Interior designer, product designer, author, tastemaker, television personality and influencer. 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, 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 that reflect 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”, Luxe Magazine named him to their “Gold List”, 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 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 newest television endeavor is a design show with former cast-mate Carson Kressley, called Get A Room with Carson & Thom, on Bravo. Filicia also founded a lifestyle brand, called Sedgwick & Brattle by Thom Filicia, located at the New York Design Center in NYC. Sedgwick & Brattle features products from the Thom Filicia Home Collection, a curated collection of items from around the world, 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.
“The home has become a more dynamic experience – oftentimes functioning as an office, a gym, a restaurant, and a school simultaneously. Now more than ever, the home must serve as a place to recharge, relax, entertain, escape, educate, and inspire, while transitioning with us as our ever-changing world evolves. We, as designers, are a huge part of the solution in helping to navigate this new environment, and I, for one, am excited about the challenge!”