Synopses & Reviews
Star designer Thom Filicia wasn't looking for another escape from his busy city life. But when visiting beautiful Skaneateles Lake, New York, where he had vacationed 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 dreams--one that profoundly speaks to his happy memories of lazy days spent on the lake or in the small town as a child.
Part memoir, part decorating book, American Beauty is the story of this house, and an inspiration resource that imparts Thom's extensive wisdom on creating rooms that feel modern yet meaningful and classic.
About the Author
Since gaining fame on the Emmy-winning Queer Eye for the Straight Guy
, THOM FILICIA has emerged as one of today's most influential and respected interior designers. Named one of the top 100 designers by House Beautiful
, Thom's projects and ideas have been featured everywhere--from The Oprah Winfrey Show
to the New York Times
, from Elle Decor
Beginning his design career at Parish-Hadley, he worked for renowned designer Jeffrey Bilhuber before founding Thom Filicia, Inc., in 1998. He has an extensive line of home decor with Vanguard, and his diverse design portfolio includes interiors for celebrities such as Tina Fey, Jennifer Lopez, multiple W Hotels, and dressing rooms at The View.
Table of Contents
Introduction: How I Bought a House in a Place Called Home
The House Inside My Head
Reinventing the Home
The Librarian Lets Down Her Hair
Putting It All Together
Letting a House be a Home