Project by: Sasha Bikoff of Sasha Bikoff Interior Design
Location: New York, New York
Few homes can perfectly pull off the coolest oversized pop art painting of ice cream next to lavish baroque furnishings, but interior designer Sasha Bikoff did just that.
For the New York-born and based designer, this Upper East Side stunner provided ample opportunity to put her background in fine arts and art history to the test and boy did she not disappoint. Everywhere you look, a piece more grand than the next calls out to be noticed. From fanciful Belle Époque pieces to sleek modern furnishings, this home proves to be the perfect amalgamation of chic, playful, gorgeous, opulent and serene all at once.
Throughout the home, Sasha utilized a continuous push and pull between fancy and fun to keeps things interesting, proving that no matter the time period, beautiful and thoughtful design will always endure.
The entryway is my signature black and white color palette, dressed up a bit as we lacquered the walls. Just off of that space, the powder room is a playful contrast from the dressiness of the foyer as we chose Voutsa's whimsical Lips wallpaper to really make an impact in the otherwise white, black and gray space.
Twenty-four-carat gold leafing graces the ceiling in the living room, as I wanted everything to sparkle. A sinuous Milo Baughman sofa expansively snakes across the room from a pair of fabulous powder blue Dorothy Draper high-back chairs. Between the two, I designed a custom geode table complete with beautiful, white marshmallow druzy crystals inside.
Adjacent to the living room, a crystal Baccarat chandelier glimmers above a 1940s French dining table. The Lucite Charles Hollis Jones chairs are upholstered in Fornasetti's Bohemian Glass fabric. The antique curio cabinet is very Belle Époque Parisian, lending to the room's mix of styles and eras that all come together to lend to an overall feminine, European vibe.
We went for a more masculine and stately feel in the navy bedroom, that still maintains an essence of femininity. I wanted it to feel like a luxurious hotel room, so English antique mirrors, color coordinated bookshelves and a velvet headboard did just the trick.
The 'puppy room' is home to the client's three maltese dogs. I utilized hot pink velvet and a French dessert pattern from Pierre Frey in this space to lend a certain playfulness and girliness to the butter yellow room.
The master foyer sets the tone for the rest of the bedroom with an amazing wallpaper featuring vintage designer perfume bottles. In the bedroom, it was a must for me to do a gold venetian mirrored ceiling and luckily the client let me! We decided on a very ornate, tufted French headboard flanked by large gold and pearl Dorothy Draper nightstands that provide ample storage. The walls are sheathed in a sumptuous ivory silk from Italy and the windows framed by dramatic velvet drapes.
Thank you for sharing this home with us Sasha Bikoff!
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