Celebrating 150 years of Beatrix Potter:rabbit-themed interiors and furnishings are hopping into our homes

The first of Beatrix Potter's 23 books, Peter Rabbit is probably the author and illustrator's best-known character too. On July 28, designers and artists are marking 150 years since Potter's birth - take a tour of capitvating wall murals, china. textiles, lino prints and more...

On July 28, the nation is set to celebrate 150 years since the birth of a much-loved treasure, the author and illustrator Beatrix Potter (July 28, 1866 –  December 22, 1943).

Up in the Lake District the National Trust is in overdrive with special events in and around the artist's 17th century farmhouse home of Hill Top in a small village near Ambleside.

Peter Rabbit was Potter's first of 23 books, and probably her best known character.

The Royal Mint are even releasing special 50p coins - so Peter Rabbit could be hopping around your change right now.

In London, there is a special auction on July 28 of Potter books and illustrations - including a first edition of The Tale of Peter Rabbit, at Bloomsbury House in 24 Maddox Street, W1.  

Meanwhile, today's artists and designers have been pulling a few more rabbits out of their hats, together with the odd hare. Watch out for captivating big-eared china, cushions, papers and even a door knocker in our pick of the best rabbit-inspired interiors furnishings...

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