Interior Design Affiliations

Further your education through an interior design organization that is the best fit for you! Heritage School of Interior Design’s affiliations allows our students to continue their path to professional success in the design industry.


The Northwest Society of Interior Designers (NWSID) is a non-profit regional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in interior design. Established in 1977, NWSID continues to follow its original intent of connecting interior designers with clients and other industry professionals.

Home builders, businesses, architects and remodelers rely on us for color consultations, specifications on furniture, fixtures, flooring, lighting, accessories and artwork, and more. Working collaboratively, we unite client inspiration with professional experience and creativity to fulfill your design dreams.

We are design professionals committed to creating beautiful, functional living and work spaces for your residential and commercial projects. Whether you’re looking for help remodeling, space planning for an office, building a new home, or just need assistance making your space feel better, we provide resources and knowledge about interior design.



The NKBA is the world’s leading trade association for the kitchen and bath industry providing tools, research, certification, and events to thousands of professionals.

Our vision is a world where everyone enjoys safe, beautiful and functional kitchen and bath spaces. Our mission is to help make it happen through the creation of marketplaces, networks and certifications that raise the level of professionalism by inspiring, leading and empowering each member of our community.



This organization connects the next generation of industry leaders through the Columbia River Chapter of the NKBA. This forum was designed to meet the needs requested by its members to act as an approachable and convenient method to communicate about industry related topics and create flexible networking opportunities. I urge each member to add content as you see fit, and utilize as a sounding board. This group is made up of outstanding individuals in the kitchen and bath industry, we all have different experiences and advice to add. Don’t be afraid to ask advice or recommendations as we can all work together to create a stronger community. There will be students in this group as well and I highly advise that they take this opportunity to ask professional questions to those of us who were not so long ago in your shoes. Our target members include students, designers, remodelers, contractors, installers, associates, manufacturers etc that are new and fresh to leadership involvement. Our Purpose is to introduce fresh new faces to the involvement of this industry through the NKBA organization. Note we are open to all organizations involvement and we will address opportunities within our networking with these partnerships as well. Our goal with this group is to create a stepping stone for conversations of involvement and networking and to work towards active membership within the many layers of the NKBA leadership. We hold seasonal quarterly luncheons and have goals to look into evening meetings or casual networking events.

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The Interior Design Society (IDS) is an independent national organization comprised of more than 2,000 members. One of the country’s largest design organizations dedicated to serving the residential interior design industry, IDS embraces four core values including professionalism, community, influence and growth. The IDS National headquarters is located in High Point, NC, the world’s home furnishings capital. Founded in 1973 by the National Home Furnishings Association (NHFA) to support interior designers based within furniture stores, the Interior Design Society has long since expanded its focus to provide support to professional interior design entrepreneurs nationwide.

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We collaborate with others to promote the value of interior design. We prepare our members to excel in a dynamic and evolving profession. We generate, collect, and disseminate applied knowledge.

Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, we strive to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives.

We lead interior designers in shared conversations around topics that matter: from evidence-based and human-centric design to social responsibility, well-being, and sustainability. We showcase the impact of design on the human experience and the value interior designers provide.



Mission Statement: NAHB strives to protect the American Dream of housing opportunities for all, while working to achieve professional success for its members who build communities, create jobs and strengthen our economy.

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) helps its members build communities. Each year, NAHB’s members construct about 80% of the new homes built in the United States, both single-family and multifamily.

A federation of more than 700 state and local associations, NAHB represents more than 140,000 members. About one-third are home builders and remodelers. The rest work in closely related specialties such as sales and marketing, housing finance, and manufacturing and supplying building materials.



IIDA is the Commercial Interior Design association with global reach. We support design professionals, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms, and their clients through our network of 15,000+ members across 58 countries.

We advocate for advancement in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation, and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of Interior Design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and well-being of people’s lives every day.

Mission: IIDA provides meaningful resources to commercial interior designers and their clients to advance the profession and enhance business value.

IIDA membership provides you a support network that connects you to peers, clients, and educators while offering you the opportunity to advance your career through continuing education, industry recognition, and relevant research. We work for you to advocate for design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation, and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of Interior Design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and well-being of people’s lives every day.



The Real Estate Staging Association® (RESA®) was formed in April 2007, by a group of 600 real estate stagers and several home staging training providers with a desire to advance excellence and professionalism in the real estate staging industry, by forming the industry’s first trade association. At that time there were no independent trade associations that focused on the needs of all stagers regardless of their designations and training, this is still true today.  RESA’s founding members saw a need for neutrality and diversity, an organization to support all stagers regardless of the designations they held and to represent the industry in its entirety. Since RESA’s inception, members and corporate partners have agreed to unify and lead the industry through self-regulation by following a code of ethics and supporting RESA’s mission.

Mission: Advancing professionalism and excellence in real estate staging by creating industry standards in order to maximize profit potential for consumers and industry professionals.



OEN helps entrepreneurs start up and scale up by connecting them to peers and mentors, startup funding opportunities, and hands-on training. A nonprofit, membership-driven organization with a 26-year track record, OEN is Oregon’s only organization that supports scalable startups from every industry across the state.

OEN Membership will open the door to the resources, know-how, and networks you need to take your idea to the next level. Join over 1,000 Oregon entrepreneurs statewide who rely on OEN to grow and thrive.

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AIGA brings design to the world, and the world to designers.

As the profession’s oldest and largest professional membership organization for design—with more than 70 chapters and more than 25,000 members—we advance design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force. From content that defines the global practice to events that connect and catalyze, we work to enhance the value and deepen the impact of design across all disciplines on business, society, and our collective future.

From design fans to the profession’s leading practitioners, AIGA members come from all backgrounds, all fields, and all levels of experience—from all around the world. Whether you’re a design enthusiast, student, freelance designer, in-house designer, design educator, design thinker, or a business owner, AIGA is here to welcome you into the wider world of design


American Society of Home Stagers and Redesigners (ASHSR)

The American Society of Home Stagers and Redesigners (ASHSR) was created by the Home Staging Resource back in 2007.  At the time, there was no “trade association” for the industry and it was open to all home stagers regardless of whether they had been trained or not.

Now ASHSR serves the members of the Home Staging Resource only.  Each member of ASHSR has undergone an intensive training in both home staging and redesign, so they are prepared to handle any type of job that comes there way,

When you search our Directory of Home Stagers you can be assured that you are getting a completely trained and certified home stager and redesigner who has gone through the first, Accredited staging training program in North America.



Founded in 1965, the nonprofit Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is one of the oldest and largest industrial design associations, representing thousands of members in dozens of Student Chapters, Professional Chapters and Special Interest Sections in the United States and internationally. IDSA sponsors the annual International Design Excellence Awards® (IDEA), the world’s most prestigious and rigorous design competition. The Society leads National Industrial Design Day annually on March 5. It hosts events including an annual International Design Conference, five District Design Conferences and niche conferences, bringing together some of the biggest names and brightest minds in industrial design and related fields. Global outreach includes designUpdate and designBytes e-newsletters; INNOVATION—IDSA’s flagship publication—a highly regarded magazine within the profession; and the Yearbook of Design Excellence, featuring IDEA, IDSA Award and Student Merit Award winners. IDSA Ambassadors support and promote industrial design with research and thought leadership such as INsights.

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