The Atelier is really a workshop of creativity


D'Ann Tollett

The Design Director for the U.S. office, D’Ann is a trained architect with over 18 years of design experience. While at established firm Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, she worked on “white glove” Manhattan apartments, historic homes from Palm Beach to Los Angeles, as well as a ground-up equestrian estate in Connecticut. Prior to moving into the design field, D’Ann worked in non-profit development, most notably as Assistant Director for Development Communications at the University of Miami. D’Ann joined the Atelier in 2022 and is focused on expanding its design reach and artistic legacy in the U.S. market.


Mert Gurel

Mert Gurel is a qualified architect, interior designer and project manager with over 15 years of experience in luxury hospitality and private residential projects worldwide. As Studio Project Manager, he oversees all projects to ensure a smooth and timely delivery that meets our exacting standards. His passion for the luxury design industry began with his architectural studies which he followed with a master’s degree in interior design in Los Angeles. His training and extensive international experience enable Mert to have a comprehensive understanding of every aspect of a design project from concept to completion. He joined the Atelier in 2022 after managing various projects in London, Istanbul, the French Riviera and Los Angeles.


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 Brand Manager and Stylist, her focus is on developing the Atelier’s visual identity throughout the design process from concept to completion.


Lucinda Pardoe

Lucinda joined the atelier in 2019 after working for over 17 years in the world of Art and Antiques. She was Financial Controller for LAPADA (the UK’s largest association for art and antique dealers) for seven years. Prior to that, she was the Office and Operations Manager for an eminent Art historian and conservator in Norfolk, based at the stunning Houghton Estate. Lucinda ensures the day-to-day smooth running of the office working closely with the team.