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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189 E Chestnut St.,
Asheville, North Carolina,
United States, 28806 
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(828) 258-2328 
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Thanks for the compliment. Possibly you saw the "before" photo with the red walls? The house was built in 2005 and my husband and I bought it in 2011 and remodeled this bath a bit. But one of the original things we did not change was the granite. I haven't seen anything like it in my visits with clients to our local granite supplier, so, unfortunately, I don't have a name for it.

My suggestion would be to take the photo with you when you are looking at granite slabs. That would help you establish a visual direction. Granite availabilities do change as the years go by, as quarries run out of certain kind of stone.

Good luck! Best, Kathryn Long, ASID
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Thank you!
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You are welcome and good luck!
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The color is Benjamin Moore's Wood Ashe. The walls are painted with their Aura Matte paint, which is low VOC and has great wear-ability!

Yes, this is my favorite room in the house. It gets lovely late afternoon light from the two windows we added beside the bed. The other windows are north. Be sure to check paint samples in your own space, since the light definitely affects perception.

Best, Kathryn Long, ASID
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Thank you Kathryn. I will check paint sample in my own room since we have one east-facing window directly above the headboard and one larger window facing south into the backyard. I love the carpet, too. Your chairs look like they have been slip-covered in white. Lovely!!
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The wall color is called San Diego Cream by Benjamin Moore #921. Due to variations in screens these colors may look different in real life I suggest getting a sample and trying it at home before buying a whole gallon.
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The floors on the screened porch are IPE wood. There is no stain. They naturally turn grey rather like teak when exposed to light.
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BonMar
did you consider skylights to let more light on the house?
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This was the architects design.
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It's an antique mirror from the 1930's. They are not difficult to find in Antique shops.
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The height is approximately 56".
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It is a custom stain over white oak
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Its very pretty. Many custom site finished floors will also have an onsite stain mixed and applied to clients/designers specifications. Your finishers did a great job.
March 24, 2014 at 7:49am   
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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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