Is one of your 2013 resolutions to redecorate your home? You can get a head start later this week when interior designer Thom Filicia is expected to visit Stamford for the signing of his new book, “American Beauty: Renovating and Decorating a Beloved Retreat.”
He will be visiting the Wakefield Design Center, (652 Glenbrook Road), Thursday, Nov. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. The story of Filicia’s two-year effort to fix up a home in Skaneateles Lake, New York, where he had vacationed as a child, is the basis of the narrative. The author mixes his personal story with decorating tips to create rooms that balance the modern and the classic, according to a recent news release.
Filicia, who has worked with clients including Tina Fey, Jennifer Lopez and others, found fans through his appearances on a number of television programs and through his best-selling books.
Thom Filicia wasn’t looking for another escape from his busy city life. But when visiting beautiful Skaneateles Lake, New York, a place he had discovered growing up, he fell madly in love with a fixer-upper. But there was catch—it needed structural repairs, better flow from room to room, and a serious style update. Thom’s goal was to respect the home’s design history and its surrounding on New York’s Finger Lakes, while creating a retreat that would feel comfortable, livable, and modern—a new American classic. 18 months and one careful, respectful, and impassioned renovation later, it has become a house that he calls home—one that profoundly speaks to his happy memories of growing up in Central New York and his sophisticated, yet approachable American aesthetic.