Even the most complex designs start with a simple sketch on a  piece of paper. It’s this state of possibility before the creative process even begins that’s at the heart of the Carta Nova philosophy.

We see potential in every space. A potential to live a more inspired life, that creates room for new ideas and new experiences.

Our holistic design approach means we will always work with you to understand the purpose of a project, but also the possibilities.

"the spaces that we need are those that will support us in being the kind of people we want to be. So spaces that make us feel cheerful, kind, compassionate, creative, generous.”

Alain de Botton

evelina vatzeva, riba chartered architect, north london, architecture, interior design, brand design, founder carta nova

Hi, I'm Eva!

founder and lead creative at Carta Nova.
I’ve been an architect & designer for over 10 years. My journey
started in Bulgaria, where I grew up inspired by the monumental 50s' Eastern Europe architecture and the traditional Bulgarian houses. 
I moved to Germany to train as an architect and designer, before moving to London in 2015.

My pan-European influences inspire a versatile approach to design that’s as ‘at home’ working on private projects as it is on commercial properties.

If I had to choose one project I’ve worked on as my absolute favourite, I would definitely struggle. Every design is unique, both beautiful and challenging in it’s own way. Discovering the perfect design solution and seeing it transform into an inspirational space is an incredible process and one which I hope to share with you.



“I worked with Eva at FT Architects for 18 months until December 2017, and she was responsible for delivering several complex projects.

She’s very creative and has a great level of technical and construction knowledge. She’s also a very organised and competent contract administrator, overseeing work on site, chairing meetings and dealing with contractors on a day to day basis.

It was a pleasure working with her, and I can recommend her as a very good architect.”

Ms L.Turley, Director FT Architects

“The advice and guidance l've received from Eva  in relation to 3 potential  properties we  were looking to purchase has been  extremely helpful and  valuable. Her  knowledge and friendly  personality made a potentially stressful situation much easier too.

I have already  recommended Eva to a  client of  mine and one  of my  work colleagues and will be using her services once  our purchase goes  through. For  anyone looking to purchase a  new property or make changes to their existing property l would thoroughly recommend they speak to Eva.”

Mr S.Weisner

“Thank you very much for your assistance and advice with the re-branding work we have recently undertaken together. 
You have helped incorporate our company logo design used on our on line platforms into electronic and print communications. This has included advice on font selections for use in Outlook and other Microsoft Office document formats, brochures, badges, corporate clothing and for business cards. 
It has allowed a complete refresh and lifting of my written presentation material to be consistent, professional and stand-out. 
I am delighted with your ideas and approach and the speed by which you have been able to make this happen. Had I known the ease, of working with you I would have done much sooner. Thank you.”

Mr A. Pegg, Director BPA