Flowers blooming on vines that wrap around porch columns and garden trellises, flowers spilling out of planters and window boxes … these are the scenes of Charleston that never grow old. I spotted these purple flowers hanging from a neighbor’s chartreuse porch and had to sneak a photo. Aubergine and chartreuse green always hues look great together. It’s an unexpected, slightly wild, but elegant color palette for Autumn, taken right from Nature herself.
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// photo: Erika Firm
Last weekend my family went on an adventure to gather wild artichoke blooms. We snipped an entire wagonload of the wild purple artichoke flowers, and I just love the color palette. Leave it up to Mother Nature to take my least favorite color, purple, and make it look fabulous. Who knew that mixing shades of purple, from lilac to deep aubergine, pairing it with artichoke green would be so beautiful? I’d love to see an interior designer take this palette and apply it to a dramatic dining room. It’s hard to show on screen, but the purple of the soft flowers is super bright—almost fluorescent. Bumblebees love them (spot one in the photo!). Mom is working on some arrangements using the blooms and I’ll share them with you soon.
The leading color trend for 2010 wedding invitations here at the Delphine studio was aubergine purple. About half of the invitation orders we processed this year used some shade of purple. In design trends, our CHRYSANTHEMUMS design was one of the most popular designs this year. Normally I’m not much of a purple-lover, but I really do love the way this aubergine and crocus Chrysanthemums wedding invitation turned out.
Congrats to sweet Patricia and husband Gill; they were married this past weekend in a darling chateaux just outside Brussels. I am sooooo excited and happy for you two. Cannot wait to hear all about it (truly I am so sorry to have missed this epic day).
I’ve known Patricia since she was a little girl, so it was no surprise to me when she told me her wedding colors are aubergine and champagne. I seem to remember a lot of sparkly purple nail polish when she was a tot ; )
We letterpressed all of Patricia and Gill’s stationery in aubergine and champagne inks; the design was custom, but look out for a similar design to come to the Delphine line later this summer.
Congrats again, you two. Send photos when you can, and please tell me you have your dad’s speach recorded because I cannot wait to hear it!
The purple/dull metallics and neutrals color palette is one my wedding invitation clients have been loving lately. I like to call it “Aubergine Dream.”
Top row, l to r: Amelia wedding gown by Vera Wang; cardigan by Leifsdottir; eggplant photo by La Tartine Gourmande (photo from La Tartine Gourmande’s Flickr stream) — Bottom row, l to r: Capri rings by Pomellato; Roman Capital from Restoration Hardware; Lilac lustre water glass from Target; Plum Magnolia gown by Vera Wang.
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Haute off the press: our new chrysanthemums invitation design. Click to see the chrysanthemum invitation letterpress version [or here to see the digital flat printed version]. As always, you can pick your favorite fonts, ink colors, papers, envelopes and preview your order right on our delphine website. The chrysanthemums save the date shown above is letterpressed in aubergine ink on 100 percent cotton paper.