A short while back, I had the privilege of touring a friend’s recently completed new home. Her previous home had been beautifully done, so I knew this would be fun. I had no idea. I. Was. Blown. Away.
If you follow me on Instagram, you saw this photo of the mudroom, which is where I entered. Wow!
The tour continued, with my jaw firmly affixed to the ground. Every room stunning. Transitions from room to room seamless. Thoughtful details throughout. And I was immediately intrigued about the interior designer, Susan Bednar Long. Little did I realize that I had seen her award winning designs in Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Luxe Magazine and D Magazine. Susan has left the East Coast for my hometown of Dallas, Texas and she is racking up the accolades.
Like witnessing a perfectly choreographed ballet, there is a combination of excitement and awe that comes over you when you walk through a home that is so incredibly designed. The perfect blend of livable comfort and artistic delight. A designer like Susan makes it look so easy. You and I both know it is not.
How do you strike the balance between comfort and aesthetics?
Creating comfort in an artistic way requires special skill. Your friend obviously has the knack.
pve design says
Homes like this make me want to strike the match on homes that need a designer like Susan!
True, creating comfort should be number one but aesthetics are a close tie. Looks very glam from the get go.
Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass says
Love, love, love! I am really leaning towards a more modern, clean look.
Thank you for sharing, Elizabeth.
I Dream Of says
Gorgeous, Elizabeth. I like your comparison to perfectly choreographed ballet – when it's done right, you don't see the effort, just the beauty. You are right, striking that balance is NOT easy. For me it's about willingness to try new things and evolve, while being true to my sense of style… and it is an ongoing process!
Hope your week is off to a wonderful start! XOXO
The Zhush says
Love Susan's work. I was so sorry when she left Connecticut for Texas but glad she maintains an office here! Your friend's mudroom is fab!
WOW that mudroom is stunning!!