Since today marks the 32nd anniversary of Elvis' death, Retro-luxe would like to celebrate the King by paying homage to his castle, Graceland. We take Elvis real seriously around here, folks. My husband leads an all-star, bi-annual, 70's style Elvis musical tribute with a full Las Vegas-style revue. He's an Elvis channeler, not an impersonator. If you're ever in Austin, you shouldn't miss it. I have Elvis to thank personally for many memories and can even thank him for influencing where we currently live. A painful, two-year home search, dragged out by the hub's lack of enthusiasm for my real estate choices, promptly ended when the man stepped into the entry way of what is now our current home and immediately noted the glitter popcorn ceiling. "Looks like Graceland," he said. He was sold before we even got to the living room. For us, a trip to Graceland is preferable to a trip to the Taj Majal. We've been to Graceland. A lot. Let's look at some of Elvis' amazing decor and pay our respects.
In Elvis' living room, the peacock stained glass and gold curtains add a regal touch:
Elvis' living room couch, with plenty of room for the Memphis Mafia. The King knew the importance of entertaining his guests!
Elvis' Billiard room. Eat your heart out Lee Radziwill:
Elvis' media room, also known as the "TCB" room:
It takes balls to make anchor a room around a ceramic monkey:
Elvis' parents bedroom has a nice regency style:
And my personal favorite, Elvis' Jungle Room with water features:
Only Elvis would take a design risk like installing avocado carpet onto the ceiling. Big balls. Great results: