About Altstadt Interiors & Tana Mattson

When Tana Mattson founded her design business 1996, she sought a name that reflected her comprehensive design capabilities, interest in Historic Preservation, and heritage. German for Old Town, “Altstadt” perfectly embodied her initial vision. 

Not unlike an Old Town or historic city center, Altstadt Interiors harbors a distinctive blend of history, culture, and experience. Altstadt Interiors & Tana Mattson offer a complete range of design services as well as a balanced perspective on all facets of the design industry.

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I believe that my clients can live in beautiful spaces that they love and are functional to their lifestyle. Which also reflect their personality and their favorite things in a timeless way. 

I have clients that feel like family.  I have repeat clients whom I've worked on several of their homes whether it be a vaction home or a new home in a new neighborhood or state.

Tana Mattson founded Altstadt Interiors upon her graduation from The Art Institute of Seattle in 1995. Shortly after it’s conception, Tana recognized the potential for a consignment furniture shop that provided clients with a space to resell their old items and also lead new clients to unique, sustainable finds.

Her consignment shop opened its doors in October 1996 and functioned as a storefront, design studio, and an endless exercise in demonstrating what Tana can do with limited space and a constantly revolving stock of mismatched pieces.

Now 20 plus years later the shop has changed into a Co-op Interior Design Studio. Tana recognized a change happening in the industry and with many more consignment shops appearing in the Seattle area found a way to reinvent the space to share it with other designers . Operating by appointment only allows Tana more time to spend with her clients, visit job sites and shop for clients.

She is an active member of Historic Seattle, National Trust for Historic Preservation and a Member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association, NKBA and Northwest Society of Interior Designers

Altstadt Interiors Mission

Altstadt Interiors ensures that every design project, large or small, is executed with quality, integrity and personality. Tana believes everyone should have a beautiful home that reflects their own taste. Home is so important these days and one should be able to come home to their sanctuary whatever that may be for them.

Our customer-focused approach to design accommodates a diverse range of styles and budgets, deriving inspiration from both the needs and vision of the client as well as the parameters and opportunities of the space.

Altstadt Interiors Vision

Altstadt Interiors strives to exceed the expectations of each customer and become a fixture in the local Design Community through providing consistent, exemplary design; engaging clients in a collaborative relationship; and facilitating a higher quality of life through innovative design solutions.

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My beloved companions Cora, Preston and Oscar (now passed, pictures on the right), Olive & new addition Otto, are an integral part of my life and design business—you can often find any of them at my design studio or riding along to a design appointment.

My love and experience with animals provides a keen ability to design around pets, family and children.

I also enjoy spending time with my husband on all kinds of home projects, classic car projects and antiquing.


A L T S T A D T  I N T E R I O R S
1615 4th Avenue East, Olympia WA 98506
Phone: main 206-523-8838   |   cell 206-300-6035   | Contact Us