Leta Austin Foster started her interior design business in Palm Beach in 1975. Her career quickly took off after Imogen Taylor of Colefax & Fowler spotted Foster’s design work, inviting her to London for an apprenticeship and hiring her to work for the label in Palm Beach. With initial access to a top-tier clientele, Foster became highly sought after and has since retained many of her client relationships for over 40 years.
Foster gained national attention starting in the 1980’s when House and Garden listed her as one of the “100 Greatest Interior Decorators.” House Beautiful has since hailed her as one of the most influential interior designers of the 20th century. Her firm’s extensive body of work was featured in the interior design book Traditional Interiors: Leta Austin Foster, Sallie Giordano & India Foster, published by Gibbs Smith, as well as shelter magazines, including House Beautiful, House & Garden, Coastal Living, Veranda, and Southern Accents, and countless design blogs. She has received many awards and accolades, including an honorary PhD from the New York School of Interior Design and an Addison Mizner Award for interior design from the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art.
Foster is parlaying her love for interior design, extensive experience, and industry-wide relationships to launch her new concept, PREtty FABulous Rooms. With this endeavor, her mission to blend the convenience of the internet with quality design and furniture takes flight, and results in beautiful, timeless rooms that are easily accessible nation-wide.
Leta Austin Foster currently lives in Palm Beach. Her team of professionals includes Sallie Giordano and India Foster, who carry on the firm’s custom work with their own distinctive flair under the Leta Austin Foster & Associates umbrella. In addition to Leta Austen Foster’s expertise and leadership, her extended design and managerial team includes Nina Grauer and Della Lee at PREtty FABulous Rooms. The team’s collective expertise brings PREtty FABulous Rooms additional resources and a modern approach to the interior design business model.