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Aubergine, the Restaurant at L’Auberge Carmel has a soothing contemporary interior design highlighted by elements from the ocean. A wall covered with tan, brown and taupe glass subway tile sets off the room painted a creamy color. Banquettes are covered in a taupe, brown and tan striped fabric, while the seats are tan leather. Wooden chairs with caramel-colored upholstery flank tables covered in white linen. The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant's decorative sconces resemble clusters of bubbles — some of the openings are covered in carnelian glass. An art piece of driftwood, moss, shells and pinecones adorns one wall. One side of the restaurant features a long window that looks out onto the street, but during dinner service it’s covered with a sheer tan drapery. With the simple interior design at Aubergine, the Restaurant at L’Auberge Carmel, the focus stays on the cuisine.