Cornwall LivingIssue #76
Cream of the Duchy
We speak to Rebecca, co-founder of Cream Cornwall, after recently opening a new store in St Ives.
Established in 2012, Cream Cornwall has become synonymous with luxurious home wares that are inspired by the beauty of this captivating county. So popular are the wares that founders Rebecca and Alison produce that they can be found in homes around the globe, and of course, in the pair’s flagship store in Falmouth, right here in the Duchy. Offering a wide range of products, the team also offers a bespoke interior design service. When we caught up with them recently, they delightedly informed us of the news that they are opening a second store, in the popular seaside town of St Ives.
“they’re stunning and what’s more, they’re built to last”
Rebecca and Alison have 45 years of experience between them in the textile and interiors industry and it’s this that has helped them create such unique designs. Centred upon traditional craftsmanship, their designs showcase their strong belief in quality and their passion and commitment to keeping their products made in Britain, many of them in their own studio in Cornwall.
One example of a fabulous product made right here in the Duchy is Cream Cornwall’s stylish range of lampshades. Not only are they designed with the coast in mind, but also made from fabric printed in Staffordshire and assembled above their shop in Falmouth.
We ask Rebecca about their decision to open a new store in St Ives. “We believe in retail and the experience of actually going into a shop, rather than clicking a button online. People love to touch and feel what they’re buying and we believe our shops give customers a feel good experience that is hard to emulate when buying online. We plan to open more shops in the future and, if all goes to plan, there’s even the prospect of venturing overseas! Since opening our store in St Ives it’s been absolutely mad.” And it’s no wonder! Anybody who’s laid eyes on Cream Cornwall’s range will understand that their designs and products really are unique, but not just that; they’re stunning and what’s more, they’re built to last. When you buy a piece for yourself – whether it’s a lampshade or a sumptuous floor cushion – you can rest assured you’ve made a purchase that you and your family will treasure for years to come.
"they’re stunning and what’s more, they’re built to last"