Obsessed or Over It?

It’s a game that Thom Filicia and Carson Kressley, stars of Bravo’s Get a Room, play when discussing design trends.

Brass accents? Obsessed.

Macrame? Over it!

Shiplap? It depends.

But for us, when it comes to Thom Filicia, the featured speaker at 2019’s Design Cincinnati: Obsessed!.


We have a bit of obsession with design anyway, since each year our event focuses on inviting a celebrity interior designer to Cincinnati to hear their tips, stories and more. But it’s more than an invitation—our event pays homage to our guest designer from our event decor, to our table settings and our swag bags. Total designer immersion! That’s part of the fun.

And we love Thom Filicia’s style. Who doesn’t? House Beautiful named him one of their “Top 100 Designers.” House & Garden calls him an “International Taste Maker,” while Elle Decor celebrated Thom as an “A-List Designer.” And the ladies of the Association of Volunteers think he’s pretty amazing.

At this year’s event, joining Thom on stage are two of our favorite local designers, Anne Shanahan and Tenesa Wildermuth from SWI Vintage. We’ll get to be a part of a special conversation with Thom, guided from a designers’ perspective.

Of course, Thom is known for his personality as much as he is for his design skills. You may know him from the original Queer Eye for the Straight Guy in addition to his current show, Get A Room.

We invite you to purchase your tickets today. With a speaker like Thom, we expect this event to sell out in no time. In the meantime, watch Get A Room. Visit Thom’s website. Read all you can about him. Then come see him on October 10th and join us in our obsession!