Sunday, September 18, 2016

White Fall Decor and New Arrivals

They're heeeeere!! Luminas, Baby Boos and other white pumpkins have invaded local grocery stores. While it is still somewhat warm to fully dive into fall decor, I just couldn't resist these ghostly beauties. With their pale patina and autumnal form, they are the perfect accent to transition from summer to fall.

At Tone on Tone, we are once again celebrating the arrival of fall with subtle inspiration from nature. Enjoy this preview, and stop by to see much more.
For this tabletop arrangement, I went WHITE ON WHITE. In an antique French painted iron urn, shed antlers are placed at the bottom, and then Baby Boo pumpkins and bleached pinecones are layered on top. That's it, so easy! (If you cannot find bleached pinecones, try spray painting.)

The arrangement sits on an antique French chest, but it would also look fabulous as a centerpiece on a dining or center table. It's interesting from every angle. And because it is low, it won't block the line of sight of dinner guests.
Here is our gleaming "great wall of china" where I like to display the shop's collection of antique white ironstone. On top of this Continental 9' long, narrow table, I casually placed three footed cakestands with piles of Baby Boos. To dress it up, a homespun linen runner underneath the cakestands would look smart. BTW, cakestands make everything, not just cakes, look more special. So elevate your fruits, pies, cookies as well as quiches to new heights!
From soup tureens to serving platters, our white ironstone pieces are ready for your dinner parties. Note the large oval fish platter with its original drainer in the center of the second shelf - quite scarce to find the set intact. The three footed stands on the far right were made for serving cheese; these are typically lower than cakestands.
Look at these two large, flat White Boer beauties! They are sitting on a French round tilt-top vendage / vineyard table that would have been brought out for special wine tasting occasions. At 46" diameter, it would make a lovely breakfast or center table.
Here are some fresh arrivals just in time for fall. A pair of newly upholstered Swedish barrelback chairs with unusual form - taller plus slightly larger than the typical Gustavian ones. They are sculptural, handsome and comfy, too.
These striking pillows are made with antique embroidered textiles. Both the azure, in that shade of sky found on clear autumnal days, and rich terracotta bring the splendor of autumn inside. The ground color is tan.

Speaking of pillows, I couldn't resist this fun, fuzzy one in teal - there is something very lux about Mongolian lamb. It makes our pair of antique French wingback chairs, with new Belgian linen and down filled cushions, even more inviting.

For the cooler nights ahead, cozy wingback chairs are must-haves! Our pair is beautifully and simply carved without all the fussiness.
This pair of antique Swedish painted chests is another new arrival. They have all the classic Gustavian elements: leaf-tip carving, fluting, clean lines and that chalky finish. 

The wildflowers (or weeds?) came from the side of the road. Yes, that was me snipping an armful on Little Falls Parkway in Bethesda :)
Please visit us at the shop or online to see additional new arrivals. We'll be adding more to the website soon.

Now a throwback to a few of my favorite fall moments from our shop and home.
A vignette featuring pieces with pale patina. The garden statues of spring and winter are available here.
Lining up the Luminas after a thorough washing in our former kitchen.
Warty gourds! Don't forget about the wide range of gourds available this time of year. When it comes to them, the quirkier the better. And like my pumpkins, I love them light and bright
A lighter shade of pale! Last season I created this white fall centerpiece with simple gatherings from nature. I had no idea it would become so popular. It went viral with over a million pins on Pinterest plus endless reposts on Instagram. Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Country Living and numerous blogs all featured it online. Many, many thanks to everyone for sharing it!!
Happy Fall!!
Cheers,
Loi

30 comments:

  1. I have never seen white gourds like that before! I love your all white Fall theme, especially the image that became so popular online! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us all!

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  2. Hello Loi, As always, I am in awe of your design genius. That table arrangement certainly deserved the attention it got. We sometimes used shed antlers at Halloween, but never thought beyond that--it would never have looked like yours, anyway.

    They wouldn't last as long, but I am wondering whether an arrangement of white Asian vegetables would work--bitter melon, luo-bo radish, white fungus, etc. Perhaps I can try when the weather cools off a bit.
    --Jim

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  3. i love how you do fall so much! the cake plates with the little guys are so awesome!

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  4. So many wonderful ideas here! You "do" white so well in every way.... Somehow I can't get into fall decorating just yet; few more weeks!

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  5. Ok Loi! I will be pinning every single image because OMG you can do no wrong!!!

