Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Designer Spotlight: Thom Filicia

Thom Filicia is now the next big thing to lend a hand and eye for designing lines for fabrics, furnishings, and wallpaper. From his start at "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" on Bravo, he has set the bar a little higher each year, publishing a book under his own name, and more recently designing the House Beautiful Showhome that was ranted and raved about. His lines are elegant, tailored but always mixed with an unexpected touch thrown in for good measure, while also pushing the organic meets glam card.

Most of his designs feature light or painted woods, soft fabrics while always making a statement by using scale, proportion or color to implement it. His new line of furnishings through Vanguard Furniture (sold through David Gilbert on Hi Line) was used in the House Beautiful Showhome - just click through to the link for a tour. They also posted a video of Thom talking about the line. Vanguard had been known to be a somewhat more traditional furnishings company until the Micheal Weiss line was introduced (another one of my favorite lines) a few years back. The furnishings are priced very reasonably especially when you consider the high style elements that you can't find in other brands. Here are a few shots and some of my favorite pieces from his collection.

He also has a line of fabrics under the Kravet/Lee Jofa brand combining traditional elements with modern styling...a few below. Enjoy...

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