Natasha Younts DSA
Dedicated to supporting the rights of interior designers to practice.
Passionate about recognizing the various paths leading to interior design success.
Committed to increasing opportunities for designers.
One of the best things about interior design, is the infinite ways to express your artistic talent.
In 2000 she realized that there was room for improvement in the educational system and credentialing for interior designers. Natasha balanced her time between developing new programs for the education of residential interior designers and interior design. 2006-present her focus is dedicated to education, credentialing for residential interior designers, and the Designer Society of America.
In 2005 participated in the development of an international interior design certification program (Residential Interior Design Education “R.I.D.E.”) 2007 helped develop and implement interior design certification programs in colleges nationally to provide credentialing for students in programs studying residential interior design.
She currently sits on the board of directors for "The DSA" Designer Society of America.
As Principal Designer and Owner of Gables Interiors
Managed multi-million dollar interior design project budgets; designed luxury homes; developed interior design " Discover Your Style" seminars for design shows to help the public with “DIY” projects. Natasha focused her attention on the art of interior design. During this time, she designed “Green Rooms” (the meeting place for celebrities during the show) for the Latin Billboard Awards and was chosen to design for the “Designer for the Stars” (100,000 attendees) seven times. Published several homes in numerous magazines and newspapers, including Lincoln Road, Florida Architecture, Florida Design, Veranda, Elle, Southwest Georgia Living, and Miami Herald, and featured luxury homes on The View.
1981-1983 attended a private college dedicated to the art of interior design and clothing design. Natasha obtained a degree in both. 1983-1994 designed couture clothing under her own signature. During this time, she designed themed parties for NBC and clients in Beverly Hills and Miami Beach. The demand for themed parties evolved into clients requesting her talents as a designer for their private homes.