I love the red background. Public-relations executive Mike Clifford brought drama to the library he created in the entry of his Hollywood Hills house by painting the walls backing the bookcases in a Farrow & Ball red.
I don't LOVE the rug. but I think the green curtain, built-in shelves filled with books and the (presumably) sliding ladder are wonderful. Its missing a fire place, lots of cozy blankets and an oriental rug!
Trend Report: Is Navajo the New Persian? via I say yes. I think navajo rugs add a distinct shot of unique American graphics. They work best in spaces like the one pictured, however--elegant, restrained, and otherwise paired down color-wise.