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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 december 2021

Happy New Year! Best Wishes for a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2022

New Year's Eve is just around the corner. It has been a challenging year for everyone due to Covid-19. 
Wishing you and yours a safe, happy, healthy and abundant 2022! 
Irene Pouw, Interior- and Fashionblogger NL ♥ 

Bijna Oudejaarsavond! Het jaar 2021 was voor velen een turbulent jaar vanwege Covid-19.
Wens u en uw geliefden de beste wensen voor 2022. Wees veilig en gezond. 
Dat 2022 gevuld mag zijn met Geluk, Liefde, Vreugde, Vrede, een goede Gezondheid en Voorspoed. 
Irene Pouw, Interior- and Fashionblogger NL 

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29 december 2021

Beautiful evening gowns from Ezra Couture

Be inspired by these beautiful evening gowns from Ezra Couture. It's from their Spring/Summer collection 2016. What a beauty and craftsmanship!
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Lighting Design: Elegant Green Tablelamp 'Caterina' by Curated Kravet

What an elegant green tablelamp called 'Caterina' by Curated Kravet. Love the shape as well as the coloruse. Be Inspired ........
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Source: Dering Hall

Paper Art: Impressive Baroque paper wigs by Russian artist Asya Kozina (01)

While surfing this afternoon on internet I found these impressive Baroque paper wigs by Russian artist Asya Kozina. What a Beauty, Creativity and Craftsmanship by using paper art! Be Inspired ........

Historical wigs always fascinated me, especially the Baroque era. This is art for art’s sake aesthetics for aesthetics, no practical sense. But they are beautiful. I made a series of wigs. Paper helps to highlight in this case the main form and not be obsessed unnecessary details.
More about the artists:
Asya and Dmitriy Kosin’s Art Group is a creative duet focused on exploring the possibilities of contemporary paper sculptures. Their interest as professional artists lays in the field of cultural research, archiving and plastic expression of different historical, traditional and artistic renderings. Unique and complex designs are calling to be tried on, insistent on telling their stories through photographs and limited edition prints.
The versatile white paper is used not only as a tool, but also as a concept which helps to express the historical process in a symbolic fashion. The images of Mongolian, African, Scythian, Venetian, Baroque, Art Nouveau cultures are easily recognizable while simultaneously metaphorical. A paraphrase of modern appropriation of history as a set of events cleared from insignias of the epochs, but often full of contemporary emotions and value judgements. Artists have since left the blank paper surface to be devoured by the perception of the viewer.
The plain white sheet works have become the artist’s signature mark. Asya and Dmitriy Kozin believe that white paper allows for them to accent form and conceal secondary details. All of their pieces are crafted by hand, each unique in its own right, never to be replicated. This individuality forms an opposition to multiplying media images created with the help of digital tools, a representation of modern visual culture. At first glance, one may suspect some of Kozin’s works to be graphically designed through digital means. Happily enough, these projects have been left unaltered by present-day technology, a true representation of craftsmanship. 
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Sources: Asya Kozina-Art and Behance.
Artist: Asya Kozina.
Photographer: Anastasia Andreeva.
Photographer’s assistant: Dina Kharitonova.
Makeup: Marina Sysolyatina, Svetlana Dedushkina.

26 december 2021

Stunning dark grey kitchen design with a reclaimed wood island

I am totally in love with this beautiful kitchen design in dark grey with a reclaimed wood kitchen island. What a fantastic result! This kitchen has been renovated by Interior Design Studio Rafterhouse. Rafterhouse builds and remodels homes in the greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Their aesthetic values are rooted in the Arcadia community. For more photos, see the direct link below to their projectnr. 4117. Be Inspired ........
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24 december 2021

A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to my Readers

With Christmas just around the corner I wish you and yours a safe and merry Christmas and all the best this holiday season! 
Irene Pouw, Interior- and Fashionblogger NL ♥ 

