Taylor Swift's newest Netflix documentary Miss Americana gave fans a candid look into the singer's life. Among many things, she spoke on her mother's cancer, her disordered eating habits that developed as a result of the media's constant scrutiny, and her decision to publicly commit to a political party. But one thing we couldn't help but notice is her eclectic interiors, particularly in the kitchen and dining room. When it comes to design, Taylor Swift is an absolute maximalist!
In Miss Americana, Swift is shown having dinner with friend Abigail Anderson in her Nashville, Tennessee home. Swift, is wearing an oversized shirt, and absolutely glowing in her natural habitat. She offers her friend some wine, and even stops to feed her cat. There's no workers in sight. Her kitchen is wildly colorful and eclectic, giving off a fairy tale cottage kitchen vibe right from the start. Blue, yellow, and red wooden fixtures energize the room, stenciled florals embellish the cabinets, and the rounded archways of the home transport you into the whimsical and quirky world of Swift. Think: Alice and Wonderland meets Hansel and Gretel.
You'll see her ovens host an array of magnets, a copper tea kettle on the stove, and even a plate of cookies in the background. The blue wallpaper boasts swirls reminiscent of Van Gough's starry night, which surround a red heart. If you look closely, the heart has the number 13 in it, which is her favorite number. A blue mosaic serves as the backsplash. Not one inch of the interior could be described as plain or boring. In a sense, the design is a testament to who Swift really is—a creative, colorful soul, with a very busy life (hence the patterns), and an unparalleled spirit.
Fabrics drape from her dining room ceiling, connecting at a center point, from where her old-fashioned candle chandelier dangles. The room isn't as bright as the kitchen, a bit more fanciful (perhaps to complement the brick walls that line the walls), yet still true to Swift's unique style. You'll spot an antique trunk lying on the floor, a large animal (perhaps a donkey?) wearing a hat, and the back wall looks to be an exterior of a house. You'll notice a front door, a wreath hanging on the wall, and addresses plaque that reads 73. Whether the home was extended onto at some point, or Swift purposely arranged the wall like that remains a mystery. Either way, it's quite a sight. An oriental rug lives under the table. Five different pillows sit on the couch. It's charming.
Her interior choices make sense with what we know about her. One of Swift's guilty pleasures is antique shopping, which she's written about in her diary, and has been photographed wandering at well-known antique shows like Portobello Road in London and Nashville's Music Valley Antiques Show. Also, she was raised in Reading, Pennsylvania, where she grew up on a Christmas tree farm that was shown in her music video for her song aptly titled Christmas Tree Farm. Her childhood home was rustic, cozy, and inviting.
As Swift grew up and began making her own style choices, she remained authentic to her roots, while she may have opted for more bold elements, and incorporated more pieces from previous eras, the home is very still down-to-earth. It's clear she rejects modern design, but embraces colors and patterns. Taylor Swift isn't just an inspiration for her music, creativity, and courage but also, for her style.
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