About Us

A small design studio set in the heart of Ilkley, West Yorkshire, Design by Jo Bee Ltd. was established in 2016 by now, 34-year-old Jo Duerden. Having spent over a decade working as an interior designer, Jo was passionate about setting up her own practice. With an established client base in the local and surrounding areas, Design by Jo Bee has built a superb reputation for creating unique, personal and distinctive interiors.

Jo focuses on her love of colour, art and texture as well as her passion for one of a kind items which she sources from around the world. Her style is eclectic, classic, on-trend but most of all interesting. Creating the perfect interiors for her clients is at the heart of the business often resulting in relationships that last for many years.

What services do you provide?

Artwork and Interior Design

How would you describe your style?

"Jo's style is fresh, interesting and imaginative. She has been called a colour magician as her talent and ability to combine colours is always at the heart of her projects. Her use of texture and art play a huge role in Jo's interiors' schemes."

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

"Having recently won the award for Best Hotel Design at the Northern Design Awards 2021, Design by Jo Bee Ltd. is at the forefront of northern design, pushing the boundaries and upping the game for competitors. Her project at Howgill Lodge, to transform four tired old caravans into luxury country retreats, is a wonderful showcase of her most recent work. In almost every room Jo demonstrates great attention to detail as well as an abundance of creative flair. Many of the walls showcase her stunning original abstract art work which adds another dimension of excitement and life to her interiors schemes. "