Makini Regal Brereton, Owner:

If asked why owner Makini Regal Brereton chose a career in design, she might respond, “What girl doesn’t love beautiful things?” but what sets Makini apart from the average design enthusiast?

Makini inherited her green thumb from her two grandmothers whom are avid gardeners and flower devotees. But her enthusiasm for design and sense of style stem from her Brooklyn upbringing and Trinidadian roots. A Columbia University alumna with formal training from The New York Botanical Garden’s Floral Design Program, Makini’s affinity for design and creativity evolved from passion to innovative technique.

A desire to learn coupled with a great respect for floral artistry, event and interior design inspired Makini to enroll in a program with a floral and event planning company based in New York City. Upon completion, Makini decided to go full fledge with her dreams of launching Makini Regal Designs, and relinquishing her tenure as a Senior Analyst for a Management Consulting firm.

Most recently Makini completed two Master Floral Classes with the renowned Karen Tran and Preston Bailey. She provided floral and event design services for Author/TV Personality, Demetria Lucas of “Blood Sweat and Heels” on Bravo as well as Yandy Smith of “Love and Hip Hop” on VH1. In addition, she has been featured in notable publications and blogs such as New York Weddings Magazine, Munaluchi Bride, Uptown Magazine, Bridal Guide, AM New York, Style Me Pretty, Grace Ormonde Weddings and Black Enterprise.