Thursday 18th February 2021
According to ARCO, the main body representing the Retirement Community sector in the UK, only 0.6% of people aged over 65 live in retirement communities in the UK compared to 6.1% of people over 65 in the US. The Knight Frank Senior Living review for 2020...
Thursday 21st January 2021
At the beginning of January - just as we went into lockdown number 3 - we welcomed Celine Santiago to the team. Celine graduated from Kingston University in 2019 with a degree in Interior Design. Since graduating, she has worked within the Regeneration Te...
Friday 18th December 2020
A huge thank you to all of our clients, suppliers and professional colleagues for supporting us throughout 2020. It has been a very tough year for all, though we are very proud of what our talented team has achieved despite the challenging times we have fac...
Thursday 10th December 2020
We are delighted to be part of the Angela Swift Developments Group (ASDG) design team for three new care homes in Carlisle, Harrogate and St Helen’s. Together the three developments have a total value of over £30m and will provide residential, dementia and ...
Thursday 3rd December 2020
We are delighted to share that Audley Cooper’s Hill has won Gold and Audley Stanbridge Earls has won silver in the What House 2020 Awards for Best Retirement Development.
Widely known as ‘The Oscars’ of the house building industry, this was the 40t...
Thursday 26th November 2020
Knight Frank presented their Senior Living Annual Review 2020 virtually last week. As always, the report and panel discussion were both interesting and informative, and a must for anyone working in the sector. Knight Frank forecast that this will be a recor...
Thursday 8th October 2020
The Bernard Interiors design team continues to strengthen with the addition of two new Interior Architectural Designers. Vicky Stewart (pictured left) joins as Lead Interior Architectural Designer and Lizzie Clarke (pictured right) as Junior Interior Archit...
Wednesday 16th September 2020
Bernard Interiors has been featured as a brand story within the Country & Town Interiors Guide 2020/21. The annual guide, edited by Carole Annett, showcases the best interior designers and the finest interiors products throughout the UK.
Thursday 3rd September 2020
The interior design of Cooper’s Hill House, the impressive Victorian Gothic mansion at the heart of the Audley Cooper’s Hill luxury retirement village in Surrey, has been shortlisted in the Society of British and International Interior Design (SBID) Interna...
Thursday 20th August 2020
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...
Thursday 23rd July 2020
Bernard Interiors has become affiliated to ARCO – the Associated Retirement Community Operators.
ARCO is the main body representing the retirement community sector in the UK. It strives to promote confidence in the sector, raise awareness of the retireme...
Thursday 16th July 2020
We are very excited to announce that our very own studio has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Mixology20 awards. The Church has been selected for ‘Project of the Year - Workplace Interiors under 5,000 sq ft’. The Mixology awards, hosted by Mix Interio...
Thursday 18th June 2020
We have recently completed the fit out of the health and wellbeing spa at the Audley Stanbridge Earls luxury retirement village in Romsey, Hampshire. The brand new, purpose built 7,500 sq ft building has been sympathetically designed to fit seamlessly into ...
Thursday 11th June 2020
Last week our team were able to travel to London to fit out the first urban development for Audley Villages. While we wait patiently for the professional photography, we’re sharing some design details and a sneak peek of this ‘sanctuary in the city’!
Friday 8th May 2020
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...
Tuesday 21st April 2020
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...
Thursday 2nd April 2020
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...
Thursday 26th March 2020
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...
Wednesday 18th March 2020
Having set up Bernard Interiors in the last recession in 2008, we have never seen anything quite like what we are faced with today.
We would like to let you know that as a business, we are prepared and have taken the following precautions to safeguard th...
Thursday 12th March 2020
We caught up with FF&E designer Emmie to ask her about what the role involves, her design inspiration and being part of the Bernard Interiors team …
What does an FF&E - furniture, fixtures and equipment - designer do?
If you were to tip a buil...
Thursday 5th March 2020
The government has announced the sale of the former Civil Service College site near Ascot to Audley Group and Berkeley Group.
Chief executive of Audley Group, Nick Sanderson said: “This site presents a unique opportunity to create an aspirational mixed u...
Thursday 27th February 2020
By Laura Monaghan, Bernard Interiors
On Friday 21st February, we put our answer machine and out of offices on and immersed ourselves into a day of health and wellbeing as part of our annual review day. As a company we are committed to putting time aside to...
