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Luxury Home Show to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida
Home & Design Magazine's revival of the annual event will feature a personal appearance and book signing by Design Star, Thom Filicia.
NAPLES, FL - The long awaited return of the Luxury Home Show presented by Home & Design Magazine and the Ronto Group will take place on January 8th and 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida. The two-day event features over 100 top luxury home product and service providers and a personal appearance by acclaimed interior designer and television star, Thom Filicia.  A portion of all ticket sales will be donated back to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida® (RMHC) who will be featuring their Project Design 2016 SWFL designs at the Luxury Home Show.
Thom Filicia
Honorary Design Chair, Thom Filicia
On Friday, January 8th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Filicia will be signing copies of his third book, American Beauty: Renovating and Decorating a Beloved Retreat, in the RMHC booth.  A portion of all book sales will be donated back to the organization.  Filicia will be serving as Honorary Design Chair for the charity'sProject Design 2016 SWFL which will completely redesign the southwest Florida Ronald McDonald House that offers a "home away from home" for families with children receiving treatment at the nearby Golisano Children's Hospital. 
Along with Filicia, Design Chair Suzanne Costa of Suzanne Costa Interiors is leading the project that will help provide even more comforting accommodations to the 135+ families served by the Southwest Florida Ronald McDonald House each year and improve the family-centered care they provide through their programs. Participating designers include Constance A. Trutwin Interiors, Dwayne Bergmann, Elliott Design & Interiors, Ficarra Design Associates, Interiors by Design West, J.A. Willy Gallery, Jeffrey Fisher Home, Jett & Company, Inc., Jett Thompson Antiques and Interiors, Kahn Design Group, KW Development & Design, KVS Interiors, Mercedes Courland Interiors, Pure Design of Naples, Roz Travis Interiors, Schlegel Design Group, Soho Kitchens & Design, Suzanne Costa Interiors, Vanessa DeLeon, Wright Interior Group, and Weglarz Design.  The design concepts for the revamped house will be on display throughout the Luxury Home Show.
The Interior Designers of Project Design 2016 SWFL
About Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwest Florida
The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida is to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry counties. RMHC of SWFL supports the Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, Ronald McDonald Family Room (opening April 2017) as well as Grants and the RMHC U.S. Scholars Programs. For more information, log on to ,  and
About Thom Filicia
From his start at renowned design firms, including Parish-Hadley, Robert Metzger and Bilhuber & Associates, Thom Filicia launched his acclaimed enterprise, Thom Filicia Inc. and emerged as one of today's most influential and respected interior designers. His clients range from Tina Fey, Jennifer Lopez, Delta Air Lines, W Hotels, Grace Bay Club, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, and Peter Jennings, to those in the worlds of finance, sports and fashion.  Gaining fame on the Emmy-winning Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Style Network and HGTV, he is a best-selling author and has been praised as a "Top 100 Designer" by House Beautiful and an "A-List" designer by Elle Décor. He is also the driving force behind the Thom Filicia Home Collection, which includes furniture, artwork, rugs, textiles and much more. Filicia has a to-the-trade showroom, called Sedgwick & Brattle, at the New York Design Center in NYC.
About Home & Design 
Home & Design is Southwest Florida's leading luxury home publication with over 15 years in regional publishing. Our national-looking content is purely focused on the finest local resources including architects, builders, interior designers, developers, and home furnishings. We print and distribute 30K copies of each of two, 350-page, coffee table publications annually to the finest homes, industry partners, and bookstores in the Southwest Florida region.
Thom Filica


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