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About us

Illustrated Living was created by Chris and Rosie Houghton in 2009. We have two stores, our boutique Wishlist in Lemon St Market, Truro and Illustrated Living in Fish St, St Ives. Wishlist focusses on gifts, clothing & wellbeing products. The St Ives store offers a curated selection of lighting, homewares & gifts.

We’re influenced by a wealth of great design and natural beauty. And we believe that we should buy once and buy well. So, we insist that the things we sell are beautifully designed, functional, well-made, honest and strong.

We love the challenge of sourcing the very best products. So, we’re constantly seeking out the new and the the interesting. This might be from a Scandinavian design house, or a UK-based designer maker producing small runs of unique items.

We appreciate that many of you are not able to pop in and see us. So, we pledge to offer the same levels of service online as you will find in-store with us.

Whether you buy from the shop or online from us, you will find the very best of products that we’ve found. And our new website will make online shopping as enjoyable and easy as it can be for you.

Thank you for visiting us at And, if you’re ever in Truro or St Ives, pop in and say hello.

Chris + Rosie


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