About

DTF Design is an award-winning interior architecture and design firm dedicated to professional service, quality design and unique results. The firm has been active in the interior architecture and design industry since 1992, building a diverse portfolio of high-end residential and commercial projects ranging in size and style, from traditional to contemporary, with projects located in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

The firm has a solid foundation in defining space by the occupants who use the space.  A compassionate understanding of the client, the environment, and the architecture is a vital component in the beginnings.  At DTF Design, quality design is carefully considered with attention to detail to every aspect of design from the choice of materials to the book on the coffee table.

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

Artist, Anna Skibska

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 over twenty years ago and has remained small as a business today.  The focus remains keeping close collaborative relationships between the principal, Dana Foster, and her clients 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 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 architecture and construction firms.

Dana Foster established DTF Design in 1996 offering interior design services part-time while she continued to gain practical field experience at local firms, including MacPherson Construction & Design.  In 2004, Dana launched DTF Design full time.  Dana’s diverse experience includes the design and management of high-end residential homes and renovations, 160,000 SF commercial office building improvement, historic renovation, and small office design.  Dana’s work has been featured in publications such as Spectacular Homes of the Pacific Northwest, Mercer Island Reporter, and the upcoming Pacific Northwest Homes.  Her awards include first place interior design & furnishings for the 2003 Street of Dreams ‘Melange’ and first place outdoor living space by the 14th Annual NW Design Awards in 2013.

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 pride.  The excitement, the people and the processes of a construction site interested Dana.  A high school elective course in interior design and art set her path in the study of interior design and architecture.

Throughout her career, Dana’s knowledge of construction has informed her work with residential clients across the region, resulting in homes with distinctive character and timeless design.

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.