“When people think of Swedish style, they automatically think all white,” says Loi. “But Swedish whites are never pure whites, grays are never pure grays. They always have layered tones of color that give a wonderful patina. That’s why we call our antiques store Tone on Tone—it’s many color variations of the same hue, a soothing approach to design that really happens no matter the color, but especially with white.”
Brick fireplaces in the dining room and master bedroom were given fresh surrounds better suited to the turn-of-the-century house. The opening of the dining room fireplace was lowered, putting it at a more intimate level for those gathered around the table. Lacking mantels in their previous incarnations, each fireplace received a new topper as a part of its face-lift.
Wall paint (gray): custom.
Trim paint (White 01): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667.
Chairs; double pedestal table; pedestal; mirror; creamware; mantel: Tone On Tone, 240/497-0800.