About Us

Bernard Interiors is an award-winning interior and architectural design studio working on projects throughout the UK and abroad.  Founded in 2008 by Jen Bernard, the practice provides a tailored service, interpreting clients’ requirements to perfection and creating beautiful, timeless interiors, executed with exceptional attention to detail.  The practice covers all aspects of interior design projects, from space planning and architectural intervention to bespoke joinery, furnishings and lighting design schemes.

What services do you provide?

Interior Design

How would you describe your style?

"Timeless and stylish luxury."

Please describe a recently completed project or tell us about the bespoke service that you offer

"Bernard Interiors recently remodelled and fully refurbished a Grade II listed Arts & Crafts country home dating from 1913, with views of the Northumberland coastline, Cheviot Hills and Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland.  The brief for the six-bedroom property was to create a beautiful and luxurious family home. The property was designed by Newcastle architect Robert Mauchlen, their style most likely inspired by the full-on Arts & Crafts grandeur of Cragside in Rothbury, 30 miles inland. 

Approaching this very special design project the team took their cue from the property's lovely architectural features, and from some beautiful antiques that had been passed down through the family. The main challenge for the design was keeping the Arts & Crafts character of the house, whilst providing a comfortable home.  The full refurbishment took more than a year as the property had been neglected for over 25 years.  The refurbishment included insulation, and the installation of a new oil-fired heating system and the windows were replaced with traditional timber double-glazed units to meet listed building regulations. Some doors were in good enough condition to be retained, but many other features needed full restoration or were made new to match the original. The Neptune kitchen, powder blue to complement the existing Aga, is simple and practical, and there's a practical yet stylish boot room with adjustable bespoke shelving which makes the perfect home for muddy wellies, tall and small. A neutral palette was chosen, which emphasises the beauty of the furniture and artworks. The sunroom was remodelled specifically to provide a light-filled space with double doors opening onto the rear gardens as well as a beautiful and ornate single door onto the front garden, just perfect for family entertaining."

Photography: www.kristenmccluskie.com