Designer Nicole Fuller – Greenwich Village New York Townhouse

Freda A. Nix

ELLE Decor A-List interior designer Nicole Fuller began her career in fashion, so it’s hardly a surprise that one of the first questions she asks her clients is if she can take a look inside their closet.

“A lot of times when I ask a client what color they like, they have no idea,” says Fuller, a former model. “So I go into their closet and look at the shades they wear, and we ignite this collaborative dialogue.”

While living in King’s Cross in London, Fuller designed her own apartment; her fellow models and friends in fashion encouraged her to launch her own firm, which she did in New York City almost a decade ago. She is known for the bold palette and stylish gestures she brings to her design projects, which have included homes for Zac Posen, Cass Bird, and Gianvito Rossi.

She also lends her fashionable eye

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Designer Thom Filicia – Thom Filicia New York House Photos

Freda A. Nix

As an Emmy Award–winning television personality on shows like the original 2003 Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and 2018’s Get a Room with Carson & Thom, both on Bravo, Thom Filicia is accustomed to reimagining—and overhauling—spaces for design-challenged folks on extremely tight deadlines. It is a highly calibrated process whose final goal is as much about improving the emotional well-being of the clients in question as it is about aesthetics. When it comes to his personal environs, however, Filicia takes a more casual, free-associative approach that provides ample opportunity for creative brainstorming.

Corner of room with chaise and Turkish poof as table
The media room’s chaise, chair, and bookshelves are all from the Thom Filicia Home Collection for Vanguard, the Turkish pouf and side table are from Sedgwick & Brattle, the floor lamp is by Lorin Marsh, and the rug is by Crosby Street Studios; the artwork (left) is by Barry Lantz.

Douglas Friedman

“My home feels more experimental.

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