blog beautiful: tone on tone

October 08, 2012


He must know by now I adore his aesthetic and blog
since I never miss an installment of Loi's
T o n e  o n  T o n e...
a truly charming and joyful place
on the blog map.

 Antique dealers specializing in 18th and 19th century
painted Swedish furniture, the Maryland-based
shop Tone on Tone offers the most glorious
finds to their lucky loyal following.

English Sea Lion

Swedish 18th C Secretary

Are we charmed yet?

Faux bois ironstone pitcher

Tone on Tone is more than a a good read...
it's a feast for the senses, and I do love me a feast!

Someday I will visit the shop and see Thomas
and Loi's treasures in person.
The styling and photography take my breath away.

I am certain my famous cinnamon bread would
taste better in their kitchen...oui?

Thank you for flooding blogland with lovely, Loi.
I want to live inside your gorgeous photos.
I must be Swedish, don't you think?

Your presence, sense of style,
and generous spirit are
never lost on me so...
thank you for a truly

Are you feelin the love for Swedish antiques?

Peace to you right where you are.

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  1. You are so right, Michele. Loi's blog is absolutely lovely. I'm blown away by his beautiful photographs every time I visit. What an amazingly talented man he is!

  2. Gorgeous Michele, and I too would enjoy living in the photos! Those botanical prints, the kitchen, the attention to detail and the perfect patina.. total perfection!


  3. Hello:)
    very beautifuel pictures.....hope you have good days:)
    hugs hugs

  4. Michele-
    I love Loi and his shop! There is always so much beautiful there, and so many unique pieces and ideas.
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful blog and its owner.
    Happy Tuesday.

  5. WOW!!! I am so happy to find out about them...had no idea and look what I have been missing. Every single picture is incredibly that gorgeous soft tonal look, fabulous! Going to go and visit.

  6. Love both pictures showing the open shelving. Will certainly check the site out! Have a great day. - Tonya

  7. Bonjour mon amie! Merci! Merci! Did I tell you I'm tagging along to Paris? Oui!

    Thank YOU for all the kind words, Michele!! And for featuring us. Tom and I are incredibly honored. Perhaps you and the band can play in the DC area, and stop by for a visit?

    Have a wonderful trip!! If you find something you love in Paris, email me....I'll forward you my shipper's info.

  8. Gorgeous, gorgeous. Both the shop and the blog look like my version of heaven! I'll have to check them out. Thanks for the introduction.
    4 days and counting? Are you dying from excitement yet? Oh how I wish I could sneak into your suitcase! XO

  9. Oh yes... the style is just beautiful, everything good. I love that little seal too...'


  10. @jeanne
    that is exactly how i feel. it's heavenly and feels safe.

    4 days and i'm a bundle of nerves.

    suddenly i just know my clothes will be all wrong.
    that i will fumble too much with my french.
    that i will accidentally eat what was meant to be a condiment on the plate.
    that i will experience chignon fail.

    other than that, let's get to gettin!


  11. Ooooh so soothing and lovely. I desperately must have colour around me to make me feel alive but when neutrals are done so so well, I have to think how lovely it would be to walk into a room that instantly calms me... beautiful!

    France is so close!! Oooh I can't wait to see it through your insightful and artistic eyes! xxx

  12. Michele! Loi is not only talented but as warm and charming is their home I think Loi is equally as warm and charming. Such a wonderful addition to blog land and luck US we get to visit any time we please!! Great Blog post and wonderful feature for a wonderful man,
    xo Kathysue

    PS 4 days and counting. Don't worry about anything, you will wear what is comfy and you will eat anything you please, Just enjoy every last minute, it will be a trip to be remembered!
    xo Kathysue

  13. Such elegant, soothing pieces! You did some beautiful writing about it all too. :)

  14. Michele,
    I'm a relative newcomer to Tone on Tone and the magic that is Loi. Thanks to a link from Brooke at Velvet and Linen I too can daydream about a home furnished with the beautiful Swedish antiques from his shop.
    Thanks for this, great post.

  15. Hi Michele,

    Such a sophisticated the silk drapes and the putty colored kitchen cabinets. I never get tired of this look! Thank you for posting!


  16. Simply Love Loi as well, what taste and refinement!! I cannot wait to get myself down to DC and visit that shop!!!
    The Relished Roost

  17. Love Tone on Tone and love you. Great post :)

  18. Love it! The mirror, bench and shutter my favorite!
    big hug hx

  19. Hello sweet Michele,
    How are you my friend? First of all I want to thank you for all your sweet comments on my posts! You are a gem!
    As you I admire Loi's blog!To me it is one of the most beautiful blogs in bloggerland! I am always inspired by Loi's work. I love his work and his preference for the Swedish style!

  20. Beautiful colors and textures, I love the blend of weathered colors and whites.

  21. As soon as Loi posted his first blog, I was smitten. His taste is, for me, perfection, as is his photography. And to top it all off, he is a lovely person.
    It is fitting that you featured him.

  22. Thank you for sharing the world of Tone on Tone!! Loi is wonderful!!!

  23. Amen sista!!! He's truly one of the most talented people out there and so kind!! I think of you as a Swedish babe... hahaha... your home resinates with that same Swedish feel!
    You're soon on your way to the most beautiful place in the world!!! I'm so excited for you!!!


  24. One of my absolute most favorite blogs. As one who loves a neutral decor I am completely enamoured with every one of their posts...simply stunning!!

  25. Truly lovely! So much wonderful eye candy. Now I have to go check out their blog.
    Mary Alice

  26. Gorgeous beyond belief - every one of them - what a great post!!!

  27. What lovely inspiration. Thanks for stopping by my blog Coastal Style. I am now following you & your lovely blog

  28. I am indeed charmed! I'm actually not too far from Bethesda...although I used to live in DC so I was once so much closer! I have no idea how I've never discovered Tone on Tone until now, so I must thank you for bringing it to my attention. Simply gorgeous! That moss covered angel...oh my!


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