Tuesday 15th October 2019

Jen Bernard Interview – Luxury Interiors Magazine

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...
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Tuesday 8th October 2019

Bernard Interiors Collaborate with Ellis at Independent Hotel Show

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...
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Thursday 3rd October 2019

Tutoring Tomorrow’s Designers

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 ...
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Tuesday 24th September 2019

New Studio – Bernard Interiors Acquires New Building, ‘The Church’

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-...
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Tuesday 17th September 2019

Architecture Intern at Bernard Interiors

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 ...
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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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Tuesday 10th September 2019

Website Redesign

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...
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Tuesday 3rd September 2019

Award-winning Townhouse Featured in Bridge for Design

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...
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Friday 12th July 2019

Audley Stories – Downsize Your Space, Upscale Your Style!

"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...
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Thursday 13th June 2019

Introducing Architectural Design & Delivery

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...
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Wednesday 29th May 2019

Audley Stories – Nightingale Place, Clapham

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...
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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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Thursday 16th May 2019

Bernard Interiors Boosts Management Team With Three New Directors

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...
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Thursday 9th May 2019

Aspirational Designs for Retirement Living – The Daily Telegraph

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...
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Wednesday 3rd April 2019

Audley Stories

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...
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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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Tuesday 19th March 2019

Residents Review The Manor House

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...
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Wednesday 6th March 2019

Susi Bellamy x Bernard Interiors

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...
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Monday 4th March 2019

Healthcare Design Awards Judges Visit The Manor House Harrogate

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. The awar...
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Tuesday 26th February 2019

Designing for Dementia Care

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...
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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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Wednesday 9th January 2019

The Manor House Harrogate Shortlisted for Pinders’ Healthcare Design Awards

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...
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Tuesday 18th December 2018

Happy Holidays!

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. ...
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Thursday 13th December 2018

Bernard Interiors Presents at BIID Inside Stories

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...
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Friday 30th November 2018

Helen McArdle Wing Opens at Willow Burn Hospice

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...
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Thursday 29th November 2018

Building Retirement Brands Through Design and Architecture

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...
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Monday 12th November 2018

Hadrian Healthcare Group to Open £13m Harrogate Care Home

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. Hadria...
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Thursday 8th November 2018

Introducing Team Bernard

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...
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Wednesday 17th October 2018

United Against Dementia

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. Jen...
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Monday 15th October 2018

Retirement Lifestyle and Design for a New Generation

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 ...
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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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Friday 21st September 2018

Thank You

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...
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Tuesday 18th September 2018

Hollywood Meets Versailles

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...
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Saturday 8th September 2018

Sun, Sand and Luxury

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 ...
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Sunday 2nd September 2018

An Anniversary to Remember

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...
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Wednesday 22nd August 2018

Voting opens for International Design & Architecture Awards

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. Our finalist...
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Friday 17th August 2018

The Pursuit of Excellence

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. Jen Bernard,...
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Thursday 28th June 2018

Bernard Interiors Shortlisted for Two International Design Awards

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...
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Private Villa, Marbella
Monday 18th June 2018

Private Villa, Marbella

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...
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Monday 11th June 2018

The Manor House, Harrogate

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...
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Thursday 26th April 2018

British Institute of Interior Design Affiliation

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...
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Wednesday 21st February 2018

Unique Career Opportunity for Senior Designer

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...
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Tuesday 19th December 2017

Christmas Greetings

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...
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Wednesday 6th December 2017

Welcome to the Team

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...
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Friday 24th November 2017

North East Times interviews Jen Bernard

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. "...
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Monday 13th November 2017

Bernard Interiors Joins the SBID Healthcare Design Conversation

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...
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Friday 10th November 2017

SBID Awards in the News

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 ...
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Tuesday 31st October 2017

Bernard Interiors Wins International Design Award

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...
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Tuesday 17th October 2017

Northern Insight Magazine interviews Jen Bernard

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...
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Friday 13th October 2017

Wetherby Manor Named Luxury Care Home 2018

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 ...
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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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Tuesday 19th September 2017

Bernard Interiors Appointed by Audley Retirement

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...
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Tuesday 1st August 2017

Bernard Interiors Confirms Shortlist For Two SBID Awards

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...
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Monday 17th July 2017

The Manor House, Barnard Castle

It has been a pleasure to revisit one of our projects, Hadrian Healthcare's Manor House care home in Barnard Castle, originally completed eight years ago. We have designed the refurbishment of the social spaces which has included opening up the main recepti...
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Monday 17th July 2017

Scottish Mansion

We have recently completed a major project to redesign a listed five storey mansion in Scotland, working closely with our client to deliver a luxury contemporary home. The building was in a near derelict state when work began in 2015. Features include resto...
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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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Wednesday 14th June 2017

Collection Magazine Interview

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...
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Friday 24th February 2017

St John’s House Shortlisted for Pinders Award

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...
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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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Friday 20th January 2017

Designing for Dementia

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 ...
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Friday 20th January 2017

Luxe Life

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 ...
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Wednesday 14th December 2016

Our Showroom is Open

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 ...
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Monday 5th December 2016

Bernard Interiors Featured in Shackletons’ Inside Magazine

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...
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Monday 5th December 2016

£9m St John’s House Completed for Castle Meadow Care

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...
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Wednesday 13th January 2016

Bernard Interiors showroom opens soon

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...
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Wednesday 13th January 2016

New Brand for Bernard Interiors

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...
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