Sunday, November 25, 2018

Shop Closing - UPDATE!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

So many of you came to shop our closing sale, to say goodbye, and to wish us well - WOW! The sale has been a tremendous success, and Tom and I couldn't be more grateful.

Of course we loved seeing each of you, and enjoyed catching up. Like proud parents, it touched us to hear that you still cherish your Tone on Tone pieces. Many, many thanks.

Tom and I were saying how much we'll (me, especially 😢) miss your visits. To stay connected after the shop closes, I'm thinking of offering an open design day, once a week, in my home studio where clients can stop by to select paint colors from my favorite palette, peruse my fabric library, and chat decorating projects, big or small, from renovations to pillows. Please stay tuned.

Here is an update on our closing:

- The shop's last day will be Saturday, December 15, 2018.

- Starting Saturday, December 1st, we will have a mini estate sale here at the shop. There will be new (never used) accessories that I picked up as display props. These include Swedish linens, designer fabric remnants, glassware (vases / vessels), baskets, wooden trays, moss / lichen balls, etc. There will also be lots of miscellaneous items. And, we'll be selling quilted moving blankets, dollies, as well as small tools. Everything priced to move! This will be fun - please come.

- Remaining antique inventory after December 15th will be available on our website: WWW.TONE-ON-TONE.COM.
I will be updating the site often. 

- Starting in January 2019, select inventory will be for sale at our booth in the York Antiques Gallery (a group shop located in York, Maine).

- Our email will remain the same:

- Our new phone line is: 202-262-5732.

Now a look at some of the items currently available:    
A handsome 1780s French walnut secretary desk with exceptional parquetry of boxwood, from Alsace. It measures 41" wide x 29.5" deep (desktop down) x 38" high.

Shown on top of the secretary are two striking 19th-century French seaweed prints. 
This Danish Neoclasscial style clock, dated 1869, is quintessentially Nordic with its chalky gray surface and elegant simplicity. We had it for many years at home - see photo below.
The small Swedish painted bench, French trumeau mirror, and Swedish cartel wall clock are all available. Please email for more information.
Curves in the all the right places! I love the undulating lines of this 1760s Swedish Rococo table - so sculptural! It measures 36.5" wide x 26" deep x 29.25" high.
Beautifully painted with classical urns and figures, this early Italian chest is one of my favorites. The top is faux painted to mimic stone. The legs are slender and airy.
Gustavian grace - an early Swedish stool that's been hand scraped to the original painted surface. Iron brackets were custom made to reinforce the curule legs during the 19th century. Upholstery is Claremont's silk damask with trim by Samuel & Sons.  
A pair of Swedish Gustavian armchairs that is good looking AND comfy! Plus, such sweeping lines and exquisite carvings. Instead of the ubiquitous nailhead trim, I opted for small iron tacks on the new linen upholstery. Each chair measures 24" wide x 27.25" deep x 37.5" high.
The patina of this French Classical style giltwood chandelier (approx 28" diam) is really stunning; as are the carvings. It has been rewired. 
Here is a Louis XVI style giltwood mirror (20" wide x 35.5" overall height) crested with a laurel wreath. Two sweethearts give a hint to its origin - perhaps a courting mirror or marriage gift?  
Another romantic mirror (26" x 35.5") but in a very different style. This one is vintage Venetian with an eglomise glass border that's been painted on the backside.
Next is a Mid Century Modern brass bar cart (26" x 16.75" x 25.5" high) from France. The smoked glass gives it a tres chic look. 
There are also lots of accessories including this fabulous pair of Continental creamware candlesticks in perfect condition.

And loads of custom pillows in fabrics by Quadrille, Michael Smith, Lee Jofa, Peter Fasano, Cowtan & Tout, etc. Below is just a sampling.
That's it for this post, but there is much more still in the shop.
Don't forget that our last day is Saturday, December 15th.
Hope to see you!


  1. Hello Loi, It must be sad to say goodbye to your shop, but I am sure that your close-out sale will be a triumph. It seems that everyone always wants the not-for-sale display accessories, stands, etc.

    Don't forget to keep us informed and inspired with your new design projects.

    1. Hello Jim - The sale has been a wonderful success! I have the best clients and friends! So grateful to them. And grateful to you for your support of my blog. I hope you are well. Cheers

  2. Dear Loi,
    Gee I wish we lived closer. We would love to meet you and see all your goodies "in person".
    Love your idea of a once a week open design day!

    1. Hello Patty! I hope you and MC are well. Miss you two. xoxo

  3. Hi Loi,
    So much beauty and beautiful memories, too. I'm nostalgic for Tone On Tone. I hope that you will continue with the blog as it is a source of joy to so many of us--your faithful followers.
    Sending blessings for a successful final sale.
    Sending love, always.

    1. Dear Mary - Yes, definitely will continue my blog. And hope to blog more often. I will catch up with you. Cheers

    2. Yes, please... more blog posts, even though I still don't get notified when they go out. So frustrating after all of these years and telling lame google that no, it's not spam. It's even blogspot!

      But, I too, can't wait to see what you have in store for the future. Maybe a book? More design work? All of the above? xoxox ~ Laurel

  4. Loi,
    Best to you with the final weeks of your shop. I know many will be sad to see it go. I'll watch for your updates through your posts.

    1. Hi, Karen - Thank you my friend :) I hope you are well. Miss you and your blog. xo

  5. Good morning Loi!!!!! How I wish I could run over to your shoppe to pick up at least some linens and meet you and greet you! I so hope you stay on Instagram and share your life with us. You are one of the bloggers who have influenced my style over the years, plus, you are just the kindest person. WE WILL MISS YOU!

    1. Dear Anita - I look forward to sharing this next chapter with you (and all of my readers) here on the blog. Please stay tuned. Thanks so much :)

  6. Loi, I look forward to finding ways to cross paths. Your genius is inspirational. You and the shop will be missed but new adventures beckon. Thank you for all my treasures today.

    1. Hiya Michelle - Wonderful to see you on Saturday! I truly appreciate your friendship and support. Many, many thanks!! L

  7. I wish both of you and your family the best! You will be missed.


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