There is not much more that can be said about Loi and his partner Tom's exquisite house except that photographs can not do it justice. I will add that in spite of its curated perfection and the quality of the antiques that fill it, every room is comfortable and inviting. That is Loi's magic.
One of many beautiful vignettes throughout the house.
A stunning example of Swedish furniture in an enviable collection.
A small sampling Loi's famous topiaries.
Loi and Tom's garden is just my style, manicured and tidy. Tom is the genius behind the expertly trimmed trees.
The 'white garden' in front of the house.
The lavender walk in Loi and Tom's 'blue garden' behind the house.
Loi is also extremely generous with his time and after our visit at the house he accompanied me to Tone on Tone. My only suggestion for Loi is that he keep a supply of smelling salts at the shop because one could easily be overcome by so much beauty in one place.
Loi is an excellent resource on the history of Swedish furniture and the origins of the patina associated with it, and he is more than happy to share his knowledge.
The shop has a fabulous array of accessories and a large selection of beautiful mirrors.
And the furniture is just extraordinary.
While I would have liked to back an 18-wheeler up to the front door and emptied the shop, on this visit only these beautiful accessories came home with me. However, I will definitely be back.
An Italian marble footed urn.
One of a pair of French compotes.
Many thanks to Loi and Tom for opening their home to me and devoting so much of their Saturday to showing me around.