CEO at SAAL Design
Sarah has over 30 years experience within the world of luxury interiors. Her father was architect Jim Roberts. He was famous for pushing architectural boundaries, most notably with his design for the Rotunda in Birmingham. Her mother was a dealer in nautical antiques. She has spent her entire life surrounded by art & design.
After meeting artists such as Barbara Hepworth as a youngster, Sarah was inspired to study Fine Art at Central St Martins in London. Upon graduating she worked as a watercolour artist and gallery curator but soon discovered her interests lay beyond the canvas. Combining her creative skill with her inherited knowledge of architecture, Sarah decided to establish her own interior design studio – Saal Design.
Sarah’s work has a refined yet eclectic aesthetic. Her process incorporates a personal and relaxed approach, along with practical and commercial considerations. Sarah finds inspiration in the world around her, in textures – both natural and architectural; in coastal landscapes, botanical geometry and in the human creations of art and structure. Through her family and travels she has developed a deep appreciation for Indian culture and design and enjoys incorporating these influences in her work. She is inspired by the way humans have created spaces for themselves throughout history; from the bustling bazaar to the universal desire to find sanctuary and calm.