Thursday 20th February 2020
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...
Thursday 13th February 2020
As part of the development team for Audley Cooper’s Hill, Bernard Interiors worked with the architect Gaunt Francis, cost consultant and project manager Quartz Project Services and contractor Balfour Beatty for two years, from 2017 to completion, producing ...
Tuesday 11th February 2020
An article on designing for dementia care by Jen Bernard, founder and managing director of Bernard Interiors, features in the February issue of Care Home Professional magazine.
“Dementia research is providing new insights into effective care and design a...
Monday 3rd February 2020
We are delighted to announce that Kathryn Mason has been promoted from senior designer to associate to strengthen the Bernard Interiors senior management team.
Kathryn joined the practice in May 2018 and has led the design team on a number of high profile ...
Thursday 23rd January 2020
Bernard Interiors’ newly appointed senior designer Gabrielle Milner has lived and worked in Melbourne, Sydney and London, and has chosen Newcastle to build her career. Gabrielle studied in Newcastle at Northumbria University, where she gained a first class ...
Thursday 16th January 2020
The interior design and fitout of the Grade II* listed Tudor manor house at the heart of Audley Stanbridge Earls in Hampshire - home to the Audley Club bar, bistro and restaurant - is now complete.
Working on a listed heritage property inevitably has res...
Thursday 19th December 2019
Thank you to all of our clients, suppliers and professional colleagues for helping to make 2019 a year to remember. Over the past 12 months we have delivered eight new projects, welcomed more team members, renovated and settled into our new home ‘The Church...
Thursday 12th December 2019
We have recently completed a major refurbishment of Clevedon House, the Audley Club at Audley Clevedon retirement village in Ben Rhydding, Ilkley. The 10-week project has seen a full renovation of the bar, restaurant, spa and salon, with the installation of...
Thursday 5th December 2019
The official opening of Audley Cooper’s Hill House took place last week with 80 guests attending a festive VIP day. The imposing listed building houses the Audley Club and forms the centrepiece of the luxury retirement village in Runnymede, Surrey. Two of o...
Thursday 28th November 2019
Luxury interiors magazine The Art of Design has featured our Marbella villa project. The redevelopment of the villa made the most of its coastal location by combining the living, dining and kitchen areas and connecting them to the outside terrace with views...
Thursday 21st November 2019
A timeline illustrating the development of Bernard Interiors has now gone live on the ‘about us’ section of our website. The timeline features a series of evocative hand drawn pen and ink images by Andrew Wilson, an architecture student who was an intern wi...
Thursday 14th November 2019
Communicating well with clients is key to delivering successful projects. A preferred method for Bernard Interiors is to nurture our clients through the design process with the use of computer-generated images.
Kathryn Mason, senior designer explained: “...
Tuesday 5th November 2019
The fit out of the Grade II* listed Tudor manor house at the heart of Audley Villages’ latest development, Stanbridge Earls in Hampshire, begins this week. The Bernard Interiors team on site includes operations director Helen Fahy and senior designer Giedre...
Tuesday 22nd October 2019
Audley Group has announced planning approval has been secured for their site at Scarcroft, West Yorkshire, to be called Scarcroft Park. The scheme for the 110 acre site includes the sympathetic restoration of the dilapidated Grade II listed Scarcroft Lodge,...
Tuesday 15th October 2019
Our managing director, Jen Bernard has been interviewed by Luxury Interiors Magazine for their ‘In the Spotlight’ feature. Jen talks about her life and work in design, her motivation and how the Bernard Interiors team works with clients to make their vision...
Tuesday 8th October 2019
We are thrilled to have been asked to design UK furniture manufacturer Ellis’ stand for the Independent Hotel Show at Olympia London from 15 to 16 October.
Jen Bernard, managing director of Bernard Interiors commented: “Ellis is one of our valued supplie...
Thursday 3rd October 2019
Bernard Interiors managing director Jen Bernard is to give final year students at Northumbria University a ‘real world’ insight into interior design practice.
As part of the professional practice and advanced commercial interior design modules on the BA ...
