Founder & Principal Designer

Sara Berninger is founder and principal designer of Berninger Designs. Her global pulse of the latest industry trends pairs with an exclusive network of some of the most sought-after vendors in the world to ensure the end result is a distinct representation of her client’s vision. Based in Cincinnati, Sara’s designs can be found in some of the most elite homes and commercial real estate and office spaces in Cincinnati, Denver, Chicago, Cape Cod and Traverse City. Her award-winning designs have been featured in House Trends, Cincinnati Magazine and Houzz, among others.




Interior Designer/ Design Assistant

Marissa Koob brings her passion for creative design and visual aesthetics to Berninger Designs as an Interior Designer and Design Assistant. Marissa holds a B.A. from University of Charleston (WV) in Interior Design and a minor in Business and Art. She found her niche when she joined Berninger Designs shortly after graduating, and quickly proved her talent for beautiful designs that adapt to a wide range of tastes and personalities. Outside of work, Marissa loves to travel and is on a personal quest to try every great restaurant in Cincinnati.




Business Manager

Wendy is the Business Manager for Berninger Designs. In other words, she's the numbers girl who keeps the rest of us creatives legal. Wendy joined Berninger Designs in April 2016 and brings 16 years of bookkeeping and accounting experience. She also has held positions in computer programming, tax preparation and math tutoring. When not working in the design world, Wendy stays busy raising a family of five kids.




Freelance Interior Designer

Natasha McBerry brings years of experience in sales, property management, project management and interior design to Berninger Designs. Natasha loves helping carve out new ideas that help bring out the hidden beauty of a space. She holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Interior Design from The Art Institute of Ohio in Cincinnati and was awarded Best Portfolio in 2009. She joined Berninger Designs in 2017 as Interior Designer and Design Assistant.




Interior Designer

Berninger Designs is delighted to welcome Sam Shaw, a recent graduate from Ohio University. Sam graduated with an Interior Architecture degree who was inspired to pursue a career in design while visiting the country of Colombia as a teenager. Sam is interested in how spaces can be transformed through the use of color, texture and spatial planning. She's excited to lend some of her expertise in ACAD, Sketch-up, process development, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to Berninger Design clients. When not designing, Sam can be found performing as a professional fire spinning performer or following some of her favorite live musicians.