Located in downtown Kitchener, Dfy Studio is a creative environment where designers of varying backgrounds work together to create fun and functional commercial spaces. With almost a decade of experience designing and constructing a vast range of buildings and spaces; Dfy Studio has developed a known presence in the Kitchener Waterloo area, particularly amongst the tech community.

Our designs feature eye-catching details which root in our experience in multi-storey luxury condominiums. We continue to be involved in such projects, as Dfy Studio has a passion for the local lifestyle of downtown Kitchener and is excited to see how this city will continue to evolve.

Corporate | Hospitality | Condominium | Retail

The Team

Adah Noelting

Adah Noelting

ARIDO. NCIDQ. IDC - Principal

Education: Fanshaw College, Diploma for Interior design – ARIDO . NCIDQ Accredited

Interesting fact about me: I have a bengal… @crazymisscleo

Weekends are for: Adventures!!! Family, friends, vino, eats, projects around our old house, long rides and hikes.

Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck, or, 100 duck-sized horses? No Question, one horse-sized duck. Untold truth…. I’m the duckie whisperer.

Say Hello: adah@dfystudio.com

Rachele Claessens

Rachele Claessens

BID - In-House Designer

Education: Humber College Advanced Diploma in Film & TV Production; Sheridan College, Bachelor of Interior Design with High Honors

Interesting fact about me: Studied Film + TV Production at Humber before getting into Interior Design.

Weekends are for: Caturday, catching up with friends, wine & cheese (yas), all the books, long walks with my giant dog no matter the season.

Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck, or, 100 duck-sized horses? I’d much rather fight a single horse-sized duck. Ducks don’t seem to move too fast and I’d probably be able to befriend it with some snacks. Problem solved.

Say Hello: rachele@dfystudio.com

Tahani Gunal

Tahani Gunal

BSAS - In-House Designer

Education: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Bachelors of Science in Architectural Studies, Conestoga College Graphic Design Software Applications.

Interesting fact about me: I grew up in the United States and lived in Abu Dhabi before moving to Canada.

Weekends are for: Hanging out with my family, exploring new places.

Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck, or, 100 duck-sized horses? Do they really want to fight? I am sure they probably just feel misunderstood, and just need to talk it out.

Say Hello: tahani@dfystudio.com

Natalie Shantz

Natalie Shantz

BID - In-House Designer

Education: Sheridan College, Bachelor of Interior Design

Interesting fact about me: I live on a pumpkin farm…

Weekends are for: Fun-filled activities! Whether it’s a new hiking trail, pick-up games, painting, or trying something totally new, weekends are best for activities with friends and family 🙂 oh, and napping of course!

Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck, or, 100 duck-sized horses? 100 duck-sized horses for sure. Horses are definitely the kinder animal compared to ducks; I’ve never seen a well-trained duck but I’ve seen many well-trained horses! While the initial fight would be interesting, the long-term gain of a dual with 100 duck-sized horses definitely wins. While they might resist at first, I feel they could be trained for carriage rides, and who wouldn’t want to be chartered around by a fleet of 100 duck-sized horses?

Say Hello: natalie@dfystudio.com

Danielle Greene

Danielle Greene

NCIDQ, ARIDO - In-House Designer

Education: Algonquin College, Bachelor of Applied Arts-Interior Design
Interesting fact about me: I still have 2 adolescent/baby teeth.
Weekends are for: Kitchener Farmers Market, experimenting in the kitchen, exploring the city, dreaming up future renovation and design plans over some wine and cheese in my ever-aging century home.
Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck, or, 100 duck-sized horses? I’d prefer to sit down and have a drink with both parties and resolve our differences with conversation. But… if it came down to it, one-horsed sized duck.

Say Hello: danielle@dfystudio.com

Heather Manning

Heather Manning

BSc, BID - In-House Designer

Check back soon to learn a bit more about me. 

In the meantime you can contact me via email.

Say Hello: heather@dfystudio.com

Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable.

Donna Karen - Fashion Designer

What we do

We Ask Questions

We work with our clients to decipher their wants and needs before planning, saving our clients time and eliminating stress.

Space Planning

The team here is highly qualified to implement your requirements into a functional and inventive floor plan. We aim to give you a plan that does more than “just work” but also engage your curiosity.


Once a floor plan is developed we continue to advance the design by illustrating the fine details that will make your project standout upon completion.

Project Management

We offer this service in order to see the design from tendering and construction, to move-in day. This ensures the design intent is carried through from paper to reality.

Work Well With Others

We often work with other professionals such Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, Architects, Equipment Suppliers, not to mention city officials. Depending on the scope of work needed for your project, we can help you find the necessary people to get your job done and done well.


At Dfy Studio we understand that you are an expert in your field of work and have a busy schedule. We’re here to help you out. Each of our designers have experience in the key areas mentioned above and will help you through the seemingly daunting process. Don’t worry, we’ve got you!

Contact Us

we look forward to hearing from you

The Place

40 Weber St E, Suite 50,
Kitchener, ON
N2H 6R3

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