Interior Design, Furnishing and Refurbishments for Commercial, Show Homes, Home Staging, Private Homes and Luxury Holiday Home Letting

Interior Design for Homes and Holiday Homes in Cornwall

With over 30 years’ experience of all aspects of interior design, Elaine Skinner and her professionally qualified team at Camellia Interiors are The Cornwall expert in luxury coastal property and holiday home design, furnishing, renovation and refurbishment.

Not only are we specialists in creating beautiful, comfortable and timeless interiors but we totally understand what it takes to set the tone for today’s discerning clients and always deliver ultimate return on investment. Whatever your project, we can help you bring your vision to life, whether you are upgrading a small corner of your home to fully renovating your entire property. We have worked on everything from grand coastal homes and penthouse apartments to quaint cottages, townhouses and commercial premises.

As well as private clients, we work closely with architects, developers and holiday let companies and also help estate agents to advise potential buyers on suitable investment properties and how best to maximise a property’s potential and add value. We totally understand what it takes to stand out in this crowded market place and pride ourselves on achieving maximum return on investment for all of our clients, with proven results.

From our thriving studio based in Truro, we cover the whole of Cornwall and the South West. Our Interior Design Services include Refurbishment, Renovations, Furnishing, Project Management, Bespoke Curtains and Made to Measure blinds. We help our clients select, source and implement everything needed, from architects, builders and plumbers, to paints and wallpapers, through to soft furnishings, designer hand-made sofas and treatments for every size and shape of window. We’ll always look after our own team and budgets, but can also take on management of the whole project and people involved, if you desire.

Whether you are looking to enhance the letting potential and value of a holiday home, or bring a private residence up to the level of comfort, luxury and design you deserve, do get in touch.

Camellia Interiors is one of the only qualified and accredited British Institute of Interior Design practices in Cornwall. With our founder Elaine Skinner at the helm and your project point of contact throughout, plus only degree qualified staff working in the business, you are in safe and experienced hands with us.

If you’d like to see examples of how we have helped other clients, you can view our many case studies and projects here.

Home and Holiday Home Interior Design

Whether you are looking to upgrade a single room, or your entire property, Camellia Interiors offers a flexible interior design service to help you bring your ideas and dreams to life. 

HOME AND HOLIDAY HOME REFURBISHMENT

Whether you are looking to invest in a refurbishment of your private home, or to compete in the luxury holiday let market, Camellia Interiors understand just how to give your property the edge.

Home and Holiday Home Renovations

From the blank canvas of a new build,to completely reconfiguring the layout of your building, Camellia can help plan, design, project manage and completely renovate your property.

FURNISHING

From sofas, beds and wardrobes, right down to cutlery and coat hangers, Camellia Interiors can source and install all the furnishings you need, so it’s ready for you and your guests to move in! 

Bespoke Curtains

With colours, styles and fabrics to suit every room and every shape of window, we can measure, make and fit bespoke curtains that will really suit your room and personal style. 

Made to Measure Blinds

 Blackout blinds, privacy blinds, thermal blinds, skylight blinds and blinds for special shaped windows – whatever you need, we have fabrics and styles tailored to your window for a stunning finish.

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The team transformed this holiday rental home in West Cornwall creating a light-filled fresh interior inspired by the colours of the sea, the Camellia trademark > https://t.co/YALPvWEmxz

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Thrilled that THE DUNES by @acorn_property_group won a #RICSAwards this week, we thoroughly loved working for some of their clients interiors
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When we saw Elaine we just clicked. She listened, offered advice as to the service they could provide, showed us samples and took the time to listen. We left feeling very optimistic that we had found the right person and team for the job in hand.

Camellia accommodate what you need and want and act accordingly. A design company that works for you, realises your budgets and clears every step with you before ordering.

We love the finished house so much that we haven't been able to bring ourselves to let it just yet. In fact, we're contemplating a complete move to it.

We would use Camellia again.

Mr and Mrs Williams

2018-01-26T18:02:01+01:00

Mr and Mrs Williams

When we saw Elaine we just clicked. She listened, offered advice as to the service they could provide, showed us samples and took the time to listen. We left feeling very optimistic that we had found the right person and team for the job in hand. Camellia accommodate what you need and want and act accordingly. A design company that works for you, realises your budgets and clears every step with you before ordering. We love the finished house so much that we haven't been able to bring ourselves to let it just yet. In fact, we're contemplating a complete move to it. We would use Camellia again.
My experience with Camellia was interesting, illuminating and rewarding. Their attention to detail throughout the project has resulted in beautiful, crisp and unique finishes that are frequently commented upon - even five years on. I am now looking at refreshing the house with Camellia and we are on to phase two!

