Interior Design Society

A Home For Interior Designers To Grow, Collaborate, and Network!

Why Join IDS?

One of the country's largest design organizations dedicated to serving the residential interior design industry, IDS embraces four core values professionalism, community, influence and growth.

Opportunties For Recognition & Promotion

  • Get featured on the IDS List, an interior designer listing for potential clients to find you and work with you.
  • Eligibility to enter your work into the national Designer of the Year Awards competition.
  • Enhanced credibility by belonging to a professional interior design organization.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and exposure by becoming involved on a local or virtual board or committee.

Networking opportunities & Industry Events

  • Member lounge at High Point Market (complimentary bag check, headshots, business coaching, and more)
  • Networking and educational events at markets such as High Point, Las Vegas, and Dallas
  • Complimentary designer tour at KBIS (Kitchen and Bath Industry Show)
  • Annual IDS conference with access to exceptional speakers and experiential learning opportunities
  • Annual educational tours abroad (such as our annual trip to Paris)

Local & Virtual Chapter Meetings

  • Local meetings are typically hosted once a month
  • Virtual meetings are offered twice a month
  • Content includes a combination of educational/business building, networking opportunities, and special events
  • All members have access to live and previously recorded virtual programming!

ADVOCACY + Resources

  • At IDS, we're aware of the trials and tribulations every entrepreneur goes through and legislation shouldn't be one of them! We continue to monitor & protect your right to practice Interior Design from state to state.
  • Take advantage of our members-only resources, which include special discounts on office supplies, telemedicine, trade programs, and more.

Business Tools & Industry Insights

  • Access to industry trade programs with your IDS member ID or membership card.
  • Discounts on business resources like business insurance, online systems for interior designers, and certification programs.

What IDS Members Have To Say

Don't just take our word for it, listen to what a few of our many members have to say about joining IDS!

IDS Membership Levels

Category Level Qualifications Annual Dues Application Fee

Interior Designer

Professional Associate Design Firm

Degree in interior design or exam certification + business license/tax ID

Proof of interior design profession, such as business license or tax ID

Design Firm of 3 or more employees

$350 $275 20% discount on additional employees $50 $50 $0

Industry Partner

Sterling Titanium Gold Sales Specialist

Small regional company (5 or fewer employees). Includes 2 chapter representatives

Large industry related business (more than 5 employees). Includes 3 chapter representatives

Individual related business who wolud like unlimited access to their local chapter + 1 local eblast

Individual employed in a sales or marketing role in an industry related business

$350 $550 $1000 $150 $50 $50 $0 $25

Students, Post Grad, & Educators

Student Recent Graduate Education Partner

Full-time enrollment in interior design or related program, unoffical transcript or current schedule

Recent graduate of up to 2 years who is working as an interior designer

For active, full-time instructors at the college level

$40 $100 $150 $0 $0 $25

*no refunds given on dues or fees

Designer membership levels & requirements


Annual membership dues: $350 (plus a one-time $50 application fee)

Providing the highest level of membership offered by IDS for designers. Includes free listing on The IDS List website. All Professional members must complete 0.4 CEUs (4 hours) per calendar year. Applicants must have one of the following to qualify:

  • Certification with a nationally recognized interior design exam OR
  • A six-year degree in interior design OR
  • A four or five—year degree in interior design or design-related field*, plus two years of full-time practical design experience OR
  • A three-year degree in interior design or design-related field*, plus three years of full-time practical design experience OR
  • A two-year degree in interior design or design-related field*, plus four years of full-time practical interior design experience.

*Design-related field includes: Art, architecture, etc. (please contact IDS National office for verification)

Required documentation:

  • Photocopy of business license or tax ID if self-employed
  • Photocopy of diploma for interior design or related field


Annual membership dues: $275 (plus a one-time $50 application fee)

For individuals who currently work full-time in interior design or a closely affiliated occupation. Includes free listing on The IDS List website.

Required documentation:

  • Photocopy of business license or tax ID if self-employed

Design firm membership

If you have over 3 designer members on staff at your design firm, you are eligible for firm membership. Each IDS member after your first 3 will receive 20% off their IDS membership. This applies to both Associate and Professional membership.

To take advantage of the design firm rate, please contact Angie Morse

Meet the team


Jenny Cano

336-884-4437 Ext 4


Maddie Landers

336-884-4437 Ext 3


Angie Morse

336-884-4437 Ext 2


Brandi Baker

336-884-4437 Ext 1

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