9 ways to decorate with scalloped edges


In BOH‘s new On Trend series, we’re asking creators to share their current favorite finds.

Sleek yet energetic, the scalloped edges and patterns have a moment, and it’s not hard to see why. Slightly wavy and very much like arches, scalloped patterns reached their peak during the art deco movement of the 1920s and currently offer designers a touch of geometric drama that still reads in the traditional. “The scallops are timeless and classic”, says the designer Gray walker. “The scallops can be oversized for drama and on a smaller scale for a preppy and playful look. Repeating curves create movement [and] flirt with the room to which they are anchored.

Curious, we asked Walker and two other designers—Philippe mitchell and Jessica lagrange– tell us each one of their three favorite scalloped decorative finds and how to integrate them into a space.

Gray walkerCourtesy of Gray Walker

STEP GRAY | WALKER GRAY INTERIORS

Walker strives to create spaces that bridge the gap between the modern and the traditional. The Charlotte, NC-based designer draws on rich hues, classic patterns and unique antiques to forge warm yet glamorous interiors that exude sophistication.

Capri platform bed by Oomph
The scalloped base on the sides and foot creates a sense of rhythm, and the fabric options can give this bed a lot of personalities. “

Classic Curves: 9 Ways To Decorate With Scalloped Edges

Oomph Capri Platform Bed in Blossom Prisma and Cadet Welt Upholstery Courtesy of Oomph

Scalloped Arm Sconce by Coleen and Company
“This whimsical take on a simple desk lamp could make paying bills fun!” I would use this light flanking a headboard for a reading lamp.

Classic Curves: 9 Ways To Decorate With Scalloped Edges

Coleen and Company Scalloped Arm Sconces in Custom Pink with Gold Trim and Brass Hardware Courtesy of Coleen and Company

Lombard Oval Dining Table by Jan Showers
A graceful double pedestal dining table finished with a scalloped apron creates a fresh, classic vibe. The table can be mixed with many styles and periods of furniture. The scallop is as timeless as the Greek key! I would place it with anything from a Louis XVI style chair to a Lucite chair. So versatile!

Classic Curves: 9 Ways To Decorate With Scalloped Edges

The Lombard oval dining table by Jan ShowersCourtesy of Jan Showers

Classic Curves: 9 Ways To Decorate With Scalloped Edges

Philippe mitchellCourtesy of Philip Mitchell

PHILIP MITCHELL | DESIGNED BY PHILIP MITCHELL

Mitchell believes that every home should tell a unique story. Known for his nuanced approach to contemporary art and eye-catching colors, the Canadian designer has earned a reputation for creating interiors with a maximalist spirit that don’t skimp on comfort or roominess.

Betty Flush Mount by The Urban Electric Co.
“Lighting is one of the most important elements in any design, and one of the best ways to make a room feel elevated and layered is to mix unique lighting pieces together. The scallops of this fixture add such a sweet decoration.

Classic Curves: 9 Ways To Decorate With Scalloped Edges

Urban Electric Co. Betty Ceiling Light In Antique Brass Finish With Frosted Glass Courtesy of The Urban Electric Co.

Scalloped pillowcase by D. Porthault Paris
“Mixing and matching styles is one of our favorite ways to add pattern and depth and bring personality to a bedroom. I like to add a scallop detail like this to add interest and break up the straight lines of the rest of the bedding to create a beautifully bunk bed in a way that stays cohesive and serene.

Classic Curves: 9 Ways To Decorate With Scalloped Edges

Scalloped Pillowcase in White With Blue, by D. Porthault Paris Courtesy of D. Porthault Paris

Burst by Alexa Hampton for The Shade Store
“The whimsical scalloped pattern of this fabric shade brings a youthful touch to a window. “

Classic Curves: 9 Ways To Decorate With Scalloped Edges

Burst in Navy Blue by Alexa Hampton for The Shade StoreCourtesy of Alexa Hampton

Classic Curves: 9 Ways To Decorate With Scalloped Edges

Jessica lagrangeCourtesy of Jessica Lagrange

JESSICA LAGRANGE | INTERIORS JESSICA LAGRANGE

Adored for its keen sense of clean lines, rich earth tones and lavish finishes, Lagrange aims to create spaces that strike a balance between classic and contemporary. Using a wide range of aesthetic styles, the famous Chicago-based designer’s projects are marked by neutral palettes with strategic pops of color and simple patterns.

Ripple Swivel Stool by Cuff Studio
“We love Cuff Studio’s whimsical take on a classic Royere shape with their Ripple bar stool. This piece combines beauty and functionality with its padded seat and metal legs.

Classic Curves: 9 Ways To Decorate With Scalloped Edges

The Cuff Studio Ripple Swivel StoolCourtesy of Cuff Studio

Lombard Street Trim by Travers at Zimmer + Rohde
“Trims are a great way to introduce texture and color to a multitude of surfaces. This Travers specific trim is the perfect way to finish any room.

Classic Curves: 9 Ways To Decorate With Scalloped Edges

Lombard Street 195 by Travers Courtesy of Zimmer + Rohde

Bookbinding mat by Shiir
“Shiir’s binding mat is a favorite at JLI! The abstract use of scallops through marbling and swirling effect makes this rug easy to integrate into any interior.

Classic Curves: 9 Ways To Decorate With Scalloped Edges

The Bookbinder carpet in Laguna by ShiirCourtesy of Shiir

Reception photo: A room designed by Philip Mitchell | Annie schlechter


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