I went on a last minute road trip to Nashville last weekend and made a pit stop in Memphis so that I could finally take a walk thru Graceland where Elvis Presley lived until his death. I was surprised to learn that he bought the estate at 22 especially when I saw the design aesthetic of the place. What I loved about the house was that each room was its own different world with its own “theme”. Walking thru the house, I could imagine Elvis leading his friends from one room to the other depending on what he was feeling at that particular moment. Elvis loved white and he also loved monkeys. Both of which I saw as a theme in the house. And we all know he liked late nights, so there were plenty of rooms to hang out in. Take a look at the rooms I was able to get a photo of and please excuse the quality of the photos, the lighting made it very hard to get a good picture.
After walking through the house, you are led out to a small building that leads you through rooms that are filled with Elvis memorabilia including all of his awards, photos, movie posters and costumes. It was pretty unbelievable to see how much he accomplished in such a short time and to witness some of his amazing stage costumes so close. Most of the photos did not come out in this building, but here are a few of my favorites.
Elvis is buried right there on his property and you are led to the grave site which sits right by the pool and adjacent to a pasture full of horses.
The whole experience was beautiful and inspiring on many different levels. I felt his energy very strong in particular rooms of the house and I felt grateful that Lisa Marie decided to keep this house for his fans all across the globe to come and visit. If you ever have the chance to pass through, I would highly recommend it!