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) International Design Awards 2020, Health and Wellness category.
The brief for the designers, Bernard Interiors, was to create a beautiful and unique interior to complement the imposing building, taking into account the rich heritage of the site and the history of the mansion.
Cooper’s Hill House now houses the Audley Club. Facilities include a health spa with swimming pool, gym, salon, lounge and library.
Jen Bernard, founder and managing director of Bernard Interiors said: “We’re absolutely delighted that Cooper’s Hill House has been shortlisted in the prestigious and globally recognised SBID awards.
“We have brought together an eclectic mix of classic, contemporary and timeless styles to create a safe and comfortable environment, supporting the health and wellbeing of Audley property owners.”
Each award entry undergoes an exhaustive two-tier judging process, where leading industry professionals evaluate essential elements such as compliance with the brief, budget, health and safety and fit-for-purpose design, and shortlist for both technical content and aesthetic creativity.
The judges’ decisions are finalised by the third and final stage of judging, where the public are invited to vote for their favourite projects. Voting accounts for an influential 30% of the results.
Founder and CEO of SBID, Dr Vanessa Brady OBE commented: “Business has been disrupted for many designers during the pandemic, but I’m pleased to confirm that the interior design practice has remained relatively steady. The SBID International Design Awards received submissions from more countries this year than in any other year, demonstrating the strength of SBID and the industry as a whole.
“We are thrilled to be the award that designers want to win and for that, we are particularly proud and honoured, as an interior design body for trading standards, to continue showcasing the world’s best interior design during these difficult days.”
Bernard Interiors has previously won an SBID award for the interior design of a residential property in Scotland in 2017.
You can vote for Cooper’s Hill House here. Voting closes on Wednesday 30 September at 5pm (BST). The award winners will be announced on Friday 23 October.