Our Mission

To strengthen and grow the Interior Design Society by providing its members with valuable education, resources, programs, and services to aid them in their path to professionalism in residential interior design.

Our History

The Interior Design Society (IDS) was founded in 1973, and is the largest design organization exclusively dedicated to serving the residential interior design industry. Membership in The Interior Design Society attests commitment to excellence in the field of residential interior design.

IDS is an association comprised of residential interior designers; interior decorators; design-oriented home furnishings stores and their staff; design studios; select manufacturers and distributors of design oriented products or services. Individual membership levels are based on education and/or work experience. Studio, Store and Trade, and Partner in Design memberships are open to companies based on the quality of design offered in their products, displays and customer service. Students of interior design are also welcome to join the Society, as are home furnishings salespeople who desire to advance their knowledge of interior design or interior decoration. For complete details on all levels of membership “Start Here”.

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