Wens mijn lezers veilige en gezellige Kerstdagen toe en een liefdevol, gezond en gelukkig 2022.
Irene Pouw, Interior- and Fashionblogger NL ♥ 
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20 december 2021

Furniture Design: Beautiful Thot side table from Ligne Roset

Be Inspired by this beautiful sidetable called the 'Thot side table' from Ligne Roset. Designed by the iconic French designer Pierre Paulin. What a beauty to see!
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Sources: MisterDesign and Ligne Roset

17 december 2021

Lighting Design: Beautiful table lamp with flowers infused in resin by Marcin Rusak

Earlier I spotted this elegant 'Flora Lamp' by designer Marcin Rusak. It's a combination of flowers infused in resin with brass and glass. What a Beauty! I wrote earlier another blog about his inspiring work, see BLOG 01
More about the designer
Marcin Rusak situates his work at the intersection of value, ephemerality and aesthetics. He studies contemporary patterns of consumption, industry methods of manipulation, and the complicated systems we support. In his pursuit of authenticity, Marcin creates work that asks questions, references history and proposes possible future scenarios. Utilizing the power of materials, volume and form he moves fluidly from decorative art objects to sculptures, two dimensional work and back again each time with a story as his guide. 
Marcin has a background in both humanities (BA from European Studies from University of Warsaw) and art programmes such as Man and Living at the conceptual Eindhoven Design Academy, Netherlands as well as receiving an MA in Design Products from London’s Royal College of Arts. Recently Marcin has been awarded the Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon Prize for emerging artists. He has exhibited at group shows including “What is Luxury?” at the V&A, Design Miami/Basel, London, Milan and Dubai design fairs. Recently he had his first solo show at the Contemporary Applied Arts gallery in London.

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Source: Marcin Rusak

13 december 2021

MFW: Delightful collection from Versace S/S 2022 RTW, Part 3

  Be Inspired by this delightful collection from Versace S/S 2022 RTW, seen at Milan Fashion Week 2021. I wrote earlier more blogs about VERSACE

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Photos courtesy of Versace.
Source: VOGUE

05 december 2021

Runway: Alaïa S/S 2022 RTW, Part 2

Be Inspired by this beautiful collection from Alaïa for the season Spring/Summer 2022 RTW. 

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Photos courtesy of Alaïa.
Source: VOGUE 

04 december 2021

Decorating: Inspiring Bedroom Ideas

The yellow silk upholstery on the headboard in this bedroom is modern & chic and the dusty tones pair perfectly. 

Your bedroom should be a sanctuary. Whether you share it with someone or not, there's always room for a little romantic, feminine style in this most private of spaces. Below you will find a variety of styles: from modern to traditional, some are with a dramatic touch, other have French influences or have brown hues. I also found beautiful bedding from Kylie Minogue at Home. It's a collection of home couture for bedroom and living interiors. Get Inspired .....
Dramatic bedroom idea. Source: Decoholic.
Dramatic bedroom idea. Source: Decoholic.
Dark chocolate walls, wood canopy bed & nightstands, white bedding, zebra rug & white gourd lamps. Source: Decoholic.
Inspiring bedroom design by Katharine Pooley.
St. Martin Platform Bed. Source: Restoration Hardware.
Vienne French Four-Poster Bed. Source: Restoration Hardware.
Bedroom Inspiration - Maisons du Monde. 
Bedroom Idea with Kylie Minogue Liverna Single Duvet Cover Damson. Source: House of Fraser UK.
Bedroom Idea with Kylie Minogue Lucette Amethyst Super King Duvet Cover. Source: House of Fraser UK.
Brown Bedroom Design. Source: Decoholic.
Bedroom Idea with Kylie Minogue Yarona single duvet cover. Source: House of Fraser UK.
Bedroom Idea with Kylie Minogue Felicity Double Duvet Cover Champagne. Source: House of Fraser UK.

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Sources: Restoration HardwareKatharine PooleyMaisons du Monde,
House of Fraser UK
Casa Sugar, Decoholic or were found on Google+.