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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It is most likely a Hunter Douglas, as this is what the architect typically specifies. They are available at Home Depot, I think.
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Colleen Bontempo
Thanks Kathryn! You are very talented and have a beautiful portfolio! I had instant feeling of home and connection to this house. I loved the dining room and I actually searched and searched your website and the builders to see more of that lovely kitchen! I really think this wood floor is so charming, By using the different plank widths and the combination of stain colors it sure made it look old! It's amazing how details change the feel of a home and give it personality and soul!
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Dear Colleen, Thank you so much. this home has been one of my favorites, too. It was the second home I worked on with these clients, so knowing each other well made the decisions flow easier and they were very open to my ideas after the success of the first project. Best, Kathryn
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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.
July 25, 2014 at 6:49AM        Thanked by debiuc
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All tiles are from American Olean, including the borders.
September 11, 2014 at 7:12AM   
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Yes, there is a large shower, the walls are granite that match the counter tops. The granite is called labradorite.
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The space is about 11' x 14'
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Review by Crossville Tile & Stone of Asheville:

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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Review by georgestowe:

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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Review by cunnoben:

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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Kathryn Long and Ambiance Interiors has helped both myself and my clients. As a successful realtor in the greater Asheville area, I rely on local experts that ...
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Review for Stratton Design Group:

When Doug first moved to Asheville, N.C. from LA, he sent out his web site to area professionals. I was "wowed" by his work and we quickly talked about working...
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Review for Mountain Marble & Granite, Inc:

When Mountain Marble and Granite opened in Asheville, they provided a needed service! Since then, there have been several other companies that have opened that ...
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