Membership FAQs



Get a glimpse beyond the gate and hear how our platform works

Members are professional interior designers, up-and-coming as well as established, all over the world and students enrolled in collegiate interior design programs.  Meet Circaphiles founder and proprietor of Circa Genevieve ID, Genevieve Trousdale.

A Single Professional Membership key may be purchased starting at $500 annually or $48 monthly. Multiple user keys may also be purchased for design  firms.

A Single Student Membership key may be purchased for $42 per 2 months. Universities can also purchase a package of keys for design program student groups.

Professional Members have full access to the vendor directory (with the ability to review vendors), private message boards, a community chat room, complimentary expert guides as well as any members-only programs and events (virtual or in-person).

Professional Members are offered a 20% discount on downloadable templates.Another perk…vendors within our directory give our members promotional discounts. and the upcoming Masterclass Series.

Professional Members may post job opportunities or internships on a shared message board, which student members can view and respond.

Professional members may view and respond to Student Member resumes on a shared message board. Student Members cannot access Professional Boards or Chats, and cannot directly engage with Professional Members.

Student Members can access our full directory, however cannot leave vendor reviews.  Student Members can access a Student-only chat room and message boards, how-to guides as well as any members-only programs and events (virtual or in-person).

Student Members may view and respond to jobs or internships posted by professional members on a shared message board.

Student Members may post their resumes for Professional Members to view and respond on a shared message board.

Student Members can purchase downloadable templates at a discounted rate and future masterclass series.

You must be a full-time interior designer with a company website, minimum of five years of experience, at least one professionally-photographed multi-room client project and possess collaborative energy that Circaphiles promotes.

You must provide your current transcript as proof of enrollment in a college or university accredited interior design program.  Renew your membership with your transcript every 2 months.

In this simple application, you will provide basic information such as company name, website, resale certificate.  No payment is required for the membership.  You will automatically be granted access to purchase our Expert “What I Wish I Knew” guides, à la carte.

If you have been invited, simply purchase your Student Membership or Professional Membership key(s).

If you have not requested a key or have not been invited, you may request a key.  Please complete a Student Membership Application or Professional Member Application.

Once you’ve completed your application, we will evaluate your credentials within 7-10 days and contact your reference.  We will then notify you via email with an invitation to join or to set up an interview video call.

Upon approval, you’ll be invited to join, pay your initiation dues and participate as a Professional or Student Member.

If you feel your application requires a review, or you’d like to add or correct information, please send an email to club@ciracphiles.com.

Here are our directory categories:


  • Accessories
  • Antiques & Vintage Furnishings
  • Art & Wall Décor
    • Fine Art Galleries
    • Mirrors
  • Auction Houses
  • Bedding & Towels
  • Decorative Hardware
    • Drapery Hardware
  • Carpet & Rugs
  • Fabric, Wallcovering, Trim
  • Lighting
  • New Furnishings
  • Outdoor Furnishings
  • Pillows
  • Table Linens, China, Glassware

Architectural & Renovation Materials

  • Appliances
  • Architectural Elements
  • Plumbing & Accessories
  • Surfaces
    • Paint
    • Surface Materials

Service Providers

  • Architects
  • Art Experts
    • Consultants & Conservationists
    • Installers
    • Framing
  • Audio & Video Consultants
  • Cabinetry & Furnishing Makers
  • Electricians
  • Glass Suppliers
  • Builders & General Contractors (including specialty)
  • Handymen
  • Lampshade Makers
  • Landscape Architects
  • Metal Workers & Platers
  • Painters, Decorative Painters & Wall Finishers
  • Photographers
  • Owners Representatives
  • Pillows & Bedding Workrooms
  • Plumbers
  • Shippers & Installers
  • Professional Organizers
  • Window Treatment Workrooms
  • Restoration Specialists
  • Surface Fabricators & Installers
  • Surface & Fabric Maintenance
  • Upholstery Workrooms
  • Wallpaper Installers
  • Wood Finishers

Vendors, artisans and service providers do not pay to be listed, rather they are invited based on their product quality and customer service.

Circaphiles offers equal representation to all Vendors, large and small. No Vendor is prioritized over any other in the Directory.

Our directory is filtered by geographical location, cost, style, business type and promotional offerings.

On occasion, Vendors–of all sizes–may list special offers or provide sponsorships. This does not suggest Circaphiles offers special priority to any Vendor.

Below is sample listing:


Professional Membership

Request a Student Membership key

Student Membership