TOCAR INTERIOR DESIGN
Christina Sullivan and Susan Bednar Long
What three things make a room fabulous?
Three things that make a room fabulous are that the interiors reflect the people who are living in them, they have strong sense of contrast through color and texture, and the accessories and furnishing are simple yet remain sophisticated, warm and inviting.
What is your favorite house from the movies or TV?
That's an easy one, 3 Beekman Place where "Auntie Mame" lived. Although there are dozens of films where the homes/interiors are just amazing such as Diamonds are Forever, Gone with the Wind and The Queen. It's apparent that 3 Beekman Place is in a league of its own. Mame's townhouse owns the words "Style & Glamour" and changes to suite her every mood. She put it best-"Life is a Banquet"-and she managed to throw a lot of them while constantly reinventing her interiors. Refined elegance with splashes of color and texture are so evident in this movie classic.
How do you give small spaces a grand vibe?
Create a grand feeling in a small space by placing a large mirror (approximately half the size of one wall) leaning on your wall. This will create an illusion of more space while reflecting your room and more light. Immediately the ceiling height becomes taller and the room becomes much larger. It works like magic and creates a GRAND vibe!
Susan Bednar Long:
What can’t you live without?
My design books. They're a constant source of inspiration.
Tocar Interior Design
Susan Bednar Long and Christina Sullivan