Bernard Interiors: Transforming Spaces with Innovative Designs for Later Living and Residential Projects

By Emma Love

11 months ago

Specialists in later living and healthcare projects, and private residences

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Bernard Interiors is an award-winning interior architecture and design studio specialising in later living, healthcare, and residential projects throughout the UK and abroad. It was founded in 2008 by Jen Bernard, who has worked in the architectural and interior design industry for over 20 years. She brings a wealth of experience and dedication to changing the face of the later living, and has designed and delivered highly acclaimed interiors for a variety of clients.

As creative director, Jen consistently advises on the design at all stages throughout a project, from the initial concept and brand development to FF&E specification. The team at Bernard Interiors – which has offices in Newcastle and London – earns clients’ confidence and trust through building relationships and sound business decisions, which are grounded in collaboration and experience. It tailors its designs to the vision of its clients with impeccable attention to detail, providing turnkey solutions, architectural and design services, consultancy, and procurement services for sectors including hospitality and healthcare. Recent past projects include Louth Manor for Yorkare Homes, which has a country feel with a contemporary, refined twist; Audley Sunningdale for Audley Villages, set in historic Sunningdale Park with 79 acres of gardens; and The Mill House in Skipton for Hadrian Healthcare which has fresh yet warm interiors. Residential commissions range from a villa in Marbella to a Victorian mansion in Surrey.

Bernard Interiors holds several prestigious accreditations, demonstrating its commitment to excellence and professionalism. It is a BIID registered design practice as well as an SBID member. In July 2020, it also became affiliated to ARCO, the main body representing the retirement community sector in the UK. In addition to this, the design studio has strong links with Northumbria University and the National Innovation Centre for Ageing.

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Tips, Tricks & Tools

  1. ‘I’m a big believer in the “buy well, buy once” philosophy – if you already own good quality furniture then why replace it? Upcycling is a great way to get an eclectic mix of styles, colours and textures.’
  2. ‘It’s important to consider the environment when designing interiors: luxury and sustainability can be combined. For instance, a mix of antiques and re-upholstered furniture can be really attractive.’
  3. ‘Start with a neutral background as a blank canvas and layer rooms with different textures and colours.’
  4. ‘Unique pieces of art are the finishing touch. A neutral background helps to inform the rest of the scheme.’
  5. ‘Colourful floral arrangements are an easy way to naturally elevate a space.’

Secret Address Book

  • Lighting: Urban Electric provides us with innovative, customisable fixtures (
  • Furniture: The quality craftship of Julian Chichester furniture is second to none (
  • Art: We love working with Etalage which specialises in sourcing antique fine art prints and vintage oil paintings (

Bernard Interiors - Interiors Book 2023

The Church, Greystoke Avenue Sandyford Road, Newcastle Tyne & Wear NE2 1PN
+44 (0)1661 821427