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Trend Alert: 21st Century Scalloping

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Trend Alert: 21st Century Scalloping

April 13, 2021

Prissy, preppy, the doily school of decorating—for years now, there’s been a lot not to like about scalloped detailing. But recently, a brighter, bolder version has emerged that we’ve been admiring—label it late-pandemic buoyancy (or the fact that we’re all in need of a bit of fun). Here, 15 notable interiors and designs with scalloping. Consider adding a few ripples to your own quarters.

Scalloped trim on a banquette in a paneled pool house in LA by Frances Merrill of Reath Interiors. Photograph by Laure Joliet, courtesy of Reath Interiors.
Above: Scalloped trim on a banquette in a paneled pool house in LA by Frances Merrill of Reath Interiors. Photograph by Laure Joliet, courtesy of Reath Interiors.
A bold painted border in a &#8
Above: A bold painted border in a “sleep-meets-study” design for a teen by Homestyle magazine of New Zealand (@homestylemag). Styled by Sam van Kan, photograph by Wendy Fenwick, courtesy of Homestyle.
Scalloped detailing at the Bode boutique in downtown NYC by Aaron Aujla and Ben Bloomstein of Green River Project.
Above: Scalloped detailing at the Bode boutique in downtown NYC by Aaron Aujla and Ben Bloomstein of Green River Project.
A bench by the artist/furniture-maker/designers at Green River Project.
Above: A bench by the artist/furniture-maker/designers at Green River Project.
UK queen of scalloping, Matilda Goad is known for her lampshades (see below). Shown here, her West London kitchen with granite backsplash. See Trend Alert: Sculptural Backsplashes for more ideas. Photograph courtesy of Matilda Goad.
Above: UK queen of scalloping, Matilda Goad is known for her lampshades (see below). Shown here, her West London kitchen with granite backsplash. See Trend Alert: Sculptural Backsplashes for more ideas. Photograph courtesy of Matilda Goad.
A Victorian sink in a Bath, England, bathroom design by Berdoulat Studio. The bowl is painted in Fired Earth&#8
Above: A Victorian sink in a Bath, England, bathroom design by Berdoulat Studio. The bowl is painted in Fired Earth’s Tempest (“a strong favorite of ours,” says Berdoulat’s Patrick Williams). Stay tuned for the opening of the Berdoulat store in Bath. Photograph courtesy of Berdoulat Studio.
Anthropologie&#8
Above: Anthropologie’s white-washed Scalloped Shelf, $78, is 18 inches long and 8 inches deep. Find others like it on Etsy.
A console table in a guest room at the Côte d’Azur&#8
Above: A console table in a guest room at the Côte d’Azur’s Hotel le Sud designed by Stéphanie Lizée. See more in A Guesthouse Inspired by Picasso.
A Matilda Goad Signature Scalloped Lampshade in Raffia, $
Above: A Matilda Goad Signature Scalloped Lampshade in Raffia, $222, in a bedroom by Lonika Chande from A London Designer’s Remodel for a Demanding Client (Her Mother). Photograph by Simon Brown, courtesy of Lonika Chande Interior Design.
A scalloped canopy in interior designer Beata Heuman&#8
Above: A scalloped canopy in interior designer Beata Heuman’s daughter’s room. See A Rising Star’s Spirited London Home: ‘Every Room Should Sing!’ Photograph courtesy of Beata Heuman.
Striped scalloping crowns a built-in bed in a kid&#8
Above: Striped scalloping crowns a built-in bed in a kid’s room by Stockholm interior designer Daniel Östman.  Photograph courtesy of Daniel Östman Interiors.
A memorable coverlet in the Bulbul Room at the Ahilya Fort Hotel in Maheshwar, India, named for the bulbul songbirds that like to nest on its balcony. Photograph by Paul Whitbread from AD India.
Above: A memorable coverlet in the Bulbul Room at the Ahilya Fort Hotel in Maheshwar, India, named for the bulbul songbirds that like to nest on its balcony. Photograph by Paul Whitbread from AD India.
Sawkille&#8
Above: Sawkille’s Scalloped Bench is available in three woods and thee sizes. Ebonized American black walnut is shown here.
A painted pine Potting Table by LA interior designer-shopkeepers—and stars of scalloping—Nickey Kehoe. Photograph by Timothy Ragan, courtesy of Nickey Kehoe.
Above: A painted pine Potting Table by LA interior designer-shopkeepers—and stars of scalloping—Nickey Kehoe. Photograph by Timothy Ragan, courtesy of Nickey Kehoe.
London furniture makers Bibbings & Hensby&#8
Above: London furniture makers Bibbings & Hensby’s Scalloped Bench is reminiscent of antique Spanish and Mexican designs.
Bergs Potter of Copenhagen has been making planters in Tuscany for nearly 80 years. Its Helena Pot and Saucer, $5
Above: Bergs Potter of Copenhagen has been making planters in Tuscany for nearly 80 years. Its Helena Pot and Saucer, $52 for the medium size, is one of several designs finished with scalloping. The full line is available from Terrain.

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