Rococo and rock and roll: two approaches to excess, indulgence, decadence, drama, amusement, decoration. In this case, home decoration. An extension of personal style, a stage for personal drama, it's only fitting that the two worlds meet here. I wanted to keep things lighthearted, while obviously avoiding a cheesy or cheap interpretation of the sort that seem to abound. So, I brought out the 1896 Rococo revival candelabra (a favorite, for sure) for inspiration, along with much silk taffeta, brass studs, linen, canvas, and enormous (27") down filled pillow inserts.
I experimented with hand painted surfaces: canvas and worn in linen, paint on the former, dye on the latter. A pillow is ordinarily exclusively a soft affair, but I thought they might be more interesting with a little more contrast, some... tooth. A more aggressive take on the least aggressive item in a dwelling.
A lust for textural excitement expressed itself through a combination of disheveled, softened linen, sharp studs, coarse canvas, and slippery taffeta.
And of course, I lined them entirely in silk. A sort of hidden extravagance.