Studio Fifth Element is a boutique studio founded by Staci Perkins Surla and Christina Logothetis. Our multi-award nominated practice provides a fully comprehensive design service for the private, corporate, commercial and hospitality sectors.

We implement design strategies in an innovative and timely manner with an emphasis in luxury, functionality and attention to detail. Along with our pragmatic and grounded approach, we inject personality and grandeur to our spaces, subtly creating the ultimate luxury. 

Our mission is to create spaces with a strong identity which is why we do not adopt a house style instead we begin each project by envisioning the lives of the people who will inhabit the space and design according to what we believe will inspire them and support their lifestyle. We align the principles of design, craftsmanship, planning and execution to create beautiful spaces that exceed all expectations.


Christina completed her law degree at UCL, after which she qualified as a solicitor with major London law firm, Stephenson Harwood. Christina has over 15 years’ experience consulting and leading numerous design projects around the world including substantial new-build and refurbishment office projects, multiple large family residences, as well as hotel projects.

Christina decided to set up Fifth Element to bring improvements in service and transparency to the overall practice of interior design and design consultancy. Christina lives in London with her husband and three children.


Staci began her interior design training at FIDM in Los Angeles and completed it at Chelsea College of Art, London, receiving her diploma in 2002. After honing her skills with some of the industry’s greats like Tim Gosling and Louise Bradley, she set up her own practice in 2005. 

Focusing initially on residential spaces, commissions at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and at the Goring Hotel added to the commercial side of her experience. She began working with our co-founder in 2009 when they collaborated on the design of a large Mediterranean villa. Staci’s years of building relationships with suppliers and tradespeople lend valuable experience to the implementation of projects.