Illyria Studio is a sight to behold! Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful retail spaces in all of the Bulkley Valley, Illyria has earned the reputation of a must-stop-shop for everyone craving more beauty in their lives. Focusing on interior elements – home decor, textiles, ceramics, stationary, art, jewellery, apothecary and an amazing selection of gift ideas for even the most discerning recipients, this boutique home and lifestyle shop is sure to captivate. Illyria specializes in the finer details, thoughtfully curated finishing touches for your home such as linen throw pillows, decorative rugs, culinary wares, textiles, as well as fine art originals & prints from both local and international artists. Eleanor personally designs a line of the gorgeous selection of whimsical jewellery pieces, carefully handcrafting these treasurers out of quality metals and gemstones. Shoppers will also discover a plethora of natural skin and body care products made with the finest ingredients available.
If you haven’t perused the stunning Illyria Studio to date, you’ve been missing out. Check the shop often for new and exciting items arriving regularly!
Meet Eleanor Stewart
Meet Eleanor Stewart
Eleanor Stewart knows a good thing when she sees it. Not only does she have an eye for beautiful art pieces and decor, she has also found paradise in her community of Smithers. “Smithers is about the people,” shares the Illyria owner. “I believe that they create the framework for what makes our little town great.” According to Eleanor, there are many entrepreneurial-minded residents throughout the Bulkley Valley, and it is small business that makes the region so special. She has put all of her energy into creating a viable business that will serve the community well; encouraging the local economy, growth and prosperity of our region. Not without mention is her friendly service, always greeting customers with a smile. Now that Eleanor's business is off the ground and running, she is fully immersed in the excitement of developing her brand and shopping experience. When she has a moment to slip away from her passion, this entrepreneur thoroughly enjoys exploring the backcountry, foraging for local edibles, expanding on her gardening skills, and capturing the beauty around her through photography. Often Eleanor finds inspiration from her excursions in the untamed wilderness surrounding her home.