Named ” America’s Best Interior Designer” by CNN and Time Magazine, Sheila Bridges founded her own interior design firm in 1993. Sheila Bridges Design, Inc is committed to creating high-end, interior spaces that are thought-evoking and visually interesting while also comfortable and livable. Sheila has designed residences and offices for many prominent entertainers, entrepreneurs and business professionals including the 8, 300 square foot Harlem offices for former President Bill Clinton and his staff. Sheila Bridges Design, Inc has also completed projects at Columbia University and Princeton University, bringing Sheila’s signature design aesthetic to interior spaces at both of these prestigious academic institutions.
Along with running a successful interior design business, Sheila hosted four seasons of Sheila Bridges Designer Living for the FINE LIVING Network, one of America’s fastest-growing networks and part of the Scripps Howard cable family. The sleekly produced half-hour weekly series and award winning hour specials continue to showcase Sheila’s practical wisdom and hands-on advice. Sheila’s television show has become a trusted resource to help viewers define and express their sense of personal style in their own homes.
Sheila has been a regular contributor on NBC’s Today Show, has appeared on Oprah and has been profiled in numerous national and international publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, O The Oprah Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, Ebony, Country Living, Elle Decor, Interior Design, Vanity Fair, In Style, Essence, House & Garden, Town & Country, Traditional Home and Black Enterprise. Sheila Bridges Design, Inc has been included in Gotham and New York magazines Top Interior Designer’s lists and has been featured in House Beautiful magazine’s listing of the Top 100 Interior Designers in the country since 1997. Sheila is also the author of Furnishing Forward: A Practical Guideto Furnishing for a Lifetime, which was released in paperback in January 2005.
In 2007, Sheila’s passion for interiors inspired her to design furniture and home furnishings under the name Sheila Bridges Home, Inc. Sheila’s home furnishing collections have been sold to design conscious consumers online, through mail order catalogues and at such notable national retailers as Anthropologie and Bed, Bath & Beyond. Sheila’s Harlem Toile De Jouy wallpaper is currently available through design showrooms in The United States, Canada and Europe and she is honored to have this wallpaper pattern represented in the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s permanent wallpaper collection.
Originally from Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Sheila Bridges moved to New York City in 1986.She holds degrees from Brown University and Parsons School of Design, and studied decorative arts at Polimoda in Florence, Italy. She lives and works in Harlem, New York and relaxes at her weekend home in New York’s Hudson Valley.