About Hops and Camellias

About Elaine Skinner and Hops and Camellias

Elaine Skinner from Camellia Interiors has joined Hops and Camellias, 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 by joining Hops and Camellias has made it 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 the practice boutique means all clients get to work with her personally. This close interaction with clients enables Elaine to deliver a highly individual and tailored service. Many clients return time and time again for the personal and professional service they know they will receive.

Elaine specialises in creating beautiful, luxury and contemporary interiors for coastal homes. She is praised for taking the time to fully understand her 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 Hops and Camellias, 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 an intentionally small and specialised team, Hops and Camellias 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.

With Elaine Skinner at the helm, 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 Hops and Camellias is a professional agency working to exacting industry standards.

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