Margot Robbie Takes You Inside The Barbie Dreamhouse | Architectural Digest

Margot Robbie Takes You Inside The Barbie Dreamhouse | Architectural Digest

Today on AD, Margot Robbie takes us behind the scenes of ‘Barbie’ for an exclusive tour of the Barbie Dreamhouse. When tasked with bringing these iconic childhood toys to life on the big screen, Greta Gerwig enlisted the skills of production designer Sarah Greenwood and set decorator Katie Spencer. Taking inspiration from Palm Springs midcentury modernism they’ve created a whimsical fuchsia pink fantasy where slides replace stairs and there’s not a wall in sight–when touring this impressive set it’s hard not to feel a rush of playful nostalgia as Greta states “I wanted to capture what was so ridiculously fun about the Dreamhouses.” Barbie hits theaters on July 21.

Promotional Consideration BARBIE from Warner Bros. Pictures, Written by Greta Gerwig & Noah Baumbach, Directed by Greta Gerwig.

Director: Jasia Kaulbach
Senior Producer: Vara Reese
Director of Creative Development: Morgan Crossley
Line Producer: Joe Buscemi
Associate Producer: Josh Crowe
Production Manager: Melissa Heber
Production Coordinator: Fernando Davila
Post Production Supervisor: Andrew Montague
Post Production Coordinator: Holly Frew
Supervising Editor: Christina Mankellow
Graphics Supervisor: Ross Rackin
Graphics, Animation, VFX: Brady Jackson, Léa Kichler

Shot and edited by Mob Scene: @mobsceneagency

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39 Responses

  1. Architectural Digest says:

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  2. Livia Marques says:

    I just love that they built an actual set and didn’t just rely on CGI. The interaction between the actors and the world is so much more natural this way – and the skills applied here are really cool, the way they explained lighting the painted sky was so interesting.

    • Jacob Miton says:

      it must make such a difference for the crew and cast too! so easy to get into the barbie mindset 🙂

    • Natatata says:

      Painted backgrounds too, rather than completely CGI. So much detail and effort in these sets.

    • Windy Hawthorn says:

      I heard they actually started a worldwide shortage of pink paint making all the sets.

    • XpertNetwork says:

      The set design is amazing, just know the movie still has vast amounts of VFX/CGI. This movie has a few techniques that haven’t been used before, hope everyone enjoys the film.

    • VeganDharma says:

      All the Barbies can wake up and see eachother and wave 👋 Omg how adorable and cozy! I know. I’m weird. Lol!

  3. Emeraldnite1981 says:

    Regardless how the actual movie is, you can’t deny this is some incredible set design that could be award winning.

    • Fosmin Clorin says:

      It would’ve been nice if the whole movie took place in Barbie’s world, it’s just so pretty

    • ANYAAA says:

      I hope it’s funny at least.

    • Kimberly Navarro says:

      I honestly think that the movie IS going to be fantastic. The attention to detail to the set and the way everyone speaks about the Barbie experience, it feels like everyone’s heart is truly in it.

  4. Andrew Olson says:

    This movie better win the Oscar for production design. Absolutely unreal.

  5. Nuanced Niy says:

    I hope they keep this set or a replica of it for the public to tour. So much history and detail

    • Duffelbag Drag says:

      Every little girl who walked into a replica of this would absolutely loose their minds lol! 🤣

    • Bianca Georgescu says:

      ​@Duffelbag DragCount those of us who aren’t little girls anymore but would still lose our minds over this magical set🤭💖 it absolutely feels like you’re being transported into the Barbie commercials and living in an actual playhouse!

    • Fairy Godmother says:

      @Duffelbag Dragboys too, my brother loves barbie he can’t wait to see it

    • Minal Shah says:

      Yesss i hope

    • Just Say'n says:

      I agree, people would pay to walk this set.

  6. Adventurous Emma says:

    They did such an amazing job, my mind just couldn’t wrap around the idea that the houses were actual human size and that everyone hadn’t been shrunk down and put into a toy land!

  7. Bella Dicax says:

    I can’t believe they actually built it! They easily could’ve gone with CGI. But they made an actual set. That’s dedication.

  8. Charlene Le says:

    The treehouse being claimed as a heritage site on set… I love little details like this.

  9. Sparrow Pheather says:

    I got tears in my eyes over the “this is the way kids play, so this is how we do it” mechanics. I am so freaking excited about this movie. If they rebuilt this set as a theme park attraction I would stack my pennies to get to go.

  10. JORDAN JOHN CARLO J. says:

    This is what we want to see in a live Action movie, it doesn’t have to be realistic and it doesn’t need to make sense because realism strips the fantasy away. I’m definitely excited to see Barbie in the cinema!

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