My Mother Kept a Garden

My Mother kept a garden, a garden of the heart, She planted all the good things that gave my life its start. She turned me to the sunshine and encouraged me to dream, Fostering and nurturing the seeds… Read More

Time is on My Side… Yes it Is!

As dealers of   the 125 year old F Schumacher Fabric line, we have the opportunity to sell alluring, timeless and fashionable fabrics that are deep in heritage. The company was started in 1889 by Fredric Schumacher a Parisian… Read More

Pantone Color of the Year: Marsala

Every year the world of fashion and design look to the Color of the Year announced by Pantone.  This allows the industry to connect on a level of consumer needs from the dress to the matching nail polish, or the… Read More

Bold Colors Create Epic Entertainment

Sometimes it can be really scary for people to introduce bright colors into their interior spaces. It makes sense — it’s obviously a lot safer to go with muted or subtle neutral colors. But when our client came… Read More

Who’s the Purple Cow?

I never saw a Purple Cow,  I never hope to see one;  But I can tell you, anyhow,  I’d rather see than be one. This poem by Burgess was written in the late 1800’s and he became somewhat… Read More

The Easter Lily

The Easter Lily. For many, the beautiful trumpet-shaped white flowers symbolize purity, virtue, innocence, hope and life-the spiritual essence of Easter. History, mythology, literature, poetry and the world of art are rife with stories and images that speak of the… Read More

Why Use a Designer? Why Use Odyssey?

The achievement of comfort in the home where one can relax, feel at peace and be happy is the best accomplishment, right? No matter how big or small, after designing pied-a-terres that range from 1000 square feet to… Read More

Cinemas at Home

Photo courtesy of Bill Earls The earliest documented account of an exhibition of projected motion pictures in the United States was in June 1894 in Richmond, Indiana by Charles Francis Jenkins. Jenkins used his Phantoscope to project his… Read More

Le Jardin

Photo by Bill Earls A beautifully designed outside space is just as important and sometimes even more spiritual and thought evoking than any four walled room. When I started my artistic journey in design school in Toronto I… Read More

North Carolina

We had just crossed the Georgia border traveling south into Florida; we still had several hours to go before arriving at our home in Naples. I looked down at my watch and realized it had stopped before we… Read More