In the new video for Taylor Swift’s latest Speak Now single, “Back to December,” the singer’s home is reminiscent of houses one might find in her hometown of Nashville.
In the home, the singer is surrounded by various collectibles including paintings, decorative tree branches, a claw-foot bathtub and a bicycle. The decorative items look like things that could be found at local antique shops, flea markets or perhaps the Nashville outpost of a shop like Anthropologie.
In her real life, Swift lives in her own condo in the heart of Nashville, not far from the city’s nightlife. She’s been open about her unconventional decorating style for her new home, which includes a very unique piece.
“It’s going to be my fantasy world,” Swift reportedly told Rolling Stone magazine. “The ceiling of my living room is painted like the night sky. There’s a pond in the living room … The pond is a moat around the fireplace [that] may possibly have koi fish in it. … “You step on a stepping stone in the pond in order to get on a spiral staircase, which takes you to the human-size bird cage observatory. They’re delivering a human-size birdcage, which I’ll put a brass telescope in.”
In an interview with MTV News last June, Swift spoke about how her home, which was still under construction at the time. “It’s giant! It’s like people-sized!” she exclaimed about the birdcage. “You can put a table in there, and I’m going to!”
As for the koi pond, Taylor admitted she originally intended for it to have another kind of marine life: sting rays. She even had a solution for any odors they may have caused. “If there are only two of them, it wouldn’t be much of an issue! You get a Glade plug-in and you’re fine!”