The New York home of basketball icon Carmelo Anthony channels one of this season's most prominent color trends and is endlessly cozy. The trend in question, aubergine autumn, celebrates the rich purple and wine shades that create a warming feel in the home and is depicted in Anthony's stylish dining room.
The NBA star's home was featured in Architectural Digest, where he revealed he worked alongside interior designer Cassandre Bonhomme to bring to life his sentimental home that mixes old and new with plenty of vintage pieces, and most prominently, his favorite artworks.
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Given the paint trend's popularity this season, it's no surprise to see the sports star opt for this opulent hue in his new home, and design experts say that it's a perfect shade for fall decor: 'The aubergine color trend is characterized by its enchanting blend of dark purple, eggplant, and deep plum tones,' explains interior designer Elizabeth Grace. 'It embodies sophistication and warmth, offering a sense of opulence that's perfect for the fall season.'
Elizabeth Grace is an interior designer and furniture expert. She received her degree in Interior Design from the University of Notre Dame. Elizabeth landed her first job as an intern with a leading firm in New York City, learning from some of the city’s top designers. She currently works as an interior designer for both residential and commercial clients.
While aubergine hues have been noted by design experts as a popular choice in the kitchen, the dining room paint in Anthony's home shows that this color is easily transferable to other rooms in the home, and can be just as successful in creating that encapsulating feeling.
Paired with the dark wooden dining table and oversized art mural that hangs on the wall, this color is perfect for creating a space that feels embracing and sophisticated.
'Aubergine autumn captures the season's heart with its rich, earthy hues. This eggplant-inspired trend marries warmth with elegance, offering a refreshing nod to nature's palette,' explains Nicholas Kaiko, founder of Kaiko Design Interiors.
Nicholas Kaiko, founder of Kaiko Design Interiors, is a highly sought-after interior designer based in Sydney, Australia. With over a decade of experience in the interior design industry, Nic has honed his skills as an interior architect and decorator, working on luxury hotels and high-end residential projects both locally and internationally.
Andre Kazimierski, CEO of Improovy, a Chicago-based paint company says: 'It's a gorgeous, cozy shade that can instantly create an inviting atmosphere to contrast cooling temperatures outside. I have found that aubergine can really help create an elegant yet still cozy vibe that can elevate your decor. And since it's such a saturated and dark color, you don't have to use much of it to convey this atmosphere.'
It's clear this paint trend is well-loved this season, and appears to be the perfect choice to bring ultimate levels of coziness into the home for fall and beyond. If you're feeling inspired by Anthony to recreate a similar look, we've sourced a similar paint color which you can shop below.
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Emily Moorman is a News Writer at Homes & Gardens, working across a range of topics spanning interiors, celebrity and emerging trends. With a background in the fashion industry, Emily is well-versed in the world of design and trend cycles. Her undergraduate degree was in Fashion Communication and Promotion which she studied at Norwich University of The Arts, specialising in writing and digital communications.
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