Do you have a favorite design mood, or several? Here are some of Thom Filicia's favorite design moods.

Celebrity designer, Thom Filicia is coming to Belfort Furniture for  "A Conversation on Design"  this Saturday, March 31st! Well-known for designing celebrity homes and for his role on Bravo's "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" and Style Network's "Dress My Nest," Filicia  has the unique ability of explaining and simplifying design concepts for anyone.  He instills confidence in the most insecure design clients and homeowners.  He helps us realize that interior design is about bringing comfort, style and a piece of your own personality to life in your surroundings. Please join us this Saturday, March 31st at 11:30am. Following the presentation, there will be time for questions and answers, mingling, light refreshments, and the grand unveiling of the Thom Filicia Collection. It's all happening at Belfort Furniture. A special introductory offer of 10% off any Thom Filicia purchase will also be available.  Click here to sign up.

Thom likes to describes design styles as design "moods". In his latest book his book, “Thom Filicia, Style”, Thom discusses the 9 moods that he tries to evoke in everything he designs. Here are some of Thom Filicia's favorite design moods.

Mood #1 Organic

"Green design’s appeal is obvious. Products and materials that are sustainable, renewable, and earth friendly help preserve the planet’s dwindling resources and show respect for the interconnectedness of everything and everyone living on it. Organic objects also have that one-of-a-kind beauty that acknowledges the perfection in the imperfection."

Mood #2 Refined

"Everyone loves design’s “wow!” moments. But quiet can speak volumes too. The soft-spoken elements are what I called refined. Refinement is really about clarity of vision. It’s about sublime lines and hushed tones."

Mood #3 Sexy

"There’s sensuality in good design. Decorating is about suggestion. It is about what you see when you walk into a room…and what you don’t."

Mood #4 Pure

"People want to come home to a sanctuary, a soothing respite from all the stresses and anxieties of the outside world. They want honesty of form, design that reflects pride in craftsmanship and doesn’t try to be something this it’s not. It should be the calm amidst the chaos, steeped in quiet and pared down to its essence."

Here is an accent chair from Thom's collection available at Belfort Furniture.  This piece is simple in design but reflects honesty of form and pride in craftmanship.

Mood #5 Warm

"Imagine coming home on a snowy winter evening and curling up in front of a crackling fire with a mug of hot chocolate, a snuggly throw, and a dozing dog at your feet. That safe, cozy feeling is what warm interiors are all about."

Here is a warm and cozy bedroom set that is part of the Thom Filicia Collection available at Belfort Furniture.

These are just some of Thom Filicia’s design moods. There are more in his book and he gives many suggestions of how to evoke these moods through your design choices. Come meet Thom Filicia on Saturday, March 31st for a glimpse into his design world and to view the unveiling of his collection available at Belfort Furniture. We hope to see you there…

Belfort Furniture is conveniently located in the Dulles area of eastern Loudoun County, Virginia, easily accessible from Loudoun and Fairfax Counties. Whether you live in Northern Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, or Washington DC, we have the selection, styles and prices that make Belfort Furniture worth the trip! Belfort Furniture was voted “Retailer of the Year, 2012”, by National Home Furnishing Association and has been voted best furniture store in Loudoun County for 17 years in a row.