Light that lives with you
Creating an environment that ebbs and flows with Sasha’s daily activities was one of the top design priorities. Now, from the moment she rises in the morning, Ketra’s Natural Show keeps her in tune with the daylight outdoors. The color temperature of the light automatically shifts throughout the day to stay in sync with the sun, making it feel like she’s basking in the beautiful scenery—even when she’s inside her home.
This dynamic indoor-outdoor interplay was enhanced by integrating Lutron’s motorized roller shades into the space. The combination of Ketra light and Lutron shades makes the transition from indoors to outdoors visually seamless—creating a truly natural-feeling environment. Powered by the HomeWorks QSX control system, Sasha now enjoys total light control throughout her home with the touch of a button.
If she needs a change of pace mid-day, Sasha can activate “Energize” to make her space feel fresh and cool, giving her a boost of focus and clarity. When the evening comes around, Ketra light automatically dims to a warm glow, bringing a welcome peace following a day of design work. And when it’s time to hit the hay, the Lutron blackout shades in each bedroom ensure that Sasha and her guests won’t be awakened by the ultra-bright Hamptons sun—unless they want to be, in which case the shades can be programmed to rise right on time.
Peace with pops of color
For Bikoff’s modern barnhouse, the inspiration was nature, pure and simple. She wanted a relaxed vibe—a casual, zen sanctuary that felt fresh and lived and breathed with its surrounding environment. Collaborating with veteran A/V consultant and Lutron dealer Rob Davis of Audio Interiors, Bikoff choreographed lights, shades, and controls to bring her vision to life.
To create a sense of boundless flow, Bikoff used Ketra’s Natural Show to blend indoor light with natural light, keep her close to nature, and make the spaces feel airy and bright. For controls, Bikoff got early access to Lutron’s newest Alisse keypads and had them installed in a stunning Aged Bronze shade. The hand-finished, ultra-luxe materials lend themselves to her elevated aesthetic—and hers was the first home to have them installed worldwide.
When it’s time to host a party, Ketra’s tunable color enables Bikoff to incorporate her signature boldness into the space at will. Each Ketra fixture produces full spectrum color from 1,400K to 10,000K, allowing her to create vibrant, colorful atmospheres for entertaining that easily revert back to the space’s foundational serenity. “Sasha was happy to reintroduce color to the space with Ketra, with pastels and saturated colors,” says Davis. “She custom designed some of the light fixtures and the standout mosaic bath; it’s really such a personal space.”
Throughout the home, Ketra is used to bring out the magic in a variety of unique furnishings and finishes. “Sasha picked this beautiful slab of Afghani granite for the kitchen counters that has unique turquoise veins,” says Davis. “We set up some Vibrancy scenes to pop that color out.” At the same time, Lutron’s shades protect Sasha’s designer furnishings from harmful UV rays—while preserving the beachfront views.
In the end, Sasha got the calm she needed—and the color she wanted.
Distinct spaces and signature shows
Open floor plans have been popular for many years for good reason: They make homes feel big, spacious, and modern, but it’s easy to lose the definition of each room and more difficult to tailor the space for different needs. To solve this challenge, Davis tapped into Lutron’s easy programming and custom settings to carve out distinctions between the kitchen, dining area, and living room—creating three distinct areas, each with a vibe of their own.
In addition, Ketra’s infinitely customizable color palette enabled Bikoff to let her imagination run free, working with Davis to sculpt scenes that reflect her unique tastes and influences. “We made lots of different colored light shows,” says Davis. “We did a whole palette just for her wedding, whose reception she hosted at the house— I remember one in particular we called ‘La Vie en Rose’ that’s these beautiful layers of soft, rosy pinks.”