PUBLISHED: 12:02 07 January 2015 | UPDATED: 13:13 30 August 2017

Picture By James Ram.

Picture By James Ram.

James Ram

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Camellia Interiors has created a contemporary light-filled fresh interior inspired by the colours of the sea; as coastal experts it’s their trademark.

There is something special about being close to the water - wide expanses of sea and sky, living with picture windows and open doors whenever possible in Cornwall! It all brings a sense of escape and that's what Camellia has created.

Design director, Elaine Skinner says,"My clients, often living out of county or even out of country, who want a lifestyle change to the coast, want to live a carefree life - retreating from their everyday worlds. This client wanted their apartment to give them just this and we delivered.

"They came to Camellia for help as they needed a design company that could not only design, but could project manage and run it through to completion with all their trade contacts and partners, whilst the clients returned to their busy working lives. They needed someone they could trust and who could take on their brief. My clients had a clear vision, but needed us to interpret it and come up with the ideas to make it all a reality in time for their first Christmas in Cornwall."

Elaine describes the style she has created at this apartment as 'a getaway retreat'. "It's the only style that will make you think of a vacation all year long. It's all about an airy feeling with relaxed and informal simplicity with its references taken from the outside in.

"These clients have hectic lives and here I want them to stop, relax and unwind and feel like they are away from it all and by the sea. It does not mean theming it with shells and driftwood - it's about replicating the juxtaposition of texture and colour. I see the Cornish design style as mostly airy with beach tones, where large stretches of calmer water suit muted blues, soft greens and subtle teals and turquoises which bring to mind the sparkle of the sun on water and wide, cloudless horizons. Greys work well, reminiscent as they are of windswept water and stormy skies. This transformation is now complete and the owners are thrilled having chosen Camellia to project manage the whole process and installation, even down to putting the wine in the fridge!"

The whole team is well researched and keeps aware of design outside of Cornwall and keeps in touch with the London world. Camellia is a BIID member, which offers their clients the security of a governing body; the practice is also a RIBA affiliate.

Camellia also translate their high end residential experience into the luxury holiday letting market, hotels and restaurants as they know and understand exactly what guests of this level would expect. Clients return to Camellia specifically as they know and understand these elements and as one investor client says "It's about increasing the profitability of the property and Camellia has delivered!"

Camellia Interiors are the South West specialists for design for coastal properties. If you've just bought, are renovating, or your house is longing for a fresh new look, contact Camellia Interiors to book a one-on-one consultation.

Camellia Interiors, 3E Treloggan Industrial Estate, Newquay. TR7 2SX

Tel: 01637 854304;

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