About Us

James and Julie Dow lead a creative team in The Forge, a heritage site in Bedale, North Yorkshire.

With over 20 years experience developing houses and listed buildings, they have a profound knowledge of all aspects of buildings and interior design. This knowledge combined with a balanced, down to earth approach, achieves a truly unique and pleasurable experience.

After three decades in design together, with a trusted team of 1st class specialists who share their values, James and Julie create comfortable, bespoke, quality interiors.


James and Julie have always been aware of the influential role their work plays in shaping a family’s quality of life within their home. This responsibility remains a motivating force within the company.

They are guided by the confidence of many years’ experience, successfully creating the most beautiful bespoke homes. Whilst James leads the business, his wife Julie is creative director.

James’ career was built in commercial design, where he worked on many exciting projects from Downing Street to 5-star hotels and Oxford University. Julie has made her mark as a creative designer, known for developing individual, bespoke interiors.

Together James and Julie’s complimentary skills have built the business into the multi-disciplinary firm it is today.

“Our wealth of knowledge and expertise inspires unique solutions for every project, creating quintessential interiors.”

– Julie Dow


By incorporating all the design & construction services in – house, Forge Interiors ensures that each aspect of the process works well. Taking responsibility for everything, leaving the client time to enjoy a seamless process. This concept to completion remains at the heart of their vision.

Forge Interiors can manage each and every aspect of a project. From the creation of early concept designs, through the maze of planning and building control processes, including any heritage and listed buildings sensitivities, to construction and final fit out.

Appointing Forge Interiors as your professional team, couldn’t be easier. They have all the expertise to manage the process from start to finish. You can decide if you only wish to appoint us as your interior designers, or provide a full turnkey solution, utilising all of our design and construction capabilities.