Big Brother 15’s house: new paint, no nomination chairs, hint of a twist

Photos of the new Big Brother 15 house/set design have been released, and if you were expecting something massively different, you will be massively disappointed.

However, the design apparently relates to a twist, including the lack of nomination chairs (a couch is in their place) and is slightly more sophisticated than before, echoing The Glass House, Mad Men, and It’s a Small World, although that’s kind of an insult to the production designers of those things.

CBS gave the exclusive to The Hollywood Reporter, which has a gallery of photos. The design is very busy and doesn’t seem very cohesive from room to room, ranging from themes include airplanes to arrows to cedar to The Glass House HOH room.

The lounge room is being called the Frequent Flyer Lounge because it relates to an “element of the show,” according to the production designer, Scott Storey, who told the paper that it is “masculine,” “sophisticated” and “grown-up.” Unlike, you know, its inhabitants.

Here’s Julie Chen touring the house and explaining what a typewriter is:

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.