Sheila Bridges

Interior Designer / United States / Sheila Bridges Design, Inc.

Named “America's Best Interior Designer” by CNN and Time magazine, Sheila Bridges founded her own interior design firm in 1994. 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.

Along with running a successful interior design business, Sheila hosted four seasons of Sheila Bridges Designer Living for the FINE LIVING Network, part of the Scripps Howard cable family. The sleekly produced half-hour weekly series and award-winning hour specials showcased Sheila's practical wisdom and hands-on advice. Bridges’s television show quickly became a trusted resource to help viewers define and express their sense of personal style in their own homes.

Sheila Bridges has been a regular contributor on NBC’s Today Show, has appeared on Oprah, and has been profiled in numerous national and international publications. She has been included in Gotham and New York magazine’s Top Interior Designers’ lists and has been featured in House Beautiful magazine's listing of the Top 100 Interior Designers in the country since 1997. Bridges was most recently included in Elle Décor’s 2013 A List, a prestigious group of interior designers who exemplify continually relevant design. She is also the author of two books: Furnishing Forward: A Practical Guide to Furnishing for a Lifetime (2002) and most recently, The Bald Mermaid, A Memoir (2013).

Originally from Philadelphia, 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.

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