Famed designer Sheila Bridges just launched her new collection with Williams Sonoma, and it’s perfect for spring hosting

Named ‘The Highlands Collection’, Sheila Bridges’ new tabletop collection with Williams Sonoma is ideal for all your spring gatherings

Sheila Bridges x Williams Sonoma The Highlands Collection
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While interior designer Sheila Bridges is best known for the creation of the Harlem Toile design, which has been inspired by her own heritage, her new collection with Williams Sonoma works to bring to light a more playful part of her history. This new range is in fact inspired by her love of the rugged landscape of Iceland. 

‘There was something about the country that seduced me into coming back again and again until I bought a true pied-a-terre there,’ she says. ‘It’s a small, cozy apartment in downtown Reykjavik with a great view of the water and Iceland’s most iconic church, Hallgrimskirkja.’

The collection, which launched earlier this month, consists of a selection of plates and platters, all with shades of rich blues, grays, and greens that mimic the country’s natural landscape. By taking some inspiration from famous Icelandic artists like Louisa Matthíasdóttir and Jóhannes Kjarval, Bridges was able to capture the essence of the region, while still putting her own original spin on things. The result is perfect for spring and summer table decor.

‘The Highlands Collection is inspired by my home in Iceland and the rich colors that surround it – the blue water, the volcanic rock, the black beaches, and the lupine fields,’ she explains. The colors are similar across the board for each style of plate and platter in order to lend a cohesiveness to the design and make sure all the dinnerware pairs well throughout the meal, but there are subtle variations as well.

Upon perusing the collection myself, I was blown away by the hand painted nature of the designs, as well as the luxe gold accents on each piece. The rich colors invoke nature in such a peaceful way that these designs just scream spring, and are ideal for entertaining as the weather gets warmer. The attention to detail and durable construction is immaculate, and makes a massive statement on any dining table.

Shop the Sheila Bridges x Williams Sonoma The Highlands Collection

The new Sheila Bridges x Williams Sonoma The Highlands Collection encompasses rich colors and hand-painted designs in order to bring a bit of spring to your tablescape. It’s one of the most unique ways to style a kitchen table and impress your guests with luxurious, yet playful vibes.

Nikhita Mahtani
Style Editor

Nikhita is the Style Editor for Homes & Gardens, making sure our home-savvy readers are always aware of the latest trends and deepening their knowledge of classic design. Nikhita graduated with her Master of Arts in Magazine Journalism from New York University, and has spent a decade in interior design and shopping roles at shelter publications ELLE DECOR and Domino Magazine.