As a top interior designer, Sasha Bikoff’s style is influenced by the multicultural flavours of her hometown, New York City, and from her experiences travelling abroad: her contemporary interior design projects are also a huge combination that highlights the best of the best of the Hamptons, Miami, Palm Beach, and Palm Springs. With the main goal to build a stunning interior design project, Sasha sources antique and vintage items from around the planet which she reimagines in couture fashion fabrics: TheMess is one of her most remarkable restaurants design projects that concentrates all these features and characteristics.
There’s probably no more important skill as an interior designer than adaptability. This restaurant design project took Sasha Bikoff out of her comfort zone: usually designing maximalist spaces for the young and wealthy, this contemporary project was a huge challenge. TheMess is a modern restaurant near Manhattan’s Union Square. Drawing inspiration from iconic restaurants such as Monkey Bar and Indochine, and choosing a palette of vermillion red and light blue based on a pair of Adidas sandals she spotted a friend wearing, Sasha Bikoff totally changed the reclaimed wood and tile-clad eating quarters formerly known as All’onda.
“First I thought about colour and automatically veered toward red because red makes people hungry and it’s also a celebratory colour. (…) Then I started realizing that all of the places that I love and all of the places that are iconic to New York and to the world have these amazing wallpapers. People automatically attribute the wallpaper to that restaurant, to the amazing night that they had. It strikes a memory.” – Sasha Bikoff
To produce a memorable effect, the top interior designer chose a Mimi chinoiserie wallpaper alongside powder blue banquettes and Venetian glass mirrors for the restaurant’s main dining room.
Sasha Bikoff also employed a fabric version of the Voutsa print on seat cushions and curtains and pairing it with authentic bistro chairs flown in from France.
For the top interior designer, marvellous interiors represent more than just living spaces: they evoke a notable lifestyle, providing to any design-lover the unique opportunity to turn their spaces into an eclectic, remarkable, and creative oasis.