Tone on Tone

Tone on Tone . . . I love that look

as it is so serene, classic, and exquisite.

Well that certainly defines a very special blogger who has an over the top

exquisite shop and blog.

Have you guessed yet?

Tone on Tone-Housepitality Designs

Yes, I visited Loi at his shop Tone on Tone in Bethesda, Maryland.

I gasped as I entered his shop.

When he realized who I was, there were lots of hugs!

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I love how Loi adds the perfect compliment of color.

Can you see that piece in the mirror?

I was only armed with my iPhone so some of the things I wanted to photograph

had the backdrop of the large windows, so it was a little difficult to get a good picture.

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I took this picture from the side to show you how fabulous his topiaries are . . .

but then again, if you follow Loi’s blog, Tone on Tone you know how breathtaking his topiaries are.

He definitely has a green thumb!


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Another topiary . . . and another fabulous Mora Clock.

If you are looking for one, he has quite a few to choose from and they are flawless.

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The shop is quite large and every piece is displayed impeccably.

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I immediately was drawn to this vignette of magnificent matching chests and light sconces.

Love those scones!

And, honey, if you are reading this, remember we have an anniversary coming up

a monumental one too! 🙂

So if you are in the vicinity of Bethesda, Maryland,

Loi’s shop, Tone On Tone, is a must on your list to visit!

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As you can see from the reflection in the glass, it was a gorgeous day.

A gorgeous day to visit a gorgeous shop and the fabulously talented and incredible Loi!

I cannot wait to see home featured in Martha Stewart magazine!

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Me and Loi . . . don’t you just love selfies!

Can’t wait to see Loi again soon . . . we have an adventure planned!

It was a wonderful day!

And hope you have a wonderful day!

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  1. So glad you got to visit his shop and meet Loi!!
    Have a great day today…say “hi” to Yvonne for me, and hope you find lots of treasures!!
    Mary Alice
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  2. Love his antiques and topiaries. I would love to see his shop in person some day.
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  3. How fun! Thanks for sharing your visit! xox
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  4. What a lovely shop! This is such a fantastic idea. I love neutral palettes because color can be added with accessories. It makes me want to start over on my home. Thanks for sharing this lovely tour!
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  5. I will have to meet you there one day! That isn’t too far from me! Hope you have a fun day today and wish I could have come. Loi’s shop is just GORGEOUS!!! How fun that you met him too!!!!
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  6. Oh this is one shop I would love to visit!
    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Hi Shirley, what a wonderful shop and gorgeous treasures in every pic. I love using tones of whites and neutrals all around my house. This is a great inspiration. How fun you got to meet a fellow blogger in person. Great pic of you two.
    Happy Wednesday! CM
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  8. I love Loi’s style! Another of my blog friends just visited him as well. Looking forward to hearing about your adventure you have planned!
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  9. Shirley I must say I am a tad envious that you not only visited Loi’s shop, you also were able to meet Loi in person. I admire him so much, he is truly a genius at finding such uniquely curated pieces! How great!

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  10. How fun! He has such an amazing shop…I would love to have any of his pieces in my home :o) I sure wish I had his green thumb too!!!!!
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  11. I love the look of tone on tone too, but it doesn’t work in my house no matter how much I try and force it. It looks like you had a lovely day out 🙂
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  12. What an amazing shop! Thanks so much for featuring Loi and his shop!
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  13. Hi Shirley,
    I think it takes a lot of discipline to stay in this color pallette (which I don’t have!), but it sure is beautiful!
    Hugs, Barbara

  14. Lois has such beautiful pieces of furniture. I also love the sconces! It would be so fun to have that neutral decor and then add splashes of color! Thanks for sharing, Shirley.

  15. Jeanette Price says

    Oh my you must have been in Heaven!! What a gorgeous shop, so many beautiful things to admire. Loi has some fabulous pieces. Thanks for sharing this with us. Have a wonderful day.:)

  16. Shirley,
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful shop with us. Its a gorgeous store and I love those sconce lamps! I know you had a great time meeting Loi.

    I lucked out yesterday and found a beautiful ironstone tureen (1860’s)at a local consignment shop. The owner said a lady was downsizing her ironstone collection and had put several nice pieces in consignment. I offered a price and she accepted so I felt I got a really good deal.

  17. I grew up in Potomac, Maryland, but I think I got married and moved away before he opened his beautiful shop. But I’ll definitely add it to my must-do list the next time I’m home! Hmmm, I wonder if I can fit a Mora clock in my car?!
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  18. Oh Shirley how fun. Ohhhhhh I Love those sconce lamps too. Those are fabulous. I want them!!! That Mora clock is pretty fabulous too. Glad you had a great time with Loi. If Terry does get a job out your way and we move there you are going to have to be my tour guide to all these fabulous shopping destinations for sure. Maybe Terry will have to get two jobs lol!
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  19. Oh how fun to catch up with a friend. His store is wonderful, so many lovely pieces. It would be hard not to purchase quite a few items.
    Have fun in DC
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  20. What a beautiful shop loved his furniture pieces! Maybe this summer I can make a visit!
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  21. Such a cute picture 🙂 I am a big fan–and he is right in my neck of the woods, I need to plan a field trip. So, what is that adventure??? I can’t wait to hear! XO, Amy
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  22. Shirley! Shirley!! It was fabulous meeting you 🙂 Felt like we’ve known each other forever, right? Had a blast. So fun chatting antiques, blogs, and IG.

    Thanks for sharing my shop – you are awesome!

    Next time, come visit our place.

    Luff you girl! xoxo

  23. What a fabulous store. I’m in love with everything here!! Great pictures!
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  24. I adore tone on tone as well. I think I would be very, very happy taking some time to browse Loi’s lovely shop.

    (Here’s hoping hubby reads this post!)
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  25. Love Loi’s style and those topiaries are fabulous. I would love to visit his beautiful shop. Thanks for sharing Shirley.
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  26. Glad you got to meet Toi. Those topiaries I would have to buy. Did those sconces get sold? LOL It will be interesting to see what you bought…..

  27. Beautiful Shirley! I adore those sconces too, hope your hubby takes the hint 🙂
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  28. What fun, Shirley! His shop looks amazing! So happy you shared your adventure! 🙂
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  29. What a fav shop… the off white certainly looks wonderful with just a little touch of color here and there…
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