Design Your Own Barbie Dreamhouse

Looking to replicate Barbie's Malibu Dreamhouse? Dreaming of interiors with more pops of pink? Read on.

Color forecasters named Benjamin Moore’s Raspberry Blush, Pantone’s Viva Magenta, and Sherwin-Williams’ Redend Point the 2023 colors of the year. And they were not wrong.

With the buzz of Greta Gerwig’s Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken, it’s no surprise that the color pink is having its moment. But why should Barbie be the only one with a Malibu Dreamhouse? Whether you want to make a splash and design your own Barbie-inspired Dreamhouse or would like to incorporate just some of the trend into your home, here’s some advice we think Barbie would approve of…

1. Wallpaper Whimsy

Choose a wallpaper that will bring some personality to your space. Do you change your mind as often as Barbie changes her outfits? Try York Wallcovering’s Peel and Stick Wallpaper.

2. Furniture Faves

Pink, pinker, pinkest. From Four Hands’ eighties-inspired swivel chair that exudes quiet luxury, to American Leather’s furnishings available in hundreds of fabrics and leather options, and statement pieces like the GUFRAM Pink Lady Couch by Studio 65 from 1stDibs—pick pieces that speak to you.

3. Adorn With Art

Good thing Barbie is always picture-perfect, because a portrait of Barbie is to your Dreamhouse as the Mona Lisa is to the Louvre.

Barbie Art

Untitled, from the series Barbie by David Levinthal ($14,000 via 1stDibs) and Barbie by Tyler Shields ($2,500 via 1stDibs). Photographs courtesy of 1stDibs.

4. Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize!

It’s all about the accessories. Stay grounded with a carpet from Caitlin Wilson. The designer’s blush products are ideal for those who just want to bring a touch of pink to a space.

5. Barbie Bathroom

Go vintage! One of Kohler’s original pastels is also making its return this summer. The Peachblow Heritage Color Collection offers a stylish solution. Kohler

6. Light It Up!

Come on Barbie, let’s go party! The Ketra LSO Lightbar Slim transforms any space at the touch of a button and is compatible with a Lutron HomeWorks system. Designer Sasha Bikoff uses Ketra in her Hamptons home. “I always turn on my pink lights when entertaining. It’s my favorite party trick! The color pink energizes and excites,” Bikoff says.

Credit Magda Biernat Photography Sasha Bikoff Hamptons Home 9

Ketra LED Lighting, by Lutron, can achieve any color on the spectrum, including a range of pink hues. Photograph © Magda Biernat Photography