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Designer Spotlight: Loi Thai

Welcome to the first installment of a new regular feature on this blog called “Designer Spotlight,” in which I showcase an interior designer whose work I admire. In today’s Designer Spotlight, I share the work of designer Loi Thai.

I fortuitously stumbled upon Loi Thai’s blog, called Tone on Tone, and his beautiful Instagram account, @loithai, and fell in love with his style. Loi Thai owns an antique shop, also called Tone on Tone, in Bethesda, Maryland that specializes in 18th and 19th century painted Swedish antiques, ironstone, and creamware. His homes in Maryland and coastal Castine, Maine are full of his antique treasures. He is incredibly gifted at making his antiques look fresh and contemporary in his rooms. He is also an amazing gardener and cultivates the most beautiful topiaries.

Here are photos of Loi Thai designs (many of these photos come from Martha Stewart Living and Southern Living, which featured his work in their magazines):

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gray kitchen cabinets

Loi Thai’s rooms are neutral; he uses a light palette with pops of Swedish blues and grays and always fresh greenery. His spaces convey a sense of serenity.

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myrtle topiary

Aren’t his topiaries gorgeous?!

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I will attempt to copy this beautiful white autumn arrangement in the fall.

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A view in his antique store–I love the gray Mora clock and console table.

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Here is the designer pruning topiaries.

hydrangea hedge

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The above two photos are of Loi Thai’s home in Castine, Maine. I even love his garage—those doors are fabulous. The hydrangeas around his house are incredible!

Isn’t he talented? Loi Thai’s rooms are much more neutral than I usually prefer, but I find them soothing and beautiful. I plan on visiting his shop the next time I am in the D.C. area!

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