Passionate about providing accessible education for interior designers. Dedicated to supporting the rights for interior designers to practice in all states.
Committed to increasing opportunities for talented and creative designers to obtain education and credentialing to reach their highest potential professionally.
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.
Founded Designer Society of America in 2000. 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 "DSA" Designer Society of America.
1994-2009 CEO of Gables Interiors
Managed multi-million dollar interior design project budgets; designed luxury homes; developed interior design style seminars for design shows to help the public with “DIY” projects. From 1995-2009 Natasha focused her attention on the art of interior design. During this time, she designed the “Green Room” (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. She published several homes and articles in 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, with Barbara Walters.
1981-1983 attended a private college dedicated to the art of interior design and clothing design. Natasha obtained a degree in both. 1982-1994 designed custom gowns under her own signature. During this time she designed themed parties for NBC and clients in Beverly Hills and Miami Beach. The demand for her themed parties evolved into clients requesting her talents as a designer for their private homes.
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