Cornwall Living 2018

Ideas for interiors

Camellia & Co’s Elaine Skinner shares how to ‘zone’ open-plan kitchen-diners

The big appeal of open-plan kitchen dining rooms is for the cook to remain part of the action when preparing family meals or entertaining. Faced with a big blank canvas they can be tricky spaces to make work though. “The trick is to create zones for different activities,” explains Elaine.

“Paint is relatively easy to apply, most of us can give it a go! Here we used Slaked Lime Dark from Little Greene to zone the kitchen area and create a cosy, cocooning mood. Wallpaper is a fantastic way to add subtle texture, colour and a touch of glamour. Here we used Jane Churchill Astral in Midnight to give the dining area a rich, sophisticated look.”

Introduce bespoke cushions on a corner sofa to add a luxurious, boutique touch, as well as a practical place for the family or dinner guests to relax. “We used Harlequin’s Leonida Perla fabric to add some luxe texture. If curtains are not practical then opt for Roman blinds. Here we used two different but toning fabrics by Zoffany: Moonsilk (left) and Atmosfera (right).”

Make use of Camellia & Co’s walk-in showroom service to get expert colour, fabric and wallpaper advice for your own makeover project.

For more information call 01208 863690 or 01872 248952, or visit

Designer bathrooms  at bargain prices this November at Interiora

Based in Newlyn, Interiora is a family-run design company that specialises in bathrooms, tiles, flooring and doors, providing a full service that includes everything, from design and consultation right the way through to supply and installation.

Until 12th November, Interiora will be running a sale, which includes a massive range of household brands and is everything to do with bathrooms! It features over 500 products, with super savings of up to 60% on its bestselling lines and new products.

So why not pop in? Whether your old bathroom is starting to look tired or you simply fancy a change and are looking for a little inspiration, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.

For more information call 01736 802100 or visit

Flawless flooring with a difference

JT The Tile Collection’s new showroom offers something different for those looking to restyle their home. Instead of a big, overwhelming display of products that can as easily confuse as inspire you, husband and wife team Trystam and Tamsyn offer an inspirational and carefully hand selected collection of the finest porcelain and natural stone. “We love to offer a personal service that’s a bit different,” says Tamsyn. “We always offer hot drinks and biscuits, and our customers regularly take tiles home to help with decision making. We also make appointments with potential customers, so that we can devote time to them and get ideas and options ready beforehand.”

Working with architects, interior designers, builders and second homeowners, as well as the commercial sector, JT The Tile Collection offers a combined 50 years of tile installation experience, their extensive knowledge testament to the fact that they really know their trade inside out!

For more information call 01872 864402 or visit

Some like it hot

Visit the Kuggar Stoves showroom in Helston to view over 60 stoves, including a range of Gazco Hunter and Arada stoves from traditional to contemporary designs, whether for a small Cornish cottage, a modern new build or barn conversion. If you’re considering buying a stove this autumn, Kuggar is offering a scrappage deal on selected efficient and Defra approved multifuel/ wood stoves, giving a discount of £100 off the price of a new environmentally friendly stove. Kuggar’s highly trained HETAS fitters are available to assess and quote, giving free site visits and can provide hearth and fireplace design as well as removal of old stoves. Kuggar also stocks a huge range of baskets and accessories, as well as selling top quality kiln-dried ash logs, compressed heat log briquettes and stove-safe solid fuel. Kuggar is the main stockist for Ecofans as well as stocking all flue and chimney products from stainless steel liners to entire flue systems. If your existing stove needs a service, Kuggar offers door refurbishment, replacing glass, rope and gaskets at very reasonable prices.

For more information visit

Why settle for an ordinary kitchen?

Why settle for the ordinary when you can have something that’s truly beautiful and lovingly pored over by skilled craftspeople? We simply fell in love with the gorgeous, eclectic designs at Arnold’s Kitchens and had to share our finds with you! This local family business creates high-end bespoke kitchens with individuality.

We particularly love this gorgeous polished concrete island, which has been cast solely in one piece. It’s perfect for adding a touch of industrial chic and equally at home in a contemporary kitchen or a more traditional setting, where the concrete is offset by natural wood. Add some handcrafted copper taps and utilitarian lighting, and you’ll have a kitchen that’s the envy of all your friends.

Company Director Arnold van den Dolder tells us: “We are passionate about what we do and thrive on providing clients with their dream kitchen.”

For more information visit

Quality your home deserves  from Adrian Core Bespoke Furniture

Specialising in mid to high-end projects throughout Cornwall, this impressive company offers more than 20 years of experience in the kitchen, furniture and interior design industries. From a young age, owner Adrian has displayed a passion for design, training at college in bench joinery and interior design. He’s known for being a perfectionist, meaning no matter how big or small your commission, he’ll ensure that it’s crafted to the highest possible standard. This has enabled the business to build a sterling reputation, along with the fact that Adrian understands how tricky it can be to fit new projects into busy lifestyles. Adrian’s team is happy to offer evening and weekend meetings, with a vast knowledge of the kitchen industry and the ability to offer a wide range of designs from different manufacturers. If your project requires the professionalism of a team that really knows its field, be sure to contact Adrian Core Bespoke Furniture.

For more information call 01579 324174 or visit

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