Designer blossoming at work in stately home

Chatsworth House.
Chatsworth House.

The owner and floral designer of an Ashington based firm is set to work on the decor for a stately home in Derbyshire.

Carole King, owner and designer of La Sweet Boutique, will work on the floral decor for the Duke of Devonshire’s stately home Chatsworth House in May.

The Ashington-based company has only been trading since January following intensive support from the free Business Northumberland initiative.

Already, Carole has worked with high profile and charitable projects such as the United Kingdom Miss Galaxy Pageant and the red carpet ball at the Hilton, Newcastle in aid of St Oswald’s Hospice.

Carole said: “I cannot believe how much La Sweet Boutique has achieved since we started, already we have a number of loyal customers and have worked for high profile events such as Newcastle’s own Miss Junior Galaxy and Miss Teen Great Britain in Blackpool.

“Business Northumberland have been great in helping us get started and making it happen.”

The Northumbrian floral designer provides bespoke floral displays, wedding flowers, corporate and sympathy flowers to businesses and customers across the north east.

Carole has now been chosen to work alongside renowned freelance floral designer Jonathon Moseley from Derbyshire and fellow Northumbrian, Danielle Webster.

Business Northumberland business advisor, Ian Coull, added: “We’re thrilled with the progress made by Carole and La Sweet Boutique so far, she has done extremely well to win so much work and cater for so many events already.

“We’re sure she has a colourful future ahead of her.”

Chatsworth House has 126 rooms, with nearly 100 of them closed to visitors.

The home of the Duke of Devonshire is well-adapted to allow the family to live privately in their apartments while the house is open to the public as a major tourist attraction.