About IDS

    The Interior Design Society (IDS) is one of the country's largest design organizations dedicated to serving the residential interior design industry. We're a group of like-minded professionals interested in broadening their network, professional development, and continued education. IDS offers its members a place to belong within a supportive and welcoming design community through local chapters nationwide, and our new Virtual Chapter!

    Our Mission

    The Interior Design Society (IDS) is a professional association serving the design community with the focus of helping our members grow their businesses, develop their talents, inspire each other, and impact their communities.

    Our History

    IDS was initially founded in 1973 by the National Home Furnishings Association (NHFA) with a goal of supporting interior designers working in furniture stores. IDS has long since elevated and expanded its focus to provide support to professional interior design entrepreneurs nationwide. Our national headquarters is located in High Point, North Carolina, the home furnishings capital of the world.