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  Name:   Sheila Bridges
Month: April 2006
Schools: Brown University 1986
Parsons School of Design
Organization: Sheila Bridges Design Inc.
Title: Interior Designer, Author and TV Host

Named "America's Best Interior Designer" by CNN and Time Magazine, Sheila Bridges founded her own interior design firm in 1994. Sheila Bridges Design Inc, is committed to creating high-end, interior spaces that are thought-evoking and visually interesting while also comfortable and livable. 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 hosts Sheila Bridges Designer Living for the FINE LIVING Network, one of America's fastest- growing networks and part of the Scripps Howard cable family. Sheila Bridges Designer Living had its debut in 2003 and recently completed its fourth successful season. The sleekly produced half-hour weekly series and hour specials continue to showcase Sheila's practical wisdom and hands-on advice. Sheila's show has become a trusted resource to help viewers define and express their own sense of personal style.

Sheila is also a regular contributor to NBC's Today Show, has appeared on Oprah and has been profiled in numerous national and international publications including New York Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, O The Oprah Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, Country Living, Elle Décor, Interior Design, Vanity Fair, In Style, Essence, House & Garden, Town & Country, Traditional Home and Black Enterprise. Sheila Bridges Design, Inc has been included in Gotham and New York magazines Top Interior Designer's lists and has been featured in House Beautiful magazine's listing of the Top 100 Interior Designers in the country since 1997. Sheila is also the author of Furnishing Forward: A Practical Guide to Furnishing for a Lifetime, which was released in paperback in January 2005.

Originally from Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 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 River Valley.



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