One of the best American and world interior designers, Thom Filicia, is a founder and principal of New York City-based interior design firm, Thom Filicia, Inc. 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. He 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.
Since launching the acclaimed enterprise in 1998, Thom Filicia Inc. has earned him widespread acclaim and notable clients, including Tina Fey, 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.
Thom 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. He was assigned the program’s most demanding segment—transforming the home of a design-challenged man. He made also 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.
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Filicia’s diverse design portfolio 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, lighting, 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.
Thom Filicia was named by House Beautiful as one of their “Top 100 Designers,” House & Garden made him an “International Taste Maker” and Elle Décor mentioned 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.