It’s official, Riley Keough now owns the iconic Graceland mansion. After months of deliberations in the court system, a Los Angeles judge finally named 34-year-old Riley as the sole owner of the famous Memphis property on August 4.
The future of Graceland had been up in the air after the Daisy Jones & The Six star’s mum Lisa Marie Presley passed away earlier this year. While Riley was named the sole trustee in the will, Elvis’ former wife and Riley’s grandmother, Priscilla Presley, contested it.
Now we know the famous property is Riley’s, but it doesn’t seem like she’ll be moving in any time soon. Graceland is still being run as a tourist destination. Reports say that up to 500,000 people visit each year. The interiors have been preserved like a museum since it was first opened to the public in the ’80s.
We can’t help but see major similarities in Graceland’s interior design to the aesthetic in Daisy Jones & The Six, based on the best-selling book about a fictional band. Having already embodied the role of 1970s singer Daisy, Riley should feel right at home.
What exactly is she inheriting? Let’s take a look around…
Even if you’ve never seen inside Graceland’s hallowed walls, there’s a good chance you’ll recognise the front. Four impressive white columns reach two storeys high, supporting the gabled roof over the porch. The front steps are flanked by lions who welcome fans to this famous piece of real estate.
The Graceland mansion’s icon status is cemented in Elvis pics. It’s the backdrop for a famous shot in the driveway around the time he moved in.
Graceland living room
Elvis lived in the home from 1957 to 1977 (the year he died) and the interiors are like a time capsule of the era. The stained-glass peacock panels between the living room and music room were installed in 1974.
Graceland Jungle Room
Although Elvis never called it The Jungle Room himself, it’s become known as that over the years. It’s easy to see why, thanks to the green carpet, rock wall, fernery and carved-wood furniture that was chosen by Elvis and inspired by Hawaii, his favourite place to holiday.
Graceland dining room
Decked out with blue curtains, a black marble floor and grand chandelier, Graceland’s dining room is a sight to behold. The table is said to have a button underneath which Elvis used to contact the kitchen staff.
Graceland pool room
The walls and ceiling in Graceland’s pool room are covered in patterned fabric which is said to have taken three men 10 days to install. It was inspired by an image of an 18th-century billiards room that Elvis liked. He bought the pool table in 1960.
In an uncanny resemblance to the one in Daisy Jones & The Six, the Graceland pool has a retro kidney-bean shape and a long white diving board.
Graceland’s pool is sectioned off to visitors so you can’t quite get close enough to take a dip like Daisy does in the show, dress and all.
Shop the 1970s interiors look
There’s so much to love about the ’70s-esque Graceland interiors (which would be right at home in a scene from Daisy Jones & The Six). The colours, the materials, the vibe. All it needs is a modern touch to adapt to our homes today.
It’s an interior design period that’s influenced recent decor trends. Forest green, rich amber, wooden details and luxe leather are all in right now. Here’s what we’re adding to cart for that Graceland style. Pretty sure Daisy Jones would approve…
Green Decor Cosmo Hand-Tufted Wool Rug (200 x 140cm), Temple & Webster
Forest green and geometric shapes hit the spot.
Glasgow Brandy Chair, Adairs
Made for sitting back and relaxing in.
Maison Balzac Carafe & Glass in Green
Stay hydrated, stay cool.
Natural Nia Willow Wall Mirror, Temple & Webster
Like sunshine in a mirror.