Interiors icon Kelly Hoppen MBE has unveiled an unexpected collaboration withDisney to celebrate Mickey Mouse's 90th birthday.
This year marks nine decades since the much-loved technicolour mouse's first appearance in Steamboat Willie on 18th November 1928, and to celebrate Disney has worked together withKelly Hoppen ona unique and diverse collection of wall coverings, rugs and bedding.
It's an unlikely collaboration fromthe queen of chic neutral interiors, who hasintroduced Mickey to her signature neutral palette,putting her own twist on the number of designs.
The collaboration comprises three core collections, all featuring Mickey Mouse; a range of bespoke rugs created by Persian rug specialist Essie, brand new murals and wallpaper prints with Graham & Brown, and a Mickey bedding collection designed by Hoppen for QVC.
Launching this month, thenew range of striking murals and wallpaper designs, produced by Graham & Brown,features four mural and four wallpaper designs, each in a range of different colourways.
With these prints, Hoppen wanted to do something never done before, and bring Mickey to a grown-up audience while still maintaining his youthful charm.
Whether cheerfully jumping through a bold houndstooth print, cheekily pulling aside Kelly’s signature taupe runners, or quietly marching behind-the-scenes, the tongue-in-cheek collection reflects the identities of both Mickey and the renowned interior designer.
The cartoon character gives on-trend botanical leaf prints a playful update, whileclassic houndstooth prints receive bold makeover in primary colours with Mickey jumping out of the design.
This mixture of bold, cartoon-like designs and subtle silhouettes, in both vivid colour and the signature Kelly Hoppenneutral palette, offer out-there murals along with more subtle designs.
Hoppen has also collaboratedwith renowned Mayfair-based Persian carpet specialist Essie Sakhai of Essie Carpets fora range of Mickey-inspired rugs – available from October 2018 (prices starting from £2,500).
The third and final collection sees Mickey take over the bedroom, with a whole range of quirky bedding designed by Hoppenexclusively for QVC from November 2018.
Speaking of the new collection, Hoppen exclaims, ‘I can’t even tell you how much fun I had creating these designs. It’s an honour to be able to reimagine Mickey in my own way.’
‘Mickey Mouse is such an icon and means so much to so many people.’ Hoppen explains. ‘I wanted to put my own twist on Mickey and create design-led pieces – for both adults and children. I wanted to bring him to life inside the home, while blending seamlessly into the decor and offering it a quirky appeal.’
The wallpapers are £40 a roll and the murals are £50 per sq m, available fromSeptember 2018 from grahambrown.com (opens in new tab).
Visit www.kellymeetsmickey.com for more info on all of the collections.
Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.
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