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About the DFA

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The Decorative Furnishings Association (DFA) is the oldest trade organization in the luxury design industry. Founded in 1934 to bring leading design and décor stakeholders together, the DFA has always been committed to fostering meaning conversations and enacting changes designed to strengthen the industry as a whole.
Now more than ever, DFA is committed to the health, growth, and future vitality of the interior design industry. We believe in supporting the trade by bringing together industry partners to:


  • Provide access to some of the top leaders and futurists in the industry through monthly discussions and in-person events

  • Share best practices, industry insights and new resources through educational and inspirational presentations from leading experts in home design and beyond.

  • Inform trade members about the ever-evolving business environment created by technology, advancements in sustainability, and how consumer and economic trends have an overall impact on on the industry

  • Educate consumers about the benefits of working with a design professional, and how to access their services to enhance one’s lifestyle.

  • Empower the next generation of design professionals and educate them on the best ways to work with the trade

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