For over 30 years, Harlem-based interior designer Sheila Bridges has been creating sophisticated, elegant spaces for clients the world over. Her style is both chic and effortless, glamorous yet relaxed. Her work is steeped in the classical, but never boring - sweetened with color, texture, luxurious fabrics, and great art. With a strong and fearless point of view, she has built an exciting career, and inspired a new generation of young designers. I admire her refined style, and her work has a timeless appeal that will last for ages - that's why I consider Sheila Bridges one of my Designer Icons. Keep reading to see more pictures of her work, and learn more about her background and prolific career:
In addition to designing residences and offices for a number of high-profile clients like Bill Clinton and Princeton University, she has authored 2 books and hosted four seasons of TV series Sheila Bridges Designer Living. She also has a collection of wallpaper, fabric, and dinnerware in her signature "Harlem Toile" pattern.
Originally from Philadelphia, Sheila Bridges lives and works out of a gorgeous Harlem brownstone, though she now spends much of her time at her farmhouse upstate. Cool and classy, she is one of the great dames of design - she has openly addressed her struggles with hair loss due to alopecia, and proudly rocks a bald head. With every project, Sheila's grace and personality shines through, and she has defined a lifestyle that many young designers aspire towards.