10 Years of ‘NYC&G’: A Young Decorator Takes the Dakota

Sasha Bikoff's home in the storied apartment building pays homage to her beloved mother.
Dakota Home Tour Designer Sasha Bikoff Office

In the library, a pair of antique crystal urns with bronze mounts and lapis lazuli bases sit on a mantel that’s original to the late-19th-century building. The desk is from Ralph Lauren Home. The walls are a custom shade from Fine Paints of Europe. Photography by Nicole Cohen.

Revisited for the 10th Anniversary issue of NYC&G. Previously featured in the May/June 2016 issue of NYC&G.  Read the full story here.


I knew Sasha Bikoff had that special something the moment I met her. Warm, enthusiastic, and blessed with natural talent, she quickly became decorating’s “it girl” not long after this project appeared in our pages. A few years before, her mother had asked Bikoff, a fledgling designer then working at Gagosian Gallery, to help her decorate her apartment in the legendary Dakota on Central Park West. By the time of publication, the memory was bittersweet, as Bikoff’s mother had recently passed away. I asked Sasha if she might be interested in writing the article herself, and not surprisingly, she did an amazing job. —K. C.

The print version of this article appears with the headline: Family Matters.