The Atelier is really a workshop of creativity


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.


Olivia Peszynski

Olivia has been a part of the Natalia Miyar Atelier team since its early inception. She qualified as a Fashion Designer before studying Interior Design in 2013 and her nearly 10 years’ experience in the industry has given her knowledge and a wide network. In the Design Manager role, she works very closely with the design team throughout the design process overseeing the finest details.


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.


Kelly Engelbrecht

Kelly is a qualified interior designer with with over 15 years of experience in the luxury hospitality design sector. Prior to joining NMA, Kelly held the role of Senior Technical Lead for a leading hospitality design firm in Chicago,USA, managing 5-star hotel design projects across the globe. She holds a BFA in Interior design and an MA in Architecture.