About Us

    National Organization

    The Interior Design Society is an independent national organization of more than 3,000 members.  IDS is one of the country’s largest design organizations dedicated to serving the residential interior design industry.  

    The IDS National Headquarters is located in High Point, North Carolina, the home furnishings capital of the world.

    DFW Chapter

    Our Dallas – Fort Worth Chapter was established in 1998 and now has grown to over 85 members.  We are proud to be located in an area of Texas known for design and style, and we hope to utilize this trait to continue to grow and expand our membership.

    DFW Chapter Mission

    Our mission is to strengthen and grow the Interior Design Society by providing its members with education, resources, programs, and services that aid in their path to professionalism in residential interior design.

    National Conference

    Every year, IDS members from around the country gather at the National Conference to learn, share, and celebrate.

    In 2016, Dallas had the honor of hosting the conference including the annual award gala featuring nationally aclaimed designer, Dann Foley, as MC. Watch the video to hear from Dann why he belongs to IDS and you should too. 

    In 2017 IDS is partnering with ART to create the premier home furnishings event. Click here for more on this exciting opportunity.

    IDS DFW Awards

    Our Dallas – Fort Worth chapter is striving every day to become more known and recognized for our hard work and design efforts.  Over the years, we have won several awards and are continuously working to add to our growing accolades.

    2015 DFW Chapter Awards

    Group IMPACT Awards, 3rd place IDS DFW chapter

    Designer of the Year awards:

    Living Spaces $30,000 and under, 2nd place Traci Connell Interiors, Dallas TX &
    3rd place Dorthy Greenlee Designs, Carrollton, TX

    Baths $30,000 and under, 3rd place Nicole Arnold Interiors, Frisco TX

    Bedrooms $30,000 and above, 1st place Michelle's Interiors, Frisco, TX &
    2nd place Traci Connell Interiors, Dallas TX

    Outdoor rooms/ sunrooms, 3rd place Nicole Arnold Interiors, Frisco TX

    Singular Areas, 2nd place Traci Connell Interiors, Dallas TX

    2014 DFW Chapter Awards

    Designer of the year awards:

    Kitchens $50,000 and above, 1st place Brenda Gilbert Interiors, Dallas TX

    Baths $30,000 and under, 3rd place Denise Piaschyk, DLP Interiors, PlanoTX

    Bedrooms $30,000 and under, 2nd place – Nicole Arnold Interiors, Carrollton TX

    Children’s Room: Denise Piaschyk, DLP Interiors, Plano TX

    Laundry Room: Denise Piaschyk, DLP Interiors, Plano TX

    Sustainable Design: 1st place Barbara Gilbert Interiors

    Sponsor Awards – Surya: 1st place Denise Piaschyk, DLP Interiors, Plano TX

    2012 DFW Chapter and Member Awards

    Outstanding Website awarded by IDS National – “With its bright and welcoming design and regularly updated events and photos, the Dallas – Fort Worth website is a great representation of what this chapter has to offer!  Their website highlights IDS and the IDS National Events while keeping members and prospective members up-to-date with chapter news.  One visit to the IDS DFW website and you know this is a group you want to be a part of!” ~~ IDS National Leadership

    Best Idea awarded by IDS National – “Another chapter winning for the 2nd year in a row, the Dallas – Fort Worth Chapter showed their innovation and commitment to growing IDS and their chapter with the 2011 Best Idea.  The chapter held a full-day strategic planning session and hired an outside professional facilitator to help them develop an effective and tangible strategic plan for 2011.  With a plan in place, the chapter was able to meet and exceed all of their goals set out for the year, and have a full understanding of what the goals for 2012 will be, too.” ~~ IDS National Leadership

    Designer of the Year for “Kitchens Under $49,999” was awarded to Denise Piaschyk.

    2011 Chapter and Member Awards

    Outstanding Public Relations awarded by IDS National – Combining committee service with public relations provided the complete renovation of a local emergency children’s shelter.  Our chapter utilized the news of the event on our Facebook page, including the coverage in “Partner in Design” invitations and local press releases.

    Best Idea awarded by IDS National – Finding new and exciting ways to get chapter members involved is a goal of all chapter leaders.  Our Chapter created a series of chapter meetings devoted to teaching members best business practices and products to grow their businesses.  This series of educational meetings gave chapter members new and useful information that can be applied in a variety of ways to benefit members.

    Designer of the Year for “Living Rooms over $30,000” was awarded to Heather Asbury.

    Designer of the Year for “Bathrooms over $15,000” was awarded to Heather Asbury.

    2010 DFW Chapter Awards

    Excellent Networking awarded by IDS National