Elliot Taillon has had a lifelong passion for art, art history, and all manner of collections. Having previously worked in luxury home goods in New York City, he stumbled across Binkhaven while back visiting family in the village of Ephraim, Wisconsin. With its two stabburs and rich decorative painting, he immediately knew that Binkhaven was a special place that he had to help preserve. He has spent the last three years doing exactly that, turning Binkhaven into a vacation rental to both fund restorations and expose people to the fairy-tale cottage that takes Nordic Revival to its extreme. As part of this, he has also worked to rebuild the decorative art collection within, capturing a moment in rosemaling history. He has combined his affinity for art history with his experience in luxury interiors to preserve original details while updating Binkhaven for modern lifestyles, allowing visitors to “peek into the past” at a time when rosemaling was just starting to blossom in America.