I had the pleasure of spending the morning at the Chevy Chase DC home of Loi Thai, the owner of Tone on Tone, the Bethesda shop known for its painted Swedish antiques. Ever since I saw a story about his house in The Washington Post last year (right after he and partner Thomas Troeschel moved in — the story is here), I’ve been enamored of his style. I got to meet him finally in the course of reporting for a freelance assignment, and he showed me his house — a bit more filled in than last year, with brand new, drop-dead landscaping.
Without further ado, here’s the eye candy from his renovated 1916 house:
I’ll leave you with two images of the office that adjoins the kitchen/family room space (which used to be the old house’s kitchen). I adore Loi’s inspiration board, and the vintage industrial French rack he found to hold his enormous collection of design magazines.