Graceland

Saturday, December 06, 2008

As I sit here drinking coffee out of my Graceland mug, I realize that I never posted any pictures from my amazing visit to the King's homestead. Apologies for the slightly dim images, but it was an overcast day and Graceland prohibits the use of flashes in the house. I have to say, I was actually sort of inspired by much of the decor. Above is Elvis's gravestone (he's buried in the back yard by the pool, naturally).

This is the billards room. It is apparently upholstered in more than 300 yards of fabric. Wow.

The dining room. Blue velvet and white carpeting a classic combination.

The in-laws suite. Again, white carpeting and velvet (this time in a royal purple).

The living room. Home of the infamous 15-foot sofa and these fabulous custom peacock windows. Plus, more white carpet!

The Rec Room (my personal favorite). The audio guide indicated that this room was "professionally decorated." Poor Elvis had to have multiple TVs because no one had invented Tivo yet. Love that ceramic monkey.

And for good measure, a couple of rhinestone jumpsuits, which were housed in the former racquetball court.

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