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QVC’s Official Dope On ‘Queer Eye’ Guy Thom Filicia’s New Bedding Line

February 18, 2011

We wrote about former “Queen Eye For The Straight Guy” Thom Filicia bringing a bedding line to QVC earlier this week and here, finally, is the official press release.

THOM FILICIA IS AT HOME WITH NEW QVC COLLECTION

Celebrity Interior Designer to Debut His First Bedding Line with the Multimedia Retailer

West Chester, Pa. (February 15, 2011) – From starring in such hit shows as Tacky House, Dress My Nest and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy to penning his one-of-a kind design book, Thom Filicia has dedicated his career to helping others create the perfect living space. Now, the Emmy Award winner is about to take his passion one step further as he unveils his brand-new bedding collectionon QVC.

Thom Filicia Designs for Living is scheduled to debut Wednesday, February 16 at 7 PM (ET) and will include an exquisite assortment of top-of-bed pieces, including comforters, pillows, throws and sheet sets. The collection employs beautiful pops of color combined with interesting textures and bold patterns brought together with classic detailing. The design is fresh, fun and inviting with an inspiring collected and coordinated look.

“While Thom may best be known for his television roles, his unique design aesthetic and fresh, approachable style are what truly make him a star,” said John Kelly, vice president of merchandising for QVC. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to offer this exciting new line to our shoppers.”

Priced between $28.00 and $250.00, Thom Filicia Designs for Living marks Filicia’s first bedding collection. Believing that “building a bed” is similar to “building a wardrobe,” the designer ensured that each piece was created to coordinate with others in the line.

“The design of this bedding collection is all about taking motifs and designs that we love and enlarging the scale, cleaning up the details and injecting it with a fresh, powerful color palette,” said Filicia. “My inspiration was to fill that void with bedding that is well priced, well made and filled with personality – something accessible and exceptional at the same time.”

Thom Filicia Designs for Living will be available through QVC starting February 16 at QVC.com or 1.800.345.1515, while supplies last.

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Second — Whoops, We Mean Third — ‘Queer Eye’ Guy, Thom Filicia, Debuts On QVC Wednesday

February 15, 2011

Another alum from “Queer Eye For The Straight Guy” has landed at QVC.

Design expert Thom Filicia, a gay guy that one of our female friends lusted after, is doing a collection called “Designs for Living” for QVC, which debuts Wednesday.

Thom Filicia

Filicia follows in the footsteps of Carson Kressley, who did a clothing line for QVC called Perfect. (BTW we literally bumped into him once on Park Avenue South).

UPDATE: A reader, Sharon, kindly informed me that “Thom’s actually the THIRD. Kyan was on once with his hair product, “HerCut.” Sharon is referring to Kyan Douglas, who was our gay crush.

As for Filicia, he has designed bedding, rugs and pillows for the No. 1 home shopping network.

“You may have watched Thom Filicia from your living room, but now you can decorate it with his new home collection,” QVC’s website says. “In his line, Thom harmonizes contrasting textures and palettes to create classically simple home décor with an unexpected, modern flair.”

There’s more in QVC’s program guide.

One of House Beautiful’s Top 100 American Designers, a House & Garden International Tastemaker and an EMMY award-winner, Thom Filicia is an accomplished home décor expert who you may recognize from popular shows such as Dress My Nest and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.

And now, he comes to QVC with his Designs for Living, where refined details mix with raw edges, industrial plays against organic, and where textures and palettes are used in unexpected yet classic combinations.

Filicia’s fresh yet timeless approach to design can be seen as he infuses color trends and combinations with an updated design that is both beautiful and highly practical in his bedding ensembles and home textiles.

Carson Kressley Brings His Queer Eye to QVC

September 30, 2009

Carson Kressley, of “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” fame, was his usual incorrigible self on QVC Wednesday, as the network ended its “Designing Men” series. He did several shows, including one with a studio audience in West Chester. His mom and sister were in the house, witnesses as Kressley did makeovers of two women.

He can’t resist making jokes, which included an endless stream of quips and sexual innuendoes — with mom right there watching. For example, Kressley is offering a long shawl in his fall collection, and host Patti Reilly had him hold one end while she held the other.

“Let’s see how long it is,” Reilly said.

“Patty, I thought you were coming on to me,” Kressley shot back.

We guess you had to be there, but it sure cracked us up. Kressley also managed to squeeze in a plug in for his show on Lifetime, “How to Look Good Naked.”

This week QVC trotted out the male designers who do lines for the network, including not only Kressley but Dennis Basso, Bradley Bayou, Bob Mackie and Louis Dell’Olio.

We literally bumped into Kressley once while we walking on Park Avenue South. Now, he’s leaving the East Coast and heading back to Las Vegas, where he’s got a hot date with Cher.