For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by design and the subtle impact of our surroundings. Some of my earliest influences still resonate – I think of the dark woods and textured lodens of my father’s shooting club, the smell of fresh paint on a new canvas, and the bold symmetry of the Philip Johnson Glass house just down the street.
Today, my company S. B. Long Interiors specializes in tailored, modern-traditional spaces in New York City, Dallas, Connecticut and worldwide. I launched SBL after running the celebrated Manhattan firm, Tocar Interior Design, for over a decade.
I was fortunate to spend my early career in the creative departments of two world-class luxury brands, Polo Ralph Lauren and Coach. Working with some of the true visionaries in the design industry taught me the techniques of layering – from millwork to wall treatments, artwork, furniture, fabrics, accessories, and lighting. It’s this nuanced approach that makes a room feel personal and “finished.”
I created this blog to share some of the most exciting ideas, places, trends, and resources that I come across in my work and travels. I hope you find inspiration for your own home or pleasure in the unexpected detail. Thanks for reading!