The latest detail sculpting its way around furniture is the softly rounded scallop – a shape that's soft, relaxed and endlessly romantic...
If industrial design’s sharp edges leave you cold, scalloped furniture might be just what you’re looking for. Featuring gently undulating curves to create a romantic silhouette with an Art Deco feel, there are lots of elegant options both on the high street and online.
The most popular items for scalloped edging are armchairs and sofas upholstered in luxurious fabrics and cool colorways to feel modern. While adding a chic scalloped detail on a bed’s headboard or sideboard means the space instantly becomes layered and interesting, whether in contemporary or traditional interiors.
1. MODERN CLASSIC
Inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement, this pretty Bardot console table, with scalloped edges on its honed granite top and beautiful aged oak base, is part of a new collection at Julian Chichester.
2. HEADBOARD HEAVEN
The Wardour headboard in Botanical print velvet makes a dramatic statement. Its exclusive to Love Your Home, and comes in Nightshade, pictured, and a dusky pink colour called Petal. Price from £1,068.
3. BED BEAUTY
Inspired by the vintage beds in the bedrooms of Soho House New York, Soho Farmhouse and The Ned, this Soho Home carved wood bed is the epitome of Edwardian elegance. Featuring a high, carved headboard and low footboard made from solid alder wood. Price: £2,195.
4. CHAISE LONGUE CHIC
The curvaceous Ariel chaise longue from Sweetpea and Willow is part of their Handmade in London collection. It combines natural, soft curves with clean lines and tapered legs that give it plenty of boudoir elegance. Price: £1,295.
5. SHELL SPLENDOUR
The curvaceous Ariel bed from Sweetie and Willow adds a dramatic flair to any bedroom, complemented by gold capped feet to give a touch of contemporary glamour. Price: £2,410.
6. SLEEK SIDEBOARD
The Connie sideboard’s scalloped white frontage in a repeat pattern pays homage to iconic Art Deco design, complete with flashes of brass. Price: £749.
7. CHAIR GLAMOUR
The Oscar chair by Artisanna London is handcrafted in the UK but inspired by 1950s Italian design, with a sculpted and part fluted back, plus luxurious feather and down seat cushion. Price: £2,000 excluding fabric.
8. RUG RIGHTS
The hand knotted Lattice rug by Amy Kent makes a focal point of your floor with its overlapping scallop print. Made of wool and art silk at 80 knots per square metre, it costs £470 per square metre.
9. SUMPTUOUS SOFA
The Malvern Midi Sofa by Darlings of Chelsea is 100% cotton velvet and comes in deep, bold colours, such as this mustard yellow number above. With a low fluted back and small curved arms it’s a modern take on classical styles of the past. Price: £1,605.
10. SOFA LUXE
A luxurious modern classic inspired by the sculptural furniture silhouettes of the 1920s, you’d be hard pressed to find a more dramatic couch than the Eichholtz Messina black velvet sofa. Priced at £1,845, there’s also an armchair in the range.
11. STATEMENT CHAIR
Part of Libra’s Halcyon collection, this statement chair is beautifully upholstered in show-stopping soft grey and feels like being encased inside a seashell. Price on request.