Tuesday 24th September 2019
We moved to our new studio, ‘The Church’, at the end of June. The practice had outgrown our previous studio and a larger, open-plan environment was needed for staff to be comfortable and creative. Enough space was also needed to ensure the studio is future-...
Tuesday 17th September 2019
Andrew Wilson, a first year architecture student at Glasgow School of Art, joined us for three weeks this summer as an intern. He was tasked with creating a visual history of the practice in pen and ink, illustrating the buildings we have occupied over the ...
Tuesday 10th September 2019
Our redesigned website has more information about our team and more insight into how we work, as well as details of how to join Bernard Interiors.
Jen Bernard, founder and managing director of the practice said: "Since 2017 our client base has expanded s...
Tuesday 3rd September 2019
Bridge for Design magazine has featured Park Terrace, an award-winning Bernard Interiors design, in its Autumn issue.
The layout of the category A listed Victorian townhouse was carefully reconfigured from the original 21 rooms to create several suites and...
Friday 12th July 2019
"Downsizing in retirement is about creating a home that is right for you and a space that makes you feel younger," says Jen Bernard, founder and managing director of Bernard Interiors, in her latest Audley Villages 'Audley Stories' blog post. "It is a fabul...
Thursday 13th June 2019
Bernard Interiors is proud to launch our integrated Architectural Design & Delivery studio to extend the range of services we offer.
Led by associate Simon Traynor MCIAT, who has nearly 10 years technical design experience and 15 years experience of de...
Wednesday 29th May 2019
For Audley Stories this month Jen Bernard, founder and managing director of Bernard Interiors, talks about the team’s approach to the interior design of Audley Villages’ first development in central London.
Nightingale Place has 94 apartments and will co...
Thursday 23rd May 2019
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...
Thursday 16th May 2019
The growth of North East based interior design practice Bernard Interiors continues with the appointment of three new director level posts to drive further business development.
The management team is led by founder and managing director Jen Bernard, and...
Thursday 9th May 2019
Bernard Interiors' designs for Audley Villages featured in Telegraph Property this weekend. Cooper's Hill, Surrey will complete in the autumn and Nightingale Place, Clapham will complete in spring 2020.
Commenting on the practice's creative approach to t...
Wednesday 3rd April 2019
We are delighted to be contributing to Audley Villages 'Audley Stories' every month on varying topics. This month Jen Bernard, founder and managing director of Bernard Interiors, talks about the team's approach to interior design and working with Audley Vil...
Thursday 21st March 2019
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 ...
Tuesday 19th March 2019
We are so pleased to see that residents at The Manor House Harrogate, and their families, are enjoying their new home. Reviews published on carehome.co.uk comment on the excellence of the care and the interior design.
“…The ambience and design are first cl...
Wednesday 6th March 2019
As part of Bernard Interiors' 10th anniversary year the practice has collaborated with artist and designer Susi Bellamy to create an exclusive design on linen fabric. Items from Susi’s collections including cushions and art prints are stocked by Harvey Nich...
Monday 4th March 2019
Expert judges in the fields of care and design visited Hadrian Healthcare Group's The Manor House Harrogate recently to make their final assessment for the Healthcare Design Awards, and to meet members of the development team, staff and residents.
Tuesday 26th February 2019
Comfort and security, room to see family and friends, and technology - these are things we all want from our living spaces. Jen Bernard, founder and managing director of Bernard Interiors, talks about the practice’s approach to design for dementia care in l...
Friday 18th January 2019
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 ...
Wednesday 9th January 2019
Hadrian Healthcare's The Manor House Harrogate care home, a £15 million development which opened to residents in November, has been shortlisted in the prestigious Pinders' Healthcare Design Awards.
"We are thrilled to see The Manor House recognised in th...
Tuesday 18th December 2018
Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and a Healthy & Prosperous New Year from all of the team . . .
We would like to thank all of our clients, suppliers and professional colleagues for helping make our 10th anniversary year, 2018, our best year yet.
Thursday 13th December 2018
Bernard Interiors’ design manager Lisa Orrick was one of four presenters at a recent British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) CPD event for members, held at the Arper showroom in Clerkenwell. The ‘Inside Stories’ seminars are designed for interior design...
Friday 30th November 2018
The Helen McArdle Wing at Willow Burn Hospice in County Durham is now open, funded by a donation of £1.5m from entrepreneur and philanthropist Helen McArdle.
