Elaine Skinner works personally with holiday let agencies, estate agents, architects, developers and builders to ensure the best possible results for their client projects. Elaine’s commitment to keeping her practice boutique means all clients get to work with her personally. This close interaction enables her to deliver a highly individual and tailored service, whilst giving fellow business owners complete peace of mind that their project is in the best hands and service they could hope for on behalf of their clients.
Holiday Let Agencies | Furnishing or refurbishing a holiday let
Elaine and her team are experts in the luxury holiday lettings business, we specialise in unique, distinctive and timeless, premium revenue driven interiors for the very best homes and holiday lets across Cornwall and beyond. Our work increases a property’s desirability, revenue (by at least 25%) and booking rates throughout the year and we are used and recommended repeatedly by the county’s top, luxury agencies.
Estate Agencies | Helping potential buyers
Elaine helps estate agents advise potential buyers on suitable investment properties, how to best maximise a property’s potential and add value, plus working with clients who are struggling to sell, with bespoke price point packages to suit their clients needs. Like structural surveyors Elaine carries out interiors surveys to illustrate what a potential buyer could do with a property, the costs involved and the expected ROI, adding saleability and often value.
Show homes & Home staging
Elaine also specialises in show homes and home staging, she totally understand the local market place, so is much more effective than using a national brand. As an expert in show home and home staging, Elaine frequently works with 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. You can see examples of her recent work in our case studies section.
Developers and Contractors | Specifying detail
Elaine assists developers and contractors by taking over the design details of a project. Using Elaine ensures luxury developments don’t have a generic feel to them and make them desirable, individual and ultimately saleable. It also means projects aren’t held up by homeowners trying to make these decisions on their own.
Hospitality | Fitting or Re-fitting.
Elaine is part of Skinners Brewery, so it’s her job to keep abreast of what’s happening in the hospitality industry. She travels regularly and fully understands what is going on in this competitive industry. She has worked with, sometimes on very tight budgets, city bars, coastal restaurants, accommodation providers and a local girls’ school to deliver functional yet inspirational designs. Elaine will balance your business model, customer experience and aspirations with your budget, whilst creating comfortable and desirable interiors your clients want to be part of and keep returning to, maximising return on investment and profit for you.
“From my extensive experience, I know the best project outcomes are achieved when the top people work together, our particular skillsets complementing one another’s area of expertise. We are not cushion pumpers, nor are we interior decorators focusing just on fabric, paint and aesthetics; we are a professional and accredited design practice that knows our stuff. It enables us all to offer the best service and solutions to our clients, while we help you to deliver a great en pointe result. Together we work smarter. We’d love to help you deliver maximum return on investment and customer satisfaction for your client project, please contact me to discuss”.
Whether you are looking to upgrade a single room, or your entire property, Hops and Camellias offers a flexible interior design service to help you bring your ideas and dreams to life.
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 understand just how to give your property the edge.
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!
A totally hands-off “turn key” solution, or regular meetings, as you prefer. We can project manage all the teams and budgets involved in an interior design, renovation or refurbishment project.
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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