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Peg is the founder and principal of Peg Berens Interior Design LLC. She is an award winning, certified interior designer with a studio in Orange County, California. Her business and project management background, combined with her creative design talent, gives her a unique edge.

Her firm’s sweet spot is working effectively with architects, builders and trades to not only advocate for her clients, but to communicate through plans and documentation the design intent of the project.

Allied Member, American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)

Certified Interior Designer (CID) by California Council for Interior Design Certification (CCIDC); CID #6458

Member, National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA)

Associate of Arts Degree in Interior Design - Interior Designer’s Institute, Newport Beach, CA

Masters of Business Administration Degree in Business - University of California, Irvine, CA

Bachelors of Science Degree in Industrial Management - Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Best of Houzz in Design Category; Houzz.com - 2017, 2015, 2014, 2012

Best of Houzz in Customer Satisfaction Category; Houzz.com - 2017, 2013

Platinum Award Winner; Best Home of the Year – Under 3500 Square Feet (Sacramento Project); ASID OC Design Awards - 2010

Platinum Award Winner; Great Room/Living Room (Puerto Vallarta Project); ASID OC Design Awards - 2009

I recently worked with Peg on a gorgeous project she completed. I love her style. Her sense of color is impressive. She knows how to combine color and style to personalize a space. She has ideas I haven’t seen before. Great to work with!

Jeri/Jeri Koegel Photography

I am working with Peg on a major remodel of our 4000 square foot home and could not be happier with her work. She has worked seamlessly with our architect on space planning, lighting layouts and designs, and intricate ceiling and wall design details. She has selected lighting and plumbing fixtures, flooring materials, cabinetry, bathroom and kitchen tile and counter tops, and is handling every aspect of our home’s interior design. She is enormously creative, incredibly knowledgeable, dependable, energetic and has a fantastic attitude. She is extremely diligent and is keeping the project on time. Her attention to detail is extraordinary and she is always willing to go the extra mile to make us happy. We cannot wait until we begin selecting furniture and the ultimate completion of the project. I highly recommend Peg to anyone for any interior design service. I am confident she will exceed your expectations in every way.


We hired Peg Berens Interior Design, upon the referral of a friend, to assist us in designing our new custom home. We were immediately impressed upon our initial meeting with Peg’s incredible organization, attention to detail, sense of design, and experience. This is our first experience with new construction, and we needed an expert to beautifully design our interior according to our day to day lifestyle needs and assist us with understanding the whole process, all while being extremely responsive – Peg has not disappointed!

While we are still in the process of designing our interior, I can say without reservation that Peg has been a true professional and a pleasure to work with. We are so pleased with her work and her unique and masterful ability to create the interior elevation plans and details on AutoCAD in order to coordinate well with our architect. This is an expertise quite uncommon to designers – and we spoke with a number of candidates. I highly recommend Peg Berens – she is truly a breath of fresh air in what is normally a very difficult and stressful endeavor.


Peg Berens Interior Design (PBID) is an extremely competent, professional and respectful Interior Design company. I employed PBID for a new custom home I’m building as I didn’t feel I had the time or the energy to choose faucets, sinks and wall coverings. Not only did PBID assist with choosing fixtures, but they designed every wall, custom furniture piece, rough plumbing components, lighting, etc. to be installed in the house. They did this in an extremely impressive manner by respecting my individual tastes and providing me with few selections of each component from which to choose.

Their work was extremely detailed and done very quickly. They are well-versed in the latest computer applications which lower the time required for changes. When changes did happen, they were more than willing to go the extra mile to provide detailed alternatives.

Their interactions with my architects and contractors are extremely professional and helpful, which makes me feel that I couldn’t have made a better choice in my Interior Designers.

Ultimately, the biggest vale that I glean from PBID is my ability to get the most accurate contractor bid possible for the completion of my home. Without PBID, there is no possible way I could get to a price within 5-10% of initial bids. And should there be any question as to what a wall should look like, or what color it should be painted, or whether my pricing included a specific moulding, there will be no doubt as to who is at fault; PBID provides the contractor with a binder with every single detail of my home.

In conclusion, I would highly recommend using PBID for custom homes. I couldn’t imagine having to do this kind of work myself.


I am a decorative artist that has worked on several projects with Peg Berens and I can wholeheartedly tell you that not only is she a talented and creative designer, but an amazing person to work with. She has so much patience , and vision. I highly recommend Peg Berens Interior Design.

Eloise/A Brush With Life

We have worked with Peg on several projects already and Peg is always prompt and professional. Peg does a great job of narrowing down materials and furnishings that suit our tastes and fit our budget so that the choices aren’t so overwhelming. We also get to see our projects in 3D before committing to them, which is great for those of us who have trouble picturing the finished project without a little help.

Peg is extremely detailed and organized, as well as being completely transparent about her costs for items purchased on our behalf, which we like very much. She provides detailed monthly invoicing that shows exactly what amount of time was spent on different aspects of our projects which is wonderful so that we aren’t guessing about whether the billing seems accurate or appropriate.

My husband and I do not always have the same vision for our projects and Peg has been great at helping come to a middle ground that we are both beyond happy with.

Our experiences working with Peg have always been great, we wouldn’t work with any other designer!


Studio 6 Architects have worked with Peg Berens not only on her personnal home, but on a new remodel project that is quite extensive…we brought her in to work with our clients because we knew she could handle this type of project in the professional manner that we expect.

She is not only very talented, but also very organized. the way she completes the vision we have as Architects is great, and the clients love her.

I would recommend Peg anytime.

Rob/Studio 6 Architects

We selected Peg Berens Interior Design to do total interior design and furnishing makeover for our beachfront home in Puerto Vallarta, as well as our U.S. home in Lincoln, CA.

The results of Peg’s creative work are astounding and have given us much joy. In addition, she delivered our homes to us on time–and under budget. She is truly an artist in her profession. We are happy to recommend Peg’s workmanship and her business integrity.


Peg is our designer on a major remodel/rebuild of our home.
It was a very daunting process but Peg’s attention to detail really took a tremendous load off my wife and me.

Peg creates a huge binder that begins with spreadsheets of every single item in the home, including paint color/type, cabinet design/hardware, all fixtures lighting/plumbing/etc.. Too many things to list but exactly everything. Which greatly helps the contractor in getting accurate bids and makes sure everything is covered and thought about before construction even begins.

She was able to figure out what we liked, when we didn’t even know.

Our remodel incorporates Universal Design Principles to accommodate a wheelchair, but we didn’t want it to look institutional. Peg made sure our needs were met while not sacrificing on style.


I have worked directly with Peg Berens on several projects.

Having worked as a general contractor since 1988, I have come across every variety of designer, most leaving much to be desired. This time is DIFFERENT! Peg is extremely organized, professional, pays attention to detail and truly has the best interest of her clients in mind. It really has been a privilege to work on her projects, her design ideas have been thoughtfully laid out with attention to quality and detail. From a kitchen to a whole new house design, I highly recommend Peg Berens Interior Design.

Peter Haverkamp/Southern Counties Construction

I would highly recommend Peg Berens Interior Design. Peg is very organized, creative and stays on budget. Peg and her staff were very easy to work with, understood our vision and meet all deadlines. We love our new home!


Peg Berens interior design team has been a pleasure to work with on a custom home in Newport Beach. The owners brought in Peg’s firm and it was a pleasant surprise how completely organized and professional her firm has been.
Legacy (the contractor) has had such a wonderful experience working with her and the whole process has been extremely enjoyable.
Thank you for such a smooth process Bill Guidero

Bill/William Guidero Planning & Design

Interiors. Redesigned.