05/17/2013 05:53 pm ET Updated May 18, 2013

Thom Filicia Combines Elegance And Comfort In His Latest House Tour Featured In Elle Decor's June Issue (PHOTOS)

Happy Birthday, Thom Filicia!

It only seems fitting that for the interior designer's 44th birthday, we celebrate by giving you a peek at a gorgeous house tour featured in Elle Decor's June issue, which Filicia designed himself.

For one New York duo, this stunning Connecticut Colonial is the perfect getaway from city-life. But Filicia, who is best known for his unique Americana style, ditched rustic decor and went for something a little more refined. "This house was a huge project," he told the magazine. He notes that his goal was to aim for "rooms that had a classical reference, but nothing stodgy."

Not surprisingly, Filicia did a stellar job, especially in the dining room. Although it's very formal, there is still something inviting about it, thanks to the upholstered wall and matching window treatments. But this warmth truly flows throughout the entire home, making it the perfect vacation house for a young couple.

Click through our slideshow to see this gorgeous project, and be sure to head over to Elle Decor for the full story. Don't forget to pick up the June issue, available on May 21.

Elle Decor June 2013

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