On November 15, The Shade Store and Elle Decor hosted a celebratory dinner in honor of the launch of the brand’s exclusive new collection with renowned designer Sheila Bridges. Designers from all corners of New York gathered in the Crosby Street Hotel’s private room, where the dining table was dressed in custom linens from the new Sheila Bridges for The Shade Store fabrics, along with tableware from her collection with Wedgwood plus beautiful florals and lanterns for a colorful scape that perfectly captured the designer’s signature pattern play. As guests enjoyed delicious food, great wine and a festive evening, Zach Gibbs, CEO of The Shade Store, and Asad Syrkett, editor in chief of Elle Decor, welcomed the group with remarks and a toast to the designer .
“We are thrilled to gather designers from all over to celebrate our newest collection with Sheila Bridges,” said Gibbs. “She has an unbelievable eye for color and pattern, and she brings such a unique perspective to our collection that we’re excited to celebrate this evening and also bring the products to our customers.”
“I could not have asked for a better turnout from my friends and design colleagues in support of my new fabric collection for The Shade Store,” said Bridges. “The evening was a colorful and collaborative effort by everyone, including the Elle Decor and The Shade Store teams as well as Wedgwood, who supplied all the Harlem Toile fine bone china for the event. I am so excited for everyone to see my new fabric collection, as the designs are subtle, elegant and layered without being fussy or overdone.”
“Sheila Bridges is a titan in the world of interior design, and her thoughtfulness and talent are second to none,” said Syrkett. “I’m excited to be able to celebrate her collaboration with The Shade Store not just because the collection looks fantastic—and it does—but also because it includes an extension of Sheila’s Harlem Toile de Jouy print, which was acquired last year by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. What a treat to raise a glass to a designer bridging beauty and history in this way. Huge congrats to Sheila and the team at The Shade Store.”