When I come home from work these days and open the front door I just can’t help smiling. The house looks so stunning.

Employing Camellia’s interior design services to re-design my home was one of the best things I have done. Their approachable nature, enthusiasm and the quality of their tradespeople are second to none.

Private Client

2018-01-26T18:01:06+01:00

Private Client

My experience with Camellia was interesting, illuminating and rewarding. Their attention to detail throughout the project has resulted in beautiful, crisp and unique finishes that are frequently commented upon - even five years on. I am now looking at refreshing the house with Camellia and we are on to phase two! When I come home from work these days and open the front door I just can’t help smiling. The house looks so stunning. Employing Camellia’s interior design services to re-design my home was one of the best things I have done. Their approachable nature, enthusiasm and the quality of their tradespeople are second to none.
Just to let you know - when I sold the flat in Padstow, the increased price I was able to get due to the value added from the works you did for me, more than covered the cost of those works. So kudos on a market-confirmed job well done!

Mr H. Tregonning

2018-01-26T18:00:34+01:00

Mr H. Tregonning

Just to let you know - when I sold the flat in Padstow, the increased price I was able to get due to the value added from the works you did for me, more than covered the cost of those works. So kudos on a market-confirmed job well done!
I just wanted to thank you to say a BIG thank you for all the work you have put into this project to date. We are really pleased with everything going into the house and the finish of the workmanship.

I know it can be a bit of a hectic household at times and projects like this can have all sorts of things thrown at you at different times - your patience and persistence is much appreciated.

Mr and Mrs D. Woode

2018-01-26T17:59:51+01:00

Mr and Mrs D. Woode

I just wanted to thank you to say a BIG thank you for all the work you have put into this project to date. We are really pleased with everything going into the house and the finish of the workmanship. I know it can be a bit of a hectic household at times and projects like this can have all sorts of things thrown at you at different times - your patience and persistence is much appreciated.
Just wanted to say that all the people you work with are excellent and a joy to have around the house. It makes all the difference when your life is turned upside down for a month or more.

Mrs J. Litchfield

2018-01-26T17:59:23+01:00

Mrs J. Litchfield

Just wanted to say that all the people you work with are excellent and a joy to have around the house. It makes all the difference when your life is turned upside down for a month or more.
Many thanks. It was wonderful to get such good advice and not to have to trawl around the shops. We both loved your ideas and would never have picked them ourselves - we would have just have gone for the same old thing again.

Mrs B. Carne

2018-01-26T17:58:54+01:00

Mrs B. Carne

Many thanks. It was wonderful to get such good advice and not to have to trawl around the shops. We both loved your ideas and would never have picked them ourselves - we would have just have gone for the same old thing again.
I am absolutely delighted with the work undertaken. My house has been transformed and I still get a huge feeling of pleasure when I come home and look around me.

Ms M. Bonthon

2018-01-26T17:58:32+01:00

Ms M. Bonthon

I am absolutely delighted with the work undertaken. My house has been transformed and I still get a huge feeling of pleasure when I come home and look around me.
Just wanted to say thank you for all your hard work over the last 6 months! Thanks for making the process of major renovation work less painful - I am really pleased with the result.

Mrs F. Vivian

2018-01-26T17:58:02+01:00

Mrs F. Vivian

Just wanted to say thank you for all your hard work over the last 6 months! Thanks for making the process of major renovation work less painful - I am really pleased with the result.
Well done, you did a great job. It is so nice to be able to go to the office knowing that all the work is going to be done thoroughly and professionally while you are away. You certainly took the hassle out of home renovations and it was great just having one point of contact who shared the same vision as we did for the finished result.

A huge thank you Charlotte! You completely transformed our boys’ bedrooms in just 10 days whilst we were away on holiday. As you know we wanted to change the current younger décor to something a little more grown-up that would grow with them into their teenage years. The results were absolutely fantastic and both us and the boys were thrilled to bits and really delighted with their new bedrooms.

