Foremost interior designer and Managing Director of SD Interiors Limited and the House of Splendor, Sarah Daniel, is style personified. Trained at the prestigious KLC school of Design, London, she began her design firm in 1991 for a roster of local and international clients. In January 2016, she alongside her billionaire spouse, Mr. Oluwadare Daniel opened House of Splendor; a seven-room Boutique, Hotel and Spa, in the heart of Lagos, an oyster located in G.R.A Ikeja, Lagos. The affable and delectable Sarah Daniel stands her out amongst a host of designers in Nigeria and overseas.
Having being in the business of creating atmospheres for well over 25 years, she has become the envy of all for creating spaces with incredible magic and creativity, recognized worldwide for her eclectic and refined style. If she does contemporary, it is always with a weighty dose of history and references infused into it to produce a timeless yet timely scenario.
The prim, proper Nigerian woman of pristine beauty and yet global-citizen, interior designer Sarah Daniel has a very kind career and is one of the biggest names of Interior Design across Nigeria, Africa and by extension the world. Her designs are not only focused in hospitality or residential but also in stunning luxury homes of private clients, as well in commercial projects all around the world, including restaurants and offices. Just name the project, she’ll spring up her magic wand of creative surprises to wow you.
From her works, she likes her palette neutral, but the designer isn’t afraid of shades like light blue and royal purple, either. She mixes crisply upholstered custom-made pieces, Neo-classic, Baroque, Rococo, American antiques, and accessories masterfully, all resulting in a quietly invigorating look.
Internationally acclaimed Nigerian creator, designer and architect, Sarah is untiring citizen of the world. Most of her designs have gathered a sort of cult following, and her hotel remains a timeless icon that has added a new dimension to the global cityscape.
The House of Splendor Hotel in the heart of Ikeja, Government Reserved Area, is a global luxury lifestyle brand marked by its distinctive designs and sophisticated soulful character. Sarah Daniel’s signature style juxtaposes raw with refined, melds sophistication and spirited spontaneity, and brings together diverse periods of furniture. Her portfolio includes luxury hotels and grand residences across the most expensive locations in Nigeria, Africa and the world.
For someone in her 60s, Sarah Daniel has made quite a name for herself. Her strong point of view and a signature aesthetic—sleek, marbly interiors, geometric forms and muted color palette—is exemplified in a handful of stunning projects she’s done for Nigeria’s elite.
The world over, architecture and design are not static professions: Styles evolve, technologies advance, challenges propel. Nigeria’s Sarah Daniel represent a rare breed of trailblazers and standard-bearers whose work is imaginative, intelligent, and utterly inspiring.