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  6. Loi,
    Your fall display is wonderful and I'm happy you suggested the spray paint for white pine cones (actually they look like cream to me, which I love). I tried to bleach my own one time, not successful. I also love that your boo pumpkins always have a fair sized stem left on them. I will visit the pumpkin patch near by to see if they cut their stems longer. The shop is filled with year round beauty---thanks for sharing.
    xo,
    Karen

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  7. You always bring a smile to my face! So much loveliness is displayed here. Can hardly wait to get my white pumpkins!!We are still experiencing Summer here in California, but that won't stop me!!! Happy Fall to you and Tom!!
    xo

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  8. My husband caught me oohing and ahhhing over your photos and I said...this almost makes me want to do EVERYTHING white and... he turned white and said, "oh, you ARE NOT serious...." Well...... Your photos are stunning!! franki

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  9. Happy early Fall to you and Tom. Absolutely nothing tops your white ironstone and the Baby Boo pumkins!
    L Patty

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  10. Hello dearest Loi!!!!!I have been on the hunt for these beauties but to no avail! Looking great my friend!

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  11. Hi Loi, I've been missing your posts and you. Glad that all is well. Love the new inventory; those window frames are fantastic. xoxo Mary

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  12. What a beautiful welcome to Fall! Thank you!

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  13. Oh my gosh Loi, I need to bleach me some pincones! So far this year, the white pumpkins came late in our area so I wasn't able to grab some except for the 2 big ones up front. Love, love all your tone on tone Fall decor - classy and elegant as always. All your new pieces are just beautiful, wondering how much that pair of swedish chests are? I'm looking to replace my ginormous buffet with 2 chests one on each side of my dining room, I looked at the dimensions, and they might work, the only thing I need to know is if its within my budget. PM if possible? Hope is well with you my friend!

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  14. We can't believe fall is just around the corner - summer simply flew by this year! As always, we're so inspired by your creative and beautiful vignettes. That coral and blue pillow is gorgeous and adds the perfect pop of fall color to the chair. We hope you're well and enjoying the last days of summer.
    xxoo
    C + C

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  15. I was one of the ones sharing it...couldn't love it more! Adore the urn and table decor for this year. Happy Monday, Loi!

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  16. Of course your work went off the charts. Everything you do is exquisite, Loi. I'm fond of the white pumpkins and also the blue ones. All the white ironstone and the baby boos look stunning. I've put my velvet pumpkins out, but waiting to buy some baby boos, etc. till a bit later. Be cautious with the ones you have sitting directly on the tabletop. I've had them go bad overnight, and it's not pretty. ;-(
    Thanks for sharing all this beauty. I wish I lived near your shop. I'm crushing over those linen French wingback chairs.

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  17. Beautiful!!! Totally agree about the cake stands. Love the matching chests.

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  18. I love this arrangement, Loi! I have some similar shaped urns, they are not white, but I will be copying! xoxo

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  19. These are so beautiful and arranged in your usual stunning style!

    Ann Z, Fairfax

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  20. Oh I so love how you incorporate the antlers with the pumpkins!....You always create such gorgeous vignettes that are simply breathtaking...You make the simplest of natural elements look so exquisite! Love all of your new additions to your shop. Stunning pieces.

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  21. but is there too much white going on for autumn there, where you be on the east coast? NO, says she from the landlocked heartland. LET THERE BE WHITE! it's beautiful, loi. like fall whispers for sensitive souls like me who are prone to be shaken up a little as the season changes and the winds come. xox

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  22. I adore your white autumn Loi...and your shop would be a dream to visit!
    xo, Janet

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  23. Absolutely stunning as usual! Happy fall to you and Tom. Xo Nancy

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  24. HI Loi, your excitement for Autumn is contagious. Your photos show that you love to decorate during the fall season.

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  25. So pretty, as always. Hope all is well in your neck of the woods, Loi!

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  26. Loi you leave me breathless in the beauty of white bounty as you create your fall decor in artistic expression of haunting delight. Every photo is a treat to the eye.
    xo,
    Vera

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  27. You are one of my favorite designers Loi! Love everything... xo

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  28. Love it all! Remember how hard it's used to be to find white pumpkins? It is soooo nice that they are so available now. I absolutely adore those garden statues! I think your wildflowers might be wild chrysanthemum, I love those too. I've been eyeing a big patch I drive by every morning...

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  29. Oh my...I am in love with both sets of chairs! They are stunning! As is everything in your shop and all of your beautiful white pumpkins! I can see why that beautiful display went viral! It is fabulous!

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  30. Oh wow, well I can see why it went viral, its GORGEOUS!! Everything is light and airy over here, always a pleasant mind trip to take. Thank you!!

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