Friday, June 1, 2012

Tone on Tone – June RDH Blog of the Month

Long before I discovered blogs or there were sites like Pinterest, I kept files filled with my favorite design magazine pictures.  (In fact, I still do today.)  You can imagine my delight when I found that the owner of one of my all-time favorite houses had started a blog!

So today I am thrilled to be featuring the designer behind this house, Loi Thai, and his blog, Tone on Tone, as the RDH June blog of the month.

Traditional Home – by Krissa Rossbund
Producer – Eileen Deymier / Photography – Erik Johnson

Traditional Home – by Krissa Rossbund
Producer – Eileen Deymier / Photography – Erik Johnson

Traditional Home – by Krissa Rossbund
Producer – Eileen Deymier / Photography – Erik Johnson

The pictures above show the house that I and many others fell in love with. (You might recognize many of these photos as they are quite popular in the blog world.)  Shortly after this story was published, Loi and his partner Thomas Troeschel purchased and renovated another home located not too far from their original property. 

As you can guess it is just as wonderful and beautifully decorated.

One of the things you will notice is much of the furniture from the first house was also used in the new house.

The gardens surrounding the home are also designed with care and attention to detail - two of the aspects which make Loi’s work so special. 

Besides Tone on Tone, the blog, Loi and Thomas are also owners of a shop near Washington, DC by the same name.

Tone on Tone specializes in 18th and 19th century painted Swedish antiques – the very furniture which they use in their own home.

The shop also carries a large collection of creamware, white ironstone, and garden furnishings and ornaments rich with patina.

Loi began his blog a mere three months ago and it already has become a favorite of mine.  (I know you will love it too!)

I have enjoyed seeing his latest design projects and tours of his favorite gardens.

He also has a Pinterest account filled with more even more amazing photos. 

I hope you will stop by Tone on Tone and leave a comment letting Loi know you visited.  He is so kind and gracious and will be so appreciative! 


Nancy said...

Loi is a dear friend and so deserving. His home and his shop are so beautiful! Thanks for spreading the love!
Have a great weekend.

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Dear Stacy ~
Thank you! Thank you!! This is a tremendous honor. I'm truly grateful, and happy as can be! :-) I love my little blog, and appreciate all the support and feedback from the community and readers. Your recognition and support from the beginning has been so important to me. Thank you for being such a gracious and generous friend!

An Urban Cottage said...

Very nice pick, Stacy. I've been loving Loi's blog. His work is very inspiring.

Art and Sand said...

A beautiful home. I know I have seen the home somewhere before because I remember the clock in one of the first photos you showed.

I clicked on your blog because my front door is red. I will be back to check out more.

Leslie said...

Stunning home! I just started following Loi's blog and his work is amazing indeed. Love this look and will book mark this post. Thanks so much for sharing.


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Stacy, Thanks for introduction..I am headed over there now.

for the love of a house said...

Lois work is stunning and he is so nice too!
happy week to you!

Henhurst Interiors said...

Great post, from one fan to another!

All best,

Carla Aston said...

It is a gorgeous blog and I love his style. I must pop over to PInterest and follow him.

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Loi is so talented and such a sweet heart. I would love to be able to visit his store one day.

carolyn bradford said...

I have truly enjoyed getting to know Loi through his blog and now I'm glad I've found yours as well! His work is beautiful and timeless!


I love him. No really love him. Talent beyond anything!!

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