Imagine you can bring to life some of your favorite characters from when you were a kid. Ethan Allen x Disney is exactly that: A mastermind solution for those adults who cherish their Disney memories and want to find stylish furniture for their kids (or for themselves!) Some of their pieces are authentic must-haves in any discerning household. Care to join us in this magical travel?
New York For Beginners had the opportunity to attend the Ethan Allen X Disney collection presentation event in its impressive Manhattan’s 3rd Avenue flagship store, where we could see first-hand the new collection and enjoy the stunning art of legendary Disney character artist Jeff Shelly, who was graciously drawing Mickey, Minnie, and Donald original sketches for the guests.
Designed by Ethan Allen and inspired by Disney’s iconic legends, the impressive collection includes over 500 fun, yet sophisticated styles for the modern family that start at just $19.
The collection is designed for every room in the home, and it includes a range of whimsical, fashionable, functional looks for nurseries, kids’ rooms, playrooms, and family living spaces. Consumers will also find an array of accessories such as art and wall décor, rugs, lighting, bedding, and chic, clever storage pieces. Many styles feature cool nods to retro Disney designs, playful shapes, and signature Mickey and Minnie details.
Shoppers can expect the same Ethan Allen quality, craftsmanship, and custom options for which the company is known. Many styles are available in a selection of fabrics and finishes and handcrafted in the company’s own North American workshops. We personally witnessed how a seasoned artisan was able to create one of the brand’s signature Bravo Chairs with a Mickey theme in under three hours. Plus, during the event we learned that the brand will be offering complimentary design services in stores and online via chat to help shoppers with everything from selecting colors and styles to creating floor plans.
Our Favorite Ethan Allen X Disney Pieces
Although it’s hard to decide which are the best of the best, these three pieces stole our heart:
1. The Mickey and Minnie Blankets
Although they have an impressive selection, our favorite piece by far is this Mickey knit vintage stroller in Mouse Gray ($49) that goes well with everything. It even matches the signature black coats that every Manhattan mommy wears!
2. The Adult Bedding Options
Oh yeah. It is possible to match your Disney passion with your decor. We loved every single item in the collection, but the pillows stole our heart. They are a very affordable way to highlight your love for Disney without compromising on an all-princess look. The Bow La La Embroidered Pillow ($59) is just too cute to be true!
3. The Bravo Chairs
This is one of the signature pieces manufactured by Ethan Allen. The Bravo Chair now comes in bold Disney-themed designs that are cleverly embedded in an adult decor style. Custom-made in the USA by seasoned artisans and designed to last for many years to come, it is THE must-have accent piece of the Ethan Allen x Disney Collection.
(Photos courtesy of Ethan Allen)
The Ethan Allen | Disney collection is currently available at all Ethan Allen Design Centers in the United States and Canada and at ethanallen.com/disney. Products inspired by other Disney characters will be introduced in late 2017.
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