Demelza’s Décor is run by Cathryn Marcus, a mature female painter decorator. Cathryn has travelled widely and lived for periods in Wales, Israel and Greece picking up a wide variety of design and decorating influences before settling in Cornwall.

Cathryn was first inspired to take up painting and decorating professionally when, in 2002, an ITV home makeover programme hosted by interior design guru Lesley Taylor featured her bathroom.

As part of the programme Cathryn was given a mosaic masterclass and learnt to create a beautiful fish mosaic for the bathroom wall.

Since then Cathryn has undertaken City & Guilds in Painting and Decorating and attended specialist training workshops on decorative paint effects and stencilling.

As a former senior level project manager, she has transferred her skills to the management of major home renovation projects and is currently on her fourth such project restoring part of a former mine captain’s house near Stoke Climsland.

Cathryn specialises in painting and wallpapering in older houses but is happy to work in more modern properties.  She also provides ongoing decorating maintenance for a number of holiday let properties in East Cornwall.