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Thom Filicia
Born Thomas L. Filicia
May 17, 1969 (1969-05-17) (age 40)
in Syracuse, New York, U.S.
Occupation TV host, interior designer
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Thom Filicia (born May 17, 1969) is an interior designer, most famous for his role as an interior design expert on the American television program Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. He is also a co-author of a book based on the show.



Raised in Syracuse, New York, Filicia attended Syracuse University's Art and Design school in the college of Visual and Performing Arts. He attended the university, studying for a B.A. in interior design, from spring 1990 until spring 1993, and left two science credits short of graduating.

Filicia lives in New York, and has an apartment in Manhattan and a lake house in Skaneateles, NY. He has been in a relationship with publicist Greg Calejo since 2005. In 2007, Filicia told New York Magazine the couple planned to have a baby using a female friend as a surrogate.[1]

Filicia is a generous supporter of numerous charities, and appeared in commercials supporting the NY Food Bank project, "What's Your Excuse?"


In his final year of college Filicia was hired after an internship by the design firm Parish Hadley, then worked for Robert Metzger Interiors and at Jeffrey Bilhuber before opening his own interior design company, Thom Filicia Inc., in 1998.[2]

His firm has completed both residential and commercial work in metropolitan New York, the Hamptons, Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Washington D.C., Florida, California, Utah and Bermuda. His firm was chosen as the exclusive design firm for the US Pavilion at the 2005 World's Fair [3]. In 2007 he began work with the W Hotel chain, redesigning the interiors and pool areas of several of their hotels. He describes his decorating style as modern classicism.

Filicia gained great exposure when he became the interior design expert on the TV reality show Queer Eye in 2003. He and his designs have been the subject of many magazine articles and he has frequently appeared as a guest expert on many American TV shows.

He also is co-author of the New York Times bestselling book, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy: The Fab Five's Guide to Looking Better, Cooking Better, Dressing Better, Behaving Better, and Living Better (Clarkson Potter).

Filicia hosts the Style Network home makeover show Dress My Nest, which premiered March 28, 2007 and is currently airing its third season.[4]

He is also working on his own furniture and home collections, and has a how-to book on interiors, titled "Thom Filicia Style," due out on 28 October 2008.[5][6]

Filicia also co-hosts on occasion with Carrie Lazarus on a Central New York talk show called Bridge Street on WSYR-TV


  • Queer Eye won an Emmy in 2004 for Outstanding Reality Program, and received a nomination again in the same category in 2005.
  • In 2006 he was chosen as one of House Beautiful's Top 100 American Designers and House & Garden's Top 50 "Tastemakers."


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