2018 PANELIST THOM FILICIA

THOM FILICIA  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, 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 reflects the individuality of his clients.

Filicia's unmistakable design sensibility has earned him countless accolades from the design world and his role as the interior design expert on the Emmy-Award winning show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy further expanded his recognition beyond the design world.  Thom has appeared on numerous television shows, 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 has hosted several successful shows, including Dress My Nest and Tacky House.

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", reimagining the James Hotel for the Architectural Digest's AD Oasis at Miami's Art Basel, and designing the holiday decoration installation with HGTV for the world's most famous music venue; Radio City Music Hall.

The celebrated designer is also the author of Thom Filicia Style and American Beauty: Renovating & Decorating a Beloved Retreat, as well as a contributing author of the best-seller Queer Eye For The Straight Guy: The Fab 5 Guide To Living Better. Furthermore, Filicia is the creative mind and driving force behind the Thom Filicia Home Collection, which includes furniture, textiles, artwork, curtain hardware, wallcovering, bedding, pillows and broadloom for the retail and hospitality markets. Filicia also operates a to-the-trade showroom, called 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 world, as well as one-of-a-kind vintage and antique pieces.