Barbie dolls’  first, 1963 Dream House, was basically a one room studio apartment. It was beautifully designed and constructed by Mattel, as one of her many accessories. Stylish and compact, you could fold it up and put it away in a SNAP!

Fast forward 50 years.  Even a cardboard house needs some remodeling by then!  

I am delighted to once again bring you a Welcome Home re-design of a vintage Barbie structure!


Presenting the newly decorated  DREAM House !  

Original Barbie Dream House interior :

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Welcome Home transformation :

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I really wanted the dwelling to have a glamorous look, while still keeping the integrity of the original structure in tact, so I chose colors that would blend well with the areas I could not permanently change.

Come in and have a look around !

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Gorgeous new shades for the windows !

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The look is very chic – almost French Provincial –  without being too stuffy !

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The use of a full length mirror in the bedroom gives the appearance of more space and is a fabulous design element !  You will see its use in other photos as well.

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Removable partition allows  you to view the bedroom :

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A brocade fabric covered wall is the perfect backdrop for the bed. This is also removable and could be used elsewhere in the apartment !

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All components of the interior can be easily moved and changed around – A ladies’ prerogative !

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The look is serene. So peaceful in the early morning light too !

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 This gorgeous transformation of Barbie’s Dream House is available for purchase.  The set includes the original Dream House structure, all pieces of furniture, additional walls/partitions, flooring and accessories.

It is a true One Of A Kind !  EXCLUSIVE to Welcome Home. Designed and created to capture your collecting nature as well as your heart !

The color palette I chose for the homes’ reincarnation is not only glamorous, but  calming and subdued.  This allows your dolls to be  showcased no matter what they are wearing

Allow these lovely ladies to show you how YOUR dolls might look in their new space :

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“Dreamy”-   Dream House and Interior  – $ 675.00     SOLD !

Please contact me for availability :

(See below for photos of the homes’ exterior)


New additions like the window treatment, closet doors, vanity cover, and wall cabinets utilize the original way of constructing the house  and  may be made from matte board a/o embossed papers.

Shipping will be calculated for an OVERSIZE package /insured, and price will vary according to where you live.

*  – Shipping only in the USA and Canada on this set.  I apologize for any inconvenience.   Please inquire if you have someone in the USA to ship to.

Dream House in very good + condition. Handle in tact. Some light/normal wear . Still great looking for a cardboard structure that is 50 years  old !

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  See my re-design of the NEW Barbie Dream House here:

And a Bachelor Pad for Ken here:

Contact Maryann at:


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