For the wide audience who adores television, print, and product-designing media darling and star decorator Thom Filicias new American style, and for anyone who has ever dreamed of creating her own retreat, this is both a deeply felt story of true house love and a decorating book brimming with beauty. Thom Filicia wasnt looking for another escape from his busy city life. But when visiting New Yorks Finger Lakes, a place he loved as a child, he fell madly in love with a fixer-upper.
Two years and one careful, respectful, and impassioned renovation later, it has become the house of his dreamsone that profoundly speaks to his happy memories of lazy days spent on the lake or in the town of Skaneateles. With more than 300 stunning photographs, American Beauty is the story of this house, and an inspiration resource that imparts Thoms extensive wisdom on creating rooms that feel modern yet meaningful and classic.