Nikki Bisiker is the owner and chief creative director of Nikki Bisiker Interiors; The British-born designer thinks she could never think of another career, saying that interior design was meant for her! In the following dialogue, Nikki Biesecker talks to “Madam.net” about her background and philosophy in the world of interior design.
How has studying languages and business influenced your projects in the world of interior design?
At the age of 20, I developed a restaurant in Britain, from the ground up, from the architectural restoration, to menu planning, staff and accounts, to the day-to-day management of the place. This experience provided me with wholesale educational lessons, in aspects of design and hospitality, all at once. After that, I repeated the ball, within the framework of a large country hotel, that is, I completed the renovation of the place, and then took over the internal management affairs. These two processes taught me the power of investing in people, both employees and customers, as well as diplomacy, psychology, organizational skills, patience and a love for a beautiful environment. As for languages, I studied French and German at school and university, and I also spent years in France, then in Italy, which allowed me to acquire some Italian language skills as well. Languages enabled me to understand different cultures, attitudes, the spirit of design, and allowed me to understand lifestyles and requirements.
How do you focus in interior design on the psyche of the inhabitants?
I believe that understanding clients’ personalities, lifestyle, design expectations, how they interact with family and friends, their color preferences… are all essential, on the way to creating a beautiful and unique home because it reflects the occupants’ personalities. I would like to point out, in this context, that the work team at “Nikki Bisker Interior Design Company” provides a special service that is represented in a chart that enables the investigation of the client, revealing various information about his personality and the way he interacts with the house, in a way that even long conversations cannot discover. And cheerful.
Are there specific schools that you draw design ideas from?
There are no specific options in this context, but I welcome designs that date back to ancient times, in addition to those classics, as well as elegant beach decorations and those of ski chalets, without losing sight of urban elegance.
6 elements in interior design
Tell us more about the elements that are of particular importance in your residential projects…
- Lighting: Do not underestimate the power of lighting used both architecturally and decoratively, within the framework of creating a great project.
- Wall design: The walls appear as a background for the design board, as they provide a stable visual image for the wandering eye in the space, either while sitting or walking around the house. In this context, distancing from complexity is useful if the client desires simplicity, while playing with shadows, materials, shapes and lighting.
- The luxury bathroom: It is a spa-like retreat. In this crowded world, the master bathroom in the home can be transformed into a place where the individual relaxes, to feel the peace and well-being within the walls of his space.
- green touch Whether it’s a simple design that incorporates natural elements into the home, or an extravagant one; Whatever the design mood, the home’s green accents evoke freshness and evoke rural scenes in an urban setting, providing oxygen, life, softness and shapes to interior spaces.
- the main entrance: You have to think carefully about this space, which seems to be playing the opening melody, in preparation for the musical melodies that will follow in the other parts of the house! On the home owner’s side, the entrance seems to welcome him, but on the guests’ side, the purpose of the design of the place is to amaze them!
- Roof details: Ceilings are an integral part of rooms, and note that some people neglect to take care of their design, especially in the UAE, where these surfaces are often devoid of architectural details.
What do you advise readers of “Madam.net” who want to renew their home decorations, with the change of season?
The answer is very simple; Contact Nikki Bisker Interior Design! To renew the energy in the house, it is necessary to get rid of all unwanted items, clean and organize the cupboards, drawers and bathroom cabinets, to have a good starting base, and limit the contents to what is desired or be required. from a practical point of view. On a simple level, it is useful to replace cushions with light covers made of cotton or silk with old ones, as well as to change rugs and table decorations, and to buy books for the coffee table that deal with topics specific to spring and summer, e.g. . as: travel books… In addition, you can choose yellow mimosa flowers or Cherry flowers. As for bedrooms, bedding suitable for summer is replaced with the old one, while cashmere, wool and velvet are filled for the next winter season.
At the age of 13, Nikki Biesecker decided to renovate her small bedroom near Bristol, UK, with some money left to her by her uncle. a British fashion “icon” in the 60s), her mother’s Jamaican heritage, floral print dresses, and her love of vibrant colors. Nikki Biesecker’s business is influenced by her roots, as her paternal grandparents had a hobby of collecting antiques, dresses, gloves, hats and vintage costumes. Then these “things” transferred to her and with her revealed her love of textures, glassware, silver, beautiful wood finishes, silk, chiffon, satin and lighting fixtures… Nikki’s frequent travels and focus on the psychology of place combined with form her unique design philosophy, noting that his projects, including residential apartments, yachts and commercial enterprises, are spread all over the world.