A blogoisseur friend of mine just recommended Sea of Shoes, authored by a Bright Young Texan Thing named Jane. To quote Clueless she deserves BIG snaps for her courageous fashion efforts -- HOLY COW Teen Vogue says she's sixteen years old!! -- I wouldn't be surprised to see her name on some major mag's masthead in a decade or two. Such original style and fearless combinations. Jane hit on one of my current fave should-look-wrong-but-doesn't color pairings in her other blog they don't call them lovers in high school, leeland (named after a line in Twin Peaks ... was she even alive for that??):
Red and green: not just for crass commercial holidays anymore. No photo ID but I'm pretty sure the room is by Tony Duquette. It's like a giant Bergdorf's window! Also reminds me of Jane's outfit here:
And this fabulous Boujad carpet from pal Maryam of My Marrakesh:
See the little jade bits? I might just splurge on it for myself. I think the key here is varying the shades, because hunter green and cherry will always look like an Xmas tree. Why not try celadon and tomato (as in the Duquette room), and add bits of aqua (like the metallic disco top)? Miles decorated a living room, also in Texas, in the same palette (every day was like Christmas with these clients -- what a dream!). So cheery.