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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 2022

Art: Inspiring Popart Icons by Dutch artist Karin Vermeer (03)

While surfing on internet, I found these beautiful Popart icons portraits from the Dutch artist Karin Vermeer. Karin is making very interesting artwork. Earlier I wrote 
MORE BLOGS about this interesting lady. Be Inspired ......
Dutch artist Karin Vermeer. Ph. by Gert Jan Pos.
More About The Artist
Karin Vermeer is born and raised in the city of Tilburg, The Netherlands in 1970. In 1994 she finished the Willem de Kooning Academy in the direction Fashion Design, Illustration and Painting. After finishing her education she directly started to work for many different clients, this in art and scenery painting. In early 2000 she specialized more in digital design with different programs. Nowadays she mainly designs paintings on demand, specifically intended for the interior branch. She still makes scenery paintings, illustrations and autonomous works. Her work is always very versatile. She combines realism and abstract matters creating and evolving beautiful pieces of art. You could best define her as a creative myriapod that doesn‘t caution any material. She has much empathy and a good feel for trends and styling. The materials she uses are acrylic- and oilpaints, modeling pastes, gels, photography and many other unusual materials.
Art by Dutch artist Karin Vermeer.
What Karin wrote about her work: 
'My work is a mix of different pictures/images and paint which I combine on the computer and canvas to create a new image. My favourite subject is the female face. Most of the portraits I create are a mix of four to five different faces, mostly of different race and origin. On my computer I create a new, non existing person out of them. Beside creating and building new persons I also make pictures in my studio of models that I use. Together with these pictures and the pictures of old walls, grunge posters and all kinds of other interesting subjects I create a new image. When the digital part is ready I print the image and start painting over it. I create thick structures and a lot of layers of paint and gel over them. In this way I try to make a digital image tangible again. My work is not so much about explanation and concept. It is a game and all about the image. I start with no idea in general but by looking at images that interest me and by mixing them, slowly a new image evolves.

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 Sources: Karin Vermeer, Saatchi Art and Pinterest
Note: these photos have been placed with approval of the artist. 

28 juli 2022

NYFW: Delightful collection from Dennis Basso Fall/Winter 2022

Be Inspired by this delightful collection from fashion designer Dennis Basso for his season Fall/Winter 2022, seen at New York Fashion Week.

"The inspiration for this collection is 'New York moments.' Whether Downtown or Uptown, the New York woman is smart, savvy, strong and clearly has her own personal style. I designed this collection with these ladies in mind. "I believe women from around the world have a desire to have a touch of New York style. The designs include embroidery, guipure lace, satin face organza, silk velvet, paillettes and feathers. Furs include sable, chinchilla, mink, lynx and broadtail, all done with a touch of whimsey. "The shapes reflect a Downtown sensibility married with an Uptown flair. The jumpsuits, one-shoulder gowns, knee-length cocktail dresses and trousers create the look for the 2022 Season. "Remember, in keeping true to New York style, I believe that clothes should make you look good but, most importantly, feel good!" - Dennis Basso

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Photos: courtesy of Dennis Basso
Source: Guild Magazine

27 juli 2022

Interior: Inspiring interior design by Katharine Pooley (01)

Love the elegant, stylish and luxurious interiorstyle from interior designer Katharine Pooley. Below you will find some photos from her project Notting Hill. What an elegant & sumptuous place to be. I wrote earlier two other blogs about this inspiring interior designer, SEE HERE
About the interior designer
Katharine Pooley creates sumptuous, inspiring interiors. Her refined yet eclectic aesthetic has earned her a position as one of the most sought-after interior designers in London and commissions for landmark commercial & residential projects around the world. 
An innate sense of adventure has defined Katharine’s life and shaped her design philosophy. Katharine is an intrepid traveller and has visited many countries all over the world. Her unrivalled personal service is characterised by charm, humour and an eye for beauty and detail. 
The Far Eastern influences are explained by living and working in Bahrain, Hong Kong, Singapore and Vietnam. Returning to England after more than two decades abroad to pursue her passion for interior design, Katharine’s talent for understanding and marrying diverse cultural influences with elegant interiors quickly gained her a following among London’s international design cognoscenti. She established her design office and eponymous boutique in Knightsbridge and a concession in Harrods. For more information, see her website below. 
Katharine Pooley, the Interior Designer
Photos: courtesy of Katharine Pooley

