Meet our team!
Kathryn S. Long, ASID:
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.
B.F.A., East Carolina University, Interior Design
• M.A., University of Georgia, Art History
• Winner of 11 awards for Design Excellence from Carolinas Chapter, ASID
• Winner of 2006 Dora Gray Designer of Distinction Award from CCASID
Bathroom Design, Bedroom Design, Color Consulting, Custom Built-ins, Custom Cabinets, Interior Design, Kitchen Design, Living Room Design, Space Planning, Cabinetry Design, Material & Finish Selections, Moulding & Fireplace Design, Fixture & appliance selection for Baths & Kitchens, Tile Selections & Designs, Paint Colors for Interior & Exterior, Window Treatment Design
Alexander, Arden, Asheville, Avery Creek, Bent Creek, Biltmore Forest, Candler, Enka, Leicester, Royal Pines, Skyland, Weaverville, Woodfin, Fletcher, Hoopers Creek