Interior designer Thom Filicia is founder and principal of New York City-based design firm, Thom Filicia, Inc. Since launching the acclaimed enterprise in 1998, Thom Filicia Inc. has earned him widespread acclaim and notable clients, including Tina Fey, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Delta Air Lines, Grace Bay Club, Jennifer Lopez, W Hotels, Peter Jennings, and others in the worlds of finance, sports, media, fashion and hospitality. Filicia is universally known for his ability to create stunning modern, yet classic interiors that retain an inviting aesthetic which reflects the individuality of his clients.
Filicia’s unmistakable design sensibility has earned him countless accolades from the design world including being named by House Beautiful as one of their “Top 100 Designers,” House & Garden dubbed him an “International Taste Maker” and Elle Décor regaled him as an “A-List Designer.” Additionally, Filicia has been featured in The New York Times, Architectural Digest, The Wall Street Journal, People, In Style, Vogue Home, O, and many other national and international publications.
Filicia's recognition expanded beyond the design world when he was cast as the interior design expert in the ratings juggernaut and Emmy-Award winning hit show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Filicia was assigned the program's most demanding segment—transforming the home of a design-challenged man. Filicia’s camera-friendly personality and design acumen garnered him a huge following and led to numerous TV appearances including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The View, Rachael Ray, The Today Show, Ellen, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and many more. Filicia has also hosted several successful shows for the Style Network, including Dress My Nest and Tacky House and has been featured talent on the HGTV Network.
Filicia’s diverse design portfolio also includes various first-class hotels and special projects such as the VIP Suite for the USA Pavilion at the World’s Fair in Aichi, Japan, the first-ever outdoor lounges for Delta Air Lines at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, an eco-friendly apartment for Riverhouse, Manhattan’s first premium (LEED certified) “green” luxury condominium tower, which received a merit award by Interior Design magazine for “Best Eco-Residential Design Interior” and designing the holiday decoration installation with American Christmas and HGTV for the world’s most famous music venue; Radio City Music Hall.
The celebrated designer is also the author of Thom Filicia Style published in 2008 by Atria/Simon & Schuster, and is a contributing author of the best-seller Queer Eye For The Straight Guy: The Fab 5 Guide To Living Better. His third book, titled American Beauty: Renovating & Decorating a Beloved Retreat, was published by Clarkson Potter Publishers in 2012. Furthermore, Filicia is the creative mind and driving force behind the Thom Filicia Home Collection, which includes furniture, rugs, textiles, artwork, curtain hardware, trimmings, wallcovering, bedding, pillows and broadloom for the retail and hospitality markets. The success of his franchise has led to partnerships and projects with some of the world's leading brands including American Express, Audi, Bosch, Barilla, Kravet, Soicher Marin, Safavieh, Classical Elements, Shaw, Vanguard, Green Mountain Coffee, Proctor & Gamble, Xerox, Kohler, Water Works, Delta Air Lines and Viking.
Filicia latest project is the opening of his first to-the-trade showroom, Sedgwick & Brattle, in the New York Design Center. Sedgwick & Brattle features products from the Thom Filicia Home Collection , a curated collection of items from around the country, as well as one-of-a-kind vintage and antique pieces.
Filicia graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design and is a visiting design professor at the School of Art & Design. Filicia began his career at the renowned design firms, Parish-Hadley, Inc., Robert Metzger Interiors and Bilhuber & Associates and currently resides in Manhattan and Skaneateles, NY.