The Design Studio
About the design studio

<empty>  Hello, my name is Lorna Smithson and I am a freelance, professional florist with a real passion for flowers. I have been working as a florist for many years and am constantly looking out for new ideas and inspiration. Prior to training as a florist at Houghall Agricultural College, Durham, I studied City and Guilds Fashion and Design and I designed and made wedding gowns, as well as other garments and soft furnishings. I also have a keen interest in interior design.

After working in various florist shops I decided I wanted to offer a much more personal service, concentrating predominantly on weddings, but to also include other aspects of floristry, with the focus being on excellent customer service and quality flowers. My floral knowledge and skills, together with an extensive design background, will ensure you have the best quality floral designs, made especially for you.

The design studio has an excellent reputation – please see the many testimonials sent by previous clients. It is lovely to receive such wonderful comments and many of the brides also send beautiful photos of their wedding at a later date (and later still, pictures of their babies!), and all are very much appreciated.


I hope you find plenty of inspiration and ideas here on the website. Enjoy the flowers and do get in touch if you think I can help.