Specialising in Show Home Design, Home Staging, and Interior Design Consultation
Solid Interior Design Advice and a Highly Personal Service
At Hops and Camellias we totally understand what it takes to stand out in a crowded market place. We design unique coastal retreats, from quaint boutique cottages and townhouses to commercial bars and pub premises. We pride ourselves on achieving maximum return on investment for all of our clients. Our sharp, edgy yet timeless interiors, deliver proven results, keeping revenue in mind first and foremost, throughout the design process.
Working directly with you and closely with architects, developers, holiday let companies and estate agents, we are able to advise from the first stage. Many clients come to us as potential buyers, needing advice on suitable investment properties and how best to maximise a property’s potential, adding value through potential changes to the interior.
Hops and Camellias is one of the only qualified and accredited British Institute of Interior Design practices in Cornwall. With designer Elaine Skinner at the helm of your project and your point of contact throughout, you are in safe and experienced hands with us.
See examples of how Elaine Skinner has helped her previous clients and view our many case studies and projects here
Whether you are looking to upgrade a single room, or your entire property, Elaine Skinner at Hops and Camellias can bring a fresh set of eyes to help your project.
Whether you are looking to invest in a refurbishment of your private home, or to compete in the luxury holiday let market, Hops and Camellias can help get your project completed.
Hops and Camellias' commercial services include Home Staging properties for sale, furnishing and design for Show Homes and design or refurbishment for hotels, bars and restaurants.
From the blank canvas of a new build,to completely reconfiguring the layout of your building, Hops and Camellias can help plan, design, project manage and completely renovate your property.
From sofas, beds and wardrobes, right down to cutlery and coat hangers, Hops and Camellias can source and install all the furnishings you need, so it's ready for you and your guests to move in!
With colours, styles and fabrics to suit every room and every shape of window, Hops and Camellias can measure, make and fit bespoke curtains that will really suit your room and personal style.
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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We wanted a house that looked amazing but that was also practical and hard-wearing as it will be a holiday let. Elaine proved to be practical as well as having an eye for design detail and she delivered our perfect house on time and on budget.
We are so pleased we worked with Elaine. She was easy to communicate with and managed our deliberations very well, always offering alternatives and support when we struggled to see the big picture or just weren’t sure. She helped us to achieve our dream seaside house.
Sea Chimes, Luxury holiday home
Our re-modelling project was delivered remotely (our main home is 300 miles away) so we were not able to see the progress Elaine was making.
She delivered a great outcome for us and did so working with a high degree of independence. We would work with her again, without hesitation or reservation.
Mr J. Latham
Since Elaine’s fabulous job of designing and furnishing one of the properties ready for occupation and to holiday let we have now sold 3 properties in the following 3 weeks.
I could not recommend Elaine highly enough as her vision and attention to detail was just what we needed.
Martin Mills, Country & Waterside Prestige Estate Agents
Hops and Camellias 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 Hops and Camellias again.
Mr and Mrs Williams
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.
Mr H. Tregonning
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
Mrs J. Litchfield
Mrs B. Carne
Ms M. Bonthon
Mrs F. Vivian
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
Mr and Mrs N. Rowe
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 Hops and Camellias 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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.