Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Thom Filicia's American Beauty

November is too long to wait for the release of Thom Filicia's book dedicated to the transformation of his 1917 house on East Lake Rd in Skaneateles, NY = American Beauty: Renovating and Decorating a Beloved Retreat. I've posted about Skaneateles a number of times, having grown up in the town next door to this picturesque village on the lake. While we've seen snippets of his house published in magazines over the years, the thought of a complete book on his endeavor has me eagerly awaiting November (and I hate the thought of the end of summer!)

A Syracuse native, Thom has been active in the community, including opening up his home in 2011 to raise funds for the Skaneateles Historical Society’s Creamery Expansion Project (image via Skaneateles Press here, photography by Tanner Scarr) Here he is with the home's previous owner, Steve White.

If you've never been to the Finger Lakes and Skaneateles, consider a trip. Maybe you'll even run into Thom! American Beauty: Renovating and Decorating a Beloved Retreat


Henhurst Interiors said...

Thanks for the sneak peek. I will definitely be adding the book to my library. Have a great day! Phyllis

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

No doubt this book is fabulous. I love his work!
Have a great day!

cindy hattersley design said...

Thanks for the sneakity peak...one more book I would love to add to my library!

michele said...

i love this man. i find him super charismaticlovely!

come visit soon.


Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

That view from the foyer to the lake is pretty fantastic! Look forward to getting my copy this autumn. Hope he will do a book signing in DC.

Jen @ RamblingRenovators said...

I love the Finger Lakes! This house looks fabulous. I'll have to check out the book.

designchic said...

Can't wait to see the entire book - such a beauty and ooooooh...the views!!!

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

wow are those images STUNNING. way to go Thom!

Anonymous said...

Decorating with taxidermy? Otherwise, I found it very attractive.

helen tilston said...

The books looks most interesting and the location superb. We were there for the first time this spring.

Helen xx


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