Designer Profile: Sheila Bridges

Sheila Bridges: This designer not only has exquisite taste and an impeccable eye for pulling a room together, she rocks a bald head with grace and style.  Sheila is best know for her “Harlem Toile” as she literally changed the faces of a toile fabric from classic themes of  maids and maidens to girls jumping rope double dutch style and people dancing with a beat box nearby.  She is a fan of what she call “furnishing forward” collecting pieces cheap or pricey, inherited or a yard sale and using them to furnish different rooms in different homes throughout your life.  Great advice for the avid collector like myself.  I’ve always picked up pieces I loved and found a place for them even if it is my garage for a year or two!   Most things can be reworked with a little paint or fabric.  She is also quoted as saying “Most things in life are beyond our control what you choose to put in your home is not.”  I couldn’t agree more choose wisely.

The flooring is amazing!

The pink is pretty without being too prissy

The Harlem Toile wallpaper brightens up this white kitchen

There is some much about this picture that I love, the topiaries, the simple chairs, the rustic table.

I love the airplane. It adds drama and playfulness at the same time. This could move from this family room to a kids, to a media room. It could have so many places in a home.

Images from Shelia Bridges Website.  Quotes from an article in Glamour Magazine  April 09

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