Thursday 15th April 2021

A Look Inside Founder and MD, Jen Bernard’s Home

Jen Bernard, Founder and MD of Bernard Interiors has recently re-designed her lounge and hall with bold, fun and vibrant results. Jen invited us into her home earlier in the month to take a look and we asked her to share an insight into her eclectic style...
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Thursday 28th January 2021

An Insight Into Interior Architecture: Working With Period and Listed Buildings

By Vicky Stewart,  Bernard Interiors   I love telling people about my job, however it’s usually prefaced with an explanation of what interior architecture actually is! Interior architecture bridges the gap between traditional interior design and de...
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Thursday 14th January 2021

Pantone Colour of the Year 2021 – Illuminating

Every year, through thoughtful consideration and trend research, Pantone selects a colour of the year which influences product development and purchasing in multiple industries, including fashion and interiors. Last year we had the timeless and elegant ‘C...
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Thursday 12th November 2020

Building and Growing a New Care Brand

“We are proud to work with a number of care home developers across the UK, each providing the very highest quality of accommodation and facilities for elderly people,” says Jen Bernard, founder and managing director of Bernard Interiors. Here she explains h...
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Thursday 22nd October 2020

Walking Around an Award-Winning Interior

By Miri Peers, Bernard Interiors   A couple of weeks ago I was given the chance to visit one of our award-winning projects, a timeless and stylish Townhouse in Scotland. Having won an SBID International Design Award in 2017, we returned (socially d...
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Thursday 24th September 2020

Looking to the Future of Care Home Design

  Bernard Interiors has designed for the care and later living sector for over 12 years. Here we consider how design might evolve in this field to help protect residents and staff from pandemic infection.   There will be many lessons for ...
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Thursday 20th August 2020

Introducing our two new graduate designers: Cameron and Miri

Our two newest team members are recent graduates in interior design and have both relocated from different cities to join us at Bernard Interiors. Cameron graduated from Northumbria University in 2019 and joins us as an interior designer. Miri has just fini...
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Thursday 6th August 2020

Homes After Lockdown

Lockdown has changed the way people view their homes and as a result we have had more residential enquiries than ever before. Having spent so much time at home over the last few months, what do people want for their living spaces now?  As Covid-19 is st...
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Tuesday 7th July 2020

Design Delivery at Bernard Interiors

The success of Bernard Interiors is built on delivering an outstanding, confidential and personable experience for each of our clients and over the last twelve years we have built up a portfolio that we are extremely proud of. Behind the scenes, a clear and...
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Thursday 25th June 2020

Living Inside Out

Our brief for the outdoor area at this private villa in Marbella was to create a seamless connection between the indoor and outdoor spaces. The terrace is multi-functional and works exceptionally well as an open plan social space for entertaining. A combina...
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Thursday 14th May 2020

Release Your Inner Child

A child’s bedroom or nursery is their safe haven - a place they should love spending time in. As it is usually a space where children both sleep and play, it’s important to create a calming and comforting environment that has enough interest to stimulate le...
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Friday 8th May 2020

B Inspired Home Style Series

Over the last couple of weeks we have been working on something a little bit different to provide some inspirational content for our followers on social media. The ‘B Inspired Home Style Series’ features a series of three posts based around home styling and...
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Thursday 23rd April 2020

Shelf Styling

A set of beautifully styled open shelves add instant appeal to any room. As well as providing storage, open shelves are a fantastic way to bring colour, personality and life to an interior and have become increasingly popular over the years. At Bernard Inte...
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Tuesday 21st April 2020

What We Would Have Been Doing…

Fitting Out Audley Nightingale Place... As the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to restrict our daily lives and put work commitments on hold, we’re sharing another taster of what is to come and what we would have been doing under normal circumstances...
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Thursday 16th April 2020

From London to Lockdown… What a Difference a Month Makes

By Kathryn Mason, Bernard Interiors   On Monday 9th March, I attended the opening day of London Design Week 2020 at the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour (DCCH) with our MD, Jen Bernard. The Chelsea Harbour was vibrant and alive with the latest pro...
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Thursday 9th April 2020

