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Susan Gale Shows Her

Villa

with a Palm Beach Vibe
By RICA LEWIS

A celebrated interior designer and world traveler,
Susan Gale, came to The Villages to live a quiet life.
After three decades of creative design work on upscale
homes and elegant estates, Gale's quest for leisure led her
away from her Palm Beach home.
"I had been a workaholic my whole life - seven days a
week, 14 hours a day, and my life was very out of balance,"
she said.
Although it took some trial and error, she was grateful
to find a career she treasured. Gale's artistic abilities were
apparent in her early years.
"I was the kid at the birthday party who sat in
the background, assessing the house and mentally
reconfiguring the colors and furniture while everyone else
was playing pin the tail on the donkey and eating birthday
cake," she said. "I would think, 'Well if Mrs. Sanders would
do this or that, wouldn't this room be lovely?'"
Gale originally went
to George Washington
I made the
University School of Indecision to develop
ternational Affairs and
my artistic side
Foreign Diplomacy.
and applied to
"I wanted to work
Parsons School
with the state departof Design in New
ment," she said. "I was
York City. I had
very excited and I was
found my calling in
certain that was what I
wanted to do for the rest
the interior design
of my life. I was attracted
field.
- Susan Gale
to world culture, history,
traveling and different languages. But in my third year of
school, I became very disappointed at the extreme sexism
rampant in that field. Back then, there were no highpowered women in the field. We didn't have Madeleine
Albright or Condoleezza Rice, and all I heard were put-

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