There is no place on earth quite like Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion. The superstar had a 20-year residency there from 1957 to 1977, treating the decor of his cherished Memphis, Tennessee, home as an outlet for his boundless creativity. Assisted by a cast of Memphis-based interior designers, shortly after moving his family and their fleet of gleaming Cadillacs into Graceland, Elvis set about transforming it into a revolving carousel of increasingly theatrical room sets, often mirroring the unadulterated drama of his stage performances. Design trends spanning the eras—from ultra-thematic rooms to the burgeoning use of tech within the home—can all be found beyond the fabled music gates of Graceland, often in their purest and most authentic forms.
Graceland is again set to return to the silver screen with the release of Priscilla, written, directed, and coproduced by Sofia Coppola. The anticipated biopic charts Priscilla Presley’s relationship with her famous husband, with Cailee Spaeny playing Priscilla and Jacob Elordi slipping into Elvis’s blue suede shoes for the role. Priscilla called Graceland home in the 1960s until her divorce from the singer in 1972, later playing a crucial role in opening the mansion up to the public in 1982, creating the ultimate pilgrimage for music fans and design lovers alike.
Below, take a peek inside Graceland.