Natasha Rocca Devine of The Interiors NRD
Natasha Rocca Devine is a multi-award winning Interior Designer and Staging Specialist. In 2020 alone, her company The Interiors NRD, which specialises in interior design staging, styling and project management, won numerous prestigious awards worldwide.
Awards have included:
- BUILD | 2020 HOME & GARDEN AWARDS – BEST BESPOKE INTERIOR DESIGN & STAGING SPECIALISTS – IRELAND
- EU BUSINESS | IRISH ENTERPRISE AWARDS 2020 – BEST INTERIOR DESIGN STAGING SPECIALIST
- CORPORATE AMERICA TODAY | ANNUAL AWARDS 2020 – BEST FOR INTERIOR STAGING
- LUX LIFE MAGAZINE AWARD 2020 – MOST OUTSTANDING HOME STAGING & STYLING STUDIO – IRELAND
When Natasha isn’t designing, styling and managing corporate and residential projects, or creating and publishing her online show ‘Staging & Styling‘, you’ll find both Natasha Rocca Devine, and her wordsmith talent, encouraged by her Masters in Journalism, gracing the covers and pages of national and international publications, and her published books ‘Awareness: Creating Your Own Balance In Life’ and ‘The Industry’. The former is based on her miraculous recovery from a coma at the tender age of nineteen, and the reason for her lust for life.
But that’s not all because Natasha has been creating and designing the Natasha Rocca Devine Lifestyle Brand. Recently launched, ‘The Secret Garden Candle” was created with Ireland’s leading perfumer Lucy Hagerty of Kinsale based La Bougie. It’s a beautifully luxurious candle inspired by Irish design, nature and sustainable living. And the best part is, it’s the first of a set!
It’s an absolute pleasure to feature Natasha Rocca Devine in our Irish Design Q&A Series, and I bet, after you read more about this award-winning Creative, you’ll have to agree, Natasha Rocca Devine is an inspiration for design driven creatives.
Q&A with Natasha Rocca Devine
1. When did you realise your gift for Interior Design?
I have always been creative, even from a young age I would sketch and started writing short stories and would be involved in creative projects. So, I knew my career would be in design or the creative arts.
While my family are entrepreneurs involved in tiling, property and media, all of these things have definitely influenced my career choices. I saw how hard they worked and so I wanted to study to learn my own skills to ensure I had options in my career and I was determined to work hard and do the same.
For studies, I wanted to open up my skills past design, so I have a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Politics in University College Dublin. After this I completed a Masters in Journalism & Media Communications in Griffith College Dublin. Followed by a second Masters in Interior Architecture in KLC School of Design, London. Among with design courses in Milan, Boston and Los Angeles too.
Once I studied design, it cemented my passion even further, which I have continued – along with writing and editorials, ever since.
2. What was the inspiration to set up The Interiors NRD?
I always worked for other inspiring people and companies in various cities, all of which motivated me to do the same. In these jobs, I worked in design, editorials, media and online, which assisted my skills and confidence to work for myself. Particularly in Los Angeles, I learnt the skill of how to stage houses to sell while working as an Estate Agent and Designer.
After a few years in Los Angeles, I decided I wanted to come home and bring my passion and skills back to Ireland.
Initially I began consulting and eventually decided to set up a studio to bring all my skills and passions together to work on larger projects.
So, I specialise in staging to sell, showhome design and styling which combines my skills. My main goals are to ensure my design will allow to sell the property at a higher price and a faster pace of sale. All of which I have been fortunate enough to achieve with a minimum 10-25% of sales increase in each of my projects, and also to win awards from these too.
In conjunction with this I write and guest speak for magazines, editorials and work with wonderful design brands on campaigns, radio and digital shows. Along with being involved in philanthropy for various charities, as often as possible, something which is close to my heart.
3. What has been your favourite design project to date?
My ‘Great Gatsby – Art Deco Project’ by Robswall by Hollybrook with agents Knight Frank Ireland is my favourite. It was inspired by F Scott Fitzgerald’s book and movie combined with an Art Deco theme.
I had a superb team from Hollybrook Homes who brought my project to life!
I used Art Deco wallpapers from Cole & Son, combined with furniture, art and accessories from all around the world, particularly with sustainable design in mind.
Blending the romance of these iconic historic styles, with more contemporary finishes; drawing on that feeling of Hollybrook luxury and bringi