Sheila Bridges Design, Inc
Structure and style in Westchester
“I think it’s not about the decorating, it’s about the architecture,” Sheila Bridges says of this Bedford Hills, New York, living room and its cumulative power. The stone house, built in the 1930s, provided an elegant setting for antiques. Bridges focused her search on fine-lined pieces with French and English roots, from a pair of corner chairs with wheat-sheaf backs and needlepoint seats to demilune Art Deco side tables and an ebonized lyre end table. The outlier, a Venetian chandelier with smoked-glass arms, nudges the room into the 20th century, opening the door to abstract paintings with a saffron radiance. Where the architecture ends and decoration begins is, in the end, irrelevant: Bridges makes them one.
“It’s always important to tell a client’s story, but you have to tell it within the parameters of luxury and comfort and function.”
— Sheila Bridges