Susan Bednar Long Selected as a Designer for the Connecticut Governor’s Mansion

One of the most iconic homes in all of Connecticut—the Governor’s Mansion – was given a chic upgrade and S. B. Long Interiors is proud to be a part of the project. Partnering with the Governor’s Residence Conservatory, Connecticut Cottages & Gardens has helped lead the restoration, also called “The People’s Project” since the property is owned by the state of Connecticut and therefore for the people of the state.

Sue was selected to design the Living Room in the Mansion, which is especially fitting as she grew up in Connecticut and opened the doors of S. B. Long Interiors here in Greenwich. Although the design details of The People’s Project are still hush-hush, Sue attended a cocktail reception at the mansion with her esteemed fellow designers:

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy with Cottages & Gardens CEO Marianne Howatson

Sue and John Long at the reception for The People's Project

The delightful Jamie Gould and Yvonne Beecher of Rogers & Goffigon

KC Williams of CC&G and fellow People's Project designer Jamie Drake

CC&G Editorial Director DJ Carey gets a well-deserved ovation

We’ll continue to share more details about the project as we can—including, of course, before and after photos galore, so do check back for updates or subscribe to have them delivered straight to you.

Photos courtesey of Connecticut Cottages & Gardens


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