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Tary, Maxine and Kelly have been fantastic to work with on our cottage design project. Within a matter of days from our first meeting they were able to present us with a layout and design options that kept our own personal wish list in mind while keeping an eye on the budget, an important aspect that often gets ignored when trying to achieve a particular look or feel to the design. From the start they broke down the process into manageable portions so as not to overwhelm us with the vast number of decisions that are required when furnishing an entire cottage, and they guided us through each stage at the right time and pace. In addition to the beautiful furniture, lighting and accessories they have on display in their stores, they also have access to a wide range of other products and manufacturers that they draw from to complete their design plan. Overall, the layout and options they presented were completely suited to our family’s needs and wishes, and whenever we requested changes during the process they quickly regrouped and presented alternative choices that worked perfectly for us. Tary and Maxine constantly made themselves available to respond to questions or changes, often working into the late evenings to research and communicate ideas or alternative options to fit our requests. For an entire cottage project that was initially overwhelming to deal with, even with the help of designers, they managed to pull everything together to deliver a look and feel that married our own design choices but elevated the end result with their expertise and design sense. We are thrilled with the end result they helped us to achieve. We would work with Tary, Max and Kelly again on any project given the experience we had on our project, and we would have no hesitation referring them to anyone, whether it’s to design an entire house or just picking out that one special item.

Kathryn McKendry

Tary and the team at urban rustic are fabulous!
Their customer service and follow up is outstanding. What is really unique about them is their ability to offer complete services from design, consulting , sourcing of products and delivery. They are also incredibly flexible and it’s super easy to work with. They completely transformed our cottage and we would highly recommend them to anybody.

Don Zevy

Very professional designer team, with great eye for detail - getting the best out of every room. I can recommend them without hesitation.


Our buisness relationship began eight years ago when I worked for the largest real estate firm in the region. Urban Rustic Living provided design services for our company, our clients and our new residential developments. Working with the Urban Rustic Living team always made the experience enjoyable and with fabulous results. They are profesional, have creative vision and incorperate the client into the design process so it uniquely reflects the client. They have the exceptional ability to change a feeling in a room and transofrm a living space into something beautiful and memorable. I too became a client and they captured the essence of my home, personal taste and style. Even when I moved away, they were glad to offer their design services. I had my 'Urban Rustic' home away from home! I would highly recommend Urban Rustic Living in Huntsville, Ontario for any residential or commercial design project.


Really cannot say enough about the experience. Dealing the Urban Rustic Living team was totally professional and first rate throughout. They were able to take our vision and create an amazing look for our home. All input was invaluable and throughout the process everything was well communicated, well managed, and very carefully done with complete respect to our budget. Their idea's were exciting and the implementation wonderful. The store itself is a lot of fun to browse through and the idea's and product are all quality items and reasonably priced. Special note and thanks for the delivery. It was a lot of work and was on time and as exciting as promised. When they left I really did have a whole new home and feel! Love it!  


I am through the design process now and just awaiting the completion of my cottage. The Urabn Rustic Living team have been amazing to deal with - incredibly respectful of my budget and so helpful. Most of all, the quality of the products, their local sourcing have made this a great experience. Thankyou so much - cant wait to see the final product.


Urban Rustic Living is a wonderful company. The staff go above and beyond to meet all your needs. It's a great experience from the beginning of your project till the end.  


This is a wonderful place to shop - nicely designed and the design consultants, owners are warm and welcoming. The designers are skilled and creative - have always been happy with thier work - all staff certainly model the best in client 'centeredness'. This is a place where I am proud to bring family and visitors and the first place of choice to go for design and to purchase furnishings. Prices are excellent. First started shopping in 2009 - and continue to do so to the present time.


