Friday, May 30, 2014

Decorating With Aubergine/Eggplant

Named after the vegetable characterized by deep purple skin, the color eggplant also answers to the name of aubergine, the French word for eggplant.  Adding a touch of rich dark purple colors, like eggplant, can really add drama and style to any room's decor

The color eggplant refers to a deep, dark purple that is somewhat complex as it contains  brown and black warm tones, the energy of red, and the coolness of blue.

Always rich and welcoming, eggplant is perfect for home offices, reception, living and dining rooms.
This color is a classy, yet understated way to put a touch of color into a room, while still maintaining a composed, dignified tone.

I hope these images will help you become more comfortable with this beautiful color and maybe you'll give it a try!!

Being a girl who likes antiquity in my interiors, I love the way aubergine/eggplant can make a room look aged.

It is not difficult to work this color into a very masculine room design. Aubergine/eggplant loves cozying up to dark brown and when used with natural textures such as wood and leather, it creates a very masculine and sophisticated  look.

These walls reflect the more red side of aubergine/eggplant. This color looks wonderful with warmer browns and golds.

This aubergine map wallpaper is fabulous.

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Gold and purple are colors associated with royalty and combine well. However a room can come off as being pompous, so texture and layers can soften and keep things from getting out of hand. Don't be afraid to use aubergine/eggplant in you interiors, just do your homework!!!

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By involving it in your home decor you will be able to create a very cozy and comfortable environment.

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However aubergine/eggplant is a very modern color and works well in today's stylish interiors. Here it's deeper side is paired with soft teal and acrylic chic furnishings for a lovely bedroom.

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White pops beautifully against aubergine/eggplant walls!!

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Most people are afraid of aubergine because it is dark. But it's really incredibly easy to use because it has blue, red, green, and even yellow embedded in it, and you can pull any of them out.

Aubergine/eggplant and grey make refined spaces.

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Since aubergine/eggplant has blue in it's makeup, blue is a great complementary color.

Jeffrey Bilhuber – deep aubergine/eggplant high gloss walls in a dining room.

This gorgeous aubergine/eggplant sofa would compliment any room!

I love to see pale yellow and light orangy woods used with aubergine/eggplant.

Traditional aubergine bedroom by Montvale Paint and Wallcoverings

Don't forget pairs beautifully with aubergine/eggplant. It is a vibrant, complementary color for this deep shade of purple.

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Aubergine/eggplant can be so dark that these walls are almost black.

This bedroom shows how pretty aubergine/eggplant is when combined with shades of pink.

Aubergine and pink wallpaper sets the stage for this colorful, eclectic room.

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Aubergine/eggplant walls help give this bathroom more of an intimate feel.

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This shade of purple is bold and dramatic when used as an exterior paint. Beautiful, but not for the faint of heart!!!

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Decorate Your Kitchen With An Unique Work Table

No matter what the style of your kitchen, having an extra work table available comes in handy. The kitchen work table has been around as early as the 18th century and even though many people like the kitchen island, I prefer the work table. I have friends that have islands covered with expensive granite that don't really enjoy them as work tables because the more you have paid for your table, the more nervous you will be about using it. I like a table you can be comfortable with so your cooking can be enjoyable.

This post is dedicated to the rustic work table....the one that makes your kitchen comfortable, cozy, and unique. There is a vast selection of work tables available if you will take the time to visit antique and collectible malls, vintage shops and maybe you will get lucky at a thrift shop or yard sale. My work table came from the foyer of an old church. There are also many things that can be repurposed and turned into work tables from old doors to antique dressers.

Have fun with your kitchen and find yourself a practical table that you will enjoy and all your cooking endeavors will be more fun. You should have no problem finding a table that fits your lifestyle, your space, and your taste in kitchens whether it is French Country or Contemporary.

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Now that is my idea of a work table!! Seriously though, you can have a one of a kind yourself....just go out and find it!

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Think outside the box when selecting a work table. This homeowner is using some kind of a bin that has a hinged top and can open for storage.

This old piece has been fitted with a butcher's block top.

Country Sampler

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This work table consists of two identical antique dressers.

A kitchen work table whose painting is distressed is another alternative.

Or try a cute painted antique chest.

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I adore this work table with it's zinc trim. You never know what you will find until you go treasure hunting!

The right table can integrate numerous bins, drawers, and other storage space.

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A simple work table with an open base is an attractive alternative.

I love this one!

A French farm table to enhance a kitchen decor and add a functional work space.

This table design is perfect for kitchen work. It has room for storage below, and looks wonderful and unique.

You might even want to add a skirt to your table.

An old counter is another idea for a unique island work table. If you do decide to use an island in you kitchen, just try to make it interesting and unique instead of the cookie cutter variety!!

A great use for old windows!

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