Mr and Mrs B. Pascoe

2018-01-26T17:54:58+01:00

Mr and Mrs B. Pascoe

Well done, you did a great job. It is so nice to be able to go to the office knowing that all the work is going to be done thoroughly and professionally while you are away. You certainly took the hassle out of home renovations and it was great just having one point of contact who shared the same vision as we did for the finished result. A huge thank you Charlotte! You completely transformed our boys’ bedrooms in just 10 days whilst we were away on holiday. As you know we wanted to change the current younger décor to something a little more grown-up that would grow with them into their teenage years. The results were absolutely fantastic and both us and the boys were thrilled to bits and really delighted with their new bedrooms.
Just to say how pleased we are with all the work at our home. Right from the start your perception and attention to detail has been very professional and impressive.

Mr and Mrs N. Rowe

2018-01-26T17:54:25+01:00

Mr and Mrs N. Rowe

Just to say how pleased we are with all the work at our home. Right from the start your perception and attention to detail has been very professional and impressive.
Building a beach-house had been a dream for us, but when it came to decorating and furnishing the interior we realised we needed help. Elaine understood immediately the style of the relaxed beach-house that we wanted to achieve and her advice and guidance proved invaluable.

Elaine has an encyclopedic knowledge of suppliers and subtle ideas that we would never have thought ourselves. Importantly, she never lost sight of the look and feel that we wanted. She is the antidote of the pushy interior designer. Stylish and relaxed herself, this we felt was always reflected in her suggestions. She has a keen aesthetic sense that respects yet enhances her clients’ preferences.

Years of experience are evident in every suggestion and every detail - she knows what will work best, how to get it done and goes the extra mile to make sure all the details are thought through and superbly executed.

Working with Camellia and her team is a delight - you can be sure that your project will be on time, on budget and with an incredible finish you will be proud of.

Private Client

2018-01-26T17:53:44+01:00

Private Client

Building a beach-house had been a dream for us, but when it came to decorating and furnishing the interior we realised we needed help. Elaine understood immediately the style of the relaxed beach-house that we wanted to achieve and her advice and guidance proved invaluable. Elaine has an encyclopedic knowledge of suppliers and subtle ideas that we would never have thought ourselves. Importantly, she never lost sight of the look and feel that we wanted. She is the antidote of the pushy interior designer. Stylish and relaxed herself, this we felt was always reflected in her suggestions. She has a keen aesthetic sense that respects yet enhances her clients’ preferences. Years of experience are evident in every suggestion and every detail - she knows what will work best, how to get it done and goes the extra mile to make sure all the details are thought through and superbly executed. Working with Camellia and her team is a delight - you can be sure that your project will be on time, on budget and with an incredible finish you will be proud of.
We are absolutely delighted with our new lounge and dining room. From the beginning, Elaine has listened carefully to what we wanted, steered us away from our madder ideas and ensured through her project management that we ended up with really great spaces throughout the house, that was finished ahead of schedule and on budget.

Elaine has managed to integrate the old house and the new house and has fused the two together by her ingenious layout. The house now works for the whole family.

Private Client

2018-01-26T17:52:59+01:00

Private Client

We are absolutely delighted with our new lounge and dining room. From the beginning, Elaine has listened carefully to what we wanted, steered us away from our madder ideas and ensured through her project management that we ended up with really great spaces throughout the house, that was finished ahead of schedule and on budget. Elaine has managed to integrate the old house and the new house and has fused the two together by her ingenious layout. The house now works for the whole family.
Camellia handled the entire process with ease. Everyone’s friendly and positive attitude made the staff at Camellia a pleasure to work with. Elaine and her staff spend a considerable amount of time understanding how a family lives and then take charge - blending our thoughts and style into the finished product in a very timely and timeless way.

Elaine will always come up with two or three different ways to solve a problem or enhance your project. She is an exceptional interior designer with great style and taste.

We have had Elaine back to freshen up some of the other rooms and whenever we add anything to the home we call Camellia. This is a testimony to her consistency and our trust in her. She has never failed us and we look forward to working with her again soon.

Private Client

2018-01-26T17:52:24+01:00

Private Client

Camellia handled the entire process with ease. Everyone’s friendly and positive attitude made the staff at Camellia a pleasure to work with. Elaine and her staff spend a considerable amount of time understanding how a family lives and then take charge - blending our thoughts and style into the finished product in a very timely and timeless way. Elaine will always come up with two or three different ways to solve a problem or enhance your project. She is an exceptional interior designer with great style and taste. We have had Elaine back to freshen up some of the other rooms and whenever we add anything to the home we call Camellia. This is a testimony to her consistency and our trust in her. She has never failed us and we look forward to working with her again soon.
Previously, we had never used an interior designer, but engaging Camellia to transform radically our whole house and integrate the new extension has proved to be an excellent decision.

