Ifeyinwa Ighodalo holds B.Sc. in Accountancy from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, but upon realizing her passion for interiors, in 1987, she established Design Options Ltd., a prestigious interior decorating and furniture manufacturing outfit.
Since inception, Design Options has grown to become and is now widely recognized as one of the country’s very best in its area of expertise, in recognition of which it was honoured with the 2004 St. Moritz Style Award for Interior Design.
The founder and Creative Director of Design Options (DO.II), Mrs Ifeyinwa Ighodalo, always wanted people to buy beautiful furniture and home furnishings and this desire became her mission. She said: “I was 12 years old when my father was studying for his MBA degree. He would come home from the university and tutor me on what he was studying. This inspired my interest in business.
I decided to study accountancy in the university because I was very good in Mathematics and also because I knew I was eventually going to pursue a career in business. While I was at the university, I discovered my interest in interiors. Upon graduation, I decided that my interest in interior design would be my future career. Eventually what I actually ended up practising which is my real passion, is furniture manufacturing. The interior design aspect of my business is to support the core business of furniture manufacturing.”
She is a volunteer mentor for the mentorship programme of Fate Foundation. She is a member of the executive council for WIMBIZ , She is married to Asue Ighodalo and they are blessed with a beautiful daughter.