"Velvet is an easy way to make furnishings feel opulent, and the soft hand of velvet is always comforting," notes Blakeney. "I believe we'll be seeing plenty of velvet this year, especially in jewel tones, like this that I designed for Jonathan Louis.
Simone Isaksen and her boyfriend Per-Aksel live in the village of Storslett in northern Norway. Six years ago, when she bought her house, Simone saw the potential in the late home. The house was a good deal, charming, centrally located and she was esp