News alert: Barbie is “selling” her infamous Malibu Beach house!
It is now on Trulia going for an imaginary 25 million dollars which started last week, February 7th. Josh Altman is an agent in Malibu that works with all the celebrities in the area and is going to help Barbie sell what was once her “dreamhouse.” Don’t worry though, Barbie is set to move into a whole new house which will be unveiled this Fall!
Barbie- EJ Interiors would be more than happy to help you decorate your new pad and we PROMISE that not all of your furniture will be made out of plastic. Wink
Barbie’s former uber pink living room. The furniture seems kind of cold and stiff- especially that diamond tufting on her sofa…who was her upholsterer?
And that dining room Barbie….we have to get you some new pieces! We know you tried so hard to “mismatch” your table and chairs so it didn’t look like it came as a set, but it still looks very Pottery Barn. Please let us modernize this space! Is your chandelier colored murano glass? Looks like it and if so, bravo Barbie! The architecture is nice in here- let’s accentuate that!
Barbie’s kitchen is what you’d expect- pink, pink, pink but after all, this is 2012 and pink cabinets are just not the fad anymore (trust me Barbie, I just painted over mine!) I know the truth is harsh sometimes, but you really need to paint your cabinets white and install carrarra marble countertops. No, the veining is not pink, it’s gray but I think you could live with that right? Ok, ok we get it- you only want polished pink Tenessee marble.
And now for Barbie’s bedroom! Barbie is just not as young as she once was (sigh). Though her old bedroom is cute, it is also juvenile and screams “I’m still living with my parents”. Barbie, we would give you something mature and feminine, but also stylish. Do you really think Ken will ever pop the question if he knows this will be his future bedroom?
Well, maybe he would if he sees this fantabulous blue hot tub/bath combo complete with a partial pergola, overlooking the beaches of Malibu- (and not to mention, it’s about the only “manly” thing in this house!)
Ok Babs- we will hand it to you- your bathroom isn’t too shabby. It looks like you did some pink barbie subway tile with white beadboard above. We like this in theory, but I think you could switch this to 48″ high white beadboard below and wallpaper above. There are so many great wallpapers out there, what’s stopping you? The heart towel holders though have got to go- that’s where we draw the line!
Barbie, let’s cut to the chase. You need a decorator and we’ve long admired your style and have been wanting to work with you forever. It will be a win-win for everyone if we decorate your new house! To win you over, we’ve put together a presentation for you that you can show Ken, Skipper, Todd, Tutti, (and your parents Margaret and George Roberts) so you can get everyone’s seal of approval before committing.
Here it is Barbie- please call us! xoxo
Your new fabulous sofa/chaise with carved white lacquer detail only fit for a barbie queen-
Luxe, tufted pink Side Chairs. Would go so well with orange, green, turquoise, or black and white if you wanted to bring in other colors (doubtful)
Of course you have to have something that’s chevron! So how about this pink chevron rug?
Your living room wouldn’t be complete without a sunburst mirror..and not any sunburst mirror…but a vintage one made especially for you by Shay Geyer herself!
We know you like glitz and glam (you are holiday barbie after all), so how about this- Sputnik Chandelier for your living room?
Barbie, we need to get you out of your comfort zone…so I think you should go with a white Tulip Table. Not everything can be pink…we have to add in some neutrals somewhere!
Ok we know you are dying with all this white, so we will give you some pink velvet Louis dining chairs- custom made of course!
This Currey & Co chandelier would look amazing in your dining room!
If you need a new paint color, try Razzle Dazzle by Benjamin Moore- (and remember, blue and white porcelain looks great with pink- hint hint)
What about drapes? Here’s some ikat fabric by the yard-
I know, abstract art is probably totally out of your comfort zone..but what about it in fuschia?
We know you are all about luxury, so how about some faux fur pillows? Make sure you machine wash and fluff dry!
And one ribbon trim lamp shade to go on top of a brassy gold lamp-
So Barbie, if you are liking what you see, call us! We would enjoy doing a house for the world’s most fashionable doll!