We have been very impressed by the quality and professionalism of all the work done on this project and by Elaine’s attention throughout in perfecting all details. Her design and project management skills have given us beautiful new living spaces that are a continuing delight to us.

She really understand the needs of a large family with a passion for sailing and entertaining. Her colour scheme and mix of fabrics and flooring is a masterpiece that everyone comments on. When we are down in Cornwall we always touch base and add a bit more.

Private Client

2018-01-26T17:51:38+01:00

Private Client

Previously, we had never used an interior designer, but engaging Camellia to transform radically our whole house and integrate the new extension has proved to be an excellent decision. We have been very impressed by the quality and professionalism of all the work done on this project and by Elaine’s attention throughout in perfecting all details. Her design and project management skills have given us beautiful new living spaces that are a continuing delight to us. She really understand the needs of a large family with a passion for sailing and entertaining. Her colour scheme and mix of fabrics and flooring is a masterpiece that everyone comments on. When we are down in Cornwall we always touch base and add a bit more.
From the moment my husband and I began to do business with Elaine and her professional Camellia staff we knew we were in the right hands. Elaine is passionate about all aspects of her business. She responds fast, listens to what you have to say and gets engaged. She developed our brief into something well beyond my dreams.

Working with Elaine has been a wonderful experience. She pays attention to the big picture as well as to every little detail. Elaine certainly understands coastal properties and truly knows what makes a house a home. Her selections are always comfortable and elegant, unpretentious and undone. My house has been finished for a while, and we are still happy with everything. I am always in touch with Elaine on small things like where to hang a painting or what kind of flowers to arrange for a party. She calls or emails back with the answers to everything!

I feel lucky that I have found a truly talented designer and someone I call a friend. We are embarking on another project with Elaine and her team and we can’t wait to begin the journey…

Private Client

2018-01-26T17:51:02+01:00

Private Client

From the moment my husband and I began to do business with Elaine and her professional Camellia staff we knew we were in the right hands. Elaine is passionate about all aspects of her business. She responds fast, listens to what you have to say and gets engaged. She developed our brief into something well beyond my dreams. Working with Elaine has been a wonderful experience. She pays attention to the big picture as well as to every little detail. Elaine certainly understands coastal properties and truly knows what makes a house a home. Her selections are always comfortable and elegant, unpretentious and undone. My house has been finished for a while, and we are still happy with everything. I am always in touch with Elaine on small things like where to hang a painting or what kind of flowers to arrange for a party. She calls or emails back with the answers to everything! I feel lucky that I have found a truly talented designer and someone I call a friend. We are embarking on another project with Elaine and her team and we can’t wait to begin the journey…
I am writing to express how delighted I am with the complete design service you have provided to ensure I get maximum return on the sale of my property. The difference your ideas have made is tremendous and the simple WOW I heard from visiting friends sums up the dramatic improvements made.

The standard of the work carried out throughout my house was very high and your flair for maximising the look of a room was another highlight. Add on the speed of the service and the fun way you conduct your business and it turned the whole process into one I would happily repeat. The response from estate agents conducting valuations has confirmed that the work carried out will ensure I will get the highest possible selling price.

Thank you for providing such an excellent service.

Private Client

2018-01-26T17:50:35+01:00

Private Client

I am writing to express how delighted I am with the complete design service you have provided to ensure I get maximum return on the sale of my property. The difference your ideas have made is tremendous and the simple WOW I heard from visiting friends sums up the dramatic improvements made. The standard of the work carried out throughout my house was very high and your flair for maximising the look of a room was another highlight. Add on the speed of the service and the fun way you conduct your business and it turned the whole process into one I would happily repeat. The response from estate agents conducting valuations has confirmed that the work carried out will ensure I will get the highest possible selling price. Thank you for providing such an excellent service.
All [staff] were very polite, professional, courteous, helpful and friendly. Many thanks.

Private client

2018-01-26T17:50:06+01:00

Private client

All [staff] were very polite, professional, courteous, helpful and friendly. Many thanks.