If you are considering a home renovation, an extension or indeed have a new home in the process of planning or in the building process I am skilled in all of these areas and have carried out many projects which have been delivered on time and within budget to the client’s satisfaction.
Odette Kearney has been providing Interior Design Services to many satisfied clients since 1990. She began her interior design career with one goal in mind; to transform people’s lives by enhancing their living spaces and creating beautiful homes where clients can feel relaxed, at home and aware that they are living in an interior which suits their individual taste and personality.
Odette comes originally from a fashion design background and considers that her transition from fashion design top interior design was a natural transition. “Creating a beautiful outfit which enhances a person and suits their personality and creating a beautiful home which enhances living environment are very similar” Odette says.
I have carried out large and small commercial design projects from restaurants and cafes to offices and company boardrooms. I specialise in refurbishment of residential investment properties for high end rental where, in the current booming rental market, I am seeing an increasing demand.
The Design Process
- Stage 1
- Stage 2
- Stage 3
In this step, usually on the telephone, I discuss your needs and aspirations. During the conversation I will get to know you, your house, your needs, and your vision. We will also discuss your potential budget and timelines and my fees.
In this step, I will visit your home to gather more detailed information and together we will develop a clear direction and scope for your design project. I will sometimes during this visit take measurements of your space noting electrical outlets, natural light sources, hearths, mantles, door openings and so on. I may also take the photos, if necessary, with your permission of course, that will help us to recreate your space. Depending on the size of your Project we can take some on the spot decisions on the way forward. I can discuss with you the skills and experience of the painting, decorating, building, engineering, plumbing, carpentry and stove installation team I have worked with for a number of years or you may have your own handymen. We will move forward at your pace and based on your needs.
Home Visit & Design Presentation
Again depending on the size of your project I will meet you in your home to present and discuss the proposals for your project. I will present technical drawings and material samples which will help you to visualise the final outcome and make you as comfortable as possible in your decisions. I will, on this visit confirm all the details of your project and, if you are 100% happy with the design project direction we will agree timing.
I live outside Ireland and purchased three investment properties which I asked Odette to refurbish. She kept me informed throughout the refurbishment process. She delivered a complete transformation of the three apartments within budget within the given timeframe without fuss or drama. She took care of everything with her team. The transformation she has wrought on these apartments has resulted in them moving from mid-level rental to high-end rental. I am now receiving a 30% increase in rental and can say, with complete conviction, that I highly recommend Odette
Padraig, Dubai and Cork,
We needed a modern reception area for our business. Odette provided sound advice and guidance and the end result exceeded our expectations and clients, even two years after the refurbishment comment on the fresh, welcoming and hospitable reception areaVince, Cork City,
Odette was a dream to work with. She made sure that my husband and I were involved in every step of the refurbishment of our home and she turned our dull 1970’s bungalow into a haven of light, tranquillity and comfort for all the family. We love itMaire, West Cork,
Thank you, Odette. You were a pleasure to work with in creating a fabulous extension to suit our teens and young kids. They all love it, as do weBen and Susan, Tipperary, Customer
Odette refurbished our home in Cork six years ago and recently we asked her to refurbish a holiday home we purchased in East Cork, more recently. She has a great team of professionals working with her. Home renovation can be rather stressful but Odette and her wonderful team made sure that the process was calm and professional. We are so pleased with the design and results of her work. We cannot thank her enoughAlison and Kevin, Glounthaune, Customer
In developing our restaurant concept we consulted Odette at an early stage and we are glad that we did. She helped us to develop the concept, create the restaurant we always wanted and prevented us from making expensive mistakes. Her attention to detail and her grasp of the business focus was a boon for us. We are proud of the end result and customers keep returning. We have now engaged her to refurbish our home and she is again a great assetColin and Patricia, Blarney, Customer