Tuesday 11th January 2022
Kerry joined us just before Christmas in a brand new role as Studio Coordinator & PA and will be supporting our team operationally, ensuring our busy studio continues to run efficiently and smoothly. Graduating from Northumbria University with a degree ...
Tuesday 21st December 2021
A huge thank you to all of our clients, suppliers and professional colleagues for supporting us throughout 2021. We hope you all have a lovely Christmas.
The studio will be closed from 5pm on Thursday 23rd December 2021 until Tuesday 4th January 2022.
Thursday 16th December 2021
We are very pleased to share that our FF&E designer, Miri Peers, has been awarded the ‘Outstanding Graduate 2020/21’ Award by the British Academy of Interior Design. Miri originally worked in the fashion retail industry and completed her HND in Interior...
Tuesday 2nd November 2021
Earlier this year, we were commissioned to design the interior scheme for a new workplace concept in the heart of Newcastle’s city centre. The former Café Royal building on Nelson Street has been acquired by property developer MCM Investments and will be t...
Tuesday 26th October 2021
Each year the seniors housing team at Knight Frank predict trends, track growth and provide key KPI’s across development, investment and operations within the seniors housing market. The annual review was presented last week by Tom Scaife and Lauren Harwood...
Thursday 7th October 2021
The architectural design and delivery expertise at Bernard Interiors continues to strengthen with the addition of two new team members; Will Grieve and Connor Newton. Will joined us in July as a graduate interior architectural designer fresh out of Universi...
Tuesday 28th September 2021
Following the success of the last Independent Hotel show in 2019, Bernard Interiors have once again partnered with UK furniture manufacturer, J.T Ellis, to exhibit at this year's business event for luxury and boutique hotels. Focusing on reconnection after ...
Tuesday 17th August 2021
Bernard Interiors has been shortlisted for two projects in this year’s SBID International Design Awards. The interior design for Audley Nightingale Place has been shortlisted in the ‘Healthcare and Wellness’ category and the Golden Mile Marbella Apartment h...
Thursday 29th July 2021
Last year we were commissioned to work on the design of a new brand of care homes and we are very pleased to share the CGI’s for the first development. The care home in Fleet, Hampshire will be operated by Principle Care Homes and is due for completion in 2...
Tuesday 20th July 2021
Last week we welcomed Beth Brown to the team. Beth graduated with a first class honours degree in Interior Design from Northumbria University in 2020. Despite graduating in a very difficult year, she has gained experience working on a number of residential ...
Thursday 15th July 2021
Jen Bernard, Founder and MD of Bernard Interiors recently visited The Catalyst, the impressive headquarters for the National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA). As a practice, we have specialist knowledge in design for later living, healthcare and dementia...
Tuesday 29th June 2021
We have an exciting opportunity for a senior designer to join us at Bernard Interiors. We are looking for somebody with 5-6 years industry experience who can lead a project from start to finish. If this is you and you’d like to join an ambitious and growing...
Thursday 6th May 2021
Bernard Interiors has recently completed work at the Garden Mews development situated in the Blaydon conservation area, Newcastle upon Tyne. Comprising a stylish mix of twenty five homes, Garden Mews is the second development for Greenway Homes. The regener...
Thursday 15th April 2021
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...
Thursday 25th March 2021
Audley Villages recently announced that they have completed on the purchase of land for Audley Scarcroft Park, West Yorkshire. The development will be the fourth Audley Village delivered as part of a joint venture with Octopus Real Estate and Schroders Re...
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 28th January 2021
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...
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...
Thursday 14th January 2021
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...
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 12th November 2020
“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...
Thursday 22nd October 2020
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...
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...
Thursday 24th September 2020
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 ...
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 6th August 2020
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...
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...
Tuesday 7th July 2020
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...
Thursday 25th June 2020
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...
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’!
Thursday 14th May 2020
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...
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...
Thursday 23rd April 2020
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...
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 16th April 2020
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...
Thursday 9th April 2020
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...
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...
Thursday 19th March 2020
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...
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...
Tuesday 10th December 2019
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 ...
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 ...
Thursday 12th September 2019
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.
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...
Thursday 24th January 2019
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 ...
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 ...