regular guest. In the Summer they have butterflies, last year no less than 22 different species diurnal butterfly.
Another unique feature is the roof garden complete with pond. A 600 - square - metre garden has been laid out at a height of 3 metres on the roof of Ada Hofman's private house. From the roof garden visitors have a splendid view out over the aquatic garden and the private pond constructed in 1994. For more information please have a look at the enclosed link below.
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Source: Ada Hofman
Photography: Irene Pouw

20 juli 2021

Fluid Art by Irene Pouw (02)

In 2020 I started with making fluid art. It is so much fun to do and I noticed it really makes me happy. Now and then I will show you some of my artwork here on my weblog and on my INSTAGRAM account. Today I would like to share with you my new fluid artwork below. I used here some bold colors on small tiles. For more artwork made by me, SEE HEREHave a great day!




More about Irene
My name is Irene Pouw. I live in Holland not so far from the city Amsterdam. I am a blogger, haute couture lover, interiorstylist and management assistant. I am a great lover of art. I always had this interest to discover beauty, colors, harmony and diversity in art. Art can surprise and touch us in so many ways. Long time readers noticed already that I wrote quite some art blogs (meanwhile 269 blogs) in the past years, see HERE
Many years I wished to make abstract art by myself but I was too busy with other things. Besides that I did not know exactly where and how to start. So finally in January 2020 I started with making fluid / abstract art and it is really fun! I feel a deep desire to express myself in creativity, using colors and abstract forms. Would like to develop myself the coming years as a creative artist by learning all kind of new techniques and discover unknown areas of freedom and expression. I am looking forward to this journey. :-)  Hope I can inspire you .......

Thank you for reading this blogpost.

Color Inspiration: Lovely Summer Colorpalette 01

 Would like to share with you today this lovely Summer color palette in blue hues. What a fresh and delightful color combination! On my INSTAGRAM account as well as my PINTEREST account I am sharing lots of more color palettes. For more inspiration see also my PREVIOUS COLOR BLOGS. Be Inspired ......
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Sources: Instagram, Pinterest and Design Seeds.

Design: Playful & elegant tableware by designer Patrick Knoch⁣⁣

 In love with this playful and elegant tableware designed by architect and designer Patrick Knoch⁣⁣. Be Inspired ......


"Our objects go beyond what we expect from an everyday object."

More about Patrick Knoch
Patrick Knoch studied plastic arts at the College of Fine Arts in Berlin, is architect in Switzerland and finally designer in France. His training at the Polytechnic School of Zurich might explain his rationalist and typological approach. As a designer he combines this rigorous approach with a freedom of tone that mirrors his independence. He associates various influences and styles and creates pieces that are both strong and light-hearted. His first items are produced in Germany and Italy. But it is in France, in the city of Bordeaux, that he creates the company Extranorm. Since 2016 he conceives simultaneously objects of different categories, jumping from sofa to carafe, from table to teacup. This constant changing of scales and categories allow him to take a fresh look, to multiply the points of view and to maintain the early momentum.

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Sources: ExtranormMagazine Deco Francaise and Design Therapy.

The inviting & Luxury Wellness Resort: Viceroy Bali

Viceroy Bali resort
What a beautiful place to be, this stunning wellness resort Viceroy Bali at Bali! It looks like an heaven on earth. Would love to stay here for a vacation. It's on my bucket list. :-) 
This ultra-luxury resort and spa consists of 25-villas majestically situated on a secluded ridge of the Petanu River gorge along Bali’s “Valley of the Kings,” an appellation given by locals for the generations of Balinese royalty who have resided in nearby villages. Take a look below at these inviting photos of a great place to spend your holidays. 
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Sources: Decoholic and Viceroy Bali