I love doing my blog. I have invited some of my fellow historic SMP
writers for interviews. The response to my invite was encouraging. I also
invite my Connecticut Chapter of Romance Writer’s (CTRWA) of America writers.
Without my CTRWA group, I wouldn’t even be here. They are amazing. One of our
writers won the Rita Award this year. We have quite a chapter in Connecticut.
During my Interior Design Career, access to the best fabric showrooms in the
world were available for my company to purchase yardage for my clients . . .
at wholesale prices. This was not about bargain fabrics, but rather about
beautiful, enduring fabrics, not seen or available in the retail market. The
experience is enriching for the professional and the client. In most
circumstances these fabrics could last a lifetime, yet still maintain their
beauty. Today’s blog gives you some history on designer fabrics,
Clarence House, and Design Divas.
Gail Ingis writes historical romance, loves history and romance of course,
has taught history, and her weekly blog frequently covers historical content.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Ingis’s early days began and ended with
writing, drawing and music. Her inspiration to write came from books gifted
to her by an aunt. But life had other ideas.
After graduating from the New York School of Interior Design with a BFA in
Interior Architecture and Design and masters’ studies in Architecture and
Design Criticism at The New School (Parsons). Her career in interior design
and architecture led her to the other arts. Ingis founded the Interior Design
Institute, a school of interior design, that she eventually sold, but during
her tenure, she was twice asked by publishers to write a textbook, her
efforts were thwarted by a heavy schedule.
Ingis resides in Connecticut with her scientist-writer husband. She and her
husband travel and enjoy tennis. Currently, she sits on the Lockwood-Mathews
Mansion Museum Board of Trustees and serves as Curator of Art for exhibitions
at the museum.
She is a member of the CTRWA—Connecticut Chapter of Romance Writer’s of
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1 comment posted.
I would have loved to have gone just once to one of those showrooms, just to have seen these beautiful fabrics, since I took Interior Design in school, and always loved it. It had to be an amazing experience, and a lot of fun, although tiring. Now it gives you a lot of material (no pun intended) to write about!!
(Peggy Roberson 9:51am August 14, 2015)