About Us

Our Founder

Luly Bestard Melarti is the owner of TerraCotta Studio.  As a licensed architect she brings more than 20 years of architectural, design, and construction experience to the table.  With a practical outlook and an eye for detail, Luly excels at residential design with the expertise to bring a project from conception to completion.  Her skillful integration of finishes and selections into the projects transform houses into homes for her clients. He obsession for authentic and thoughtful design leads her mission she continues perfect her techniques.  
Luly lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey with her family, where she and her husband are raising three children. Luly believes that her exposure to different cultures and languages continues to shape the way she approaches design. She is also co-owner of a residential design build company in Atlanta and flies back and forth from New Jersey to Atlanta.  When she is not at the office, she loves to cook and try new recipes, entertain and go into New York City whenever possible.

  • Georgia State Univ., MBA Real Estate
  • Georgia Tech, M.Arch Architecture 
  • Georgia Tech, BS Architecture 
  • Ecole D’Architecture, Architecture
  • Registered Architect – New Jersey & Georgia
  • Member of AIA
  • Fluent in Spanish