7.25.2014

Favorite Room.....Tone On Tone

 Hello ~ This is Loi from TONE ON TONE, and what an honor it is to be sharing my favorite room with you all here at Savvy Southern Style!! First, a huge thanks to Kim for inviting me to participate in this series! I've admired Kim's blog and her fabulous style for so long. Love her charming ironstone pieces and amazing art collection. Kim, let's hang out the next time you visit the DC area :)
My favorite room changes from season to season. In autumn, I enjoy hanging out in the kitchen and trying new recipes (the very basic kinds!). You'll find me chilling on the sofa in front of the TV when the weather is frigid outside. In spring, I'm too busy digging in garden so I guess you can call that my favorite "room." And during summer when I have the most free time, I love to catch up on all my readings in the library.
There are a total of 6 built-in bookcases, which I designed to blend in with the original architecture and moldings of the house. I also incorporated 3 antique iron sconces from my shop, TONE ON TONE. Additionally, I had the floors reinforced under the built-ins due to the weight of the books.
The library used to be the dining room. When we renovated our 1918 home, I decided to convert it to our new library. Now the library is more of an interior room without direct, harsh sunlight - perfect for keeping books! Because it is off the front entry, and leads into the living room to the right and new dining room to the left, the space is very conducive for "gathering" during events. When we host a party, the club chairs are replaced with a center table with drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Also, it is an additional dining area for large family meals during the holidays.

For a Christmas party, the entire house was decorated in a white winter theme. I filled the antique urn with white branches and dusted faux snow under the white candle pillars. It was magical when all the lights were dimmed and candles were illuminated!



 
In addition to books, some of our antique creamware dishes are stored here. Since this used to be the former dining room and storage space is sooooo limited in an old house, I think it makes sense. Plus, it creates a visual break for all the books. And it is so handy to grab a platter to use in the adjacent dining room.

I hope you have enjoyed visiting my little library in our old house! Many thanks, again, to Kim for having me!! Cheers, Loi

Loi, this room is just beautiful and of course styled impeccably. Thanks so much for sharing it here with us. I sure hope I do get to meet you next time I am in the DC area.

If y'all don't know Loi at Tone On Tone please get comfy, grab a drink and snack and check out more of his beautiful homes and style.

I hope y'all have a super weekend!

If you have missed any of the past favorite rooms you can catch up here.

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7.24.2014

Mid Summer Farmhouse Style Guest Room

Do you know what happens when you bring in one new chair? The domino effect. Yep, after I got the new striped chair from the Pottery Barn Outlet for the sun room things have been shifting around. I gave y'all a sneak peek of some new pillows the other day and now here is how the farmhouse style guest rooms looks with a few changes from that domino effect.

The last time I shared this room it was decked out in red, white, and blue for July 4th. Now the blue has been removed and using what I had I have used mostly red and white.

I love mixing patterns.



I bought these red toile shams in the clearance section at the Pottery Barn Outlet months ago and have been waiting to use them. They were less than eight dollars after the discount.

The chair in the corner was in the sitting room, but it was replaced with one of the chairs in the sun room when the new chair moved into the sun room. Got it? This chair replaced the old white wicker chair.

This pillow along with the mate use to be in the sun room, too, but of course some changes in the sun room took place because of that chair. I will share the sun room changes soon.

This little chair was in the master bedroom, but I must be in nesting mode because I made a small change with chairs in there, too recently.



When I renovated the other guest bath I took the knobs off of this armoire to use on the cabinets so that meant getting new ones for this.

I was wanting the same white ones that I took off, but they were all out so I grabbed these black ones and I actually like them better. These are from Hobby Lobby.

The last time I shared this room on July 4th only a couple folks noticed the new bed. I bought this on overstock.com at a really good price. I have plans for the other bed to go in the bonus/hoarding room after I get that room cleaned out. It will be an extra bed when the grands are visiting.





So for now it is red and white in here. Who knows what I will come up with next.
:)

Be sure to come back tomorrow for another fabulous favorite room shared by a guest blogger.

Happy Thursday and happy decoratating!

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MMS

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7.23.2014

Last Chance


This Giveaway Has Ended!!

Only a few hours left to enter the Antique Farmhouse Giveaway where you have four chances to win a $50 gift card to shop from their sales that included things like the following.






And much much more.

So pop on over and join the Giveaway!

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