Interior Designers Institute (IDI) is a boutique college specializing in teaching interior design and interior architecture. The college’s specialized curriculum offers each student a personalized education with student-focused faculty who love teaching. IDI’s mission is to be an exclusive producer of interior design graduates, who become some of the country's most well-known and successful designers.
Interior Designers Institute was founded in 1984 in Corona del Mar, California. The college's steady growth can be attributed in part to its reputation for excellence, the need for a high caliber private college, and its location in the heart of Orange County, California. Orange County is unique in terms of affluence, progressiveness, and overall acceptance of the importance of interior design. Design opportunities abound in the area, which has a multitude of interior design firms and its own design center, Laguna Design Center. It is also close to the Pacific Design Center, one of the largest in the country. These factors have had a profound influence in framing the Institute’s progressive approach to education and its job placement. As a small, progressive college, the Institute has adapted to design changes and trends. It has recognized the importance of active participation and involvement in the major interior design professional organizations.