Pretty scalloped edges are everywhere. We take our pick of the prettiest of them all.

Scalloped edges have been a big story across fashion and interiors for a little while now, and our obsession shows absolutely no sign abating. Exquisitely pretty, evocative of seashores, and reminiscent of Botticelli’s Venus, we’d go so far as to say that most things are made better with the addition of a scallop. This crop is the very best of the best.

David Hunt Lighting


Special Edition Scallop Hellebore Pendant, £390


Based in a Cotswolds workshop, British heritage brand David Hunt creates exquisitely made lighting using a unique manufacturing process which has been perfected over many decades. Each piece is hand-finished and the craftsmanship speaks for itself. We adore this Special Edition Scallop Hellebore Pendant in two tone pink, which would be heaven as a pop of colour in a kitchen. Buy it here.


Matilda Goad


Scallop Tole Planter in Pink, £54


Bins, trays, napkins, lampshades… you name it, Matilda Goad has made it with her signature wavy edges. The undisputed queen of the scalloped edge, her brand specialises in giving traditional country house aesthetics a fresh, playful twist. Who could not love the Scallop Tole Planter in Pink? Perfection. Buy it here.


Casa Carta


Scallop Tray, £150


Founded by Misty Minton, Casa Carta is a luxury interiors brands selling textiles, tableware and decorative accessories. Amid its collection is a clutch of scalloped beauties, and although each is impossibly lovely, we’ve fallen for this fresh green and white Scallop Tray the hardest. Buy it here.


& Other Stories


Scalloped Linen Shorts, NOW £37


The prettiest shorts for summer, these are cool and pretty – and would perfect with a breezy Breton top, or a lightweight summer knit thrown over for the cooler evenings. Buy it here.


Alice Palmer


6” Cream Scallop Scrunchie, £95


When Alice Palmer could not find the kind of lampshades she loved enough to drop a couple of hundred pounds on one, she took matters into her own hands and began designing them herself. And thank the style gods that she did. We love her whole collection – but we’re particularly taken with this sweet scalloped scrunchie number. Simple and joyful. Buy it here.


Pentreath & Hall


Cream Swirl Earthenware – Scalloped Dinner Plate, £135


Friends Ben Pentreath and Bridie Hall came to open their seductive Aladdin’s cave with the most perfect of shop fronts quite by accident. When he took over the building on Rugby Street it was to expand his interior design and architecture office. Together, they transformed part of the front room into tiny shop as an experiment, and from there, it grew and grew both in size and reputation. There are a few beautiful scalloped pieces in the collection, but our very favourite is this summery Cream Swirl Earthenware – Scalloped Dinner Plate. Buy it here.


Marysia


Mexico Cap-Sleeve Scoop-Neck Scalloped Swimsuit, £330


Marysia Dobrzanska Reeves is a former ballet dancer and surfer and has thus spent more of her life in a leotard or swimsuit than most. She launched swimwear label MARYSIA in 2009 after graduating from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles. We love her flattering shapes and the excellent signature basketweave-textured jersey, which is sourced in Italy. Scallops run throughout her collection, but it is this Mexico Cap-Sleeve Scoop-Neck Scalloped Swimsuit that has stolen our hearts. Buy it here.


Lack Of Colour


Scalloped Dolce Hat, £119


Aussie brand, Lack of Colour, was founded in 2011 by creative duo, Rob and Tess. We can’t get enough of their style, which blends nostalgia with the contemporary. But our favourite one of all must surely be the dreamy Scalloped Dolce Hat, which transports us straight to the Italian Riviera. Buy it here.


The Conran Shop


Scallop Edge Napkin in Blush Pink & Mandarin Red, £18


Crafted in India from 100 per cent cotton, these delightful napkins riff on English cottage culture to perfection. The most charming way to dress your summer tablescape. Buy it here.


The White Company


Portobello Scalloped Serving Bowls Set Of Two, £25


You can rely on The White Company for classic white-washed crockery. Who would not be cheered by having their morning cereal from one of these? Buy it here.


Horror Vacui


Bonnie Scalloped Floral-Print Cotton-Poplin Blouse, NOW £221.77


Cult brand Horror Vacui has earned a devoted following thanks to its onus on traditional craftsmanship and shapes. We love this sweet Bonnie blouse, with its woodland blooms and mushrooms print. Buy it here.


Sophie Conran


Navy Scalloped King Size Duvet Cover and Oxford Pillowcases Set, £215


You don’t get to hail from the great Conran design dynasty without developing a knack for designing a good set of bed linen along the way. This one, with its pretty scalloped edges, is crisp and perfect. Buy it here.


Rowen & Wren


Eden Terracotta Pot, £18


Everything that Rowen and Wren does, it does in style. These pretty wavy-edged terracotta pots are no exception (in fact, founder Lucy has a particular thing for terracotta, so it stands to reason she would do it this especially well). The prospect of the summer patio adorned with a cluster of these beauties makes us very happy indeed. Buy it here.


By Nancy Alsop
July 2022

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