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 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

Our products are unique as we have combined them together from many sources and 30 years experience of designing coastal homes, we know what works – our Interior designer services give the edge on your project, we care and work in our clients best interests and build trusted relationships with our clients and genuinely provide value, keeping them up to date throughout

Our products/services enhance our clients by giving them peace of mind, they can trust us to get the job done leaving them worry free that the end result will be done for the price we said, the time we said and the look they wanted to achieve.

They know that we are honest, caring and punctual…

We offer our products and services because we love what we do, we believe in it. We have designed a lot of houses and we still want to do more…

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 Truro design practice

Our former retail store in Truro has recently been developed into our full Interior Design Practice. Unfortunately this means we can no longer  accommodate walk-ins.
We would be delighted to arrange a home visit, or you can book an  appointment  at our Truro Practice to discuss an interior project or order materials.

We offer a bespoke Curtains and Roman Blinds service with free measuring  and expert advice on what fabrics and styles to choose from. 

We have a range of sofas by Ruby and Burt with many styles and fabrics to choose from all of which can be made to bespoke sizes and delivered in 8 weeks from order point

We have four furniture packs ready for the holiday home investor to get a complete  inventory done in a days order, with set pricing. All have been hand picked pieces by us from the expert knowledge of 30 years experience of what works in high end holiday home rentals. you can trust us to give you the top return on your investment.

We are regularly recommended by the county’s top Estate agents and Holiday letting agencies as the go to place to furnish your home.

  • Furniture & Upholstery