Bernard Interiors designed and fitted out the interior to create an inviting and comforting contem...
Thursday 29th November 2018
The Property Week Retirement Living Conference ‘Coming of Age’ took place recently at RIBA, London. Jen Bernard, founder and managing director of Bernard Interiors, shares her thoughts on the day.
Coming of Age brought together the wide range o...
Monday 12th November 2018
Luxury elderly care developer and provider Hadrian Healthcare Group will open their newest care home, The Manor House Harrogate, in mid-November. The development represents an investment of over £13m. It will provide residential and dementia care.
Thursday 8th November 2018
Two of the newest members of Team Bernard relocated to Newcastle from London this summer to join the practice.
Giedre Kazlauskaite and Kivia Stocco have specialised in high end interior design since graduating, Giedre from Vilnius University and Kivia fr...
Wednesday 17th October 2018
Around 225,000 people will develop dementia this year - that's one person every three minutes.
On Saturday (13 October) we took part in the Alzheimer's Society Tyneside Night Memory Walk to help raise funds to support this charity's valuable work.
Monday 15th October 2018
In the first of a series of articles by Bernard Interiors, managing director Jen Bernard discusses how design for retirement and care accommodation must evolve to encapsulate the lifestyles of the baby boomer generation.
Those aged 65+ are not ...
Monday 24th September 2018
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 ...
Friday 21st September 2018
Bernard Interiors celebrated 10 years in business with a Champagne reception, cocktails, live music and a charity auction at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art on 12 September.
Jen Bernard, founder and managing director of Bernard Interiors said: "It was...
Tuesday 18th September 2018
We are thrilled to see coverage of our work on Park Terrace, a listed Scottish townhouse, in Homes & Interiors Scotland magazine. This award winning project was completed in 2017 and involved carefully restoring and remodelling the interior of the grand...
Saturday 8th September 2018
It's great to see our recent luxury residential project in Marbella, a second home with a contemporary European feel, featured in the Autumn issue of Bridge for Design magazine. Jen Bernard, founder and managing director of Bernard Interiors led the design ...
Sunday 2nd September 2018
We are very excited to celebrate our 10th year of business this month.
"This really is an anniversary to remember," said Jen Bernard, founder and managing director of Bernard Interiors. "We would like to thank everyone who has supported us as the busines...
Wednesday 22nd August 2018
We're very proud that two of our luxury residential projects have been shortlisted in two categories of the International Design & Architecture Awards. The category winners are decided by public vote which is now open until 19 September.
Friday 17th August 2018
Bernard Interiors features in Design et al magazine's awards issue . Two luxury residential projects by the practice - in Scotland and Marbella - are shortlisted for the International Design & Architecture Awards in different categories.
Thursday 28th June 2018
Two luxury residential projects by Bernard Interiors have been shortlisted in the 2018 Design et al International Design & Architecture Awards. The awards are a respected global event with more than 200 design companies from around the world competing a...
Monday 18th June 2018
We've just returned from shooting a newly completed family second home in Marbella. The focus of the design is outdoor living with luxurious, light and comfortable contemporary styling. There are spectacular sea views, including from the kitchen, and also...
Monday 11th June 2018
We're excited to be working with luxury elderly care provider Hadrian Healthcare Group on The Manor House care home in Harrogate, a £12m plus development on the prestigious Duchy Estate. It opens in September and will have exquisite interiors and first clas...
Thursday 26th April 2018
We are delighted to announce Bernard Interiors has become a British Institute of Interior Design Registered Design Practice®. The Institute is committed to leading and supporting good professional practice and competence in the field of interior design, an...
Wednesday 21st February 2018
Bernard Interiors is currently looking for a senior interior designer to work for a growing North East based leading design practice.
This is a unique opportunity for an individual with excellent design, specification and delivery skills to join a dynami...
Tuesday 19th December 2017
This has been a year of unprecedented growth and recognition for Bernard Interiors. We have expanded the team, won new contracts with both longstanding and new clients and completed a series of projects across the UK and abroad, including the SBID internat...
Wednesday 6th December 2017
Lisa Orrick is our new design manager, overseeing our award-winning design team and managing work on a number of multimillion pound projects currently underway. Lisa graduated in interior design from Glasgow School of Art in 1996 and has significant experie...
