Hi, I’m Dottie Reynolds. Although I’m an interior designer by education, I secretly suspect that genetics has also played a hand. I’m almost certain my DNA contains a chromosome that has led to what at times seems like an illness or at the very least a very strong addiction. I actually began my career in interior design at a very young age, constantly rearranging and redecorating my room. So it comes as no surprise that I was thrilled in high school when a course in interior design was offered. Interior design was easily one of my favorite classes and I was encouraged when my teacher suggested that I pursue it as a major in college.
My love of interior design, gardening, and discovering new and different ways to enjoy my home’s outdoor spaces inspired me to open Casual Living. Casual living offers casual furniture and accessories for outdoor living enthusiast such as myself. For me, it’s really exciting to collaborate with other outdoor living fans in the process of transforming an outdoor space from an under-used, forgotten or abandoned area of one’s home into a centerpiece of a new family lifestyle that often incorporates everything you’d expect to find inside a home (including the kitchen sink). Hearing a client remark that their new outdoor room has become the favorite room “in” their home truly makes my day.
OUTDOORLICIOUS! is the word that came to me when trying to describe how I feel about the phenomenon of outdoor living. The desire to be outside at some point in our day, whether at home, traveling, or for just a brief respite during a busy workday, reveals the need to embrace this lifestyle at every opportunity. Please join me in a common interest in the things that make outdoor living OUTDOORLICIOUS