From the first time that I walked into Urban Rustic Living, there was a feeling of serendipity. Tary, Ed and their staff are incredibly respectful to each other and to their customer.  Their presence was one of a heartfelt exchange to truly listen to your unique needs. Although the store may become busy, there was always someone to work with you in a way that has always felt calming. Tary, Ed and their staff have demonstrated strong values towards establishing a trusting relationship and never for a moment does any employee become impatient. Urban Rustic puts your needs first as a customer and no task is too small or too big in any inquiries about what you are seeking in your quest for furnishings. The Urban Rustic team honours the time you need to work through your decisions. The staff becomes easily attuned to your wishes and desires and will even put things aside that they think may interest you or source other places finding particular items that you desire.  The Urban Rustic philosophy has been based on giving the best to their customer. They will search extensively to locate a particular item. Urban Rustic allows for time to let your ideas settle in before you make your final decision. My roots of cottage life began at my grandparent’s cottage on Lake of Bays, Dorset. The cottage that Urban Rustic furnished is only four cottages down from my family’s. Urban Rustic is reliable and accountable in all of its top-of-the-line furnishings. They research any question you may have about the quality of their furniture and are open to honest discussions if need be. I live in Miami, Florida and come to Lake of Bays with the family during special holidays and throughout the summer. Tary’s communication is to always make sure she can understand your struggles and your celebrations in achieving your goals towards your dreams in furnishing. Most importantly, Urban Rustic as an incredibly down to earth group of professionals and work with you whole heartedly, whether you are looking for a candle or an entire bedroom set. Urban Rustic feels the heart of every individual and empathizes with each customer’s personal journey, Urban Rustic treats you with their spirit and their gift of heartfelt dignity.

Sincerely, Wanda Bell

We are thoroughly enjoying our new cottage and are completely grateful for the expertise and assistance Tary, Ed and the staff at Urban Rustic gave us in the design and decorating process of building it. We highly recommend Tary and her dedicated team to anyone looking for an

interior designer. From our first meeting, Tary made us feel comfortable with the process of entirely decorating our new cottage. She listened carefully to what we wanted and took the time to get to know our style and preferences. The result is a beautiful space that feels like us but flows and is coordinated so much better than we could have ever done ourselves. What we thought was an overwhelming job ended up being a very enjoyable process. Tary made us think outside the box and pieces that we would normally never have considered brought out the exact look we were trying to achieve. She has excellent taste and very creative ideas. Tary's innovative flair for interior design combined with her familiarity with trends and new products made her the perfect choice for us in our search for a true professional. No job is too big or too small for Tary, Ed and their staff. We would certainly recommend them for any job. Our only complaint is now our cottage looks better than our house in the city!

Joanne Mumford & Ted Schlotzhauer

We have just purchased two sofas from Urban Rustic Living and are very pleased not only with the quality of the furniture but with the great customer service. Their patience, expertise and the two very polite and helpful young delivery men made our shopping experience very pleasant. It is a store we will highly recommend to our family and friends!

Jane and Gord Booker

When we moved to Muskoka and decided to transpose our home into a luxury bed and breakfast, we knew from past experience we had to create very special suites which reflected the area. This was the challenge given to Tary and Angie. We couldn't be more ecstatic with the results and the experience. At Urban Rustic Living you will find that they will listen and evaluate your requirements, be respectful of your budget, and then they will apply their full resources, creativity and energy to your project. The transition was simply amazing and gratifying.  We can ussure you that as experienced innkeepers, our guests are overwhelmed when they enter their suites and view the posh romantic and relaxed atmosphere that Tary and Angie created. The girls certainly achieved the "wow" factor that we were looking for! 

Ron and Georgie

Inn Harmony B&B

Sequel Hotels and Resorts is a hotel management company. I have been in the industry for over 25 years and have renovated large properties such as Deerhurst Resort to Branded City hotels to smaller boutique hotels and resorts. I have had the pleasure to partner with Urban Rustic Living ( Tary and the team) in design and refurbishment projects at 3 projects commercially as well as my own home. I say partner because Tary has an intuitive ability to listen to the customer, the vision, the intangible feel you want to achieve, and bring together "the look" within scope, within budget and on time. I have worked with many designers recognized world-wide. It's not work with Tary, it is fun, intelligent, customer focused and priced right. Our looks have been Zen and focused on earthy elements, sometimes Canadian, sometimes Muskoka, and others BO HO CHIC. No matter what the look, I have always been 110% satisfied.

Anne Larcade-President and CEO Member Women's President Organization Toronto

Sequal Hotels and Resorts

Thank you Tary and Ed, you and your team at Urban Rustic have been nothing short of spectacular. You have transformed our entire home into a warm and inviting living space, we can't wait to entertain and show off the transformation to our friends. We truly appreciate your great design ideas while incorporating our tastes. Your prompt follow-ups, polite and knowledgeable staff and dealing so easily with changes mean we are looking forward to working with you again soon.

Bruce and Keely Campbel

Dwight, Ontario

Dear Tary and Ed

We want to thank you for dealing with our slip cover problems so pleasantly and efficiently. Bonnie had assured us when we purchased our sofa that Urban Rustic stands behind what it sells. Your actions proved that this was true. Your attractive store is a pleasure to shop in. 

Mike and Midge Carson

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