I was re-reading some of my coffee table books recently, and I came across a historic Harlem brownstone designed by Sheila Bridges in “So Chic” by Elle Decor. I immediately noticed the mix of soft and serene colors incorporated with bold hues and punchy pattern. She approaches her design diligently, yet casually. Her work speaks eloquently, her arrangement of furniture evokes approachability, and her craft creates an ideal ambience.
Did I mention she creates her own patterns? She uses her schema to create “Harlem Toile” and “Enchanted Forest” among many others. She is an exceptional designer and very skilled creator of inviting and vibrant homes.
One of my favorite rooms of Bridges. I like the casual formality of this room. The shades of green to the placement of art and sconces. Via Elle Decor
Stripes of delight in this bathroom complete with a lovely claw foot tub. Via Elle Decor
A more dark and contrasting bedroom. A phenomenal use of orange, blue, and pattern.
Bridges can also create a simple, yet effective space. The furniture is the real eye catching element.
Bridges resides in a historic Harlem Brownstone that is full of rich architectural details. Look at the beautiful moldings and woodwork.Via Elle Decor
A blue and white kitchen that doesn’t feel too “kitchy.” Such a superb shade of blue. Via House Beautiful
A more subdued kitchen that is classic, inviting, and effortlessly tasteful. Via Elle Decor
A strong use of color in this living area by Bridges. She tends to take two hues and apply them perfectly to a space.
Quite the window seat. I would much prefer to spend my day here reading away!
A light filled living space that would be an ideal space for cocktails and coffee. Via Elle Decor.
A neutral bedroom that is anything but plain.
A dining space that lets the architectural details shine. I wish every dining room had a fireplace.
Sheila Bridges exudes her fresh and bold style.
A sampling of pattern designs created by Sheila Bridges.