July 11, 2012

A Wonderful New Discovery

I read the Washington Post with a great regularity, especially since they’re 40 miles down the road. One of the things that I love best is their Thursday “Home Front” question and answer sessions. It was through them that I discovered DC-area decorator and shop owner, Loi Thai. And it was even more recently, that I discovered that Loi’s writing a blog, so full of beautiful goodness that I just want to jump into the pictures.image

Loi’s shop, Tone-on-Tone, in Bethesda, Maryland,  is destined to be someplace I will be visiting sooner rather than later. image

He specializes in Swedish pieces, the cool looks of which would be welcome in this hateful heat we’ve been having. tone1

Loi has recently started a blog, which is fabulous! imageIn addition to the stunning interiors he’s created, there are loads of images of his garden, which have me mad with envy, especially since the heat of the past week has taken a severe toll on most of my plants. tome5There is so much pretty over at Tone-on-Tone that you’re going to abandon me, and move over there… I know I would. tone4I hope you will take a look at Loi’s blog and his shop. You will love them both!

27 comments:

  1. Yep, when you're right, you're right!
    Di
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  2. I am crosseyed with jealousy and will not be abandoning you for such perfection.

    But I will rush out and cut down/destroy my past prime, weedy, storm mangled garden immediately.

    It's a different world in Bethesda.

    xo Jane

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    1. My tomatoes have been killed by several blights, so my garden's looking particularly scruffy right about now.

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  3. I read about Loi Thai and Tone on Tone over at Velvet & Linen recently and have been reading Loi's blog ever since. You are so right. He knows how to create beautifully balanced interiors that are refreshing and calm. He also cultivates the most perfect topiaries.

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    1. I had known about him, but he pinned a picture of mine of the Ladew Topiary Gardens, and that's how we connected.

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  4. MEG! What a WONDERFUL SURPRISE! I clicked over to read your new discovery: OMG! (Jaw dropped) Thank YOU. Thank you for introducing my shop and blog to your readers---I am so, so grateful. What a fantastic honor. I really appreciate your generosity and friendship, Meg. Thank you, again :-)
    Cheers,
    Loi

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  5. Loi is such a darling! His shop is to die for gorgeous and totally worth a bit of a drive to see these one of a kind pieces.

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    1. I know it's only 40 miles away, but it may as well be the moon for how infrequently I get there!

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  6. what a gorgeous blog and shop-thanks for the tip-I'm now following.

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    1. Chris... not too far from you, either!

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  7. I love Loi's shop and work and blog. Pure joy!
    Mary

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  8. Stop by and I'll go with you!

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    1. Ha! If you wait for me, it will be winter before I'm over!

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  9. I would never abandon you and hope that you will swing by when you visit his shop since it is just up the street from me!

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    1. Lime... didn't realize it was that close. Of course Bethesda is one huge mass to me now!

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  10. I will head over and take a look, but no worries about being abandoned! :) And I've wanted to visit Tone on Tone for years now...and I have no clue why I haven't gotten up there!

    Kat

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    1. I keep meaning to do a DC design day, and this will be tops on the list!

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  11. I have been in his shop(Stunning) since I have a dear friend living in DC(actually have quite a few friends)and now I have Meg + have no fear you will not be abandoned, ever, blog land is big enough for everyone. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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    1. He's such a talent! Tell your friend to go!

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  12. I finally visited his shop after recently becoming friends with Loi a few weeks ago -it is a stunning space! The light filled and huge modern space compliments his very refined take on swedish style.

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    1. Can't wait to meet Loi! I think that he's coming for a field trip in Baltimore in a few weeks!

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  13. Love the golden mirror! It makes me remember this one... it's very similar:
    http://www.bykoket.com/catalogue/guilt.php

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  14. Before moving, I visited Tone on Tone and it is indeed one totally cool venue but if you think OKL is somehwhat over the top pricewise, you will gasp when you get to Tone on Tone! Of course rents in Bethesda are high but still...

    Suzanne on St. Simons

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    1. It's not the high prices at OLK that get to me, it's the high prices for things that I can find at any thrift shop. I have heard the pieces at Tone on Tone are excellent quality, so I am sure they will be priced at value.

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