Elaine Skinner

Elaine Skinner established Camellia in 2003 and has grown the practice into a thriving interior design studio with projects all over Cornwall. Originally from Dorset by Sandbanks, Elaine worked in London and Jersey before moving to Cornwall in 1994. A Falmouth University graduate, she holds an MA in design and Camellia is one of the only British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) qualified and accredited practices based in Cornwall.

Elaine and her team specialise in creating beautiful, luxury and contemporary interiors for coastal homes. They are praised for taking the time to fully understand their clients, and creatively designing to meet the particular needs of properties located in coastal areas with a relaxed, laid-back style that comes from living by the sea.

Our Vision

To be the South West’s leading interior design practice built on passion and results. We believe in being completely honest with our clients to manage expectations from the outset.

We continuously strive to deliver unique, tailor-made, high quality interior design with transparent costs from the outset – allowing our clients to know exactly what they are spending.

We pride ourselves on thoroughly researching each project to completely recognise the plans, architecture and wishes of each client we work with. We guarantee tight procurement and continual communication from beginning to completion.

The Team

With a team of six, including dedicated design, support, contracting and marketing, Camellia is well placed to deliver an exceptionally skilled and personalised service for both residential and commercial clients. Degree qualified, the talented design team at Camellia are always on hand to offer colour and fabric advice and exercise their extensive product knowledge and design expertise to provide decorative advice for any style of home. The team prides itself on making clients feel relaxed from the very first point of contact.

Under the leadership of Elaine Skinner, the team is continually driven to be creative and results orientated, seamlessly delivering a high standard of design services to its clients. As registered members of BIID you can be assured that Camellia is a professional agency working to exacting industry standards.

Our Showrooms in Rock and Truro

Camellia has two showrooms in Truro and Rock. Both stock a range of iconic brands including Cole and Sons, Farrow & Ball, GP & J Baker and Zoffany, alongside up and coming new brands like Mark Alexander and Threads. Paint for the Little Greene Paint Company can even be mixed on the spot and customers are invited to have a coffee as they wait.

As well as browsing a range of premium wallpapers, fabrics and paints from its extensive design library, guests can also enjoy tasters from The Eatery, a stylish café, which shares its home with Camellia’s showroom on Fairmantle Street in Truro. The Eatery features an eat-in or take-away menu, which focuses on nutrition, fresh ingredients along with gluten free eating options.

Loyalty cards are available for The Eatery and both of the showrooms across branded paints and hot drinks – buy five and get a sixth one complimentary.

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