About

Our Story

Step into our stores and you will gain a sense of our design style. We call it “casual elegance.” We believe that simplicity is elegant and we use that as a guiding principle in everything we do, from furniture buying to interior design.  

Country Living Furnishings & Design is a locally owned home furnishings store with two locations, serving Calgarians since 2000. When Owner and Principal Interior Designer, Rhonda Fairhurst, took the reins in 2010, her goal was to provide inspiration for interiors with a fresh, casual and easy approach, and a strong emphasis on Canadian-made furniture.  The ultimate goal is always to help clients realize the potential of their home

"We've been shopping at Country Living Furnishings for many years now. We love everything we've purchased from them. It's refreshing to shop in a store that has unique, quality items you won't see over and over again. From furniture to accessories, they have really put thought and care into the products they sell. Rhonda and her team are knowledgeable and talented and are great at providing ideas on creating the perfect warm and inviting spaces. We'd like to keep them a secret but that wouldn't be fair to have everyone else miss out on the treasures in this charming store." - Tracey & Curtis Hicks

Craftsmanship

Our furniture is crafted so well it led to our tagline: “Putting Life Back in Style.” You can bring up a family or entertain in style on our quality wood and upholstered furniture crafted by local artisans. No need to worry about reserving furniture or a room for special occasions; our furniture is sturdy enough for everyday use, while still stylish enough to entertain. Think hand-planed table tops and benches, paired with beautifully upholstered chairs and a sculptural light fixture overhead: casual elegance.

Rhonda has spent years forming close-knit relationships with our stable of custom furniture manufacturers. She now designs pieces with them, taking inspiration from Canadian authenticity combined with Classic, Neo-Classic and Old World architecture and icons. The Cherbourg bed and nightstands with dentil moulding and a hand-rubbed finish are a good example of successful collaboration with Camlen.

"My husband and I recently purchased a new dining room table, chairs, cabinet, and armoire from your store. This is my third major purchase from Country Living Furnishings as I had previously bought bedroom furniture and cabinets on two previous occasions. Every time I purchase from your store the customer experience is perfect. It not only keeps me coming back but I recommend your store to my friends and family." - Donna Steckler

 

The Best Materials, Ethically Sourced

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We’ve come to identify strongly with the “made-in-Canada” approach integral to our brand. While many  furniture stores have taken their manufacturing offshore, we feel there is a niche for authentic Canadian-crafted furniture that will enhance home interiors and last through generations. 

Being patriotic has a lot to do with the quality of the wood that our furniture is crafted from; solid, Canadian wood, grown and harvested responsibly in our country, is properly kiln dried and finished to the highest standards. It simply tends to do better in our climate. 

And we’ve carefully and responsibly sourced the custom manufacturers and suppliers we chose to represent.  Their commitment to excellence helps us stand behind our product. So we are known for looking after our customers and earning loyal business.

Throughout the year we attend a number of major design and furniture shows, both in Canada and the States, to hand-pick the furniture and accessories that will find a home on our showroom floors. This starts with listening to our customers. Our preference is always Canadian-made furniture using solid wood, but beyond that we gather input on the kinds of styles our clients prefer, the design challenges they face, and what they are looking for in terms of comfort, functionality, finishes and fabrics.

Owner and Principal Interior Designer, Rhonda Fairhurst

Rhonda Fairhurst has been the principal Interior Designer at Country Living Furnishings & Design for ten years, and purchased the business in 2010. With a passion for design grounded in the neo-classical era – known for its simplicity and clean lines  – she has set a distinctive design direction in the stores.

Rhonda’s forte is editing a home down to its essentials to give a palatial feel, regardless of its square footage, putting back only intentional pieces. Paying attention to simple geometries and the tiniest details will make a room look bespoke.  

 

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The color palette of nature continues to inspire Rhonda. This softer spectrum finds its way into all of our design solutions, lending to our reputation for a quiet, understated design style known as “casual elegance.” This, combined with the craftsmanship of solid wood pieces made in Canada, feels authentic to her.

DESIGN, NOT JUST FURNITURE

 Rhonda leads a team of educated and trained interior designers and decorating specialists that can help you solve design dilemmas, plan layouts and choose custom furnishings for rooms in which you can breathe, live comfortably and well.

We’ll meet you in our stores or in-home to consider your needs, wants and design style. Design projects can range from entire homes – new builds, renovations, updates and refreshers to finishing touches and colour consultations. We’re good at finding cohesive elements such as custom toss cushions and accessories to bring your home together so it’s both beautiful and suited to real life at home.

Call or email us to arrange a personal design consult.

"We received all of our bedroom furniture and accessories yesterday and the wait was so worth it! We absolutely LOVE our bedroom and can’t wait to finalize the little things (i.e. the little bedroom accessories)! Once the delivery guys left Mike and I stood back and were in awe. The room came together better than we could have ever imagined and we love all the pieces we received." - Fallon Nedza

DELIVERY POLICY

To ensure your satisfaction with delivery, please provide any special phone numbers to call prior to delivery, and verify the address on your order to make sure it is correct.  Include any special instructions to access your delivery location.  It is important you note the size of merchandise you have purchased, making sure it easily fits through passages & hallways and in the room you designate.  If placement in the designated room involves limited maneuverability because of narrow access, doorways or space restrictions, Country Living Furnishings & Design delivery team will not be liable for damages that may occur from attempting placement.

Full payment of the order is required before any delivery.

In advance of delivery, please clear your room of existing furniture and ensure a clear pathway to facilitate easy access.  Our delivery team will not move any existing furniture, hang items or install electronics.

Upon delivery, please inspect your items.  In the event an item appears to be damaged or defective, please notify our delivery team who will correct the problem immediately, if possible.  If the problem cannot be rectified immediately, please note it on the delivery receipt and provide a signature.  Photos will be taken by our staff.  At our discretion, the items may be touched up, repaired or replaced and re-delivered to you.  A re-delivery fee will be charged if the merchandise did meet manufacturer quality standards.  Please allow us reasonable time to evaluate and resolve the problem.

Customer Pick-Ups

If you choose to pick up your merchandise, an appointment must be booked with the warehouse by calling (403) 243-7543.  You are responsible for moving the items, so please bring the manpower necessary to move it and any protective moving blankets, etc.  The customer is liable for damages to any items picked up in the store or at our warehouse.  For pick-ups, please carefully inspect your items.  Upon taking possession of your items, you waive claims for damage or defects.

Delivery Time

6 to 12 weeks is an estimated time of arrival in our warehouse.  Delays can happen that are out of our control and we cannot guarantee the exact arrival date.