Dubbed “the go-to decorator for Manhattan’s well-heeled millennial set” by the New York Post,
Sasha Bikoff has made a name for herself with her unapologetically maximal, imaginatively bold
interiors. Her viral kaleidoscopic staircase design for the 2018 Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse
earned her work descriptors like “eye-popping” and “psychedelic” and heralded the designer as
an “Instagram sensation.”
But while it may seem all fun and games, Sasha’s exuberant style is informed by a depth of
knowledge on–and insatiable curiosity for–design history. For the Instagrammable color pop
bathrooms of an upscale exercise studio, for example, she looked to Jean-Pierre Raynaud’s
Maison de La Celle-Saint-Cloud, remixing his idea with an of-the-moment color palette.
Much of Sasha’s work is this kind of referential mashup: She nods to Memphis in the same
space as French 18th-century, pairs Rococco with Space Age Modernism, and brings an Italian
Futurist spin to 1980s chintz-mania.
Sasha’s voracious visual appetite is fueled by her extensive travel: Her spaces bear influence
from Milan to Marrakech, Paris to Palm Beach, and always, of course, her beloved hometown of
New York City. Sasha was trained in Fine Art and Art History at George Washington University
and the American University in Paris, then cut her teeth working at the prestigious Gagosian
Gallery before founding her eponymous firm. Her first decorating job was in New York’s storied
Dakota, an apt debut for a native New Yorker with an eye for history.
Sasha is as deft with residential interiors as with commissions of all shapes; in addition to
homes, she’s outfitted museums, restaurants, bars, and retail stores including cult candle brand
Otherland, trendsetting jeweler Alison Lou, and DTC darling Away. She has also produced
collaborations with the likes of Vervain, Versace, Fabricut, Rug Art, New Ravenna, and Currey &
Company, to name a few. Her work has made a splash at Salone del Mobile and Art Basel in
addition to the illustrious Kips Bay Decorator Show House. Sasha splits her time between
Manhattan and a–surprisingly subdued–modern farmhouse in the Hamptons.
Written by Hadley Keller, longtime design writer and editor.