Friday 24th November 2017
Business and lifestyle magazine North East Times has interviewed our managing director Jen Bernard. Jen talks about starting and growing the business, gives advice to young creatives thinking about setting up on their own and her career highlight to date. "...
Monday 13th November 2017
We were very pleased to be asked to join the expert panel for the SBID Healthcare Design conversation, #SBIDHealth, on twitter recently. Discussion included whether care homes should look like hotels, the importance of light reflectance value (LRV) for peop...
Friday 10th November 2017
The Society of British & International Design (SBID) International Design Awards have already received wide media coverage and we were delighted to be featured as the winner of the residential house under £1M design category with Park Terrace. Coverage ...
Tuesday 31st October 2017
We’re thrilled to have won a prestigious Society of British & International Design (SBID) International Design Award for Park Terrace, Glasgow in the residential house under £1M design category. The awards recognise design excellence across 14 categorie...
Tuesday 17th October 2017
Our managing director Jen Bernard has been interviewed for Northern Insight magazine as a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum. She talks about establishing and growing Bernard Interiors, developing the team and plans for the future of the business. Jen comme...
Friday 13th October 2017
Congratulations to Hadrian Healthcare Group whose Wetherby care home, Wetherby Manor, was named UK Luxury Care Home 2018 at the Knight Frank Healthcare Property Dinner. Wetherby Manor opened in 2013 and we’re very proud to have been part of the development ...
Wednesday 27th September 2017
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...
Tuesday 19th September 2017
We’re delighted to have been appointed to the development team of luxury retirement village operator Audley in a four year contract. This includes the interior design and furnishings and equipment supply for all new developments and refurbishment projects a...
Tuesday 1st August 2017
The team at Bernard Interiors is thrilled to announce we have been shortlisted in two categories in the forthcoming SBID International Design Awards for Health Care Design and Residential House under £1M.
The annual awards ceremony has firmly establish...
Monday 19th June 2017
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...
Wednesday 14th June 2017
Managing director Jen Bernard has been interviewed for the Spring/Summer Collection magazine by Sanderson Young, talking about her inspiration, design approach and building rapport with clients. Jen said: “One of the things that we’re very proud of at Berna...
Friday 24th February 2017
We’re thrilled that luxury care home St John’s House, Norwich has been shortlisted for a prestigious Pinders Healthcare Design Award. The £9 million development was completed in November. As part of the project team from day one Bernard Interiors worked clo...
Friday 24th February 2017
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...
Friday 20th January 2017
Care provision is a growing market, especially for dementia care. High quality interior design can help people to continue to enjoy their lives in a homely and safe environment. “Our approach to designing for dementia is to create luxurious and comfortable ...
Friday 20th January 2017
Bernard Interiors’ managing director Jen Bernard is featured in the latest issue of luxury lifestyle magazine Luxe, she shares an insight into some of her favourite people, places, food and wine, and relaxing. Jen commented: “I was asked what my luxe thing ...
Wednesday 14th December 2016
We are delighted to announce that our new luxury showroom is now open in Ponteland, Northumberland. We showcase a broad selection of high end luxury furniture and accessories from our carefully curated network of suppliers. This enables our prospective and ...
Monday 5th December 2016
Bernard Interiors’ managing director Jen Bernard has been interviewed for the Autumn issue of furniture manufacturer Shackletons’ Inside magazine. “I’m always happy to talk about our approach to design,” said Jen. “And specifically in this case the importan...
Monday 5th December 2016
St John’s House, a new luxury care home in Norwich, is now complete. As part of the project team from day one, we worked very closely with Castlemeadow Care and the building designer Northstar. The interiors have the look and feel of a luxury hotel whilst b...
Wednesday 13th January 2016
We’re excited to announce our brand new showroom will be opening soon at 10 West Road, Ponteland, Newcastle. It will be the first of its kind in the region showcasing carefully curated furniture, lighting and accessories from partners around the world. Clie...
Wednesday 13th January 2016
Bernard Interiors’ new brand is polished and timeless encapsulating their approach to interior design. “We create luxurious environments,” commented Jen Bernard, “but they aren’t stuffy. Luxury means different things to different people, but quality is alwa...