Inside the Dreamhouse Set of The Barbie Movie

The live-action film Barbie opens on July 21. It promises to be a true reflection of the doll's life and culture, and that includes a dazzling pink set full of Barbie Dreamhouses. While the Barbie Dreamhouse has been produced in many different versions, they all evoke a midcentury modern design rendered in bright colors, mostly Barbie pink. And so the movie set had to reflect that.

Production designer Sarah Greenwood and set decorator Katie Spencer talk about how they translated the Dreamhouse aesthetic into the real world in order to put real actors into the Barbie world. The set size is not exactly human scale, but close enough to use. There are few exterior walls, because there is no privacy in Barbie world, just as there is no place in the Barbie Dreamhouse you can't see -and the weather is always perfect. The San Jacinto Mountains in the background is not a CGI landscape, but rather a painted backdrop. Constructing the set meant causing a global but temporary shortage of pink paint.

Read about the Barbie set and the care that went into evoking the unique doll's world at Architectural Digest. The article has plenty of pink pictures. -via Metafilter

(Image credit: Jaap Buitendijk/Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures)

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