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Floral Trends with épanoui

Floral Trends with épanoui

Once the thing of a bygone era, dried flowers are making a comeback, and they are having a moment that’s not just for grandma... We have fallen head over heels for one of this year’s hottest interior trends. Forget the faux pas of fake flowers, or the expensive habit of fresh peonies, we think dried flowers are the answer to all of our floral woes. Spotted at Chelsea in Bloom, fashion-forward florist Grace & Thorn celebrated the natural beauty of dried flowers in a collaboration with luxury clothes brand, Jigsaw. Their installation showcased the stunning sun-bleached colours and endless textures that...

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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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Switching off and finding creativity

Switching off and finding creativity

I recently visited the Dordogne region of South West France for a few days of 'switching off'. After settling into a space with no 4G (let alone 3G), no neighbours and not a street light in sight, I realised I was simply noticing a bit more of what was going on around me. And what I found was so refreshing.  I have known for a long time that I spend too much time on my iPhone & laptop but I’ve always felt that that's the nature of running a business and generally being a sociable person (even if it does...

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