HGTV’s ‘Barbie Dreamhouse Challenge’ amps up the nostalgia with inspirations from the ’60s-’90s

If the state did not already have a spike in pink fever introduced on by the premiere of the Margot Robbie-starring Barbie, HGTV’s Barbie Dreamhouse Problem could really very well transform that.

The new four-component event series premiered Sunday and is hosted by supermodel Ashley Graham. It functions eight teams of two created up of many HGTV stars and a single Foods Network chef, Antonia Lofaso. They are all doing the job to transform a Southern California property into some thing deserving of remaining called a Barbie Dreamhouse, not only incorporating all the dazzling colours you would hope but also adding in “toyetic” features related to those discovered in Barbie’s true toy Dreamhouses in excess of the years.

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And, taking into consideration the Barbie doll has been about because 1959, this display is having to pay homage to the full historical past of the franchise, with each and every renovated room influenced by a unique decade, leaning into all the tendencies, pop tradition and aesthetics of the time.

Every single episode contains two teams struggling with off in hopes of currently being chosen as the winner that 7 days, with one particular staff sooner or later remaining named the “Dreamiest” of them all in the course of the finale. Not only will the successful crew select up a donation to charity made in their honor, but they’re also participating in for one particular of 8 Barbie superfans to earn the probability to shell out a evening in the completed Dreamhouse.

Sunday’s premiere episode integrated the spouse-and-wife workforce of Egypt Sherrod and Mike Jackson from HGTV’s Married to Actual Estate going up towards the staff of Jasmine Roth from Assist! I Wrecked My Residence and her husband or wife Lofaso, who is not only a chef but has also created restaurants. The judges contain designers Jonathan Adler and Tiffany Brooks, who will be joined by a guest judge just about every 7 days, with Brady Bunch star Maureen McCormick filling the part this week.

Sherrod and Jackson were being assigned the residing space and dining room spaces and drew the 1990s as their decade of inspiration. And instantly upon getting into the rooms, the judges have been strike with heaps of daring, vivid and pink shade blocking, accented with fun designs and splatter-painted areas.

Their spaces also provided an real outfit worn by Robbie in the Barbie motion picture, stained glass windows with Barbie silhouettes related to Dreamhouses from the ’90s and a working elevator in the residing room for items like Barbie’s “shopping luggage.”

In the meantime, Roth and Lofaso were supplied the kitchen and relatives home with the 1960s as their 10 years of inspiration. They paired classic-wanting appliances with lighter shades of pink and blue on the walls, ceiling and ground along with some patterned wallpaper. Their toyetic aspect was a countertop with hidden compartments that increase up and bring appliances — in this circumstance a blender and a toaster — to the countertop so Barbie can quickly entertain.

Their household area integrated a sofa with material that replicates an aged cardboard couch from a ’60s Dreamhouse, with the included toyetic characteristic of armrests that grow to be Television set evening meal trays. And of course, Lofaso put the exclamation issue on the presentation with a selfmade Television meal that incorporated mashed potatoes that will “change your lifetime,” in accordance to Roth.

In the end it was Lofaso and Roth transferring on to compete in the finale. And if they know what’s superior for them, Lofaso will have a good deal additional of people existence-shifting mashed potatoes all set to provide.

Barbie Dreamhouse Challenge airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on HGTV.