About us

Kosta and Simone first opened Illie in Narrabeen 8 years ago, a small gift shop selling beautiful gifts & lifestyle products. They moved the store across the road in 2012 where Illie has grown into a haven for locals, a place to relax, re-energize and indulge all at the same time.

With Simone’s background in interior design, Kosta’s prowess in the kitchen and their combined passion for exceptional service, they have created something wonderful that is Illie Home + Gift + Café.

The store is full of beautiful products for the home and exquisite gifts for that special person or loved one. It’s always busting with stunning flowers and the café is busy than ever with a full time chef joining the team recently. In addition to all of this Simone runs Tilley Interiors, a business that she established in 1998 providing an interior design service to clients locally and all over Sydney.

Delivering exceptional personalised service is what Illie is well known for on the northern beaches. Kosta is popular with the locals as he moves around the shop making coffees, serving customers in the home ware section and helping out in the kitchen. Although Simone is kept busy with interior decorating she can be seen lending a hand around the shop throughout the week.

Illie is open 7 days a week. Call in and say hello, everybody is welcome.

For any enquiries contact the store on (02) 8002 1848.