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Meet The Maker - Talia Giles

Meet The Maker - Talia Giles

To kick off our first Meet The Maker of 2019 we've been chatting to artist and dear friend Talia Giles. Here at épanoui we have been stocking Talia's fine art prints since day dot and we know how much you all love her work. Talia's mixture of modern design practice with traditional posed portrait make her pieces very distinctive and striking for any wall that they grace.  Here is a little snapshot of Talia's day to day, what makes her tick and some exciting news about upcoming collections. So grab a cuppa and discover more about this Bedfordshire based maker. ...

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Cosy up this autumn

Cosy up this autumn

Here at épanoui autumn is a big favourite of ours. We love this change in season the most, the transition between long, hazy summer days and relaxed, comforting autumn evenings warms the cockles.  We've compiled some of our top homeware picks to help you reach maximum cosy levels - all available from our bricks & mortar shop in Bedford.   Create the perfect nook with something soft   Mustard tassel cushion £35 Bring the outdoors in with an injection of greenery Forest green vase £12 Zinnia stoneware vase from £27  Bedtime reading  It's beautiful here £29.95 Flowers everyday £18.99   ...

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Meet the Maker, Anna Reed

Meet the Maker, Anna Reed

As you, our wonderful customers always love to know how we find our artisans, where our pieces come from and a little story about each one we thought we would introduce a new monthly feature on the blog to highlight our amazingly talented artists, makers & creatives.   So grab a cuppa and prepare for a little insight into our wonderful creatives world’s - First up is Anna Reed.    Anna is a Bedfordshire based artist driven by her admiration of nature and its elegance. She predominately works in oil paint and pencil using precise and deliberate strokes to produce representational...

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Indie is the new black

Indie is the new black

As Black Friday looms it got us thinking about the importance of sticking to our guns as an independent shop. So, this weekend we won't be fighting it out with high street stores in the race for the bottom price, we will simply be offering the same beautiful products we do 365 days of the year. The same value that we know is important to our fellow creatives who contribute so much to our independent store is as true today as it is always. We love this image created by Lola Hoad in support of independent shops this Christmas  We...

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