Coffee Table Styling

The term ‘tablescape’ was first used by mid-century interior designer David Hicks in 1968. Hicks describes this concept as “objects arranged as landscapes on a horizontal surface into an art form.” His eclectic displays mixed the finest antiques with modern...
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Thursday 2nd April 2020

What We Would Have Been Doing…

Fitting Out a Luxury Apartment in Marbella... The coronavirus pandemic has turned daily lives upside down all over the world and as a business we have had to quickly adapt and respond to the challenging times we are now faced with. This week our  MD, Jen B...
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Thursday 26th March 2020

Keeping Creativity Going at Home

With the country now effectively on lockdown amidst the ongoing coronavirus crisis, companies have been putting remote working procedures in place for employees to work at home. According to data from the Office of National Statistics, over four million peo...
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Thursday 19th March 2020

GP &J Baker – Timeless Fabrics

By Gabrielle Milner, Bernard Interiors   On the 5th March, our MD Jen Bernard, accompanied by three of our senior designers, Julia, Giedre and myself, took a (bright and early!) train direct from Newcastle to London to visit one of our trusted fabr...
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Thursday 20th February 2020

Colour Trend – Classic Blue

Each year the Pantone Color Institute selects a colour, determined through trend analysis and careful consideration of current influences across the globe, to represent the times. For 2020 this is Classic Blue (Pantone 19-4052), which Pantone says highli...
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Tuesday 10th December 2019

Designing for the Future

Sustainability and how it can be combined with luxury is the topic of the moment within the interior design world. The two have always been thought of as opposing design concepts, however at this year’s Decorex industry show there was a big focus on how to ...
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Thursday 12th September 2019

Delivering an International Design Project

By Natalie Straker, Bernard Interiors Within this month’s journal we will be looking at all aspects of design, delivery and project management on an international scale with particular focus on a recent project in Marbella, Spain.   ...
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Thursday 23rd May 2019

The Importance of Art in Design

by Natalie Straker, Bernard Interiors Outlined simply, artwork can be defined as “the expression or application of the human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture”. Here we focus on the importance of art...
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William Yeoward
Thursday 21st March 2019

Studio Presentation – William Yeoward

Over the year we endeavour to continue our professional development as a team with a course of presentations from select suppliers and leading industry professionals. This can range from studio presentations to team visits and trips. We aim to continuously ...
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Thursday 24th January 2019

A Designer in Paris

by Natalie Straker, Bernard Interiors Visiting Paris for Maison & Objet in January is also an opportunity to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Paris Deco Off, which celebrated 10 years this year. In honour of the Paris Deco Off anniversary several ...
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Friday 18th January 2019

Designing for Designers

by Kivia Stocco, Bernard Interiors Steady growth during the past few years has not only meant that we are being recognised as passionate and talented designers but also that we are growing in size as a studio alongside our workload. 10 years go by so ...
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Monday 24th September 2018

Decorex International Inspiration

There was lots that inspired us at this year's Decorex held at Syon Park, London last week. With over 400 international exhibitors, and presentations by some of the most influential designers and creatives in the business, it was a fantastic opportunity to ...
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Wednesday 27th September 2017

Maison & Objet, Paris

The international design show Maison & Objet is always inspirational. The Bernard Interiors’ team were there to stay on top of the latest trends and to meet new suppliers. Jen Bernard, managing director of Bernard Interiors said: “We loved the exhib...
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Monday 19th June 2017

Contemporary Design for Small Spaces

Amazing, design-led interior spaces are possible whatever the floor area.  "Where space is at a premium, in a luxury city centre apartment or a boutique hotel room for example, all the functionality has to be accommodated in a relatively small floor area an...
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Friday 24th February 2017

Designing for Luxury Care & Retirement Living

Creating successful luxury interiors for care and retirement properties requires a special skill set. “In terms of aesthetics we’re considering high end residential and hotel design,” said Jen Bernard, managing director of care interior design specialist Be...
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