A Very Inspiring Book by Sheila Bridges
I remember the first time I saw a picture of interior designer Sheila Bridges when she was bald. She was on the cover of Elle Décor magazine, charming and lovely as always, standing next to her living room fireplace and wearing a beautiful turquoise dress. I almost didn’t recognize her.
In the article that featured her renovated apartment in Harlem, Ms. Bridges shared that she began losing her hair in 2004 because of an autoimmune disorder known as alopecia. And since then, she has tried to be as visible as possible as a role model. “I have spent my professional life focused on beauty. A personal transformation made me redefine what beauty is.”
The Bald Mermaid, A Memoir by Sheila Bridges, is a story of coming to terms with what success and happiness mean to her, realizing the cost of independence, and understanding what it means to stay true to herself in the face of judgment, criticism, and expectation from family, friends, lovers, and strangers. Beautifully illustrated with personal photographs and images of Bridges’ interior designs, The Bald Mermaid is a delightfully candid, insightful, and often humorous narrative of Bridges’ ups and downs, and how she ultimately found balance and peace in her multi-layered life.
Sheila Bridges founded her own interior design firm, Sheila Bridges Design, Inc., in New York in 1994, and has since created amazing residences and offices for a host of prominent entertainers, entrepreneurs and business professionals, including the 8,300 square-foot Harlem offices for former President Bill Clinton and his staff. And for four years she hosted Sheila Bridges Designer Living for the FINE LIVING Network.
She is the epitome of true vision, purpose and beauty, inside and out.
The Bald Mermaid, A Memoir by Sheila Bridges will be available this spring from Pointed Leaf Press.