Award Winning Interior Design
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 to 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.
Odette has travelled extensively and lived abroad for a number of years and has absorbed different cultures, lifestyles, living environments and has interacted with crafts persons including carpet designers, woodworkers, furniture makers, architectural heritage experts, artists and master builders. She has a deep and extensive knowledge of natural materials such as fabrics, wood, building products, heating and lighting solutions and ecological solutions. She brings this knowledge to bear when she is designing for clients and is in a position to take a broader world-wide design view and recommend appropriate solutions to her clients. To the question, “What is design?”, Odette often responds with a quote from one of her favourite designers, Charles Eames, “Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.” If a living space looks like it was created by an interior designer, then it is not a living space Odette has worked on.
Odette creates warm, balanced interiors that are equal parts form and function with her modern silhouettes that are brought to life by her use of some vintage accents and modern innovative elements. Her philosophy of “understated, practical, comfortable luxury” is further achieved through layers of rich colour, organic shapes, natural light and cleverly developed lighting. Her designs are exuberant yet always have a way of transcending the trends and ensuring that the interior design remains fresh for years to come. Odette says: “People live busy lives these days, full of stress and the demands of work and family. It is vital to return, each day, to a harmonious living space which suits both you and your family. A warm, inviting, peaceful, living space where the soft furnishings, the furniture, the curtains and the lighting contribute to creating a harmonious environment reduces stress and creates a haven for the family.”
In working with clients Odette places an emphasis on collaboration. Through this collaboration Odette is able to realize the vision of her clients; her lasting professional relationships are owed to a blend of skilful design, communication, and trust. Odette has the unique ability to really and truly connect with her clients and give each and every one of them the personal attention they deserve. This trust is reflected in the fact that some clients have availed of her services from the setting up of her interior design business up to the current date. Odette is a model of discretion, she respects the privacy of clients and thus one can be assured that she never discusses or reveals the names on her client list. She has clients in Cork, Dublin, Kerry and London. Some of the names on her client list reflect this discreet approach.
While creating beautiful harmonious living spaces is her forte and passion Odette is also passionate and skilled in providing services for commercial spaces and has designed a large number of restaurants, offices, pubs and commercial premises over the past number of years for a number of satisfied clients. Interior design is much more than fixtures and fittings, Odette as a good designer creates a space that is comfortable and safe for the people who occupy it to work and move around in. When combined with her team of trained build contractors, craftsmen and qualified tradespersons, Odette’s Commercial Design Services will provide an entire solution.
Odette’s confident yet warm and inviting personality plays a major role into her vast success as a designer. She exudes positivity and radiates such a tremendous passion for what she does which is contagious to everyone around her. Her sensibility is guided by a synthesis of knowledge and intuition, and all of her projects are implemented with unrivalled precision and attention to detail.
Odette really is the whole package and is positioned to provide the whole package to her clients. Over the past number of years, she has built up a team of master builders, crafts persons, furniture makers, cabinet makers, stove installers, electrical and electronic experts, engineers and quantity surveyors. She is thus positioned to provide advice and recommendations for tradespersons who have proven their honesty, reliability and professionalism over the years.
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