Kathryn Long, ASID

(828) 253-9403
ambianceasheville.com

Services Provided
http://www.carolinahg.com/Carolina-Home-Garden/Summer-2012/Prairie-Panache/

http://www.carolinahg.com/Carolina-Home-Garden/Spring-2011/Practical-Luxe/

http://www.carolinahg.com/Carolina-Home-Garden/Summer-2009/A-Magical-Place/

Business Description
What started this long and successful career? Kathryn has an early memory of her home burning to the ground on Christmas Day, in 1953. The four-year-old girl was held by a fireman that day, and she remembers the family salvaged a set of building blocks for her to play with.

From that she progressed to drawing house plans on church bulletins. It seemed natural to major in interior design at East Carolina. After education, travel abroad, and work in New York, she returned to Asheville to set up shop in the back corner of Sluder Furniture Company, a fixture of downtown Asheville since 1905, which her parents had bought in 1964. Ray and Sarah Long encouraged their daughter to open her own shop, Ambiance Interiors, in 1977.
Kathryn has been helping people nest in their homes for thirty years. “I love what I do,” she says. “When I help create a space, it’s going to be comfortable and welcoming.” Her specialities are new construction and renovation, working with clients and architects from drawings to finished product. “I function well as part of a team on such projects,” she says. “We get to ask all the appropriate questions before anything is built, which helps avoid mistakes and produces a high-quality environment for the client.”

• Lived and studied in Paris
• Lived and worked in New York
• Travels in France, Italy, Spain, Morocco, Greece, Israel, Turkey.

Certification and Awards
B.F.A., East Carolina University, Interior Design
• M.A., University of Georgia, Art History
• NCIDQ
• Winner of 11 awards for Design Excellence from Carolinas Chapter, ASID
• Winner of 2006 Dora Gray Designer of Distinction Award from CCASID
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Asheville, NC US 
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Address:
189 E Chestnut St.
Asheville, NC 28806 
Fax:
(828) 258-2328 
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The tiles are from American Olean, a company that is quite available in the USA. You might have to order certain patterns of the black and white. There are many cool designs available.
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That backsplash is going to be almost impossible to duplicate! The client collected tiles from all over Italy as they lived there during the construction of this home. Then the tile installer worked with my client to organize the "collage" effect. The installer filled in with some leftover tiles from the main kitchen.

thanks for recognizing the uniqueness of the design! You could possibly go to a high quality tile showroom and buy a few of several different designs and achieve a similar look.

Good luck. Best, Kathryn
July 18, 2014 at 10:44am   
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This should help.
July 18, 2014 at 11:21am   
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lovekitchendesign
Thank you very much!!!
July 18, 2014 at 12:06pm   
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you are welcome...good luck.
July 18, 2014 at 12:12pm   
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The ceiling wood on the porch is Mushroom Board purchased from Appalachian Antique Hardwoods in Waynesville NC. www.aahardwoods.com 828-627-0830. Not sure about the stain color.
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ClearView motion screens are great for enclosing a porch like this one. They can span up to 22' and do not block a view. However, they do block harmful UV Radiation, sun glare, fading sun rays, HEAT, and most importantly insects. The are remote control operated too.
July 11, 2014 at 11:38am      Thanked by Jan Pitzer
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Those lights are from Hudson Valley Lighting.
July 9, 2014 at 6:47am   
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The spindles are made of Locust, they were custom made in the WNC mountains by a crafts person.
July 7, 2014 at 6:13am   
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Motions screens are a great option for enclosing porches as well. Sometimes one owner may not want screens while the other does. So at the touch of a button, a screen can hide away when not in use.
July 7, 2014 at 10:27am   
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Heavenly Blue from Benjamin Moore. It also has a soft stipple glaze over it, done by In the Spirit of Decor.
July 7, 2014 at 6:09am   
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Beautiful. What color is the grout on the floor?
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The grout is grey....different grout companies have different greys. This might be "Delorean Grey". I think you will find it easy to select a grey when you put your tile sample next to grout samples at your local tile showroom. Or possibly your installer has grout samples. Good luck! Kathryn
June 26, 2014 at 7:22am   
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At Crossville Tile & Stone we feel honored to work on a project with Kathryn Long. A true talent with a genuine interest and passion for her field, Kathryn del...
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Kathryn Long has an excellent sense of design. She carefully responds to the clients needs with a theme and then follows through wtih a wide ranging and creativ...
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My husband and I hired Kathryn when we purchased a second home in Asheville. The project required decorating the entire home from scratch as we did not have an...
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Mountain Showcase Group, Inc. has worked with Kathryn for over 15 years. She has a great gift for being able to give her clients the dream home they want. She...
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