Chelsea Design – About Us
Samantha McKenna and Regina Agro created Chelsea Design in 2006 from a desire to design spaces that would be loved and enjoyed by their client’s for many years. Of course, no two clients have the same lives, tastes or dreams, just as no two interiors have the same light, proportions, history or personality. Each and every client is different; and so, too, is each and every building, each and every space. Chelsea Design’s interiors therefore differ markedly from one another. However, they all reflect Samantha and Regina’s personal aesthetic: their predilection for light, air and space; their pursuit of both simplicity and refinement; their emphasis not only on restraint but also on softness; and the importance they attach to materials and to texture.
Samantha McKenna was born in the Bahamas and was educated in London before deciding to relocate to New York where she began her design career working for some the most well-known movie production companies completing set designs. In the 1990s, Samantha relocated to South Florida where she began working for one of South Florida’s most prestigious residential interior design firms completing projects throughout the United States and Caribbean. In 2006, after founding Chelsea Design, she decided to open offices in South Florida and the Bahamas. Samantha leads all design projects and is a central figure in all client relationships. Whether it’s a residential or commercial project, getting to know clients, understanding their needs and preferences, winning their trust and collaborating with them is at the heart of Samantha’s work; and it’s something she finds particularly rewarding.
Regina Agro was born and educated in Philadelphia, PA. She would later relocate to New York City where she was the Vice President of one of the nation’s premier package design firms servicing many of the nation’s top retailers. After relocating to South Florida in 2003, she worked for one of South Florida’s most prestigious residential interior design firms completing projects throughout the United States and Caribbean. In 2006, she founded Chelsea Design with the goal of providing beautifully designed projects with a greater appreciation for client’s budgets and understanding of their needs. Through her direction and attention to day-to-day business, Chelsea Design has become a very successful firm whereby over 90% of its business is generated from repeat clients or client referrals.