Our Story – Country Living

Our Story

Katie Smith wearing a purple scarf in Country Living Store

Hi, I’m Katie! Owner of Country Living.

There is nothing quite like the feeling of being able to find the perfect item for someone. Luckily for me, retail is a place where I can do exactly that. After taking on several business ventures over the years, when the opportunity came up to take over Country Living in 2015, there was no way I could pass it up. With the support of my husband Dwayne, our two gorgeous girls Laura and Josie. I was able to carry on the legacy of this beautiful store, built by its founder Carolyn.

I wanted to create a space where people could come in and not only have a wide range of items to choose from, but where they could also feel welcome and enjoy a shopping experience like no other. With so much to choose from these days, it can be difficult to find exactly what you’re looking for — especially all in one place. That’s why at Country Living, we stock a variety of on-trend products, from clothing to jewellery, homeware, giftware, and everything in between, to ensure that there truly is something for everyone, and every budget. 

Compromising on quality is not an option, sourced from New Zealand and around the globe that guarantee superior materials and have their finger on the pulse when it comes to what’s in style — all year round. In store, it’s not just a shopping trip, we like to think of it as a retail therapy sensory experience. Walk into the bliss of delicious aromas, and work your way through our array of soaps, hand creams and candle scents. Whether it’s that special occasion dress or something casual and fun, we have an extensive collection of clothing and accessories to match your vision, and if you need help, we’re always there to lend a hand. Our team members value our customers more than anything, which is why we are so committed to making Country Living an enjoyable and stress-free environment for every person that walks through our doors.

As a business, we are forever diversifying what we have to offer. Because nobody should have to miss out, we decided to expand into the online sphere and launch our web store. Now, wherever you are in the country, you can browse all of the stunning pieces we have available on the shop floor, and have them sent to your door with a few clicks of a button. If you’re ever unsure about sizing or availability, simply give us a call. We’re more than happy to answer any questions you have — we want you to feel confident in your purchase and even more relieved when it shows up on your doorstep exactly how you expected it. 

We hope you love our products as much as we do!

The Country Living ladies xx