About US

DTF Design is a full-service interior design firm dedicated to professional service, timeless design and unique results. We specialize in high-end residential new construction and renovation projects, including but not limited to luxury private residences, speculative homes, vacation properties, investment properties, historic renovations, and small office spaces in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. We welcome new opportunities.

A strong advocate for defining space by the needs of the occupants who use the space, DTF Design creates spaces to meet the needs of the client while remaining thoughtful to the principals of design and to the architecture and surroundings of the space. DTF Design finds inspiration from the beauty, color, textures, art and culture found in the Pacific Northwest.

Designing a space for someone is a very personal process. It is also a collaborative process between the client, designer and the entire project team. The opportunity to work with clients to create unique spaces that harmonize with the architecture and fulfill dreams creates great personal reward.
— Dana Foster

Working in the Pacific Northwest enables DTF Design to work with many of the area’s talented architects, builders, fabricators, crafts people and artists.  In many projects, the firm collaborates with artisans to design and fabricate one-of-kind architectural elements and/or works of art.  These relationships and the craft behind the trade are paramount to the firm’s ability to enhance space and elevate lifestyle.

 Custom iron mantle

Custom iron mantle

 Custom iron stair detail

Custom iron stair detail

The firm’s appreciation for fine art has developed over the years.  Studying art and working with artists and galleries has significantly influenced the work of Principal, Dana Foster.  Of interest is how light and materials are expressed in art and sculpture.

An artist’s passion toward light or use of material is inspiring and encourages us to renew our energy and expand our interpretation of art, history, architecture and design.
— Dana Foster

DTF Design began as a small business and has remained small as a business today.  The focus remains keeping close collaborative relationships between the principal, Dana Foster, and her clients and project team on all phases of the project.  Dana is always on hand to help usher clients through each step of the process and bridge the gap between the owner, architect and builder. Her friendly approach and years of unique construction experience make her a trusted designer.  That trust often translates into the formation of life-long relationships with clients who hire her repeatedly.

The firm’s commitment to excellence and superior design does not end with the successful completion of a project or continuing trade education.  DTF Design is also active in the community by volunteering and supporting favorite charities and organizations from health care to art and culture.

We are very grateful for the opportunity to serve and support causes that are meaningful to us. Thank you to all of those who have shared in our journey and supported us in our growth
— Dana Foster

DANA FOSTER
Principal

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Dana Foster holds a 5-year accredited Bachelor of Science Degree in Interior Design from the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Arizona State University, where she graduated Cum Laude.  Upon graduating, Dana moved to the Seattle area where she continued to practice interior design at local interior design and construction firms, for ten years prior to establishing her own full-service residential interior design firm in 2004.

Dana's diverse experience includes the design and management of high-end private residences and speculative homes throughout the PNW region and nationally. Her talent also extends to historic renovation projects, small office design, and large-scale corporate design and furnishings. Dana’s work has been featured in publications such as Pacific Northwest Homes, Spectacular Homes of the Pacific Northwest, and Mercer Island Reporter.  Her awards include first place outdoor living space by the 14th Annual NW Design Awards in 2013 and first place interior design & furnishings for the 2003 Street of Dreams ‘Melange’.

Dana Foster is an associate member of ASID, IIDA, NKBA and a patron of the Bellevue Art Museum, the Seattle Art Museum, the Pratt Art Institute, the Pilchuck Glass School, and the Museum of Glass in Tacoma.

As a youth, Dana Foster grew up in Southern California and Colorado where she often accompanied her father to construction jobsites.  Her father was a project manager for construction firms building luxury golf courses, churches, and high-end residential homes.  Weekend trips to jobsites brought adventure, curiosity and familial pride.  A high school elective course in interior design and art set her path in the study of interior design.

Dana's upbringing exposed her to the world of construction at a young age. Her early years working at local interior design and construction firms gave her a strong working background in the process of both interior design and construction. Her unique background and ability to navigate the landscape of both interior design and construction allows Dana to work closely with contractors and deliver a smooth project with less stress for the client.

 Foster’s father, San Diego, CA. (Greek Orthodox Church)

Foster’s father, San Diego, CA. (Greek Orthodox Church)

 Dana Foster at construction site

Dana Foster at construction site

 Foster's Father at construction site

Foster's Father at construction site

Today, Dana continues to be at home on a construction site.  She is actively growing her business, enjoying involvement with the arts community, and celebrating life with family, friends, and her three English Springer Spaniels.