Sheila Bridges

OCCUPATION Interior designer who founded her own company in 1994

GOAL To create modern living spaces for busy professionals

QUOTE "Whether we're dealing with antiques or modern furniture, everything can be classic."

Sheila Bridges, 36, likes to say she designs low-maintenance homes for high-maintenance people. That her clientele includes hip-hop music producer Sean ("Puffy") Combs, antivirus-software designer Peter Norton and novelist Tom Clancy is a testament to her diverse appeal. When music executive Andre Harrell called upon her to update his Manhattan apartment in the style of the 1920s Harlem Renaissance, Bridges achieved the look so artfully that her efforts were...

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