A Dollhouse Inspired: Barbie & Me

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Mar 18 2009
Hannah with her new thrifted Barbie dollhouse

I can’t afford my favourite dollhouse ever, the Bozart Kaleidoscope House:

Bozart Kaleidoscope House via <a href="http://www.pmwarchitects.com/kaleido.htm">Bozart</a>

Bozart Kaleidoscope House via Bozart

Or the M112 Pod, my second favourite dollhouse, ever.

The M112 Pod dollhouse, via <a href="http://minimodern.blogspot.com/2008/11/m112-pod-house.html">Mini Modern</a>

The M112 Pod dollhouse, via Mini Modern

But I did pick up this Barbie dollhouse for Hannah for $8.50 at the local Salvos about a year or two ago. It’s got almost no furniture left, stickers are in the wrong spot and the front door and fold out counter is missing. No Barbie doll either. (But the phone and microwave work…)

Hannah with her new thrifted Barbie dollhouse

Hannah with her new thrifted Barbie dollhouse

I didn’t think I could make this into something designer-esque and chic, but mazzie22 has shown me the error of my ways! I found her Flickr set this morning and am particular inspired by how she’s changed hers.

Look, look look!

Wallpapering the fireplace and adding Blythe and other Re-Ment items, via mazzie22 @ Flickr

Wallpapering the fireplace and adding Blythe and other Re-Ment items, via mazzie22 @ Flickr

Adding Re-Ment items to the breakfast bar, via mazzie22 @ Flickr

Adding Re-Ment items to the breakfast bar, via mazzie22 @ Flickr

I’m so inspired.

Speaking of ultra inspiration to Barbie homes, check out Haute Doll‘s photographer Michael Williams a.k.a. mawphoto‘s EXCELLENT Jonathan Adler-esque Barbie home!

A gathering of Barbies and Kens, Mad-Men style, via Michael Williams @ Flickr

A gathering of Barbies and Kens, Mad-Men style, via Michael Williams @ Flickr

Barbies and Ken in black, white and red, via Michael Williams @ Flickr

Barbies and Ken in black, white and red, via Michael Williams @ Flickr

And of course, to celebrate Barbie’s 50th Anniversary, he was invited to the Barbie full-sized House, designed and decorated by extraordinaire designer, Jonathan Adler!

The Barbie House:

Barbie's happy white and orange family room, designed by Jonathan Adler, photos by Michael Williams/Haute Doll Magazine

Barbie’s happy white and orange family room, designed by Jonathan Adler, photos by Michael Williams/Haute Doll Magazine

You can’t see this here… but that sunburst mirror above the fireplace is made from Barbie dolls!

Barbie's pink and frilly living room, designed by Jonathan Adler, photos by Michael Williams/Haute Doll Magazine

Barbie’s pink and frilly living room, designed by Jonathan Adler, photos by Michael Williams/Haute Doll Magazine

And those chandeliers are made from Barbie hair! I hope it isn’t real hair. That would be kinda disturbing!

Barbie's red shoe closet, designed by Jonathan Adler, photos by Michael Williams/Haute Doll Magazine

Barbie’s red shoe closet, designed by Jonathan Adler, photos by Michael Williams/Haute Doll Magazine

Barbie's red bedroom, designed by Jonathan Adler, photos by Michael Williams/Haute Doll Magazine

Barbie’s red bedroom, designed by Jonathan Adler, photos by Michael Williams/Haute Doll Magazine

Barbie's red bedroom, designed by Jonathan Adler, photos by Michael Williams/Haute Doll Magazine

Barbie’s red bedroom, designed by Jonathan Adler, photos by Michael Williams/Haute Doll Magazine

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