Interior Design Society of Long Island
Our mission at IDS Long Island is to strengthen and grow the Long Island design community by providing our designers with valuable educational opportunities, resources, programs, and services to forge a path of professionalism in residential interior design. We work to generate public awareness and seek out opportunities for positive exposure in the local media so the homeowner will look to IDS when selecting a designer for their projects.
IDS members receive many benefits including special IDS designer discounts on industry goods and services, trade events and educational programs. Our local chapter plans and orchestrates regular events that provide a stimulating setting for our members to mingle. In addition to delicious food and drink, our hosts provide design-relevant educational presentations at every meeting.
In addition to networking, IDS provides its members with opportunities to showcase their talents and give back to their communities. These events may include fundraisers for local and national causes, educational trips and participation in design showhouses.
All IDS Long Island members are listed on the chapter website and have the opportunity to enhance their listing and increase their exposure by being spotlighted as the "featured designer" on the home page.
Membership also includes inside access to Interior Design Society's national website where you’ll find important information about activities, events, educational webinars and news.
IDS Partner In Design and Affiliate Partners
IDS Partners In Design and Affiliates, our valued commercial members, may attend chapter meetings and events where they can meet new designers and network within the local design community. Often, our Partners In Design will host a meeting to provide designers with educational seminars on the latest products, home fashion trends and the services they offer to assist designers in the design process. In addition, Partners in Design may choose to offer special discounts to IDS designers, another exclusive IDS member benefit.
Membership also includes inside access to Interior Design Society's national website where you’ll find important information about activities, events, educational webinars and industry news.
IDS Student Members
For those just starting out such as our IDS Student Members, our meetings provide an opportunity to network with established designers, opening new doors and providing great learning experiences for new designers.
IDS Long Island Board Members:
President - Daryl Pines, Daryl Pines and Co. Designs
Vice President - Bonnie Reich, Symmetry Closets
Treasurer - Joe Calise, Sights-N-Sounds
Co-Secretary - Lisa Aiello, Rich Designs, Dee Manicone, D.Manicone Designs
Past President - Nancy Ganzekaufer, Expressive Living Art and Accessory Consulting
Executive Board Member - Wendy Lepkoff, Wendy Interiors
Executive Board Member - Dean Camastro, Hangrohe