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.

Partner with the Richmond Chapter

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.

Our board Members

Georgia Kukoski - Treasurer

Diane Williams - Secretary

Cathy Connon - VP Educational Foundation

Georgia Kukoski - VP Financial Resources

Liz Hart - VP Membership/Membership Retention

Princess Roman - VP Communications/Marketing

Bettina Pamlona - VP Programs

Rachel Parrish - VP Special Events

Stephanie Theofanos - Chapter Advisor

Diamond Industry Partner

Platinum Industry Partner

Gold Industry Partners

Silver Industry Partners

Richmond Industry Partners






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!

Please join us for a Happy Hour at Summer Classics Home! Tour Summer Classics showroom featuring their latest indoor and outdoor design collections and a hear a brief educational presentation from Chera about fabrics. Learn about the differences in contract grade and performance grade fabrics! Hors d’oeuvres & Drinks will be provided!

Please join us for a CEU & Breakfast with Sherwin Williams at Gather Downtown – Thalhimer Meeting Room. The CEU topic will cover the history, symbolism and pigments of nine key colors, as well as the reactions each color can illicit! We hope to see you there for a great networking, collaborating opportunity with IFDA Richmond!


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