The name Susan Bednar Long has been synonymous with award-winning interior design for over 20 years.
Her firm, S. B. Long Interiors, Inc. is a full-service interior design firm whose “modern traditional” signature style is internationally recognized. SBL’s projects have been featured in design publications including Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Luxe Magazine, and D Home Magazine.
She was recently named one of D Home’s Best designers for 2017 for the 4th consecutive year. SBL was also the winner of three 2016 Dallas Paper City Design Awards in the following categories: Residential Interior Design Under 3,500 Square Feet; Residential Design – Bedroom; and Residential Design – Bath.
SBL works on projects across the country and worldwide and is well-known for delivering tailored, crisp and sophisticated interiors to the most discerning clients. Susan prides herself in completing projects on time and on budget. “I keep the drama in the design, not the process. My clients are extremely successful people, they want it done and that’s what I do.”
Today, SBL’s portfolio reflects the diversity of its client base. She is currently working on a home renovation in Bluffview, Dallas, a historic colonial home in Litchfield, CT and an extensive renovation of a historic Mas in the Provence region of France.
SBL selects projects carefully so that Susan can focus on each client’s needs and work closely with them to create relaxed and graceful interiors that reflect their individual style. This attitude and approach combined with Susan’s sharp aesthetic enables SBL to create functional and beautiful interiors globally.
Susan Bednar Long’s celebrated style is inspired by her design training at two world class luxury brands, extensive travels, and her early years of her design training in NYC. She is known for her love of stripes and turquoise.
Beginning her career at a boutique design-build firm in Beverly Hills, Susan worked with some of the world’s most recognized celebrities and learned that “clients want someone who can manage every detail and deliver ‘turnkey’ projects.”
Later, at Polo Ralph Lauren, Susan oversaw the decoration of their flagship Retail Stores and at Coach she was the creative force behind their new store prototype and furniture line. “My experiences taught me to layer all of the elements – wallpaper, artwork, furniture, fabrics, accessories, and lighting. Without layering, rooms aren’t done.”
Susan’s travels for business and pleasure provide rich inspirations for her projects. “You never know when you’ll see something special – from a row of cabanas on an Italian beach to a lobby of a small inn in the Alps – that can provide a novel inspiration.”
Susan graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Occidental College and studied at UCLA’s Interior and Environmental Design Program. She currently lives in Dallas, Texas and Litchfield County, Connecticut with her husband John, two children, & their beloved Goldendoodle.