The Bernard Interiors style is born from our clients’ vision. Our role is to facilitate our clients’ business aspirations or dream lifestyle and our goal is simple: to exceed their expectations.

ABOUT US

Bernard Interiors is an award winning interior design studio specialising in commercial and residential projects throughout the UK and abroad.

We earn our clients confidence and trust through building relationships with everyone we work with, through sound business decisions, grounded in collaboration and experience.

We provide turnkey solutions, consultancy and procurement services for a variety of sectors, including; hospitality and residential with specialist knowledge in retirement, healthcare for the elderly and dementia care.

our core values

PERSONAL

We are a dedicated team of like minded individuals with a ‘can do’ approach.

POLISHED

Everything we do is tailored to the vision of our clients with impeccable attention to detail.

PASSIONATE

We are passionate about design and passionate about delivery.

PROFESSIONAL

Building strong relationships with everyone we work with is key to delivering exceptional design.

The bernard interiors team

Jen bernard

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Jen Bernard

Managing Director

Jen has worked in the architecture and interior design industry since graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in interior architecture. She founded Bernard Interiors in 2008 and has earned an enviable reputation for designing exceptional interiors with a tailored approach. Jen’s ability to put clients at ease, along with her infectious energy, creativity and effortless attention to detail are the driving force behind the success of Bernard Interiors.
“My team inspire me daily, we challenge each other which helps to drive us all.”

Managing Director

Helen Fahy

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Helen Fahy

Operations Director

After graduating from Northumbria University with a degree in fashion marketing Helen worked for River Island, Arcadia Group and Fenwick. Her extensive experience includes forecasting, procurement and project management. At Bernard Interiors Helen is responsible for delivering the promise and driving the procurement and FF&E teams. She derives most satisfaction from being on site for the final fit out to see the whole interior come together after months of hard work.
“At Bernard Interiors I work with a passionate team and no two days are ever the same.”

Operations Director

Lisa Orrick

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Lisa Orrick

Design Director

Lisa studied interior design at Glasgow School of Art. She has experience of major commercial projects across a wide variety of sectors from retirement to hospitality, including environments for dementia care and high end residential. Prior to joining Bernard Interiors Lisa designed and project managed the UK refurbishment programme of an international hotel group. She plans the design team’s workload to ensure consistent delivery, on time and on budget.
“The creative energy in the office is contagious, with great team spirit and collaborative working.”

Design Director

Les Irving

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Les Irving

Finance Director

Following qualification at Northumbria University, Les gained invaluable knowledge at a number of iconic North East companies including J Barbour & Sons where he was company secretary. Every project at Bernard Interiors is different, requiring him to draw upon the breadth and depth of this experience every day. Les is firmly focused on driving efficiency for the continued strategic growth of the business, whilst at the same time helping to maintain exceptional quality of client service.
“We have a great, positive, supportive team and work on wonderful projects.”

Finance Director

Kathryn Mason

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Kathryn Mason

Associate

Kathryn graduated from Northumbria University in interior design and interior architecture in 2010. Her career began at an architectural practice on a number of projects which received national and international recognition. Kathryn has experience across a wide range of sectors including working for IHG, Hotel Collection and Marriott. She loves to see her design vision come to life and how people react and interact in the space.
“We are a like-minded team although each of us has a different background, and we challenge each other to achieve the best outcome.”

Associate

Laura Monaghan

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Laura Monaghan

Practice Manager & Communications Coordinator

Since graduating from Northumbria University with a degree in interior design, Laura has worked in a number of creative managerial and coordination roles. Laura ensures the day to day smooth running of the studio, allowing the design team the freedom to develop their creativity. With a keen eye for design, she also coordinates all things PR and marketing related to ensure the profile of Bernard Interiors continues to grow and develop.
“It’s fantastic to be part of such a creative and hardworking team where everyone is dedicated to the future success of the company.”

Practice Manager & Communications Coordinator

Giedre Kazlauskaite

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Giedre Kazlauskaite

Senior Designer

Giedre has a degree in architecture and studied at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University. Since graduating she has specialised in high end interior design. Her greatest satisfaction is seeing projects through from pre-planning to completion. Before joining Bernard Interiors Giedre worked with a London-based practice on high end residential projects in Europe for international private clients and on hospitality projects across the UK and internationally.
“We have a great team of very talented designers who are not only good at what they do, but are also happy to help each other.”

