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As a professional, accredited and registered BIID (British Institute of Interior Design) Interior Design agency we offer a variety of services and solutions to private and commercial clients. As well as our private work, we work closely with holiday let agencies, estate agents, architects and builders to ensure the best possible results for their client projects. One of the areas I specialise in is show homes and home staging, in this next series of blogs, I wanted to take a little time to explain the services we offer and how it can help you or a client achieve amazing results in selling your property.


We all know how important first impressions are and that’s the same for properties too, so often homes or investments don’t sell, simply because they don’t trigger the right ‘feeling’ in people. It’s this feeling that we specialise in, it’s so much more than just decorating a space and filling it with pretty items (although this, of course, can help) it’s the art and science of understanding people’s behavior, how a space will make them feel and how they will best use it to accommodate their life; that’s when the magic happens and a successful sale will follow, this is what professional interior designers do.

Show Homes:

I have been working in the luxury interior design market, in Cornwall, for 30 years and I know what people buying houses within the county want. My understanding of the local market place and the people buying within it is what sets me apart and make me much more effective than using a national brand. As an expert in show home and home staging, I work with estate agents & developers to help prepare and present properties for sale, so you can be sure of a premium return on your investment and ultimately a successful and speedy sale. There are a range of options that this might include, as every project is different; it could be the simple dressing of a property or ensuring it meets luxury holiday let standards (which could be sold as part of an investment package) or being involved from the earlier stages and specifying fixtures and fittings to ensure a luxury and unique look that will achieve a higher sale price for you.

“We engaged Elaine’s services on behalf of a client whose property development had not got the desired traction in the market for sale. 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 

Home staging:


I also frequently work with private vendors, developers and Estate Agents to help prepare and present properties for sale. Whether this is your own home, your holiday home or a Show Home in a new development, our Interior Design skills can really help set the stage for a successful sale. Some basic re-modelling projects can recoup up to 80% or more of their costs during a resale and increase the overall value of the property and ultimately add salability. We offer bespoke price point packages to suit client’s needs and all budgets, so it really is an option worth considering.

My experience of the home staging market and my understanding of what the Cornish ‘home’ dream is, for all types of buyers, enables me to create the correct look and feel for each individual property. We don’t have a house style because each project and location is unique and we treat it so, we tailor every design accordingly. What is important is that we understand the market place and the quality that is expected within it, that combined with some Hops and Camellias magic, is what creates the desire to buy and why we are so successful at what we do.

“We were delighted by our experience of working with Hops and Camellias. Elaine understood our brief fully and executed it to plan and to budget. Our re-modeling 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.” Tregullas, Kea – Home Staging.

I have had great success in both these areas and my client feedback includes “efficient, approachable, accommodating and fast, I offer expert advice and everything supplied is of the highest quality” but above all I get results.

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

If you have a property you are struggling to sell or an investment you would like to take to the next level, for ultimate return on investment, please do give me a call; I would love to speak to you and help you sell your property for the best price possible.

Additional services we offer:

Enhance with

Window treatments




Cleaning and refreshing




Painting and decoration


Retiling floors, bathrooms, kitchens