Ms. Bj Peterson, FASID

Company: BJ Peterson Design
Laguna Niguel, Ca 92677
Phone: 949-388-4459

Designer Profile

I am dedicated to improving my client's quality of life
through designing a safe, healthy, user-friendly and creative environment to meet their individual needs.

What Makes Me Special

Length of experience / over 30 years in business
Established relationship with sources
A full service design firm with the ability to work with any size budget
The knowledge of how to get the best results within that budget
Regular business hours
Association with consignment showroom
Solid financial background
Associated with professional art/furniture appraiser
Desire to follow through on projects to completion
Great attention to detail
Committed to the standards of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)

Personal Added Value

Education - Creativity - Commitment to service
Commitment to working with clients as a team
Ability to work with other design professionals
Lots of energy and enthusiasm - Most of all we love what we do!


In 1989 BJ Peterson developed the Peterson Design Plaza in Los Angeles, which incorporated her company, BJ Peterson Interior Design and The Wallace Collection Showroom featuring classic Italian import furniture. During the early 1980's, she was a principal of Bedell, Laughlin & Peterson, a Los Angeles design firm and from 1966 to 1985 was a senior design staff member at Cannell & Chaffin, a leadiing fine furnishings/design company headquartered in Los Angeles for nearly 75 years. Today Ms. Peterson is a partner in Peterson Arce Design Group with offices in Los Angeles (adjacent to Home Grown Store) and in Laguna Beach.
Ms. Peterson is an active member and fellow of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), having held offices on both the local and national levels. She served as president of the Los Angeles chapter during 1989 and as national president in 1993/94.
A strong believer in volunteerism, Ms. Peterson was responsible for designing a major space at the Los Angeles Free Clinic. She was chairman of the Ronald McDonald House Project, a support facility to house relatives of children with life threatening illnesses. In addition to remodeling existing spaces, a new wing was constructed. BJ now serves as President on their Board of Trustees.

Although most of BJ Peterson's clients live in southern California and include numerous celebrities, they've designed ski condos at Lake Tahoe, a ranch in central California, condominiums in Manhattan's Olympic Towers, homes in Oregon, Michigan, Texas, Missouri, Florida and New Jersey along with numerous showcase houses throughout greater southern California.
Not simply "decorators" of interiors, BJ Peterson works with craftsmen and artists designing cabinetry, lighting, upholstery, custom interior finishes and murals. For Bj, the client's needs and sense of style come first.

She approachs each project with a personal commitment to superior service and to exceed their client's expectations.

A Sampling of our design projects:

•7000 square foot Spanish Revival home in La Habra Heights, CA, working with the building architect and the landscape architect from the planning stage. Rich in design details including hand finished walnut and stone floors, hand painted beams, stained glass, iron gates, interior and exterior fountains, as well as incorporating client’s art.
•9600 square foot home, exclusively remodeled plus a new 1500 square foot guest/entertainment pavilion and pool for Reba McIntire in gated Beverly Hills community. A complete makeover of the exterior presence of the home with an open clean but warm, interior. The new pool/entertainment area uses beautiful stone and tile, enhancing and blending in with the existing home.
•9000 square foot contemporary home for Shaquille O’Neal in Southern, CA. Extensively remodeled to add architectural interior detail, including moulding and iron work, and accommodating his size, while making it still comfortable for his smaller family and friends.
•12,000 square foot Spanish Revival home designed by John Beyers in the late 1920’s in La Canada/Flintridge. Extensive restoration and remodeling to make it livable for a young family, with teen and preteen children, who did large scale entertaining.
•900 square foot apartment on the Upper Westside of Manhattan for a mature, single man. Located across the street from Lincoln Center, the owner-a former TV director likes to entertain, so every square inch was put to good use.
•1100 square foot condo in an Oceanside high-rise with panoramic views. Gutted the unit in order to accommodate better lighting, update kitchen and bathrooms, and to take more advantage of the view. This was an ASID Award winner.
•7000 square foot two level, multi use commercial space. Extensive remodeling to give it European charm-one of the principal tenants imported Italian furniture-including interior garden spaces and a roof garden. This project was an ASID Award winner.
•2400 square foot apartment in the Olympic Towers just off Fifth Avenue in Manhattan for a couple who enjoyed the urban lifestyle and entertaining. Adaptable furniture and arrangements made it cozy for two couples dining or spacious for 30 guests having cocktails.
• 5000 square foot “ranch house” for a ranch in Central California, from helping select which knoll to place it on , to selecting building materials and designing masculine, but formal, interiors…like some really serious rock fireplaces.
•2800 square foot condo in Laguna Beach, CA. Joining together two stacked units on a corner location overlooking the ocean. Created an open, contemporary, family friendly easy to maintain “beach house”.

Robert's Entry
Roberts bedroom
Robert's Kitchen
Bathroom Vanity
Beige bathroom tilesink
Beige bathroom sink mirror
BJ Peterson Bedroom
BJ Peterson Dining Laguna
BJ Peterson Kitchen Laguna
BJ Peterson Laguna
Dees Kitch Best
Den View
Gamson Dinning Room
Gamson Living
Kitchen Horizontal
Living Room
Master Bedroom
Newest Bathroom
Roberts Breakfast Room
Roberts Office
The Floral Room Wallpaper
Traditional Desk And Sofa Woodroom
Traditional Dining Room
Wood study
Roberts Entry
Roberts Living Room