Design: Elegant sideboard Cassis by Brabbu

Be inspired by this elegant and beautiful design: it's the sideboard Cassis from the company Brabbu. Inspired by the warmth of tropical atmosphere, Cassis sideboard is the touch of nature that every space needs. Composed by brushed antique brass and palisander wood, Cassis brings tales from ancient times and from unknown natural places, in a mixture of senses. A perfect balance between elegance and strenght ........
More about the company:
BRABBU is a design brand that reflects an intense way of living, bringing fierceness, strength and power into an urban lifestyle. They design and produce a diverse range of furniture, casegoods, upholstery, lighting, rugs, art and accessories that tells stories from the nature and the world. All these stories are written by the materials, textures, scents, flavours and colours that live inside the nature and inside the urban life. Very interesting company with beautiful products!
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Source: BRABBU

24 juli 2022

Summertime, for a real Summer feeling ........

Summertime, such a delicious time. Lazy days with lots of sun, relaxing at the pool or at the beach. Finally time for reading some inspiring books or listening at good music. Or hiring a motorboat with family or friends to sail at the lake or in the canals. Some photos below for a real Summer feeling ....... Wishing you a great Summer time!
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Photos found on Google.

21 juli 2022

Runway: Quick summary from S/S 2022 Couture (01)

Valentino S/S 2022 couture Ph.:Alessandro Lucioni / Gorunway.com

Take a look below at these beautiful and elegant couture fashion photos for the season S/S 2022 Couture. 
I made a quick summary of 2 blogs about 'Couture Takes a Step Into the 2020s', seen in the fashion magazine Vogue. Be Inspired ...... Part 2 will follow soon. 

Valentino S/S 2022 couture Ph: Alessandro Lucioni / Gorunway.com

Christian Dior S/S 2022 couture Ph: Alessandro Lucioni / Gorunway.com

Christian Dior S/S 2022 couture Ph: Alessandro Lucioni / Gorunway.com

Christian Dior S/S 2022 couture Ph: Alessandro Lucioni / Gorunway.com

Zuhair Murad S/S 2022 couture Ph: Isidore Montag / Gorunway.com

Zuhair Murad S/S 2022 couture Ph: Isidore Montag / Gorunway.com

Alexandre Vauthier S/S 2022 couture Ph: Alessandro Lucioni / Gorunway.com

Schiaparelli S/S 2022 couture Ph: Filippo Fior / Gorunway.com

Jean Paul Gaultier by Glenn Martens S/S 2022 couture Ph: Arnaud Lajeunie /
Courtesy of Jean Paul Gaultier

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Source: VOGUE

18 juli 2022

Pools: Beautiful swimming pool by Cools Zwemvijvers & Tuinaanleg

While surfing on internet I found this beautiful swimming pool in Brasschaat (Belgium) designed by Cools Zwemvijvers & Tuinaanleg. Be Inspired .......
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15 juli 2022

Interior Design: Elegant table lamps from interior designer Mary McDonald

While surfing on internet today I found these beautiful table lamps from interior designer Mary McDonald, very elegant designs. Below you will find more information about this inspiring interior designer. 

About the interior designer:

Los Angeles-based designer Mary McDonald is one of today’s most sought after designers and is consistently ranked one of House Beautiful “Top 100 Designers”. McDonald’s gorgeous interiors have captivated the design community and are featured in major national publications including Town & Country, Veranda, House Beautiful, Domino, House & Garden and International Vogue.

McDonald’s style combines old-fashioned elegance with a modern sensibility resulting in a fearless, joyful exuberance. Her ability to combine bold patterns, Chinoiserie and Indian influences with contemporary lines and an impeccable sense of color has established her signature style. From the refurbishment of Buster Keaton’s legendary villa to the recent completion of The Luxe Summit Hotel in Bel Air, McDonald’s projects captivate the press. House Beautiful says “her work is timeless and glamorous all spun together with a keen fashion sense…. she’s a fearless, exuberant accessorizer.”

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Mary McDonald