Friday, April 23, 2010

Sheila Bridges: Designer Living

While organizing my treasured magazine collection, an issue of Elle Decor (May 2005) caught my eye. The beautiful cover featured the work of designer Sheila Bridges. Remember her TV show? I used to look forward to watching Sheila Bridges: Designer Living on Fine Living Network; she had a sharp eye and a calm, confident way when approaching her projects. Her elegant personal design statement is achieved by mixing pieces from different periods and styles.

Bridges was educated at Brown University and at Parsons School of Design. She had been involved in designing the Harlem offices of former President Clinton, in addition to contributing in designing many high-end residential and academic institutions’ projects. Bridges has her own fabric and wallpaper lines. According to her website, she also has her own home furniture collection, which can be ordered at Anthropologie and Bed Bath and Beyond.

Here is a tour of her apartment in Harlem, New York courtesy of Elle Decor.

The living room was featured on the magazine cover, calm and chic

Classic antique French Louis XVI side chairs in the dining room
The armchair is Bridges design upholstered in Timney Fowler fabric

Beautiful hand painted walls in her bedroom
 Photography: photo 1 by Toshi Otsuki, other photos by William Waldron


Karena said...

Love Sheila's design work! Your site is wonderful as always!! The images just draw you in!

Art by Karena

Picture of Elegance said...

I'm happy you enjoyed my post.Thank you for visiting Karena.

Ingrid Mida said...

What an elegant blog you have! And I wrote that without thinking about your blog title!

Picture of Elegance said...

Thank you for your lovely comment.

columnist said...

I remember her show well, and enjoy her designs very much indeed, and these of course include the scheme for her own apartment. I'm also a big fan of Timney Fowler, and went to meet Sue Timney in London to discuss the possibility of her company manufacturing a design for me.

Picture of Elegance said...

That must have been exciting... I also like Sheila's Toile De Jouy collection.


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