After nearly 15 months in its first storefront on West Main Street in downtown Louisa, Down Home Floral Arrangements LLC has outgrown its cozy space.
Owner Kaitlyn King has found a new home for the business and is gradually moving into the larger “Beeler House” next door to Kip Killmon Ford. While continuing to operate out of the present location during the transition, she plans to be fully up and running in the new spot by March 1.
“We’ll have more space for inventory, better selection of bouquets, gifts and primitives… we’ll even have some furniture for sale—handmade by the late Frankie King,” the florist said.
King started the company five years ago as a home-based business, creating floral designs for homecoming and prom events. But demand for her skills really spiked after she posted photos of her handiwork on social media when she handled the arrangements for her brother’s wedding.
Once her home-based business had blossomed to the point of being a viable full-time career, King decided it was time to become a small business owner.
At the time, she was working at Southern States, but decided to take a leap of faith and opened in downtown Louisa on November 8, 2016. The young florist enlisted the help of her mother, Sharon, and a family friend, when she opened her first retail location.
In a short period of time, King said she has become the most successful full-service flower shop in the town of Louisa.
“We stay pretty busy,” King said. “There’s some nights where I don’t get out of here until 9 or 10 o’clock.”
(This is a partial article. Read full article in the Feb. 1, 2018 issue of The Central Virginian)