Like the rest of you, we love a good gourd come fall. But if you’re looking to switch things up this year, may we suggest the eggplant? Yes, it has a rather crude meaning in the emoji world, but get past its salacious reputation, and you’ll find that the fruit, with its rich hues and interesting shapes, can be an inspired seasonal centerpiece.
Proof: This otherworldly eggplant-spotlighting tablescape by our favorite go-to event designers at David Stark Design.
“Visiting the farmer’s market is one of our all-time favorite ways to spark ideas for entertaining at home. This time, our muse is the varied and vibrant eggplant!” he tells us.
“Why not utilize your farmer’s market bounty as a centerpiece down the table or as part of a floral arrangement? They’ll look great for the evening and can go on the stove or into the oven the next day.”
Photography by Corrie Beth Hogg for David Stark Design.
The Eggplant Floral Arrangement
The Eggplant Centerpiece
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