David Julian Hansen

David Julian Hansen’s design education began early. His grandmother was a well-known visual artist, and an appreciation for contemporary design and artisan craftsmanship became second nature from the start.

After spending his formative years in Colorado, David’s career took off in San Francisco, where he created inventive windows and displays for storied retailers such as Macy’s, FAO Schwartz, and Louis Vuitton. For David, transitioning from visual merchandising to designing interiors was a natural progression. A decade later David began a longstanding partnership with industry leader Segale Bros, working with high-profile clients to design custom cabinetry and award-winning interiors. Then in 2005, David co-founded Ashfield Hansen Design, an interior design firm that allowed him to marry the architectural precision learned from years designing kitchens and baths, with the drama of visual merchandising.

In 2014 David established his namesake firm, David Hansen Design. Hallmarks of DHD include an intellectual and urbane approach to design, combined with an affinity for strong color, modern furnishings, and custom finishes. DHD spaces are imbued with a collected quality, making them feel well edited and well traveled, exuberant and eclectic. Design components include a mix of custom investment pieces and refined artistic details that result in bold, enduring spaces.

David has gained valuable knowledge of the remodeling and interior design process through the completion of hundreds of projects in the San Francisco Bay Area. Collaborating with some of the Bay Area’s finest craftsmen and artisans has given him the opportunity to establish the superb team behind David Hansen Design.

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  • Full Interior Design Services
  • Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
  • Construction drawings
  • Liaison to Contractors & Architects
  • Material and Finish Selection
  • Space Planning
  • Color Consultation
  • Custom furniture & Cabinetry Design & Fabrication
  • Retail design & Visual merchandising

Please contact us for an initial complimentary meeting to discuss our process and evaluate your project.


David has made community involvement a priority by supporting a variety of local and national organizations. This involvement includes currently serving on the Board of Directors for Creatitvity Explored. David has also spent several years on the Steering committee of DIFFA San Francisco which has produced the annual Dining by Design event. Other organizations David has volunteered with are Children of Shelters and The San Francisco AIDS Foundation.

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Mailing Address
1459 18th Street #103
San Francisco, CA 94107


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