Elvisâ€™ beloved home is easily the ugliest house Iâ€™ve ever been in. From the thick green shag carpet covering the ceiling of the Jungle Room to the terrifying monkey statues inexplicably standing sentry in more than a few rooms, Graceland is a snapshot of all the interior design trends from a scary time in its history. The Billiard Room is just above. Please note that the couches are covered in the same material that the walls are covered in. Subtle is not an option in Graceland.
The Peacock Room is the perfect place for all those stain removal commercials to be filmed. White furniture, white carpet, white walls: it’s a busy-mom-with-a-family-of-four-and-a-golden-retriever’s nightmare without the proper cleaning products. They should start renting it out to Procter & Gamble for commercials. Check out the rest of the tacky bounty after the jump! — Katie D.
Out of all the rooms in Graceland, I dig Elvis’ basement bar the most. The painted wall is boldly graphic and the sparkly pillows reminds me of his iconic rhinestone jumpsuits. If it wasn’t for the freaky bug-eyed monkey on the coffee table, I’d move right in! As it were, I’m having trouble sleeping after being in that monkey’s presence. It haunts my nightmares like some terrible porcelain succubus. (Also: There. On the TV. Is that…Tiny Tim?)
Is it just me, or is this room actually somewhat tasteful?
Of course, maybe the surroundings are warping my perspective a bit.
Jungle Room: Let’s have a moment of silence for the time in interior design when shag carpeting was all the rage.
If you’re drinking a 40 oz., now’s a good time to pour some on the ground in loving memory.
Of course, even in the most ambitious decorating schemes, there is nothing more important than a tribute to family.
Well, except a shooting range.