Sheila Bridges is an acclaimed interior designer who has been named “America’s Best” by both CNN and Time Magazine. Her clients include former President Bill Clinton and Columbia and Princeton universities, and Sheila is celebrated for her Harlem Toile print, which is featured in the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s permanent wallpaper collection.
Sheila is also the author of two books: Furnishing Forward: A Practical Guide to Furnishing for a Lifetime and The Bald Mermaid, A Memoir.
10 Things to Know About Sheila Bridges:
Cities I’ve Lived in: New York, Philadelphia, Providence, Rome, Baltimore, Florence.
Biggest Design Influence: Travel.
Previous Odd Job: Foot model in Italy.
Favorite Item in My Closet: Kron shoes from Reykjavik, Iceland.
Latest DIY Project: I painted a pair of antlers with black and pink paint to use as a coat rack.
On My Wish List for My House: A John Deere Gator.
Last Art Exhibit I Saw: Kazuo Shiraga at Axel Vervoordt Gallery in Antwerp.
Favorite Wine: Rosé.
Favorite Thing to Cook: Kale salad with white balsamic, currants, roasted pine nuts, and Parmesan crisps.
Pets: Red (a horse), Wheeler and Jax (Australian shepherds), and Wickham (a cat).