The Atelier is really a workshop of creativity


Lauren Hughes-Glass

Lauren, a Glasgow Caledonian University alumna, brings over 18 years of expertise in hospitality design. In her role as Head of Hospitality, she leads with a blend of creative vision and strategic execution, ensuring projects not only meet but exceed client expectations in both design and quality. Renowned for her collaborative spirit and innovative approach, Lauren’s leadership has been pivotal in delivering award-winning designs and fostering team growth within diverse environments.


Vasiliki Houvarta

Vasiliki Houvarta is a qualified interior designer with experience in designing private residences in the luxury sector. She trained as an artist and understands the importance of attention to every detail, particularly the concept and implementation of a design. Prior to joining the atelier in 2018, Vasiliki worked at the Saatchi Gallery handling private views, sales and managing private and public events and exhibitions. Her work at the atelier includes projects in the UK, New York and Spain. As Creative Manager, her focus is on developing the Atelier’s visual identity throughout the design process from concept to completion.


Francisco Perez Durban

Francisco Perez Durban is a qualified ARB registered architect, educated in Madrid, Vienna, and Buenos Aires. He has over 10 years of experience in luxury residential and hospitality design with projects across Europe, USA, and Asia. As Design Manager, Francisco oversees a variety of projects with a focus on interior architecture, ensuring they are completed on time and budget. He works closely with both our Founder and Creative Director and Associate Design Director, collaborating on design concept development and strategy. His passion for art and the history of architecture, coupled with his creative and technical expertise has been invaluable in the training, mentoring and guidance of the team.


Jehanara Knowles

Jehanara Knowles is a qualified Architectural Designer having studied at Central St Martins School of Art. A Design Manager with over a decade of experience in luxury residential interior design with projects across Europe, USA, the Middle East and Asia. She works closely alongside our Founder and Creative Director and our Associate Design Director collaborating on the design concept and development. Jehanara leads a team of designers ensuring the smooth running of each project, and the highest standard of finish. She has a passion for Art and Antiques and the sustainable use of natural materials.