Showcasing Interior Design news, features, images,
education, and trends, DesignMatters is the official blog
of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).

IIDA is a networking and membership association that:

  • Facilitates a global design community
  • Advocates for interior design excellence
  • Maintains high educational standards
  • Supports Members with visionary leadership


IIDA was founded in 1994 as the result of a merger of the Institute of Business Designers (IBD); the International Society of Interior Designers (ISID); and the Council of Federal Interior Designers (CFID). The goal of the merger was to create an international association with a united mission that would represent Interior Designers worldwide. Since that date, IIDA has worked to convene communities of Interior Designers across regions and specialties representing the interests for the entire community.

Global Network

IIDA is committed to facilitating a global community to provide Members with the sources to attain expertise, knowledge, and contacts on a world-wide scale. Chapters and City Centers are the visible strength of our Association, and their networking events allow professionals to connect on more personal levels that encourage trust, collaboration, and innovation.