"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.
The Interior Design Society (IDS) Charlotte Chapter has partnered with three award-winning custom home builders; Chris Hoffman of Southern Cottage Corporation, Karl Plattner of Plattner Custom Builders LLC. and Ken Wrench of Augusta Homes Inc. who will build three luxury homes that showcase impeccable workmanship, unique custom designs and feature today’s technology. These Designer Showhouses will be built in the first conservation neighborhood known as The Preserve at Narrow Passage set in Davidson, NC. The commanding site was designed by the world-renowned Randall Arendt who is an advocate of conservation planning and sustainable living. The neighborhood will feature walking paths that connect to a greenway and a neighborhood park that will be open to the public. This IDS Showhouse endeavor will primarily benefit Motor Racing Outreach, a prominent nonprofit organization. Also benefitting from this endeavor will be The Dale Jr. Foundation, The Hendrick Family Foundation and Southern Living Magazine’s charity of choice, Operation Finally Home. By presenting the talent of Charlotte’s IDS members, these Showhouses will attract, inspire, and entertain visitors from around the Charlotte region and beyond who have an interest in interior design, real estate, community and philanthropy."