Senior Designer

Gabrielle Milner

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Gabrielle Milner

Senior Designer

Gabby graduated from Northumbria University in 2013 with a first class degree in interior design. After graduating, Gabby spent a year in Australia where she worked for an interior design practice specialising in fashion retail. This was followed by five years designing for high profile clients in London across the workplace and hospitality sectors. Gabby enjoys being involved in all stages of the design process and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team.
“I love seeing designs right through to completion and it’s always fantastic to see how happy the clients and end users are with the finished project.”

Senior Designer

Julia forster-smith

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Julia Forster-Smith

Senior Designer

Julia graduated in interior architecture from Leeds College of Art. Her passion is working with historic buildings. Julia's experience prior to joining Bernard Interiors includes designing for boutique hotels and healthcare with the UK-wide rollout of a scheme for a private cancer treatment provider. Seeing the delight of clients and end users at the end of a project is what she finds most satisfying.
“I love the team spirit at Bernard Interiors. Everyone is excited to be part of a successful growing business.”

Senior Designer

Sophie Coatsworth

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Sophie Coatsworth

Designer

Sophie studied interior design at Northumbria University, including a six-month study exchange at Melbourne University, and began her career with an architecture practice. Prior to joining Bernard Interiors Sophie worked on several large commercial projects as well as niche projects such as designing bathrooms for treehouses, and sustainably-built cabins for walkers in a remote part of Africa.
“At Bernard Interiors I have the opportunity to work on incredible high end retirement and residential projects as part of a fantastic, enthusiastic and creative team.”

Designer

Cameron deakin

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Cameron deakin

Designer

Cameron graduated from Northumbria university in 2019 with a degree in Interior Design. Since graduating he has held a number of internships for prestigious practices in London including Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam and Helen Green Design. Cameron has a strong interest in traditional and contemporary interiors to help inspire design ideas.
“With a fresh approach to interiors, Bernard Interiors is a very exciting company to work for. It’s great to be part of such a creative team.”

Designer

Emmie Sutter

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Emmie Sutter

FF&E Designer

Emmie has a degree in fashion from Northumbria University which included a placement at Alexander McQueen. After graduating she became involved in interior design, working as a freelance designer on a number of restaurant projects including the renovation of a Grade II listed building. She loves knowing that many people will benefit from designs she has worked on, and seeing designs being brought to life by the development teams on site is hugely rewarding.
“Bernard interiors is a talented, driven and fun-loving team.”

FF&E Designer

Miriam Peers

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MIRIAM PEERS

FF&E Designer

Miriam graduated with a fashion and textiles degree from Manchester University in 2015. She has since been working on her career path into interior design, spending her time completing a HND. Developing a spaces true potential and seeing a clients reaction when a concept comes to life is what Miriam loves about design.
“It feels great to be part of an easy-going yet hardworking team at Bernard Interiors. Creativity is in everything that we do”

FF&E Designer

Hayley Proctor

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Hayley Proctor

Purchasing Coordinator

Hayley joined the team in 2016 having previously worked in purchasing in the engineering sector. She has a degree in logistics and supply chain management from Northumbria University and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. As each project is bespoke Hayley’s role is varied, involving contact with a wide range of different suppliers worldwide.
“I love how the whole team works together to take projects through to completion. Seeing the amazing interiors we produce makes all of the hard work worth it.”

Purchasing Coordinator

Judith Middleton

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JUDITH MIDDLETON

Administrative & Accounts Assistant

Judith has over 20 years experience working in financial and administrative roles within architectural and digital marketing practices. Judith supports the directors and wider team to maintain effective delivery of services and procedures, allowing the business to run smoothly. Judith is very organised and an excellent multi-tasker with a logical approach to problem solving.
“I love working alongside such a talented, supportive team and being surrounded by so much creativity”

Administrative & Accounts Assistant

our history

A brief journey through the history of Bernard Interiors from our inception in 2008 to now.

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