About Us

our founder, Elaine Skinner

Elaine Skinner established Camellia Interiors in 2003 and has grown the practice into a thriving interior design studio with projects all over Cornwall and beyond. 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 has 30 years experience in the industry and her commitment to keeping her practice small means all clients get to work with her personally. This close interaction with clients enables Elaine to deliver a highly individual and tailored service and one that sees many clients returning time and time again for the personal and professional service they know they will receive.

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 Mission

At Camellia Interiors, we always care and work in our clients’ best interests, building trusted relationships as we add value to their properties and return on investment.

Our clients always have peace of mind and transparency of our process. . They can trust us to get the job done, worry free that the end result will be done for the price we said, in the time agreed and with the look they wanted to achieve.

We pride ourselves on thoroughly researching each project to completely recognise the plans, architecture and wishes of each client we work with. 

We love what we do, we believe in it. We have designed a lot of houses and would love to do many more.  

The Team

With a  small and specialised team, Camellia is well placed to deliver an exceptionally skilled and personalised service for both residential and commercial clients. All of our talented staff are Degree qualified and 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 Truro design practice

Our former retail store in Truro has recently been developed into our full Interior Design Practice. You can book an appointment to come in and see us there, or arrange a home visit to discuss your project. 
 
When we meet, we can also show you samples and options for wallpapers, paints and fabrics for soft furnishings and our range of furniture.

We offer a bespoke service for made-to-measure Curtains and Blinds to fit all shapes and sizes of windows.  This includes free measuring  and expert advice on what fabrics and styles to choose from. 

We are regularly recommended by the county’s top Estate agents and Holiday Letting Agencies for the value our designs can add to properties and letting rates. Not only can our clients charge more for their luxury holiday let but with added desirability, ensure maximum occupancy and bookings throughout the year.

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