S. B. Long Interiors is a full service design firm, offering interior design renovation, decorative furnishing & new construction services. Principal Designer, Susan Bednar Long has a passion for interior design and enjoys working in a variety of styles to exactly match her clients’ aesthetic and personal preferences. Each project she undertakes is unique and its interior design conveys this distinctive spirit.
S. B. Long Interior’s projects have been featured in many top shelter publications including Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Luxe Magazine, and D Home Magazine. Susan was recently named one of D Home’s Best Designers for the 4th consecutive year. S.B. Long Interiors was also the winner of five Dallas Paper City Design Awards – most recently for 2017 in the following categories: Residential Interior Design Under 3,500 Square Feet and Residential Design – Children’s Room.
The firm is known for detailed project management and turnkey service – carefully managing projects from design concept through final installation. Working on projects across the country and worldwide, S. B. Long Interiors promptly delivers 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 highly successful people, so they want it done right and that’s what I do.”
This attitude and approach combined with Susan’s sharp aesthetic enables S. B. Long Interiors to consistently create beautiful interiors.
Today, S. B. Long Interior’s portfolio reflects the diversity of its client base. Recent projects include an extensive renovation of a country estate in Provence, France, a historic home renovation in Dallas’ Bluffview area, and luxury beachfront condos in Santa Barbara, California.
Susan Bednar Long’s celebrated style is inspired by her design training at two world class luxury brands, extensive travels, and her early 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 to 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 complete.”
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 the 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, their two children & beloved Goldendoodle.