The IFDA Richmond Chapter has been inspiring collaboration within the furnishings and design industries to support its people, their products and services. IFDA Richmond is a strong, talented, and creative group of people and we strive to celebrate our members.

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Our President

Paul Lamborn


On behalf of Paul and all of the IFDA Board here in Richmond, welcome! We are thrilled to welcome members from every facet of the furnishing and design industry. The IFDA promotes open sharing, mutual respect, and education, as well as community service and ethical practices.

Upcoming Events


IFDA Richmond Table Top Show

Thursday, February 22nd, 2024

Time: 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm, EST

IFDA Richmond

3801 Carolina Ave Richmond VA 23222


IFDA Richmond Brazilian Happy Hour @ Dell Anno

Wednesday, March 20th, 2024

Time: 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm, EDT

IFDA Richmond

6512 West Broad Street Richmond VA 23005

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Our board Members

Rachel Parrish - President-Elect

Georgia Kukoski - Treasurer

Mitzi van der Veer - Secretary

Cathy Connon - VP Educational Foundation

Traci Lantzy - VP Financial Resources

Liz Hart - VP Membership/Membership Retention

Pattie Kelly - VP Communications/Marketing

Bettina Pamplona - VP Programs

Andrew Stark - VP Special Events

Richmond Gold Partners

Richmond Silver Partners

Richmond Bronze Partners

Diamond Industry Partner

Gold Industry Partners

Silver Industry Partners

Supporting Industry Parnters




Please join us for a to-the-trade event featuring your favorite resources of fabrics, trims, wallpaper, art and services all in one place. Enjoy wine and cheese as you get inspired by the offerings in our design industry.

Enter any of the raffle drawings taking place throughout the day. Swag bags are limited so come early!

You can register for this event by clicking HERE!






Join us at Crossroads Art Center for an enchanting evening. An Art Opening showcase & Educational Foundation Fundraiser, including the exhibition “Fantasy” by our Gallery Members.

IFDA Educational Foundation’s mission is to foster educational and philanthropic activities to enhance the furnishings and design industries.

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It’s that time of the year to be merry and jolly. You’re invited for some holiday cheer to celebrate this special time of year!


You will see beautiful examples of how to incorporate decorative painting into your design projects and gain insights on working with a decorative painter.

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Join the IFDA Richmond Chapter for an expert panel discussion on taking your design business to the next level through public relations & marketing. Guest speakers Janie Molster, Owner of Janie Molster Designs; Susan Morgan, Editor of RHOME; Elisabeth Edelman, CEO of the Golden Word. This event is sponsored by Tech Painting Co.

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Enjoy an evening of experiencing the colorful world of Palette Home and explore the many design services available.

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Enjoy a casual mid-summer gathering with your fellow IFDA members at the newest wine bar in town.

Join us for an evening of networking and socializing while enjoying Benjamin Moore’s Color Presentation, June 15th from 5-7p at Brambly Park. Lite bites will be served.

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Come join us as Sherwin Williams presents their 2023 Colormix. Lunch will be provided to enjoy as you mingle and view the presentation.



Come see the newest boutique showroom in Richmond, catering exclusively to-the-trade. XOJ has curated the most sought after brands and services that only Jamie Coffey’s extensive experience could offer. There will be special bites and beverages to enjoy as you mingle and move throughout this beautiful space.

Please join us for a to-the-trade event featuring your favorite resources of furniture, fabric, trims, wallpaper, art and services all in one place. Enjoy wine and cheese as you get inspired by the best offerings in our design industry at the showroom of Wellborn + Wright. Swag bags are limited so come early!

Join IFDA Richmond for an Art Opening at Crossroad Art Center benefiting the IFDA Educational Foundation. Enjoy a night of networking together with your colleagues in the Richmond Design Community. All proceeds from drinks sold to be donated to the IFDA Educational Foundation. We hope to see you at Crossroads Art Center on 01/20!

Join IFDA Richmond for our Holiday Party at Summer Classics! Enjoy a night of networking together with your colleagues in the Richmond Design Community. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided. IFDA Members are free and can bring a guest! Non-IFDA Members the cost is $30 to attend! We hope to see you at Summer Classics on 12/1

Join IFDA Richmond for a Networking happy hour @ Virago Spirits! Discuss trends seen at High Point Market in October and tour Virago Spirits production with the owner while sipping locally made craft cocktails. Interior Design by Helen Reed and interior wall murals by local artist Emily Herr.

IFDA Richmond invites you to a tour & happy hour at the new MSI Showroom in Ashland! MSI Richmond features countertops, tile flooring, backsplash tile and hardscaping. Learn about the products, design tools and find inspiration for you and your clients. Come and enjoy an evening with your local Richmond design community!

IFDA Richmond invites you to a celebratory luncheon to honor our founding members and past presidents!

Join us on Thursday, September 15th at The Jefferson from noon – 2pm. RSVP by September 6th to save your seat at this special event! Lunch for IFDA Members is $25 dollars and for non-IFDA Members is $55. Cheers, see you on 9/15!

IFDA Richmond invites you to be inspired while touring the Wellborn + Wright showroom and sipping spirits.

Wellborn + Wright is a local steel and flooring manufacturer creates the beautiful architectural products.

Get a sneak peak behind the scenes of how they create! Come and enjoy an evening with wine, food and your design community!

Please join us for a Happy Hour at Brambly Park! Join members of the Richmond Design Community for a fun night of networking and collaborating! Thursday, July 28th from 5PM – 7PM at Brambly Park located in Scott’s Addition!


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