Committee Member: Thom Filicia
Manhattan - International Tastemaker
An international tastemaker with frequent appearances on rosters of A-list and Top 100 designers, Thom Filicia is known worldwide for his superb taste and skill in interior and product design. His project list includes high-end residential and commercial work with the likes of Tina Fey, Jennifer Lopez, and Delta Air Lines among many others. Filicia starred in the original hit TV show, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, as well as Dress My Nest, Tacky House and, most recently, Get A Room with Carson & Thom. He has been a featured guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Ellen, and many more. He is also the driving force behind the Thom Filicia Home Collection, which includes furniture, artwork, bedding, textiles, wallcovering and more, and has a flagship showroom, called Sedgwick & Brattle, at The New York Design Center. Calling New York City Home, Filicia enjoys rides on his Chris-Craft boat with his friends and dogs, and, of course, continuing his interior design practice.
New York City and Skaneateles, NY.
Got a degree in Interior Design from Syracuse University.
New England Clam Bake.
Key lime pie.
Cheers, Heart to Heart.
Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson, On Golden Pond, The Big Chill.
A classic Jaguar convertible XJS and Diesel BMW X5.
I loved my Range Rover but definitely prefer traveling by my Speedster Chris-Craft boat when possible!
I’ve been a passenger on one but never owned one; maybe that’s for the next chapter in my life?
Yes, a Yacht Master Rolex with navy blue face, red second hand and platinum bezel.
“Skaneateles High Ball” = mint & cucumber infused Ketel One Vodka with a splash of lemon Pellegrino.
Vodka Martini with olives and a twist.
Acqua Di Colonia Ginestra.
Getting gas for the boat.
Take what you do seriously but don’t take yourself too seriously.
The diversity of what I’ve been able to do in the field of design, from television to product and high-end design and everything in between.
I am a big supporter of the ASPCA (I have two rescue dogs), the Sustainable Furnishings Council, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (I have chaired and been involved with many events, including Holiday House and Paddle & Party for Pink) and Gift for Life.